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Shells and Sauce

2600 E 12th Ave, Denver, CO 80206
(303) 377-2091
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Ranked #245 of 2,531 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $10 - $20
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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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
glendora, ca
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158 reviews 158 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

we usually go here when in town along with another friend of this restaurant the 3 of us were disappointed it is as if they had changed chefs and there was no attention to detail the food was very salty we are truly sorry they have gone down in our estimate as we really liked going here we may give... More

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Aurora, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We found this restaurant by chance. It's located on a corner in a residential neighborhood which to me is always a good sign. Upon entering we were asked if we had reservations, which we didn't, and we were still seated immediately. There is indoor and outdoor seating and it definitely has a casual vibe. We shared the Caprese salad which... More

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Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Looked on tripadvisor for a restaurant near the Denver Botanical Gardens. Shells and Sauce was near and had very nice reviews.. Got right in and had a great dinner. You won't be disappointed. We've been recomending it to friends.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Mediocre restaurant. Food was average. We had a group of 4 and only one person liked their meal--the marsala chicken. All of the entrees arrived lukewarm. Too many tables crammed into a small space. And way too noisy. The dirty dishes bus containers are placed under the cook line. Constant dropping of dishes and silverware made it miserable during our... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Shells and Sauce was delicious. Great cocktails (try the mule). For my meal, I ordered two appetizers, the crispy brussel sprouts and the sausage and peppers. Both were wonderful and I ended up taking some of the sausage and peppers home because it was too much food. Service was excellent, although we had a large party (8) and he told... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Stopped in on the way back from Crested butte with friends . Made reservations while driving up from Colorado Springs. The server was extremely friendly, I had the wild mushroom veal Marsala that was prepared perfectly, the calzones ordered by my friends were outstanding. I highly recommend this restaurant

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I live in the neighborhood and Shells and Sauce is one of my favorite places for dinner! The food is good, the waitstaff is friendly and attentive and the bar is a good place to sit for a dinner and drink if you are solo. The owner's father is a sometime host and is always smiling and that's a great... More

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Denver, Colorado
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We really enjoy the food at this location but the service was lacking. Our friends had to remind the waitress 2 times to bring their drinks and our server disappeared when it came time to pick up the tab. It also was very hot that day about 90 with no breeze and we were uncomfortably warm and no A/C was... More

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Denver, colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food is really good mostly old school Italian with a few twists, as well. The service is friendly and comfortable. The ambiance is also very comfortable and neighborly. Repeats visits are in order!

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Just a quick review to rave about how great this place is! We caught the end of happy hour (which has really good deals on wine, beers and other drinks). We actually chose to order off the non-happy hour menu. Good choice of dishes for my vegetarian husband, and I ordered this amazing stuffed chicken....which I can't stop thinking about... More

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