CUCINA Colore of Cherry Creek

4.7
1329 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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: 11:30am - 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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Payment options
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.
Additional
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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Daily 5:00PM - 5:15PM 9:00PM - 11:45PM

What 1329 People Are Saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at the bar, love what they’ve done to renovate the restaurant! The peach bread pudding is so amazing! Best dessert in Denver.

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience — cuisine and service— really well orchestrated and delightful, airy ambiance with moderate noise. Great for a business lunch!

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JO
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a treat. Great food and value. Great wine list.

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BM
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Cucina Calore. I have visited numerous times as it's close to home and business. The specials are always amazing!

My most frequent visit was with a group of 6 for a business dinner. The service, food and atmosphere was perfect.

Thank you for consistency in being great!

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G
Denver
34 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice evening, low key, able to carry on a conversation.

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K
Anchorage
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I come for the food!! I always look forward to dining here on my annual trip to Denver, 10 years running. This time I had the Caprese with burrata- divine! Great ravioli funghi, too, and an excellent wine suggestion from my waiter. The ‘urban’ decor is top notch.

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CS
Denver
67 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cucina Colore is a great gem in Cherry Creek North.

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E
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

My family and I have truly enjoyed Cucina Colore for well over a decade. This is the first time we were charged $2.00 to split a salad onto two plates and the sangria that was $8.00 for many years is now up to $11.00 for the exact same drink. We go to Cucina Colore every few months and the food is delicious, but these extra charges may make us think twice before we go again. I wonder if their expansion caused the prices to go up. It’s just disappointing to a long time customer.

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J
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved this restaurant. It was recommended prior to coming to dinner and lived up to its reputation. Food presentation was beautiful. Service outstanding!

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J
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We Come here a lot. After expressing to the waitress for drinks or week, it continued. The five of us were very disappointed because we were all in agreement

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AI
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great gluten free pasta!
Carpaccio was a amazing and the drinks were very tasty! Highly recommend.

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AJ
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Once again a very good meal at CUCINA Colore. Very nice choices on the menu and a very predictable “go to” restaurant in Cherry Creek.

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r
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

took my wife there for her eighty fifth birthday, and had a wonderful experience. our waiter, john, was great, very personable and knew the menu. he certainly added to our delightful evening. food was great, except the calamari, which is fantastic, is too much for two old people, but we gave it the old college try. the only negative was the noisy table with two little children, but that can't be controlled. we definitely will return.

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MH
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I visited Cucina Colore a few years ago and thought it was just OK. The reviews are pretty good and I thought I’d try it again. My server was very attentive. The food was very average - nothing special. Very ordinary Caesar salad. Below average veal piccata. I tried tiramisu fir dessert and it was blah. Also a Cosmo on arrival was not great. I really wanted to like this dinner but was disappointed

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KE
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Cucina since the first week they opened MANY YEARS AGO!
We have seen a lot of changes believe me!
Different managers, wait staff etc, but it is still number uno on our dining list!
Mangiamo a Cucina Colore stasera!

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RM
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Scallops were overlooked and chewy. Did not appreciate 20 per cent gratuity being added to bill.

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GV
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I found Cucina Colore to be very disappointing. We booked lunch (to celebrate my wife's birthday) but when we arrived the young lady who greeted us wasn't interested/listening, so despite saying we were waiting for another person (there were 2 of us) she still tried to seat us at a booth for 2. When we sat down, the service was very good. We ordered the Calamari to start and had some bread - both were which were very good. The waiter did seem awfully keen to remove items on the table though despite the fact we were still eating them. The main course arrived and it was that that was really disappointing. 2 Of us had the Penne with Italian sausage, broccolini, garlic, tomato, asiago cheese and chili flakes. The tomatoes were whole plum tomatoes and there were 6 of them - way too many and overpowering for the size of the plate. The broccolini was the wrong choice as it was 95% stalk and very little head. They forgot the chili flakes so I asked for some to put on myself. Basically it was a fairly average Penne and sausage that was no better than any other restaurant/bar. To be fair, my wife enjoyed her conchiglie. We ordered a desert of Chocolate Lava cake to share but again, the waiter seemed overly keen to remove this and prompted my mother in law to eat the last piece so he could clear the plate. For the price and quality, I certainly would not recommend Cucina Colore as I do not believe you get anything like value for money.

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b
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat here frequently and always enjoy our meal. We like the comfortable, relaxed atmosphere, great service, and food choices. Some of our favorite menu items include the Calamari appetizer, the Bolognese, and the Pastaless Lasagna. And don’t forget the bread pudding! The Arnold Palmer has a lightly sweet, floral taste and they have a great selection of wine, too. Suitable for dining alone, with friends, or children. We love sitting on the patio and there is free parking!

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a
Denver
52 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Typically, I really like Cucina Colore. My lunch there last week was not a good experience. Our waitress was not attentive, she brought the wrong check at the end of the meal and charged us for the incorrect meal!
The pizza, usually delicious, was soggy, the salad, mediocre. Just a off day all the way around.

