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Carelli's of Boulder

645 30th St, Boulder, CO 80303-2310
+1 303-938-9300
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“garlic bread” (15 reviews)
“pasta” (30 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
645 30th St, Boulder, CO 80303-2310
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1 - 10 of 166 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here with local relatives who rave about the place and clearly they are not alone as it was very busy. I understand while not necessarily agreeing. The salumi appetizer was an excellent assortment of Italian meats - but only the meats. No cheese or...More

Thank coeurdelion
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

This place has the potential to be great as the location, parking, decor, comfortable seating, and inviting ambiance are all quite nice (4 stars). However, the service is slow and feels perfunctory, the menu prices are way too high and, most disappointing is the food...More

Thank Greenspringer
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Basically it's a fancy-ish restaurant in a strip mall. Good food. Slow service. Overpriced Italian food. Did I mention the slow service???

Thank AUav8r
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Carelli's was a frequent stop years ago when Boulder was on our commute path. This visit was the same welcoming staff and cozy venue. The olive appetizer was enough for four people but the cayenne oil dressing was over powering. The Carpaccio appetizer had no...More

Thank DrBeenThere
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Jumbo shells. The sauce and cheese flavors were very intense, not spicy, bit very flavorful and a bit salty. Great garlic bread. Nice aptnosphere

Thank Rose A
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Let me start by saying that we found it amazing that at 5:45PM on a Monday evening this place was FILLED. My rating deserves 3.5 stars based on the service.....it was SLOW and the waiter was not that attentive. We were 5 at dinner...and ordered...More

2  Thank morewierd
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I have been to Carelli's a number of times over the years and was never particularly impressed. I'm not sure if it has changed or if my taste in food has changed, but I will give it five stars for today's lunch. The P.E.I. mussels...More

2  Thank Virgil_Boulder
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent Italian option with a cozy interior. Friendly and quick service, excellent food and a full bar. Nice indoor fireplaces (and outdoor). Red sauce was a little on the bland side for my taste (a typical Colorado problem - where they seem to think the...More

Thank Tcp102
Reviewed 9 January 2017

For the life of me I don't understand the mixed reviews for this restaurant. I go there every few months and it has good food, good service and reasonable prices. I had some bruschetta to begin with and fettuccine carbonara. I love the big basket...More

1  Thank David B
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I wanted to choose a nice place to celebrate my husband's birthday. After reading high reviews on TripAdvisor, I made our reservations for last week. What a great choice! He LOVES a nice dinner of spaghetti and meatballs. Being celiac and loving Italian food is...More

1  Thank Maggie C
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Carly F
What desserts are available?
8 January 2017|
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Response from Joshua B | Reviewed this property |
I honestly don't remember.
Gluten free options?
17 June 2016|
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Response from morewierd | Reviewed this property |
I would either call them r go online to their website. Calling is probably the quickest way.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
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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