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Shells and Sauce

#126 of 2,585 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
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2600 E 12th Ave, Denver, CO 80206 (12th and Elizabeth)
(303) 377-2091
Today
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
WOW

I had no idea how great this place was. We went for brunch (make a reservation). The food was SO good!!!! I have to go back. The items on the menu are very creative.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
Nikki L
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Denver, Colorado
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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80 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I had no idea how great this place was. We went for brunch (make a reservation). The food was SO good!!!! I have to go back. The items on the menu are very creative.

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Denver, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This is a good place to go for good food and a great happy hour! If you go between three and five you and a friend can have dinner for less than forty dollars....for BOTH! then food is good and the setting is casual so you don't feel like you have to get all dressed up. What a great place... More 

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Denver CO USA
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158 reviews 158 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Some girlfriends and I met here for dinner after work one night. We all enjoyed some salads before pasta or pizza. I had a Caesar salad followed by the creamy piccata with chicken. It was all delicious and fresh. Our service was excellent and we had great wine. I look forward to coming back.

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Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My family met up for dinner here last week and we had a wonder dinner. Always check out the specials. Very friendly and attentive staff. I can't wait to come back and try something else.

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Denver
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

People love this place. It was full & hopping on a weeknight. Great that it has a designated parking lot since it's right in the middle of residential neighborhood. Food was quite good, although it wasn't my Italian husband's favorite Italian sauce. But the rest of us enjoyed. Some gluten-free options. Fun!

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Longmont, Colorado, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Cioppino was flavorful and full of seafood. The granny apple and Brie salad with spiced walnuts was filling as its own meal. It was busy am a Thursday night, so consider making a reservation.

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Denver, Colorado
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39 reviews 39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

OK so I went here in June and had great service from the server, Jaime. He ran us though the specials for the day. Decided on a lobster ravioli that was on the menu. My friend had their lobster macaroni. lol. classy! It's in a great quiet location off of 12th and Elizabeth where I used to live in Congress... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We ate at the bar... Everything was very nice... But I have to say the deep fried Brussels sprouts blew my mind... These were Amazing!!!!

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We ate here before going to see the Chihuly At Night Exhibit at the Denver Botanical Gardens. Everything was yummy, we especially liked the Pear & Fig Pizza. Happy Hour prices were great so we tried the Chicken Parmesan and the Stuffed Portobello as well. There is convenient parking in the back. The service was friendly. We all added this... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

After viewing the Chihuly exhibition at the Denver Botanic Gardens our group of 5 couples spotted this industrial design, corner restaurant near our parked cars. Mid-afternoon and still busy we were seated at three tables on the patio and ate a variety of meals from Huevos Rancheros, Paninis, and Eggplant. My wife and I split a Caesar Salad and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2600 E 12th Ave, Denver, CO 80206
    (12th and Elizabeth)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
  • Phone Number: (303) 377-2091

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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