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Carelli's of Boulder

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645 30th St, Boulder, CO 80303-2310
+1 303-938-9300
16:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Golden, Colorado
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102 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Basically it's a fancy-ish restaurant in a strip mall. Good food. Slow service. Overpriced Italian food. Did I mention the slow service???

Thank Bryan G
Denver, Colorado
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203 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Carelli's was a frequent stop years ago when Boulder was on our commute path. This visit was the same welcoming staff and cozy venue. The olive appetizer was enough for four people but the cayenne oil dressing was over powering. The Carpaccio appetizer had no flavor and was outweighed in mass by a sheet of stamps. Pizza was bready and... More 

Thank DrBeenThere
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Jumbo shells. The sauce and cheese flavors were very intense, not spicy, bit very flavorful and a bit salty. Great garlic bread. Nice aptnosphere

Thank Rose A
Boulder, Colorado
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543 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Let me start by saying that we found it amazing that at 5:45PM on a Monday evening this place was FILLED. My rating deserves 3.5 stars based on the service.....it was SLOW and the waiter was not that attentive. We were 5 at dinner...and ordered 3 apps: bruschetta($11.95) and UNDERWHELMING. The tomato filling was fine.....the bread awful. The eggplant stack($13.95)... More 

2 Thank morewierd
Boulder, Colorado
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163 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I have been to Carelli's a number of times over the years and was never particularly impressed. I'm not sure if it has changed or if my taste in food has changed, but I will give it five stars for today's lunch. The P.E.I. mussels appetizer was perfectly cooked and seasoned. Pasta salad was a nice variety of flavors and... More 

2 Thank Virgil_Boulder
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent Italian option with a cozy interior. Friendly and quick service, excellent food and a full bar. Nice indoor fireplaces (and outdoor). Red sauce was a little on the bland side for my taste (a typical Colorado problem - where they seem to think the only thing that belongs in marinara besides tomatoes is salt.. No!) but the rest was... More 

Thank Tcp102
Boulder, Colorado
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605 reviews
441 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

For the life of me I don't understand the mixed reviews for this restaurant. I go there every few months and it has good food, good service and reasonable prices. I had some bruschetta to begin with and fettuccine carbonara. I love the big basket of toasted garlic bread.

1 Thank David B
Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I wanted to choose a nice place to celebrate my husband's birthday. After reading high reviews on TripAdvisor, I made our reservations for last week. What a great choice! He LOVES a nice dinner of spaghetti and meatballs. Being celiac and loving Italian food is not an easy mix, but I have found our Nirvana at Carelli's . He can... More 

1 Thank Maggie C
Denver, Colorado, United States
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242 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This restaurant is in a strip mall, and we went expecting a family Italian restaurant where we could buy a spaghetti and meatballs for my father in law. We went at 6 on a Wednesday and were in a line to get in. We made it in without reservations and it looked to be the case later in the evening... More 

Thank Marty D
Leicester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Visited Carelli's in October during a business visit to Boulder. Impressive food and portions were also good. The ambience was warm and cosy, although full booked it was not overly noisey. Mix of people from 20-60years of age I reckon. Next time I visit I will definitely make some time to have from pre drinks at the front where there... More 

Thank Mayur L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 645 30th St, Boulder, CO 80303-2310
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-938-9300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?