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19

years

in Business

Hours:

Regular Hours

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Phone: (303) 377-2907

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amex, diners club, discover, master card, visa, all major credit cards
Neighborhoods:
South Park Hill, Park Hill, North Denver
AKA:

Cherry Tomato

Categories:
Italian Restaurants, Caterers, Mediterranean Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information:

Parking: Street, Valet

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Mediterranean, Italian, European, Continental

Alcohol: Full Bar, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Average

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ovolacto1
05/10/2011
Still a great value

I read some of these poor reviews believe, and I can hardly believe my eyes. Yeah, I know some places have trouble from time to time, but I have never had any trouble or a bad meal at this restaurant. To begin with, how can you go wrong with an Eggplant Parmigiana, or a Veggie Lasagna that are only $9.99 each? They also have decent wines at decent prices, and a pretty good Caesar for $5.00. I understand the place is small, and doesn't open until 5:00 p.m., but what do people expect...view more? A good, small restaurant is going to be busy, and they can only do so much to make patrons happy.

My suggestions to make this an enjoyable outing for you and yours are: 1) Don't be afraid to take a seat at the bar. I've gone in when people were waiting outside for a table, but there were plenty of seats at the bar. They'll serve anything off the menu up at the bar, and the bartender is happy not only for the company, but for the tips as well. 2) I know restaurants like big parties, but, if you want a big party, have this one cater to your house. It's just too small for big parties, even though they try to accommodate them. Keep your party small, say to around two or three, OK? 3) Don't be afraid of the Veggie Lasagna. It is good.

This is one of the few places in town I know of where you can get an excellent meal all the way around, (salad, bread, wine, and entree), at a very reasonable price, and enjoy it all in a historic Denver building - it used to be the Park Hill Drug Store. Very cool.
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spyfly
11/17/2010
No gluten free menu

No ( I repeat, NO) gluten free menu. Disappointing since most other Italian restaurants in Denver offer one for those with gluten intolerance. Or at least they offer wheat free pasta. Love the atmosphere, good wine selection but probably won't go back due to the limited menu options.

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TSmith22
04/15/2010
Very Poor Service

I live in Park Hill and have driven by this place many times and always wanted to try it. I went at 5pm on Friday and arrived to an empty restaurant but was told my party of 2 couldn't sit until we were both present.\r
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Eventually we were seated and our waiter had zero personality and rushed us through our meal. After we paid we had just signed our receipt and were sitting at the table for less than 5min when our waiter came back and said we had to leave because there was a wait. R
...view moreude! If thats how they treat their paying customers I will never go back!view less

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ekitze
03/26/2010
Quaint Neighborhood Restaurant

Cherry Tomato is one of my favorite places in Denver. It is such a cute little neighborhood restaurant with lots of charm and reasonable prices.\r
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The Carbonara is AMAZING. My boyfriend and I crave it and usually get it every time. The Seafood Ravioli is also very good.\r
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I have brought family here a few times and everyone is always pleased with their meal and the atmosphere.

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foodforthought09
05/23/2009
For get about it...

Went on a recommendation that it was decent Italian food for a reasonable price - Well that could not have been any further from the truth. Being a new transplant from the east coast I should know better; but really it does not take much to make decent Italian food, seriously... Just do not bother with Cherry Tomato, it is not American Italian or any region of Italian cooking. Just stay home and chop some tomato's with garlic add olive oil and put it over some pasta and you have alread...view morey surpassed Cherry Tomato.view less

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yanew
12/25/2008
Can't say much good....

Veggie lasagna was mostly bread crumbs and salt. Could hardly find the veggies. Salt was dominant flavor. Staff clueless; service poor to arrogant. Can't get rid of that salt taste!!!!

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dartydave
12/22/2008
consistent quality

We have been going here for years. We have always had excellent food. One of the most consistent restaurants I have ever eaten at. The house favorites like lasagna, pasta felice & the veal dishes never fail to please. Its a cute place with a friendly atmosphere. I do not get these comments about too much garlic. These folks must like really plain food. I think the prices are very fair. $11 for a pasta dish $20 for veal or fish. And now they have delivery, its great after a lo...view moreng day at work when you just want to sit in front of the TV and have a gourmet meal brought to you. The food comes hot and tastes the same as in the restaurant.view less

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liveinarea
11/13/2008
poor service

Live around the corner, called ahead to get on the list like we always do, usually no problem. We arrive in the 5 minutes we said we would, unfortunately behind another couple. They told the couple ahead of us it would be 10 minutes, they told me and my wife it would be 25 - 30 minutes even though I explained we were ahead of them, and I was looking at a couple empty 2 tops. All the hostess could muster was, ""I'm sorry, a bunch of people came in."" That was the WRONG answer. We ...view moredid not stay. We went to the Walnut Room for some great pizza and beer. \r
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Our experience prior to this was only so-so. Waiter forgetting stuff, namely the food. It's going downhill fast. We only go here because it's literally around the corner. Sad, sad, sad.
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piruleto2
05/22/2008
Beware when you get your credit card statement

The food is mediocre, the service slow, and on top of that they added $3 extra dollars on my Visa receipt. I had to dispute the card in order to get my money back. Check your credit card statement before you pay your bills, who knows how many times they have done that before.

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Angelina7
03/03/2008
What a cute location!

While recently vacationing in Denver form NY, I passed by this cute little corner restaurant on the way to the zoo. I decided to stop in with my 2 children for dinner ( after we visited the playground kitty corner from it! How convienent!) I am glad to say we were not disappointed.So cute inside and the kids love it. Plenty of crayons to keep them busy! I ordered the house Pasta Felese which was out of this world! Our waiter was so friendly with the kids and they loved the spaghetti an...view mored meatballs! I coming back, with my neighbors kids!view less

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