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Cranelli's Italian Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Menu

APPETIZERS
$4.0
Garlic Knots
Served with marinara
$9.0
Antipasto
genoa salami, deli-cut pepperoni, fresh mozzarella, roasted red peppers, asparagus, artichokes, kalamata olives, & peperoncino's served with two crostinis
$8.0
Italian Poppers
poblano peppers stuffed with a four cheese medley & sausage topped with bread crumbs
$10.0
Sausage & Peppers
sweet italian sausage, mixed peppers, & red onions sautéed in a marinara sauce served with two crostinis
$8.0
Arancinis*
flash fried risotto balls filled with cheese & ever-changing ingredients (ask your server about the featured risotto ball)
$8.0
Caprese
fresh basil leaves, roma tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella & red onions drizzled with a balsamic glaze & served with two crostinis
SALADS
House Made Dressings: ranch - blue cheese - italian - caesar - oil & balsamic vinegar. Add blue cheese Crumbles or Anchovies $0.75 (Gluten-free)
Side $4.0
Entrée $6.0
House
lettuce mix with tomatoes, red onions, croûtons, & a sprinkle of parmesan cheese served with your choice of dressing
Side $6.0
Entrée $8.0
Caesar
romaine lettuce & croûtons tossed in our caesar & a sprinkle of parmesan cheese
Entrée $11.0
Strawberry Pecan*
spinach, romaine, cherry tomatoes, red onions, gorgonzola cheese & candied pecans with a balsamic glaze
SIDES
$3.0
Meatballs
$3.0
Sausage
$3.0
Chicken
$3.0
Shrimp
$3.0
Pesto
$3.0
Bolognese
$3.0
Béchemel
PASTA DISHES
Pastas topped with fresh parsley & romano cheese. Substitute sautéed spinach for any pasta $2; Split plate charge $3
Half $10.0
Full $16.0
Lasagna
fresh sheet pasta layered with ricotta cheese & our beef & pork mixture topped with béchamel sauce & baked to perfection
Half $8.0
Full $14.0
Gluten Free Full $18.0
Marinara
our rustic house-made marinara sauce with italian spices served over spaghetti (try it with meatballs or sausage)
Half $9.0
Full $15.0
Bolognese
traditional meat sauce with italian spices mixed with our creamy béchamel served over spaghetti
Half $9.0
Full $15.0
Gluten Free Full $19.0
Baked Ziti
italian sausage with ricotta & mozzarella cheese & a touch of our bolognese sauce served over ziti
Half $8.0
Full $14.0
Gluten Free Full $18.0
Tomato Basil
fresh roma & cherry tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, & basil with a white wine sauce served over fettuccine (try it with chicken, shrimp, or sausage)
Full $16.0
Gluten Free Full $20.0
Linguine and Clams
house made spicy clam sauce with your choice of aglio, red or creamy white sauce
Half $9.0
Full $15.0
Gluten Free Full $19.0
Chicken Piccata
mushrooms, grilled asparagus, and capers in a lemon butter sauce topped with grilled chicken served over fettuccine
Half $9.0
Full $15.0
Gluten Free Full $19.0
Chicken Marsala
prosciutto, mushrooms, grilled asparagus, and cherry tomatoes in our rustic house-made marsala sauce topped with grilled chicken served over fettuccine noodles
Half $8.0
Full $14.0
Gluten Free Full $18.0
Aglio E Olio
white wine, garlic, olive oil, crushed red peppers, fresh parsley, & romano cheese served over spaghetti (try it with cherry tomatoes, chicken, shrimp, or sausage)
Half $9.0
Full $15.0
Gluten Free Full $19.0
Chicken Genovese
our house-made pesto with sun-dried tomatoes tossed with our creamy béchamel topped with grilled chicken served over spaghetti
SANDWICHES
$10.0
Sausage
sausage, grilled peppers, onions, mozzarella cheese served with a side of marinara
$10.0
Meatball
our delicious house-made meatballs topped with mozzarella cheese served with a side of marinara
$10.0
Salami
salami, sweet ham, caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, tomatoes, spinach, mozzarella cheese, & spicy aioli, served with extra spicy aioli on the side
$10.0
Eggplant
lightly (panko) breaded & fried eggplant, spinach, roasted red peppers, caramelized onions, mozzarella cheese, balsamic dressing, & spicy aioli
$10.0
Chicken Parmigiana
lightly (panko) breaded & fried chicken topped with mozzarella cheese & baked to perfection served with a side of marinara
STROMBOLI'S
$10.0
Pepperoni, Salami, & Provolone Cheese
$10.0
Ham, American & Provolone Cheese
$10.0
Build your Own
Choice of two ingredients
CALZONES
$9.0
Cheese
$10.0
Sausage
$12.0
Veggie
spinach, onions, black olives, mixed peppers, & mushrooms
$10.0
Build Your Own
choice of two ingredients
TRADITIONAL THIN CRUST PIES
Small 10" $14.0
Large 14" $16.0
Sausage & Onion
Small 10" $14.0
Large 14" $16.0
Margherita
try it with a side of pesto!
Small 10" $12.0
Large 14" $14.0
Build Your Own
JUST FOR KIDS
Includes a drink & a scoop of ice cream
$6.0
Macaroni & Creamy Cheese
$6.0
Thin Crust Mini Pie
Choice of 2 toppings
$6.0
Pasta
Choice of butter, alfredo, or marinara
DESSERTS
$8.0
Tiramisu
$7.0
Cannoli
Chocolate chip, almond or plain
$10.0
Italian Cookies*
4 assorted
$7.0
Panna Cotta*
Ask your server about feature flavor
$8.0
Affogato*
two scoops ice cream, chocolate drizzle, hazelnuts and shot of espresso in a martini glass
$12.0
Affogato Dirty*
with Frangelico
$4.0
Vanilla Ice Cream
with choice of Caramel or Chocolate sauce
$6.0
Spumoni*
chocolate, cherry and pistachio gelato with Pistachio pieces mixed in
$10.0
Tartufo Bomba*
Ball of Love
About
We are located in the newly purchased Waterford (previously IMT) apartment complex. We have two specified parking in front of the door, any other spot that just states "retail parking" - besides Blue Mist and Trubucha - are fine to park at as well. If you park in the other two mentioned (even when closed) unfortunately they will tow you. Call for reservations!
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Your “neighborhood Italian Restaurant “- only even better! Very cozy, friendly, personal staff, and of Cu, EXCELLENT FOOD! The owners are there, and remedy our! Always a great dining experience. Lunch or dinner, great food and good sized portions. You will NOT be hungry when...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Dream752049
Reviewed 6 days ago

