Courtesy of Oscar Venegas

Shells and Sauce

Tues3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wed3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thu3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Fri3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sat10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sun10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Shells and Sauce

2600 E 12th Ave

Denver, CO 80206

Tucked away in Congress Park, Shells and Sauce is the ideal remedy for a pasta craving. The neighborhood Italian-American joint has two indoor dining rooms, an open kitchen, ample rooftop seating (because who doesn't love their pasta with a panoramic view of the park?), and an impressive wine cellar. The space is filled with light wood and big windows, embodying something of a family dining room, while the chefs are on display as they grate parmesan onto fresh tortellini. The house-made pastas are drenched in everything from tabasco ragu and pesto cream sauce to jalapeño sausage alfredo, not to mention the vast assortment of added cheeses. While there are plenty of meat and fish entrees available, and a variety of hearty Italian salads as well, it seems only natural to order shells and sauce at Shells and Sauce.