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About CUCINA Colore of Cherry Creek

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.

3041 East Third Avnue
Denver, CO 80206
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

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.

Cross Street:
St. Paul

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 393-6917

Website:
http://www.cucinacolore.com/

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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CUCINA Colore of Cherry Creek Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (21)
Good for a Date (17)
Great for Lunch (16)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Special Occasion (12)
Bar Seating (9)
Casual (9)
Business Meals (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Romantic (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Healthy (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Fun (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Good for Groups (5)
People Watching (5)
Authentic (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Cozy (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Salmon was over cooked

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We love Cucina Colore. The salads are wonderful, as are the pasta dishes. The service is outstanding and management is very good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We had a lovely meal with friends. The variety of the menu was great. We had pizza, caprese salad, pasta, veal, and lava cake! All great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We both ordered the Margarita Pizza, which, was delicious as always. Their pizza always reminds me of Italy.

Tags: Healthy, Seasonal, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I have not visited Cucina for some time. Was pleasantly surprised - food was better than I remember -- menu as well.
Both of really enjoyed the meal. Service was solid.
Will put it back on my list of regular - go to spots in Cherry Creek.
Cherry Creek has more and more options but fewer solid choices - Cucina Colore should be on the list of top five options in the area.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 2, 2017

In the he past, I have enjoyed Cucina Colore, however, my experience on Thursday night was a disaster. I met 3 friends for Happy Hour at 4:30 P.m. The restaurant and bar were almost empty. I advised the hostess that we were there for Happy Hour. She seated us in the dining room. The server advised us that Happy Hour was only available in the bar. We asked for seating in the bar. It took him 10 minutes to find out that the bar tables were reserved for a large party coming in at 6:30. He advised that a community table was available, as well as, seating at the bar. We moved to the community table only to be advised that Happy Hour was only available if seated at the bar. There were 4 of us and seating at the bar was not conducive to conversation. No one was in the bar dining area or seated at the community table. The bartender finally agreed to serving us at the community table. She took our order for food and wine. She brought the wine, but our food order was lost. Forty five minutes later, we asked about our order and it was promptly placed a second time. We were served in a timely manner. The effort involved in meeting for wine and snacks at Cucina Colore was unacceptable. We had a reservation for 4:30 p.m. The seating wasn’t resolved until after 5:00 p.m. I have dined in crowded restaurants all over the world and never experienced such disorganization by the staff. I cannot understand why a restaurant and bar cannot seat 4 people for wine and snacks at 4:30 in the afternoon when the restaurant is not overly busy.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great pasta and salad at the bar. Ashley is the best! Ryan too.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always a favorite place to go. Good salads, pastas, soups and service.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We had a wonderful lunch sitting outside on the patio. The service was excellent as was the food. Two of us had the salad with a cheese encrusted artichoke (I added shrimp) and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our friend had an intestinal problem and asked for a grilled cheese (not on the menu) and they were able to make her a delicious sandwich.

Great restaurant with a nice atmosphere. I highly recommend.

Tags: Organic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The food is "okay", the service can be uneven, however, if it's a warm, sunny day - seating on the patio watching the world go by and sipping a cocktail is excellent.

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Our waiter at Cucina Colore was very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. We didn't feel rushed to order so we were able to really enjoy our dining experience, which included appetizers, entrees, cocktails and dessert. Even though the menu wasn't large, there were so many good options we had trouble choosing! In the end, everyone loved everything we ordered.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 11, 2017

It’s my goto spot for lunch whether with local friends or out of town visitors. The food and service never fail to deliver. Having their own parking lot is also a big reason I keep returning as parking in Cherry Creek in general in a total pain. Keep up the good work.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This was the best veal piccata I have ever had. The veal was so tender that it melted in your mouth. Service was great too!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 6, 2017

I was not crazy about this place. Food options were very little, and the service was just average. If you are looking to have a meal I would not choose this place, it is more of a drinks and apps kind of place.

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Was nice to have gluten-free options. Thank you!

One in my party didn't think her dish had enough sauce on it.

