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Carelli's Italian Restaurant

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465 Yampa Ave, Craig, CO 81625-2609
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Snook, Texas
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Waited for over an hour for food. WITH staff tried to fill us with bread and drink. People coming after we were seated were served before we were with new ones coming after they left. I would not recommend this place for anything.

Thank Rod1111
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service were wonderful. They were so busy but took care to get the job done. Tuscan Shrimp for me and Chicken Marsala for my wife. Abundant food and great flavor perfectly cooked. Met the owner who was very customer oriented.

Thank Paul P
Marietta, Georgia
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543 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate here twice while in Craig---it is good for those seeking a local flavor and a laid-back ambience. I had a good salad by asking them to combine several salads relative to fruits, nuts and cheese crumbles, along with bruschetta. This is as good as you will find in Craig.

Thank ballhawg
Eugene, Oregon
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80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Great place. Excellent food and good service. We were seated in the dining area at the back, which had a nice atmosphere, except for the music, which was more suitable for the bar area in front. We ordered Tuscan Shrimp and Chicken Marsala, which were both delicious. Salads were fresh. We would go back.

Thank AniJoh
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

When your sauce, cheese, and toppings have the same thing on more than 1 appetizer. Then you know they are not shaking things up. Service was great! Pretty clean.

Thank Dan C
Salt Lake City, Utah
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79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

We had an overnight stay in Craig, Colorado, and wanted to eat at a local restaurant. Based on other Trip Advisor reviews, we picked Carelli's. We were pleased with our choice, and appreciate the advice other travelers have given. Upon our arrival, we were directed through the bar area to the dining area by a friendly server. We were immediately... More 

Thank sharper924
Longmont, Colorado
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

With the 4+ star rating my family was excited and hungry to try this restaurant. When we entered at least 1/2 of the restaurant was vacant and we ordered drinks and our food. 20 minutes later it had filled up and the waitress came to the table and informed us that there was at least a one hour wait to... More 

Thank mshutes
Kearns, Utah
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

I found that this place rated somewhere in the middle of "I'd never bother going back" and "that was the best I've ever had". The service was fine enough but a bit on the slow side. It seemed like they wanted to get the locals taken care of first. I imagine they know that they're going to return and I... More 

Thank snsadventures
Craig, Colorado
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

This is our go to place. Whether we are with family or friends, lunch or dinner and nice or local hangout. Up front is a comfortable fun atmosphere but if you continue to the back it is a nice sit down restaurant. Wine and beer is always great. Food is almost always spot on! Try the Carellis Stromboli its YUM!... More 

Thank CoCraig4
Pueblo, Colorado
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

I visit Craig often and can tell you the best and most consistent food is at Carelli's. All the cars out front tell you this is where the locals eat too!! Great pizza, calzones, pastas, and a good steak as well. I have yet to try anything I didn't like!!!! Prices are reasonable for good local cuisine too.

Thank topjimmy2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 465 Yampa Ave, Craig, CO 81625-2609
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Craig
  • Phone Number: 970.824.6868

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?