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CUCINA Colore of Cherry Creek

4.5
1221 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Cucina Colore, with its upbeat, modern dining room and bar in the heart of Cherry Creek, offers guests contemporary Italian cuisine. Since opening in 1994, Cucina Colore's menu focuses on the true flavors of food, rendering dishes that are both creative and exciting. The emphasis is on fresh and seasonal ingredients delivered daily. The restaurant's design reflects its innovative Italian food and wine. Cucina Colore's award-winning wine list is well selected and priced. Whether for lunch or dinner, Cucina Colore offers the contemporary expression of Italian Cuisine.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: 7 Days a week: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday -4:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Monday - Saturday 4:00p.m.-10:00p.m.

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Phone number
(303) 393-6917
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AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
St. Paul
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Parking details
There is a private lot on the north side of the building; also there is ample street parking.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1221 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Cucina never disappoints. We all have our favorites--starting with the delicious bread and dipping oil. I love the conchiglie with sun-dried tomatoes and pecorino cream, and the caesar is delish. The Margherita pizza is a crowd-pleaser, though all are good. In sum, it's one of our go-to's.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

My husband and I are still talking about the bread served before our meal — SO GOOD! We don’t usually eat bread, but we didn’t hold back for this meal...and ordered more bread!! The service was wonderful — attentive & polite — and the restaurant overall is great. Unfortunately for me, my pasta was undercooked and the shrimp was over cooked...yet I devoured it all anyway because the flavors were amazing. I think the portions could be a bit bigger, but I’d definitely come back for more!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Drinks came late so restaurant gave free drinks and desert. Very apologetic and did what was right. Will go back again.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We had a really great experience at this restaurant and the special was great.

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We went for a quick lunch on a weekday while we were in the area and had a couple of their pizzas. It was fine and we would consider returning if we were in the area but, otherwise, we wouldn't make a special trip. Our server was disinterested at best. Parking was great.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Love Cucina Calore. Excellent service, lovely ambiance, great food and accommodating to use healthier ingredients.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We had an excellent experience and I would HIGHLY recommend this restaurant! The food was terrific and the service was impeccable. We were celebrating a 21st birthday and it couldn't have been more perfect!! As a side note, they were extremely careful about a life-threatening nut allergy, which we greatly appreciated.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Very good food, and friendly staff

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The Service ... the food
...and the ambience was so wonderful. Extremely nice and cozy spot for date a night.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Always lovely, easy parking in the back in the heart of Cherry Creek. Servers are friendly, food is good and not too expensive.

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1.0Dined on March 30, 2018

This used to be a first rate, top notch Cherry Creek staple. This review reflects how far this restaurant has fallen. Fortunately the kitchen has retained some of the old quality when preparing good food. While our server was extremely friendly it is apparent that there is no longer any training at CC. What was a very refined approach has been replaced with little attention to detail. My dining companion was at one point actually creeped out by the person who delivered the entrees. It appears as though there is no management as employees from front and back of house stand around in view of customers conversing with eachother, ambivalent to the needs of those paying for drinks and food. This will be my last time at Cucina Colore until they surely close their doors, and are replaced with a higher quality and more deserving establishment. So very sad.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Great salads at lunch. The staff know when to be at your table and when to let you conduct business. GREATLY appreciate that!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food was tasty with generous portions, the server was relaxed but attentive, and for a busy Saturday night the noise level was surprisingly moderate. We'll return.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

After I called and told the restaurant my friend had a peanut allergy Ryan, one of the partners, made sure we got a seasoned server and ensured our food was properly handled. Not only that but the food was absolutely outstanding and the wine selection excellent. I would absolutely return and recommend to anyone!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Great as always. Ravioli and Fetuccini Bolognese both excellent. Our New Zealand friends were impressed!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Superb food and experience. The Sangria was exceptional.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I always fall back on this for the ease of parking, the consistent service and a good menu. Would LOVE to see new menu items!!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Overall not bad. Fettuccini bolognese was great. Had an issue with six of us and not all of our entrees coming out at same time. Last one was a full ten minutes behind. Waiter joked their wait staff couldn’t carry more than one plate at a time. What??