While up in Denver this weekend we found this place and so glad we did! The place is on the small side but that's what makes it so nice. Everyone that worked there was super friendly and helpful. I wish I could remember our waitress...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tom g
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had dinner here fir the first time last night. What a hidden gem! The food was outstanding. We had a wonderful conversation with the owner, Lasinda. Our server, “Uncle Bob” really went out of his way to make us feel welcomed. Great place. Virtually...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank N1552JPwalterc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the area so I brought my husband here for his birthday. I really like that you can get half orders, don't like that there is a split plate charge Chicken caccitore is a little spicy but I did like it. Garlic knots...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank avshockey
Lasinda L, General Manager at Cranelli's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, We understand that splitting the orders may be frustrating but there is labor that goes into this so we apologize but we do offer the half and full options to accommodate. We are thrilled you like the Caccitore! The spice we describe with...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment you walk in to this small restaurant, you feel the energy. The head of house to the bus boys is spectacular. Happy staff= Happy good food. But the cooks a round for $10( fun and they treat you right). Get ALL the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Wyowino
Lasinda L, General Manager at Cranelli's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Oh my gosh I love your review! :) Thank you so much for taking the time to share all your amazing compliments. We cherish your business, kindness and support!!! We can NOT wait to have you again soon! Brittany and your Cranelli's Family

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic experience! We showed up with eight, thinking we had reservations. we did, but not at this restaurant. They said not to worry, even though they were totally maxed out. they would accommodate us. The food was fantastic. It should be world-famous lasagna!...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 882rayl
Lasinda L, General Manager at Cranelli's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review! I TOTALLY REMEMBER YOU ALL <3 Thank you so much for letting us accommodate you in the best of ways! You and your family were such a pleasure to have and we sure hope we can see you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Celebrated my birthday with a large group of friends. Cranellis was very accommodating, as always. The food and appetizers were fresh, hot and delicious, the drinks were wonderful, and the staff treated us like royalty...complete with “happy birthday” from the entire staff and restaurant! It’s...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mary P M
Lasinda L, General Manager at Cranelli's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review Mary! We appreciate all your kind words, it means the world to us! Five years! What a crazy thought!! Well, we sure hope to have you and your friends back again soon! Thank you for being apart of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is mediocre, no parking, place is cramped, and service is horrible. Enough said. Don't say you weren't warned. Wont go back. Plenty of other great options in the area.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sooners99
Lasinda L, Owner at Cranelli's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Merry Christmas to you as well...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

2nd time here, and again was AWESOME!!!!! To start we had their Garlic Knots, and very soft, and very tasty. One of us had the Chicken Cacciatore, and the other had Chicken Parmigiana, and let me tell you both were Amazing. We took a Cannoli,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Dwayne A
Lasinda L, Owner at Cranelli's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

thank you so much! Merry Christmas! See you again soon, Lasinda

Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

We visited this place as soon as we moved in from Florida. This is by far the best italian food I've ever had. Garlic knots were exceptional, you cant go here and not order them, its a sin. Service was amazing too. Will be back...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank vivianamaria777
Cranellis, Owner at Cranelli's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Thank you so much! You taking the time to write this just warms our heart! We are so happy that you are now a part of our family! Merry Christmas! Lasinda

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