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Boulder and North Central Colorado Restaurants

Mama Rose's

Updated 10/01/2013

Fodor's Review

An Estes institution, the friendly staff at Mama Rose consistently serves good family-style Italian meals. The lasagna with sliced meatballs and sausage and the tricolor baked pasta are popular entrées, and the wine cellar has a good selection of international wines. The spacious Victorian dining room with plenty of fine art harkens back to earlier eras in Estes Park, minus the formal dress code. In warm weather diners enjoy the patio with views of the Big Thompson River.

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338 E. Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, Colorado, 80517, USA

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No lunch

Updated 10/01/2013


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By Robert

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Aug 22, 2005

Homemade pasta that's precooked!

I had high hopes of this place. Home made pasta. Ordered fettucini with pesto. Asked for the pasta to be cooked al dente. "Sorry can't do that it's all precooked". Now how difficult is it to cook pasta - not difficult and not time consuming. It came overcooked and soggy. The pesto sauce was well made with excellent texture. I despair

By A

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Aug 16, 2004

Excellent Food with the charm of the river by your side

The candle-lit tables drew our attention as we browsed the menu for the pizza place next door. So glad we went inside!!! The lasagna was EXCELLENT and the service was prompt. We enjoyed the candle-lit view of the river, along with the heaters that kept you toasty warm while outside at night. Dinner was cheap, and so filling we couldn't find room for dessert. A great place to go. Even the leftovers tasted great the next day!

By Sandy

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Aug 3, 2004

Very Nice Dining Experience

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. The atomophere was nice and relaxing. The waitstaff was friendly.

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