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Shells and Sauce

2600 E 12th Ave, Denver, CO 80206
(303) 377-2091
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Ranked #123 of 2,570 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
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
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 12th and Elizabeth
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English first
Denver CO USA
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
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72 reviews 72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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San Diego
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This was a cute little restaurant that really gave me a different perspective of Denver. Rather than the hustle and bustle of the big city this was a quaint little neighborhood restaurant in an area that had an upscale small town feel. FANTASTIC service, excellent food. Slightly over-priced for the amount/type of food. But all-in-all well worth it!

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Greenville, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We found this place after good reviews on Urbanspoon and it did not disappoint. Actually, this restaurant with such an unassuming name was the highlight of our anniversary weekend! Bread, salad, entrees (we had the special of a caprese-style ravioli & the tortollini bolognese), & desserts were all absolutely unforgettable. I loved how everything was spaced out and our full... More 

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Additional Information about Shells and Sauce

Address: 2600 E 12th Ave, Denver, CO 80206
Phone Number: (303) 377-2091
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: Italian

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