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Carelli's of Boulder

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645 30th St, Boulder, CO 80303-2310
+1 303-938-9300
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Joplin, Missouri
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106 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Delighted with the appetizer of fried mozzarella!! The entrees we selected were good. Service was good, too!

Thank octoberhart
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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117 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Early evening so we beat the rush. Got a table facing the firepit so a great start! Great appetizer, even better entrees, personalized service, and all at a fair price. Highly recommend it!

Thank Sammy P
San Diego, California
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Boulder for 1 night and our hotel recommended this restaurant. We lucked out! The food was delicious and it had great ambience with 2 fireplaces. The house wine was reasonable and very good. Our waitress (NIchole?) was perfect. She was helpful with our selection and knew just the right times to check on us. I would highly... More 

Thank cindymichael2016
Broomfield, Colorado
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While walking along the Little Thompson Overlook Trail, we met a wonderful couple who recommended Carelli's in Boulder. Since she was a fellow New Englander, she knew what North End Italian food was all about! To our wonderful surprise, we visited Carelli's after a wonderful concert at Macky Auditorium. The ambience is very warm and romantic with its fireplaces and... More 

Thank Fred S
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Year-over-year this restaurant is taking more and more shortcuts. The pasta + meat entrees are becoming nothing but pasta. The norm at Carelli's today is now a very oversized bowl largely full of pasta, with very little chicken, vegetables, or seafood. Where the quality of the meats is mediocre. These entrees are no better than what one can get a... More 

Thank Munjo
Boulder, Colorado
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132 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

I had not visited Carelli’s since they opened and had the chance to pop in before shopping at a store nearby. I was struck by the stylish, tasteful, current décor and at what a visual surprise the interior is contrasted to the unassuming strip mall where it is located. It would easily stand alone as an impressive restaurant in any... More 

Thank Toni D
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

We were visiting in Boulder and this resturant looked very promising as a Anniversary Destination for dinner. The resturant is in a strip mall type setting but very appealing. The atmosphere is welcoming due to the fireplaces and tasteful decor. The waiter was pleasant. I asked for a specialty drink list. I chose the Basil Martini which was fabulous but... More 

Thank Kittykatz65
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514 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

We went in search of Italian restaurants on Boulder which are more Italian than American, and Carelli’s is much closer to real Italian than most in the US. But still not as close as those in Europe. Being so close to CU I thought that Carelli’s might be overwhelmed with students – not so, there was a lively and mixed... More 

Thank MunichEricJ
Denver, CO
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99 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Just had lunch here for the first time. It was outstanding. The service was attentive but not overbearing, and the food was out of this world delicious. I couldn't finish it all, and was genuinely sad that I would be in the car too long to take it home. A gluten free menu is available and substantial, and they have... More 

Thank soapandco
Boulder, Colorado
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Extremely expensive for small low quality portions of under seasoned bland food. At least that's how I feel about the mushroom risotto I ordered.

Thank AppleSauceOi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 645 30th St, Boulder, CO 80303-2310
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-938-9300

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