Carelli’s

645 30th St, Boulder, CO 80303, USA

About Carelli’s

4.4 / 5

from reviews

    Karley
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    May 15, 2022

    This place was amazing. When we arrived we were told there was a long wait. We waited an hour and it was SO worth it!!! Being our anniversary night we were anticipating something sepcial. When we sat at our table they included pillows. Several of them. This was so welcoming. Also I'm not a usual fan of lemon water but this lemon water was so refreshing! Cindy our server was absolutely amazing and gave us several detailed suggestions of her favorite dishes. With this being our first time in we were torn between all of the options which included many vegetarian options as well. We went with the cheese plate and were surprised to pair truffle cheese with grapes and fresh and warmly toasted raisin bread. We got the kale soup which was super flavorful. And the minestrone was vegetarian as well. Entrees: we ordered salmon margherita with fresh pasta the salmon was perfectly cooked moist and full of texture and flavor. All though this was fantastic we also ordered tri colored tortillini and added 4 scallops.the scallops complimented this pesto pasta in every perfect way. I would highly reccomend this pairing with the scallops. We paired our entrees with a white riesling that was very light and, sweet and fruity Desert: we tried the banana rum crepe and paired it with amaretto this was served very fancy and was a filling desert to finish the date night.

    Slader Ammons
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    May 27, 2022

    We were celebrating our engagement and staff went above and beyond to CO granulated us! We sat next to the toasty fireplace inside which was nice. All our food came out quickly and was hot! The Tortelini and Bolegnese were great. Our Canoli and Crem Bru Le were all excellent. We will be coming back!

    Gabe Lee
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    February 17, 2022

    Carelli's is a must visit in Boulder for a relaxing dinner alone at the bar, a date-night, or dinner with the family and friends. A few minutes away from the hustle and bustle of downtown, you'll have to drive or take public transport. With that said, the restaurant has lots of available parking and plenty of authentic Italian atmosphere that makes up for not being exactly downtown Boulder. The owner comes from a traditional Italian family so although some of the recipes have been tweaked to suit an American palate, there are plenty of authentic Italian options. I lived and traveled in Europe for several years so coming back to Carellis gives me a little sense of nostalgia for the Italian atmosphere and wonderful food. The garlic bread is something made for us Americans, it's made-to-order and oooh so fresh and tasty. Say goodbye to the low-salt, plain bread that is ubiquitous to an authentic Italian dinner table in Italy—this is one of the adaptations that Carelli's does absolutely right... What can I say, I love garlic bread. I've had just about everything on the menu and can say that seeing the owner and head-chief slaving away in the kitchen most nights makes me understand why Carelli's is one of (if not the most) popular restaurants in Boulder. Pros: Atmosphere lighting Noise level Service (top notch!) Parking Fire tables (inside and out!) Cons: Not in downtown Boulder so I can't just take a walk on Pearl Street after dinner (not a huge deal I suppose). It can get busy most nights so a reservation is a good idea or 20-30min wait without a reservation works too. No Pico De Pepe on the menu.. come on, Carelli's.. get it together and make my favorite Italian dish! ;)

    Zachary Beck
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    August 11, 2022

    Food was great, plenty of good options. There was a bit of a wait, but we had no reservations and still got a nice table in reasonable time. The service was great, our waiter was excellent. Atmosphere is relaxing and comfortable. Prices were a little high, especially on beef products, but the service more than made up for the higher prices.

    Samuel Beafore
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    September 03, 2022

    Amazing, amazing food. Perfect atmosphere. We had a service failure during our dinner but it was immediately compensated for. It was also a busy weekend with students coming back to town. Will 100% return and worth the trip if in the Boulder area

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