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Papa Mazzotti's

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2252 Lake Ave, Thornton, CO 80241-2702
+1 303-255-8612
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Denver, Colorado
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We used Papa's for a catered lunch and it was very good. The sauce for spaghetti is homemade, meatballs are fantastic. They delivered a great salad and bread. Decent prices, the set up fast and staff is friendly

Thank Jan K
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Must try to the ice cream with wine sauce! Almost skipped dessert because the meal was big enough to split. My advice - take half home and get the ice cream; the wine sauce is the best! Small family owned restaurant, with a perfect atmosphere for that "down home" experience. Homemade noodles reminded me of my grandmother's. Food is plentiful,... More 

Thank JFMB1983
Thornton, Colorado
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138 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

13 tables, limited seating, may have a wait. Menu is limited but everything is very good. Service is good. May be may be a bit stressed at busy times. Portions are good to large.

Thank Dave J
Highland, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

Amazing food. Left way too full to function. The staff was all very friendly and our waitress was very helpful and knew everything about all the food, which is great because i had questions. I highly recommend this cute little hidden restaurant!!

Thank Maggie M
Denver, Colorado
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100 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

We've tried this place over many years, really hoping for this small mom and pop place to get better, but no so. After a while you have to just give up. Most occasions it's only my wife and I in there, during off hours. With 2 people it's painfully slow service and food is mediocre at best. Bread basket is... More 

Thank HungryDawg
Thornton, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

Great home feel atmosphere. Small and cozy but delightful! Situated in an older neighborhood this restaurant is not afraid to use a little garlic in their sauces!

Thank Scott P
Thornton, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

Papa Mazzotti's is a quaint little restaurant hidden in East Lake. They have great food and good prices. It's small and no frill, but the food is fantastic! Homemade pasta, fresh tasting food...I love this place. My favorite is the eggplant Parmesan, but I think almost everything they serve is great. It is small, and family run, so it can... More 

Thank Amitra S
Westminster, Colorado
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

We went to try out the new location of Papa Mazzotti's after having been fans of their original place on 104th & Colorado. The new restaurant is hidden in East Lake, CO & is adorable. It was delightful to see Elizabeth, the daughter of the original owner, Teri, who is running the operation with her sister now. The food was... More 

Thank ChristineHernandez
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

Papa Mazzotti's is tucked away in the East Lake neighborhood and provides classic home-cooked Italian meals in a comfortable, family-friendly setting. Meals include soup or salad and bread and butter, and there is a wide variety of options for entrees. Although I have tried (and enjoyed) many options, my favorite is their homemade spaghetti with both meatballs and sausage.

Thank Kidsintow45
Scottsbluff, Nebraska
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

This place is NOT a place you're likely to find randomly, just driving around town, but it's worth finding nonetheless! I thoroughly enjoyed my meal and I especially loved the flavor of the sausage and the meatballs. Lasagna was very good, as was the chicken parm. The only thing I didn't think was great were the spaghetti noodles. They weren't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2252 Lake Ave, Thornton, CO 80241-2702
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Thornton
  • Phone Number: +1 303-255-8612

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?