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Impressive as always. Cucina Colore is one our our favs...and "go to" restaurants when in cherry creek!

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Service was slow.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The food is all wonderful, but if they have a special, take the plunge and try it - you won't be disappointed. If you do nothing else, have the peach bread pudding. It easily makes my top ten desserts of all time.

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3.0Dined on March 8, 2018

I hadn't visited Cocina Colore in about 8 months. Overall the evening was nice. I just found the menu to be a little boring. Two guests in the group ordered the nightly special and were very pleased. I like this restaurant, but maybe for lunch rather than dinner.

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2.0Dined on March 6, 2018

This was a special occasion for my daughter’s birthday, yet it was just okay. I believe it’s a restaurant’s obligation to ensure the best experience for a birthday celebration.
It would’ve been a nice touch to give a complimentary scoop of gelato. Our bill was over $250.00 and a simple acknowledgement would’ve made all the difference in the world. It simply wasn’t special enough to make it memorable.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We love Cecina Calore for it's ambiance, delicious Peach Sangria, Caprese Salad, Pizza.....The food is always good and the price reasonable. It always feels special.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I had the steak, and it was possibly the best I steak I have had in many many years.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

First Time going for Restaurant week and it was amazing

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

BEST EXPERIENCE EVER! GREAT SERVICE, FANTASTIC FOOD. A NEW REGULAR PLACE TO GO.

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2.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Two people ordered from the restaurant week menu and I ordered off the regular menu. I ordered the scallop and shrimp pasta dish. It was $21. Every piece of seafood was over cooked. I told the waiter and he did nothing about it. We ordered the creme brûlée for dessert. It either had loads of alcohol in the mix or too much vanilla. Either way, most of our meal was left on the table. I would not recommend this place to anyone.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The waiter (Wayne, I think) was great..knowledgeable , helpful, and friendly. The food was delicious.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Usually my favorite restaurant. Restaurant week was disappointing. Would not accommodate my favorite menu item (special item).

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

We chose Cucina Calore since it was part of the Denver Restaurant Week selection of restaurants. This is usually a good way to find interesting new dining selections, and I have to say we were not disappointed. We will return.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

An excellent Restaurant Week dinner for two old friends. Food, service, menu, everything was super. We both had veal picatta which was divine. I use a walker and we were seated in a booth, as requested, but way at the back of the restaurant. It would have been easier for me not to have so walk so far to the table.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Great Italian food and very good service. I recommend this place.

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2.0Dined on February 27, 2018

We were seated by one guy who didn’t seem knowledgeable about what he was doing. He disappeared and we waited a long time for anyone to take drink orders or greet us. We place an appetizer order and bottle of wine, and waited a very long time while the waiter tended to several other tables before putting in our order. Another wait person brought cocktails to our table which wasn’t ours. Another waiter brought appetizers to our table which weren’t ours. It was a continuous array of waiting and repairing mistakes. And the restaurant was not even one-quarter filled with customers. At our departure, the manager gave us a gift card and apologized for the service we received.

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1.0Dined on February 26, 2018

I was very unimpressed. We attended this restaurant for Denver restaurant week. The food was not really better than if we had gone to a discount Italian chain. The service was very bad - our waiter would disappear for extended periods, and did not show up promptly with anything that was ordered. I would not recommend.

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Went there for restaurant week with my parents on a Sunday night. The server was attentive, offered tastes of wine when he couldn't quite describe them. The food was good, solid Italian. The desserts were the favorite parts of the meal for all of us.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Had a fabulous time and Angel, our server, was a blast! Food was delicious!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great evening for Restaurant Week with lots of menu options. Everything was delicious.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Went there for Denver Restaurant week. Food was quite good. Mussels and Baked Goat cheese appetizers were delicious. Entrees were great.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We went for Restaurant Week, the restaurant was jam-packed so it was a very lively atmosphere and even with the restaurant being packed the service was stellar. I had the Penne with sausage and it was so full of flavor, I'd go back and have it again and again.

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