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D
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Re-review- just a wonderful place for a weekend lunch after shopping in Cherry Ceeek North or Cherry Creek Mall. Smaller so reservations are a good idea but we were able to be seated very quickly. Nice bar area if you have to wait and a nice patio on 3rd Aveneue and also in the side street if al fresco is appealing. Menu for lunch has salads which are really delicious, sandwiches with good Italian meats (Muffeletta) on ciabatta or focaccia and nice pasta dishes too. Everything is tasty but pasta is especially good. Portions are not gigantic but nice sized. Service is very thoughtful and not intrusive. Ladies restroom is bad though. Clean but no ventilation. They do need to improve that issue.

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w
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Unusually flavorful food, nice menu, quick and pleasant service. A winner in the neighborhood.

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J
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Brought friends from Oregon to Cucina Colore for dinner. They both enjoyed their entrees and wine choices. My wife swears by the fettucine Bolognese so she ordered it and loved it as always. Says it's the best FB in town.

I ordered the special, a rather unusual one, a chicken lasagna with alfredo sauce. I did eat it all, so I can't say I didn't like it, but I was kind of surprised at the toughness of the chicken meat. It tasted like it had been grilled or something and grilled too long. As a result it was pretty chewy stuff. But like I said, I ate it all.

We've been to Cucina Colore many times and expect to keep going many more times. Highly recommended.

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MK
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Had birthday dinner; Service oriented approach would have been to offer a dessert Complementary,or a candle in the desert we ordered

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LH
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went primarily for the peach bread pudding which was AWESOME; however, we were pleased with the menu options, the food was great, service attentive and our final bill was reasonable. Highly recommend.

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OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having moved away from CO and back for a long weekend, we decided to visit one of our former favorites from living in Cherry Creek. Cucina Colore did not let us down. The food options and wine selection were wonderful - and the service was exceptional. Both Lizzie and Kyle were engaged, personable and on top of things.

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CS
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Since they have added their bar area to the restaurant, probably a bit more enjoyable and functional. Love the booths and the outside tables. Food is a bit pricey but really worth it every now and then. Parking is not too hard on the weekends And a bit more challenging during the week at prime dinner time.

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m
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took the kids and we all loved the food and had a nice dinner together!

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J
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely resturant, enjoyed the experience and the management there was outstanding. Food came out in a timely manner and taste to perfection.

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L
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. Would recommend highly

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D
Denver
33 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely well prepared meal served with grace and the utmost concern for our comfort. The food is generously portioned, fresh and delicious. The restaurant itself is nicely appointed with wide comfortable booth and a lovely shady patio if you want to sit outside. We started with the Brussels sprout appetizer which was a share sized bowl of crispy sprout leaves and pancetta with a Dijon mustard sauce drizzled on top and the Caprese salad with a reduced balsamic and olive oil dressing. The house made mozzarella was rich and delicious. For entrees we had a pizza with shrimp in a scampi sauce that had just the right amount of garlic and a thin crust cooked in the wood fired oven. I had a yummy salad with wood grilled chicken breast that was juicy and smokey and lightly dressed with a vinaigrette and a sprinkle of ricotta ensalata. The only disappointment was the Muffaletta sandwich which had a lot of bread for the amount of meat, rendering it slightly dry. A dip into the flavorful olive oil dipping sauce for the house made faccacia remedies that issue. The meat in the sandwich was too delicious to be hidden in so much bread. For dessert, light as air tiramisu finished off a great meal. It was nice and quiet in the restaurant and we could actually hear each other- a rarity in Denver restaurants these days. Free parking behind the restaurant was much appreciated in crazy Cherry Creek North.

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PR
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants n Denver! The salmon is terrific

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DB
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The restaurant is very well appointed. Wait staff are friendly. Special dietary accommodations are awful. Finally, got the main dish correct after the third try. The request was simple, not at all complicated, simply a matter of leaving out allergens/sensitive ingredients. The waiter complained about the kitchen not listening to him and even knowing this delivered the main course with the wrong ingredients. We have eaten at CC a number of times over the years and this issue recurs intermittently.

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CS
Denver
68 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I had a great meal at Cucina Colore. We both had a glass of sangria and the pasta less lasagna. Very good dish! One of my favorite restaurants in the area.

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BR
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A different take on Italian. Fettucine with Veal bolognese and Linguini with Salmon were both outstanding.

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J
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

No option for 4+--it is consistently good. I eat there all the time, and I am never disappointed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had some friends in town, tried to get reservations at another restaurant, but none available. Saw this restaurant on this website, the menu and reviews looked good, so I gave it a try. I'm glad I did. Our waiter (Nathan) was attentive, but not intrusive, the food was amazing. Goat cheese, and bruscetta appetizers, the wild mushroom ravioli were simply put off the charts. I will be back.

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a
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful ambiance. Good menu choices. The wait staff was courteous, prompt, and attentive without being obtrusive. We were allowed to linger and continue chatting after our meal which was especially nice since we all live pretty far from one another and dont get a chance to see each other very often.

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J
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I really enjoy it here. The pasta less lasagna and tiramisu are the best!
... The tiramisu really is amazing 💕

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m
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter John was excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Never got my points for a 1000 point table, and they never had our reservation???

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