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Shells and Sauce

#139 of 2,350 Restaurants in Denver
#153 of 2,611 Places to Eat in Denver
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2600 E 12th Ave, Denver, CO 80206 (12th and Elizabeth)
(303) 377-2091
Today
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great option in Congress Park

Good food and nice atmosphere in a neighborhood where the next best options are many blocks away. Nice roof deck.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
Elizabeth C
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Denver
Good for:
  • Romantic
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84 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Denver, Colorado
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We went for brunch and were taken up the back stairs (scary??:-)) to the patio. A wonderful view! The wait wasn't that long even on a busy Sunday. The food was delicious, as was the mimosa. Highly recommended!

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Denver
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Good food and nice atmosphere in a neighborhood where the next best options are many blocks away. Nice roof deck.

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Denver, Colorado
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61 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The atmosphere was pretty good. We sat upstairs and could watch two different games on the TV's behind the bar. It was busy but not crowded. The service was good. We had a couple different servers and they were both very friendly. The location was alright, parking is just okay, but it was easy to find. The food was pretty... More 

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Denver, CO
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117 reviews 117 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I am always looking for a little neighborhood restaurant that will really impress me...this one really disappointed me. My daughter and I were having a "girls night" out. She lives close to this place, had heard it mentioned, so we decided to stop in and try it. I wish we had chosen option number two. The service was fast and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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136 reviews 136 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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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142 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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: Romantic
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?