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For 2
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7:00 PM
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Shells and Sauce

4.5
1579 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem (83)
  • Casual (57)
  • Good for a Date (53)
Serving authentic Italian American food in the heart of Congress Park, Shells and Sauce brings Old Country taste to a cozy neighborhood restaurant. If you’re craving home-made lasagna, meat or fish, Shells and Sauce has a variety of savory appetizers and entrees to chose from. We also boast an extensive wine list to pair with anything you choose, and we offer delicious desserts to top off your evening. Whether you sit on our rooftop or in our main dining room to watch our open kitchen, Shells and Sauce is a great place to entertain friends or family in an inviting setting. Step into our kitchen and let us share our passion for food!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 3:00 PM-9:00 PM, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(303) 377-2091
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Marcus Jimenez
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
12th and Elizabeth
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Parking details
Easy to find parking on the street, or park in our lot behind the restaurant.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1579 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.1
ambience
4.3
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0  Dined 2 days ago

The lasagna was very good

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined 6 days ago

I have never been more disappointed with a manager in a restaurant ever. He was rude, didn’t listen and frankly, ruined our entire night. I wish I could say the food made up for it.

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Disappointed (Denver)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Excellent service! Very friendly waiter! Drinks were brought to us immediately. Food was very quick

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Iheartfood (Denver)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

The food is always great each time I come; this time we were seated on the enclosed rooftop which I’d never been up to, so that added an extra special element

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Damber (Denver)
2.0  Dined 7 days ago

The lasagna wasn’t too bad. We gave it a 7/10. We also had the Wild Mushroom Chicken Marsala. I’d give it a 2/10. It was flavorless and the chicken was dry and over cooked. Very disappointing especially for the price.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Great experience ! The server was friendly, and very active.

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KP1234 (Denver)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Great food! Excellent service. Great locally owned neighborhood restaurant! Worth driving from suburbs for. Would recommend for any occasion!!

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SNC12 (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Loved it! Staff was very accommodating with our reservation. Our server himself was hilarious, prompt, and professional. I had the peach lavender sangria and the stuffed shells duo, both were awesome.

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BJoyA (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Delicious food plus great service = we’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
2.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

The restaurant shouldn't seat anyone at the table where people congregate waiting for a table. Who wants someone's butt hanging over your plate as you eat? Literally. Way too loud to have a conversation too.
This might be a nice restaurant if you go during the off hours -- either really really early or really really late.
We had a bad experience and it's really disappointing because it was my Dad's 89th birthday celebration -- we only get one of those. We couldn't talk, we had people staring into our plates and talking over our conversation and virtually leaning on our table all night.
Bad!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Brought my fiance her for her birthday. She loved every minute here as well as her food we will definitely be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Enjoyed atmosphere. Service excellent. Enjoyed food except bread and dip. I remember the bread used to be excellent but the current recipe was too salty and I didn’t care for the dip. I’d prefer plain oil and vinegar.

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OpenTable Diner (Tahoe)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

If you love mushrooms, you should get the saccheti. Top notch!

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
3.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Very disappointed with my entree. Had been looking forward to my fav "Shells & Sauce Veal Parm" for days. Presentation was not at all appealing. Looked like it had been sitting in a cafeteria pan for days. Cheese on top had zero appeal, not a sign of yummy hot stringy mozz. Food temp: somewhat warm. The brussel sprouts were delicious. My friend ordered the Haibut special. It was a lovely presentation and very tasty. Our server & service in general was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

One of our new favorite places to eat. The food was incredible and the service was great as well. Definitely recommend making a reservation first!

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