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Papa Mazzotti's Catering

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2252 Lake Avenue, Thornton, CO 80241
(303) 255-8612
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12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
A Neighborhood Gem

Papa Mazzotti's is tucked away in the East Lake neighborhood and provides classic home-cooked Italian meals in a comfortable, family-friendly setting. Meals include soup or salad and bread and butter, and there is a wide variety of options for entrees. Although I have tried (and enjoyed) many... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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Highland, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food. Left way too full to function. The staff was all very friendly and our waitress was very helpful and knew everything about all the food, which is great because i had questions. I highly recommend this cute little hidden restaurant!!

Thank Maggie M
Denver, Colorado
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've tried this place over many years, really hoping for this small mom and pop place to get better, but no so. After a while you have to just give up. Most occasions it's only my wife and I in there, during off hours. With 2 people it's painfully slow service and food is mediocre at best. Bread basket is... More 

Thank HungryDawg
Thornton, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Great home feel atmosphere. Small and cozy but delightful! Situated in an older neighborhood this restaurant is not afraid to use a little garlic in their sauces!

Thank Scott P
Thornton, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Papa Mazzotti's is a quaint little restaurant hidden in East Lake. They have great food and good prices. It's small and no frill, but the food is fantastic! Homemade pasta, fresh tasting food...I love this place. My favorite is the eggplant Parmesan, but I think almost everything they serve is great. It is small, and family run, so it can... More 

Thank Amitra S
Westminster, Colorado
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We went to try out the new location of Papa Mazzotti's after having been fans of their original place on 104th & Colorado. The new restaurant is hidden in East Lake, CO & is adorable. It was delightful to see Elizabeth, the daughter of the original owner, Teri, who is running the operation with her sister now. The food was... More 

Thank ChristineHernandez
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Papa Mazzotti's is tucked away in the East Lake neighborhood and provides classic home-cooked Italian meals in a comfortable, family-friendly setting. Meals include soup or salad and bread and butter, and there is a wide variety of options for entrees. Although I have tried (and enjoyed) many options, my favorite is their homemade spaghetti with both meatballs and sausage.

Thank Kidsintow45
Scottsbluff, Nebraska
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This place is NOT a place you're likely to find randomly, just driving around town, but it's worth finding nonetheless! I thoroughly enjoyed my meal and I especially loved the flavor of the sausage and the meatballs. Lasagna was very good, as was the chicken parm. The only thing I didn't think was great were the spaghetti noodles. They weren't... More 

Thank Ganjedi
Denver, Colorado
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This place is hidden away and I would have never known it existed if it wasn't for a friend telling me about it. It is a very small restaurant with a nice atmosphere. Probably a good date place. The service is excellent. I ordered lasagna which comes with soup or salad, I had salad and it also comes with a... More 

Thank tinman2g
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We like the atmosphere, the service was great, and the food was excellent. I have several different selections and everyone was good.

Thank Michael P
Thornton, Colorado
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137 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This was our 2nd visit, since they moved (some time ago), from Colorado Ave. Small, homey, with 12 tables. SO, they can fill up fast. In the older part of "Eastlake". With no GPS, get good directions. Good parking. We first tried them on the advise of a 'fan'. Found the Pasta, to be excellent. Menu selections are ample. My... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2252 Lake Avenue, Thornton, CO 80241
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Thornton
  • Phone Number: (303) 255-8612

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?