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Cucina Bella, Denver, CO

Cucina Bella

4.6
4.6
202 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Cucina Bella opened in the summer of 2022 and is a family-owned and operated "American" Italian restaurant. After many years of working in Italian food restaurants, the two brothers Luis Gutierrez and Heriberto Gutierrez decided it was time to open their own, being able to provide traditional Italian (American) food and drink including pizza, pasta, chicken parmesan, beer, wine, and more. With gluten-free options, we have a lunch special and happy hour menu Monday - Friday.

If you are looking to dine in we offer 70 seats including the bar and patio. We serve
lunch, dinner, and brunch on the weekends. Delivery is available by uber
eats, doordash, and Grubhub.

Cucina Bella is located in Denver, Colorado is next to the Lowry neighborhood.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (720) 550-8957
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 202 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

202 Reviews
  1. KathleenT

    Denver

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Creative Italian entrees to choose from including seafood, vegetarian as well as pizza. The Pei oysters were delicious and a super appetizer for 3. Service was attentive. Enjoyed everything about the experience. We will return again and again.

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  2. Nickname

    Denver

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice evening here with friends — all of us loved our meals, chicken piccata, salmon piccata, eggplant parm. Good server, attentive and fun without being too friendly, if you know what I mean. Perfect.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Top rate Italian classics for a reasonable price.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and atmosphere. Service was a little slow, but it was a Friday night.

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  5. LorraineL

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food and service - do not miss this restaurant!

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  6. SusanG

    Denver

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The apple walnut salad and salmon piccata were excellent and Lulu was very efficient.

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  7. DTCdiner

    Denver

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed a wonderful Restaurant Week dinner at Cucina Bella! We'd heard that it was a neighborhood gem and we were not disappointed. Great service from Kevin, and our food was great--delicious flavors and generous portions. Will definitely be back!

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  8. HeatherW

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was beautifully presented and delicious! It's a small restaurant so it did get a bit loud as it filled up. It wasn't as loud as some restaurants. The servers were very attentive however it felt a bit rushed when they were picking up my dish as I was putting my fork down from taking the last bite of food from it. I will cut them a little slack since it was Restaurant Week and I'm sure they were fully booked. Nice atmosphere. I'll definitely return and would recommend it as a good venue for a romantic dinner or a meal with family and friends.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We came here for restaurant week and had a great experience. Service was on point and food was on point. Very chill/casual ambiance.

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  10. Ashley

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    This meal made me want to call and file a dispute on my credit card. So disappointing. I wanted to try something new for restaurant week and we left underwhelmed and laughing to keep from crying. $13 drinks in a shoddy little hole in the wall is just crazy to me. The salad was inedible, the apps were small and unappealing. The pizza was bland and the salumi tasted rancid. The only thing decent was the salmon piccata. Sad just sad.. I'm still feeling sick to my stomach over the amount I paid for such a sub par meal.

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  11. JLaF

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went here for Restaurant Week- the food and service (Kevin) was outstanding overall. The only misstep was the marinara that came with the breadsticks- it was canned tomato sauce with some herbs/spices thrown in. Best to just serve the bread with olive oil/vinegar or nothing at all. But, we would definitely go back!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great casual and family friendly place. Everyone loved their food and we will be back again.

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  13. Greathideaway

    Denver

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great restaurant week pick! The menu was delicious and the service was excellent.

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  14. Jenkgiant

    Denver

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was our 1st time here and we were participating in Denver Restaurant Week. We were asked if we wanted a bread basket and initially misunderstood the question as asking if we were ready to order so we said we needed more time. The Server asked again if we wanted a break basket so we said Yes. AFTER the bill came we saw there was a $5 charge for the bread basket, that should really be disclosed when it's being asked. The food was really good and the service was attentive, we will go back.

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  15. Scout

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    First time eating here, came for Restaurant Week. Food was very good overall: caprese didn't have much flavor but salmon piccatta and bread pudding were amazing. The restaurant was very busy, which is great, but very noisy. I will come back on a weekday next time.

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  16. mcfree2b

    Denver

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we had was great. I had the salmon and it was delicious. The peach bread pudding for dessert was amazing! The burrata appetizer was so great as well. And the bolognese sauce was one of the best I have had outside of Italy. Can't wait to go back!

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  17. DaveK

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We sat right alway. However, we ordered from the restaurant week menu and 1&2 courses came out at the same time! Veal was a bit tough! When I made the reservation online I said it was 2 birthdays. We got nothing but 3 tables around us had desserts with a candle. Very disappointing . We spent over $225 for the 3 of us.

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  18. Sammy

    Amarillo

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    First time there, we chose from the Restaurant week menu. Food was good, service was excellent. We believe it was a bit overpriced for the quality of the food and the ambiance of the place.

