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Papa Mazzotti's Catering

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2252 Lake Ave, Thornton, CO 80241-2702
(303) 255-8612
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
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
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Denver, Colorado
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We used Papa's for a catered lunch and it was very good. The sauce for spaghetti is homemade, meatballs are fantastic. They delivered a great salad and bread. Decent prices, the set up fast and staff is friendly

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Thank Jan K
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must try to the ice cream with wine sauce! Almost skipped dessert because the meal was big enough to split. My advice - take half home and get the ice cream; the wine sauce is the best! Small family owned restaurant, with a perfect atmosphere for that "down home" experience. Homemade noodles reminded me of my grandmother's. Food is plentiful,... More 

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Thank JFMB1983
Thornton, Colorado
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138 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

13 tables, limited seating, may have a wait. Menu is limited but everything is very good. Service is good. May be may be a bit stressed at busy times. Portions are good to large.

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Thank Dave J
Highland, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016 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!!

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Thank Maggie M
Denver, Colorado
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55 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

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 

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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!

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Thank Scott P
Thornton, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

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Thank Amitra S
Westminster, Colorado
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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 

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Thank ChristineHernandez
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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.

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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2252 Lake Ave, Thornton, CO 80241-2702
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Thornton
  • Phone Number: (303) 255-8612

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