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Shells and Sauce

Italian Restaurant · Congress Park
2600 E 12th Ave (at Elizabeth St), Denver, CO 80206, United States
Hours:
Closed until 3:00 PM (Show more)
  • Tue–Thu
    • 3:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 3:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

Serving authentic Italian American food in the heart of Congress Park, Shells and Sauce brings Old Country taste to a cozy neighborhood restaurant.

8.8/10

Based on 137 votes

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    Jamie P.
    "Stuffed Shells are a must."(2 Tips)
    Cori's Beautiful B.
    "Try the crab cake Benedict, the skillet, the chicken and waffles."(4 Tips)
    Dina💗 R.
    "Best Crab Benedict in Denver"(2 Tips)
    Robin S.
    "BTW, happy hour everyday from 3 to 6! Don't miss it!"(6 Tips)
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  • happy hour
  • shells
  • chicken & waffles
  • brunch food
  • lasagna
  • outdoor seating
  • wine
  • good for dates
  • lively
  • cozy
  • great value
  • sliders
  • casual
  • cute
  • good for a late night
  • Bolognese
  • homemade soups
  • authentic
  • trendy
  • romantic
  • Ellie B.

    Spicy rosa sauce!

    Ellie Belter · 1 week ago
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  • Peyton P.

    I usually get the French Toast but next time I will step outside my comfort zone.

    Peyton Patterson · 1 week ago
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  • Michel V.

    One of my absolutely favorite restaurants in Denver. Try something new, it's all fantastic! &good service. I'll be going back very soon.

    Michel Vezina · January 6
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  • Shycu

    Everything is good here, especially the brunch menu. Killer mimosas.

    Shycu · December 22, 2015
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  • Jordan W.

    We had a reservation but got seated in the chilly upstairs. Good bread and mozzarella sticks. Ravioli was yummy. Service sucked! Not worth the prices.

    Jordan White · December 12, 2015
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  • Megan R.

    My local watering hole with the best happy hour specials and the best brunch bacon in all of Denver!

    Megan Renee · November 30, 2015
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  • Matthew L.

    Prepare to wait if you are going on a Friday Night. Despite wonderful pasta.

    Matthew Lopez · November 24, 2015
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  • amber b.

    Get the chicken and waffles.

    amber bartlett · August 8, 2015
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  • ascorzo

    Vesuvio eggs Benedict was delicious.

    ascorzo · July 26, 2015
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  • Jared L.

    Chicken Parmesan is insane! Both in size and taste.

    Jared Leavitt · July 23, 2015
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  • Tara Maylyn F.

    Definitely call ahead for lasagna and the chicken parm is really great (but split it between two people or take home half). All portions, including salads, are definitely large and filling.

    Tara Maylyn Frankel · July 23, 2015
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  • Ben L.

    Pitchers of mimosas make for a good start to the weekend.

    Ben L · July 13, 2015
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  • Bryan W.

    Can't believe more people aren't talking about the lasagna. After ever bite I kept saying, "this is so good." Dining area downstairs is a little cramped, but it is completely worth it.

    Bryan Walker · November 4, 2014
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  • Kelsey M.

    Great happy hour, friendly staff. Perfect little neighborhood Italian restaurant!

    Kelsey McKee · September 5, 2014
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  • Yi C.

    Great portions. The chicken and waffle was terrific. Motown music in the background is a bonus.

    Yi Chiang · August 12, 2014
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  • JoAnna G.

    A pleasant surprise! Cute neighborhood spot, great food, great wine. Next time want to sit on the patio. Will be back for sure !!

    JoAnna Gorcesky · May 31, 2014
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  • Stephanie T.

    Great place for food and fun. Relaxed dining with a great staff. Jamie was friendly, helpful, and attentive without ever being intrusive.

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  • Cori's Beautiful B.

    My favorites are on the board or on the brunch menu. Try the crab cake Benedict, the skillet, the chicken and waffles. Some day I'll try the banana foster pancakes. Yum!

    Cori's Beautiful Bling · April 2, 2014
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  • Jackal

    Really great food at affordable prices.

    Jackal · February 5, 2014
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  • The Peak P.

    Great happy hour and a fun place for a first date. Great wine list and not over priced. #firstdate #denver

    The Peak Properties Group · January 14, 2014
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  • Robin S.

    Get the sliders! Also the Marsala is really good! BTW, happy hour everyday from 3 to 6! Don't miss it!

    Robin Singhvi · December 14, 2013
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  • Tricia T.

    Yum! Try the stuffed shells, amazing, butternut squash & melty cheese. The bread is great too!

    Tricia Tolar · October 16, 2013
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  • Scott T.

    Food wasn't bad, however you will pay top dollar for the same meal you would have gotten at Olive Garden.

    Scott Tetrick · September 29, 2013
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  • Angel

    Chicken and Waffles Brunch!!!

    Angel · March 31, 2013
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  • Kim P.

    Try the bottomless bloodies or mimosas. Can't beat the price!

    Kim Peterson · December 23, 2012
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  • Sarah G.

    For brunch, sit at the bar upstairs and enjoy a tasty bloody Mary.

    Sarah Gore · April 30, 2012
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  • Jason 😜Izzy🎶 S.

    Happy hour: 3-6 & 9-Close Tue-Sun. 1/2 of pizza

    Jason 😜Izzy🎶 Sherry · November 14, 2011
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  • Jamie P.

    Stuffed Shells are a must. The bread dip at the begining is amazing, bring an appetite!

    Jamie Payne · September 2, 2011
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  • Rich W.

    Awesome wine, service and food, just do it,

    Rich Ward · August 6, 2011
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  • Dina💗 R.

    Best Crab Benedict in Denver

    Dina💗 R💘msted · May 7, 2011
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  • Brian N.

    This is not a fast meal place. Make sure you have plenty of time to dine. Try the truffle parmesan fries. They go good with ANYTHING.

    Brian Nelson · February 21, 2011
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  • Matthew B.

    The lasagna and a spinach salad is a full and satisfying meal. Oh, and SUPER yummy!

    Matthew B. · February 7, 2011
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  • Shaun C.

    Adam Joseph is a beautiful man!!!!

    Shaun Cook · October 20, 2010
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  • Adam J.

    Try any of the antipasti on the board, always $4!

    Adam Joseph · September 30, 2010
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  • Lady Ann d.

    You have to try the Vesuvia salad and penne russa.

    Lady Ann de Borja · June 17, 2010
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  • Aimee G.

    Be sure to eat upstairs on the patio during nice weather - it's lovely! Also nice bar up there to just grab a beer.

    Aimee Giese · June 17, 2010
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  • Carrie E.

    Rooftop patio now open for the summer! New $4 well cocktails during happy hour!

    Carrie Elliott · May 30, 2010
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  • Sarah

    Best Italian Place in Denver

    Sarah · April 24, 2010
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  • Bill F.

    Have a $3 Bloody M while trying to decide on Sat/Sun brunch. Mmmm...spicy

    Bill Fickas · February 21, 2010
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  • Bill F.

    Try the homemade soups at Shells and Sauce. Read more

    Bill Fickas · February 6, 2010
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  • David N.

    Lasagna fan? get there early or call ahead and have them save yours!

    David Norris · January 23, 2010
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