Tags: Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 2, 2017

So salty that there was no flavor except for salt.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I forgot how good the food was! I went back. Visited twice in one week!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

There's a reason Cucina Colore has been in Cherry Creek North for decades...they do a great job! Friends from out of town were impressed and we definitely enjoyed our meals...pasta with shellfish, veal piccata and pasta less lasagna were all delicious and all were more than generous servings. Service was very good and attentive. We need to go back more often than we do and will make a point of doing such.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Casual
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

A very comfortable dining experience.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Been a favorite Italian spot for some time, the peach bread pudding is a MUST!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 23, 2017

A Cerry Creek classic - lovely and lively surroundings, great food, a parking lot and you can actually have a conversation! It's one of our favorites and never disappoints. They can get busy around 7PM especially Thurs. through Saturday (like all good Denver places) so call ahead for a reservation or go early or late.

Tags: People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 13, 2017

We love this place. It's a great neighborhood restaurant. Love that you have gluten free options; especially with the goat cheese dip.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Healthy
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Cucina Colore has been consistently good for nearly two decades. we love it for Italian-inspired fish dishes, gluten-free bread, gluten free pizza, incredible brussels sprouts, consistent cocktails, great wine list. Our server was fantastic, manager was very personable and engaging, patios are lovely.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Great salads for lunch or dinner. Pasta is also very good. Service is normally great, but not so much on this occasion.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 6, 2017

I love this place...unfortunately the neighborhood is going high rise...that will be such a change... not sure I like it!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Perfect in every way

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Fish this time was overlooked but the ambience and outdoor dining in this neighborhood of slick nonsense makes Cucina still a neighborhood comfy food place

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Casual
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Best gnocchi bilognese ive ever had!! Please add this to your menu (it was a special).

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 17, 2017

This is a reliably great spot- business, family outing or a night with friends - perfect

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 16, 2017

We had a lovely slow paced evening sitting outside. The salmon and halibut were each perpared to perfection.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Everyone was wonderful with my sister who is disabled.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour, Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Always great food and service, nice patio area too!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Always a good time, good food and a nice ambiance. Service could've been better but the food makes up for it.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Sunday evening we were exhausted and needed a break. Cucina never disappoints. We sat on the patio and enjoyed the lovely Colorado evening. Everything was delightful; drinks, appetizer and of course dinner. Thanks for always coming through with a relaxing enjoyable experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Enjoyed our visit very much. The food was delicious. I would recommend this place for great Italian food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We consistently have had highly satisfying meals at CC and this occasion the result was again outstanding. Chef Luis has a great hand in the kitchen. The arugula salad with artichokes was superbly executed with adept flash frying that adhered just the right amount of grano. The truffle dressing dripped on the side was potently flavorful without being overpowering. Calamari appetizer was also perfect - not greasy, very tender, not salty, and abundant. The special, swordfish with a subtly spicy cucumber salsa was also highly enjoyable, and was accompanied by a surprising side of perfectly sauteed diced potatoes, which I like to include in a meal that includes a bottle of wine. The wine, by the way, was a reasonably priced rose from Southern Rhone, something you don't always see at an Italian restaurant. CC is still on top of its game after 20 years.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 2, 2017

We really enjoyed our dinner. Started with calamari, which was delicious. Both our entrees were very good and the service was excellent. Only downfall, not the fault of the restaurant by any means, was the loud mouth customer several tables away, apparently she thought everyone wanted to hear what she had to say. Looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 2, 2017

I was very impressed with our hostess, who was pleasant, accommodating and helping even before we took our seat. The waitstaff was attentive and we did not feel rushed throughout our entire dining experience. The choices in salads and pizzas made for some great opportunities to taste a number of different flavors.

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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on July 1, 2017

It was the first time we'd been there, and we had a great time. Angelita looked after us really well, and the food was fabulous. We had the enormous serving of calamari, plus an entirely unnecessary baked goat's cheese for appetisers, but so glad we got it anyway - was delicious. Then my husband had the mushroom ravioli and I had a pizza, both were great. Next time, we would sit at the bar, since that looked like great fun.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great Beer, Authentic, Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Great patio. Excellent food. Happy hour with intention.

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