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perfect little after work drink, one of our favorites besides the lamb ragu for happy hour!
Imagine eating delicious food, drinking delicious wines and enjoying fun people. Now imagine you're seating at the counter table in a great restaurant that feels as comfortable as your home kitchen. That is Cattivella. Elise and her staff are as friendly as your friends and as welcoming as can be.
I typically only order charbroiled oysters in Louisiana but I am so happy I bent my own rule while dining here. :) The oysters we were served were huge and the butter makes them just melt in your mouth!
The calamari here is fried perfectly and the aioli is such a nice complement to each bite. Sometimes calamari can be over breaded and much too fried but the batter was light and crisp! Plus the HH price is $5..i mean come on! will be returning for happy hour
O M G - the mushroom pizza will keep you dreaming about it long after you leave! The crust is is cooked perfectly from the brick oven and truffle on anything is just the cherry on top! I cannot wait until we return.
Wow what a knock out dush. Crispy yet soft inside with balsamic vinegar put it over the top in flavor. I've read great things and wish I'd had tried it sooner!! Jason was also a fantastic server, great knowledgeable staff, Malcolm Dean
The Lamb Ragu is my FAVORITE item on the menu...it has great flavor, its a generous portion size, and without fail is always fills me up. We come for date night pretty religiously because you can't go wrong with any of the menu items plus the service is great!
Classic pasta dish that transported me back to Italy. Highly recommend!
When your full from an incredible dinner and you "think" you will forego dessert. And you order the seasonal Corstata. Nirvana!
Since we've lived in the neighborhood for 13 years, we waited forever it seems to be given the opportunity to try really good food. This primo dish is amazing ! No more food dessert in 80238 ..head over for a taste treat you won't forget. Creative, inventive ,delicious , just the right amount to want more. You won't be disappointed
you wont find a better budino! melt in your mouth perfection!
So good!!!! I want to come back and have just this for a meal!!
Delicious! We have gone back 5 different times and tried new dishes every time. All of them were tasty. We really enjoy sitting at the chef's bar. The team is so personable and it is fun to watch them create each dish. This is quickly becoming our go to for date night!
The lamb ragu is one of my all-time favorite dishes from Cattivella. Rich and filling, I craved this weekly during my last pregnancy! (Happy that I can enjoy this with a glass of wine again)!
When Elise Wiggins opened Cattivella, we knew it was going to be something special. We were not disappointed. We were most recently there for a 40th birthday dinner and had an incredible experience. From the knowledgeable, friendly wait staff, to the appetizers through to the desserts, everything on the table was delicious. Cattivella is a gem, and we will be back soon!
First time visitor to Cattivella. Oh, my goodness! We started out with the grilled romaine, which was delicious, then moved on to the halibut, served over the citrus risotto. It was AMAZING!.....So flavorful and the halibut cooked to perfection. Our server was superb and what a fun evening, just watching all the staff 'do their thing'. Prompt attention to every detail of our meal from the time we were seated to finish. We have to go back. There are so many things on the menu that we want to try.
I have the Rabbit Gnocchi every time I come to Cattivella...simply because I would only feel regret NOT to order this dish. As a little girl in pigtails, I would watch my Italian Nona stand above the flour-covered kitchen table, and skillfully roll her gnocchi. For me, this dish combines the nostalgia of that moment with a delectable culmination of the fresh ingredients used to make it. The texture of the gnocchi is indulgent, and the gorgonzola crema sauce finishes it with the most exquisite of flavor.
I dream about this Burrata. It's light and satisfying and delicious.
Oh my gosh - that salad! Even if everything else hasn't been just perfect, that salad was the reason for going! YUM!
Once you have had this, there is no way you can go back to whatever they have at Costco or King Soopers, this is the best chicken I have had in Denver by far.
Old Fashioneds are my signature and always go to drink. I so appreciated the flavor twist Cattivella provided by using this apple whiskey. The only downfalls in my eyes were the price was a little steep & I am a sucker for a sphere ice cube rather than individual cubes. :)
Another Cattivella pizza I can't resist. Sometimes (most times) I get both the Formaggi and the Mushroom because why not!
If you're looking for a great happy hour, look no further. It doesn't get better than Burrata, pizza & $6 vino!
I don't come to CO often, but when I do, it's for THIS mushroom pizza!!!
The mezzalunna pasta was delicious! Each bite was like a burst of summer in my mouth!
We sat at the Chefs Table and watched as they prepared all the meals! They even answered questions we had as they were cooking the different menu items. The service was excellent and the food was amazing. We will definitely be back! Great wine, food and atmosphere. Great way to spend our anniversary :)
This is delicious! So many wonderful ingredients on the best pizza crust in Denver.
Absolutely delicious! Must have for summer nights and a Campari spritzer.
The Mezzaluna is to die for. My husband and come in once a week because I am always craving it. Wonderful flavors, my favorite thing at Cattivella!
Excellent dish. The sauce was delicious and the lamb was tender. Pasta was very fresh. I enjoyed every bite!
Had the buffalo burrata pizza with some friends over happy hour- was delicious. My only regret is that I ordered it to share! The burrata was creamy and the pizza was very flavorful. Will definitely order again.
Had the risotto with the halibut and it was delicious! The risotto was so creamy and the fish was cooked to perfection. Would definitely order this again when we come back!
we came here for anniversary and had an amazing experience. We sat at the bar, enjoyed watching the chefs work and had amazing food and drinks. Would highly recommend it !
We just live around the corner but could never get into Cattivella because it was always so busy. We were able to sit at the bar last night (dinner and show) and well I can see why this place is so popular. I have not had a meal like that in Denver in a very long time. The service was spot on, the staff was super friendly & knowledgeable and the food was spectacular! I had the Pasticcio (meatballs on homemade ravioli=yum). My spouse had the Beef Ragu special with shell pasta and it was delizioso!!!!! You can tell Chef Elise cares about her staff and the food. I can't wait to visit again, especially on Mondays during happy hour!! Well done Cattivella and thank you for a wonderful evening!
So unctuous and delightful, it truly takes me back to the day when I lived in the Friuli Region of Italia and Roma. They are spot on with each and every item. Try the Gnocchi with Foie Gras and demi glaze, it is truly a piece of heaven!
This is my favorite restaurant in Denver (yes, it's not downtown). For our 3rd visit, we had the pasta special of the night, the risotto special (topped with halibut), and our go to favorite - the rabbit gnocchi. I've never been disappointed in anything I've ordered. Sitting at the chef's counter is a treat since you get to watch them work (and learn what you want to order on your next trip). We also tried the polenta appetizer and which was yummy. Plus they do happy hour 7days a week. How can you go wrong?? Can't wait to come back and try more!
This place is simply amazing. The food is simple, yet the favors are remarkable. You CANNOT go wrong even if you tired with any dish you choose. Go! Do NOT stop unless you stop in front of cattivella. It is simply...the best.
We look forward to every visit to Cattivella and have always had great service and food. Keep it up.
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