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Carelli's of Boulder

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645 30th St, Boulder, CO 80303-2310
303-938-9300
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A nice neighborhood Italian spot

We always sit at the bar when we go to Carelli's....outside seating is nice in the summer, but is popular and frequently not available on our 'spur of the moment' trips. The bartenders are all very friendly and service-oriented, and occasionally you'll get some live jazz music as an added bonus.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Boulder
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Boulder
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We always sit at the bar when we go to Carelli's....outside seating is nice in the summer, but is popular and frequently not available on our 'spur of the moment' trips. The bartenders are all very friendly and service-oriented, and occasionally you'll get some live jazz music as an added bonus.

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Rockville, Maryland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I came for dinner solo after a day long snow storm. I had been thinking of just eating some pizza/beer at a neighboring pizza spot but Carelli's looked MUCH more inviting! (Sorry, no photo.) It was about 8:30 PM and there were plenty of tables available. I'm sure the weather had a lot to do with that. Service was prompt... More 

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Denver Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We were very surprised at the cool and eclectic atmosphere at Carelli's. Because it was in a strip center, we were a little uncertain of the location so we did a drive by earlier in the day before our dinner reservation, and we could tell immediately from the nice outside features (fire pit, stone work) that we had made a... More 

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GIG HARBOR
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101 reviews 101 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

When you pull up to the front of the restaurant it looks out of place in the strip mall its located at, hence the title. We went here for lunch and overall it was mediocre. Very pricey and not very big portions.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We enjoy the food, the ambiance, and the service. We had been there with our son recently, but for our anniversary I decided we ought to return because we enjoyed it so much.

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We happened on to Carelli's of Boulder when another restaurant we had intended to go to was closed. It was the best "fallback" we could have found! Even though we did not have (recommended) reservations, we were seated quickly by friendly staff. Our server was very knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive. The menu was varied and the four of... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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123 reviews 123 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I'm always a bit weary of any restaurant located in a strip-mall. I wasn't expecting much, but was really surprised immediately upon entering the place, and at how incredible the food tasted. The "garlic bread" was a bit more like "salt bread" than actual garlic, but the chefs made up for it with actual fresh garlic cloves in the main... More 

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Daytona Beach, FL
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We met at Carelli's for a business lunch. The service was excellent and the food was very good. The portions are quite large so be prepared to take leftovers home.

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Tucson, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Attending a conference at university, I asked motel front desk for some close place with good food and no blaring TV's devoted to sports.We walked to the place and almost didn't stay because the place was jammed. But theportions looked good sized and good aromas wafted through the air . Then we noticed a nice outside seating area and the... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Careili's has it all going, nice atmosphere, great service and a good wine list. But.....for me on this night my meal was just average Italian cuisine. The bruschetta that I started my meal with was very good. Next up was my Caesar salad which was way over dressed, that can happen some times, no big deal. My entree of scallops... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 645 30th St, Boulder, CO 80303-2310
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: 303-938-9300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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