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Carelli's of Boulder

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645 30th St, Boulder, CO 80303-2310
+1 303-938-9300
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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564 reviews
409 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank David B
Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Maggie C
Denver, Colorado, United States
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216 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Joplin, Missouri
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108 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Delighted with the appetizer of fried mozzarella!! The entrees we selected were good. Service was good, too!

Thank octoberhart
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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120 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Early evening so we beat the rush. Got a table facing the firepit so a great start! Great appetizer, even better entrees, personalized service, and all at a fair price. Highly recommend it!

Thank Sammy P
San Diego, California
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We were in Boulder for 1 night and our hotel recommended this restaurant. We lucked out! The food was delicious and it had great ambience with 2 fireplaces. The house wine was reasonable and very good. Our waitress (NIchole?) was perfect. She was helpful with our selection and knew just the right times to check on us. I would highly... More 

Thank cindymichael2016
Broomfield, Colorado
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

While walking along the Little Thompson Overlook Trail, we met a wonderful couple who recommended Carelli's in Boulder. Since she was a fellow New Englander, she knew what North End Italian food was all about! To our wonderful surprise, we visited Carelli's after a wonderful concert at Macky Auditorium. The ambience is very warm and romantic with its fireplaces and... More 

Thank Fred S
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Year-over-year this restaurant is taking more and more shortcuts. The pasta + meat entrees are becoming nothing but pasta. The norm at Carelli's today is now a very oversized bowl largely full of pasta, with very little chicken, vegetables, or seafood. Where the quality of the meats is mediocre. These entrees are no better than what one can get a... More 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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?