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  19. coloradosteve

    Denver

    129 reviews

    4.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is darn near a perfect neighborhood Italian spots . Loves the Food, Feel, and people. Don’t hold the strip mall setting deter you. I grew up eating the best of NYC Italian and this place is in the ballpark!

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  20. JimP

    Denver

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is awesome.. the service is with a smile. We are never disappointed when we eat at Cucina, and we go quite a bit.

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  21. debste

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cucina Bella has become my neighborhood go to place for Italian. it’s always fresh and service is fabulous! The cocktail menu is a great mix of Italian spins on classic cocktails, as well as new ideas. Highly recommended!

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  22. AllisonW

    Denver

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food! Super tasty and not a bad wait for Valentine’s Day. Every item was super well cooked and seasoned, definitely recommend!

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  23. lersmi

    Denver

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Came on Valentines Day for a four course special menu. Waitress told us the kitchen was overwhelmed with the menu. As we received our second course, roughly 40 minutes after we arrived, we mentioned that we never received our first course, s few minutes later, a waitress from another section, plopped down our first course without regard that we were just trying our first few bites of our salad. Getting our wine took a while, the glasses came right away but the bottle sat on the bar for a while. You noticed that for the first hour, the meals for everyone were not coming out too quickly but then picked up after that. The different pastas we had were good, not great and the dessert was ok but for over $200, I could give you better Italian choices in town.

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  24. LouisF

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, service was slightly slow but it is understandable because of Sn. Valentines. Prices are slightly on the high side, I hope it is only for the occasion. Overall, super happy! I would go back and recommend it.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! Great service and fantastic atmosphere! Would highly recommend!

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  26. DeidreB

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this neighborhood restaurant, and go there often. Everything we have ordered has been wonderful. The staff is always friendly and efficient. Love the place!

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  27. MichaelD

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Surprisingly great place, great food, unassuming from the street. We were greeted very well and everything was amazing about the night.

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  28. MattB

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We went for my mom's birthday. I always have a hard time justifying expensive pasta. I was a chef for 2 decades and understand food cost and profit margins. However, I love Italian food and still don't mind paying for a great experience. Service was good, food was decent. What I can't stand is the extra add on charges. BOH cost of living charge, $9.00, split plate charge for my kids (Bolognese and spaghetti that we could have easily done ourselves), automatic gratuity (5ppl in my group) without the server letting us know it was on there. Just add it onto the menu prices! Look, I know cooks don't make crazy money, but to me, charging guests to pay your cooks well is a bad look. Pay your BOH staff well, and add on a few bucks per item. The calamari, bread basket and desserts were great. The 3 pasta dishes were fine and the Cioppino was good.

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  29. KMBRVA

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic. We had a big group which sometimes means it won’t be good but it was so so good.

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  30. JimB

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is one of regulars. The pizza is great. We took some home to enjoy. Service was very good. Ambiance is friendly. And the gelato chocolate is great.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    First and last time there. I was a little surprised with the pricing, considering it’s like a diner, and very bright inside. The food was fine. Our order consisted of one glass of wine, one iced tea, eggplant Parmesan, and Chicken piccata. $75

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  32. JimP

    Denver

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was awesome!! Had chicken Parm was delicious. Service was good. Just a great place to be..going back for sure.

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  33. SusanS

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food and service! It a small family run Italian restaurant and the food is delicious. Highly recommend!

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  34. RandallC

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had reservations for 6:30 on a Tuesday night and the restaurant was empty when we arrived. Our server arrived right after we sat down, and we placed our order. The breadsticks and salad came quickly, and everything tasted great. The pizza came as we finished the salad, and it was delicious. The prices seemed a little high, but I guess everything is that way now. I would recommend Cucina Bella for a special night out.

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  35. Fiji1

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A great experience. The food was great and the place was cozy. This made for a great evening out for friends to talk.

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  36. Carl

    Denver

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was very attentive, food came out quickly and was delicious! Our new go-to Italian restaurant.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good service and environment. The cost is higher than the quality of the food though.

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  38. Natalia

    Western NC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Favorite family-owned restaurant! Absolutely loved this restaurant. Would recommend to anyone. The calamari, prosciutto pizza & meat lasagna was incredible. From service, to ambience, we loved our dinner experience at Cucina Bella…we’ll definitely be coming back during our next trip!

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  39. JulieC

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This restaurant did NOT honor reservation. They say they don’t take open table reservations!!

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  40. EileenT

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at Cucina Bella which had been recommended by friends. Unexpectedly great food with subtle flavors and excellent appearance. Loved every sip and bite.

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FAQs

Cucina Bella is rated 4.6 stars by 202 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Cucina Bella

9660 E Alameda Ave 104, Denver, CO 80247-1448

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Quebec & East Alameda
  • Neighborhood
    Lowry
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Wine
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