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Carelli's Italian Restaurant

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465 Yampa Ave, Craig, CO
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

The food here was amazing! The fact that they offered a gluten free option was even better! House salad was great and the service was amazing. Great place to grab some good Italian food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Amber M
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  • Families with children
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food here was amazing! The fact that they offered a gluten free option was even better! House salad was great and the service was amazing. Great place to grab some good Italian food.

Thank Amber M
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were coming through after two weeks of elk hunting. I searched for pizza and this place came up. So glad we decided to go. Place was packed so wet stood had a beer and talked with the friendly patrons and waitstaff waiting for a table to open. Well worth the wait we had bruschetta while we waited for our... More 

Thank Joe C
Craig, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

As locals we eat at Carellis at least a couple of times a week for lunch or dinner. Their food is always good, the atmosphere is fun and lively and the service is the BEST in town. They offer special dishes in the evening which keeps the menu interesting. A must when you visit the Yampa Valley and Craig

Thank Corrie P
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Recommended by the Best Western staff and they did not steer us wrong. We had the salmon special and it was cooked to perfection

Thank Pamela F
Craig, Colorado
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Best place in Craig to get food. On top of that- Best Italian food in Craig Hayden and Steamboat. My favorite place to eat in town for sure. Pizza is NY Style if you are from the EastCoast and know whats up. Excellent. The only downfall is it sometimes can be a 35-45 min wait to get food....but its worth... More 

Thank Catherine S
Boulder, Colorado
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Probably the best place in Craig to eat. I read up on it, and visited after a day of historical meandering. The food was good, the clientele seemed locals and all quite friendly. Had a very nice atmosphere, like everyone liked one another and welcomed newcomers. Was a really nice stop off after a day in the dust. Definitely worth... More 

Thank MrTwistoff
Bennett, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Eat here most times we visit Craig area. It is more casual in front area- seat yourself etc but seated tables in back of restaurant as well as outside. Have really good home made pizza and pasta dishes. Whether I am there just for a shrimp ceasar salad and a "dirty hippie" draft beer or the fantastic vegie stromboli, its... More 

Thank jackeyedjoker
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Good-sized servings of decent food served in a lively atmosphere. Good service though the time taken for the main course to arrive was rather long - it was busy (90% full).

Thank Michael S
Westminster, Colorado
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The staff was hardly around, the food at first glance and taste was average but it was the main course that really shined through. The people around the restaurant seemed to swear a lot and it was getting on my nerves but after they left I had a great time and enjoyed my meal.

Thank Brian B
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Carellis has specials on the weekends. I had the salmon oscar the last time we were there. It was delicious. The staff always seems to enjoy their job and that makes me feel welcomed.


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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 465 Yampa Ave, Craig, CO
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Craig
  • Phone Number: 970.824.6868

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Italian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?