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Dat's Italian

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2514 W Colorado Ave, Ste 102, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-3071
+1 719-632-3287
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 21:00
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a small family owned restaurant. We do not eat at chains when traveling and decided to give it a try. The dishes were generous but they were served to us at room temperature. The pasta carbonara had too much garlic. The lasagna and baked spaghetti was good. The server was nice but seemed disorganized.

Thank LWill2
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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488 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

... easily one of the best Italian restaurants I've ever been to. And what's up with this town and adorable waiters? Amazing food, fantastic wine, and killer desserts. Make a reservation and dive in here. Perfect date night, as well. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Thank Rhonda B
Fort Worth, Texas
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96 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice atmosphere, homemade pasta, large servings enough for 2 to split, meatballs are delicious, desserts also large enough for 2 to split. We will definitely be going back often, Owner Italian

Thank Emily M
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit here started rough. We were seated promptly but without menus. Our friend decided to just grab some after waiting for a few minutes. Server took a good 10 minutes to even greet us. Another 10 minutes for water and drinks. Being a server myself, I found this to be unacceptable. That being said - food was great.... More 

Thank btiare
Colorado Springs, CO
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

My husband loved his putanesca dish. Child had the lasagna, as one of the cheeses they use is ricotta salata it had a tangy taste she didn't care for. Not a problem, my yummy eggplant parmesan had a hearty pasta portion (though more sauce would have been good), she shared that with me (lasagne taken home). The small salads were... More 

Thank inca_me
Colorado Springs, CO
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Made my first reservation for a party of nine and was accommodated as though we'd been life-long customers. There was only one chef and one server that night and although we did have to wait a bit longer for our meals it was well worth it. The server tried his best to keep up and we observed how hard he... More 

Thank Monica S
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner a couple weeks ago. Reservations for 6 people at 5 pm. We were sat quickly and had an excellent meal. Lasagna and meatballs are my favorite. Get the meat sauce!! Parking avail in back in public lot with a walkway to the street close to enterance.

Thank gwengweed
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100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

We went here for a retired professional group reunion and were pretty much underwhelmed and disappointed. Portions were small and over priced. It was a lunch group of 6 persons, not 15 or 20, and the single server was unable to handle our needs. There were only a handful of other customers at 2 tables during lunch as well. Back... More 

Thank Steve B
Trinidad, Colorado
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

This place seriously has the best meatballs I have ever had. Get the pignoli meatball (they are more expensive and worth every penny). We got gluten free pasta (even though the meatballs are not) and it was great although they did not tell us it would be $4 more per plate. Unexpected but not a game changer. The red meat... More 

Thank dazzlingglitz
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

These owners have roots all the way back to the old world way of doing Italian. The meatballs are made with pine nuts, and I have never had a better meatball.

Thank Susan H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2514 W Colorado Ave, Ste 102, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-3071
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Paso County  >  Colorado Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 719-632-3287

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