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2826 Plum St, Erie, PA 16508-3234
+1 814-866-9621
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good16%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2826 Plum St, Erie, PA 16508-3234
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great atmosphere! Very good meal! I had the eggplant parmigiana. Service was very pleasant and we enjoyed our server!

3  Thank michellekupes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were sent here by a very helpful person while visiting a cousin at Hamot Hospital, and she was very positive in her opinion about Calao's. it sounded great , looked great when we got there, was very busy, and we were really anticipating a...More

Thank Anthony G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our server was awesome! The calimari was good. The mussels were strong ( not fresh) and not to our liking.The salad with house crumbly gorgonzola was kraft zesty with one tiny piece of cheese and I had to look for it. I had veal piccata...More

1  Thank Monica S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Started out at the bar for cocktails. Ordered chocolate martini that was really good! Next moved to our table and I’m gluten free so only have a few choices but found an entree on the specials. Chilean sea bass with pasta and a salad but...More

3  Thank Kimberly M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a citizen of your Pennsylvania I have visited most of the Italian restaurants in Erie. I can tell you from experience that Colao’s is the best Italian restaurant in the area. The ambience remind you of a rustic Italian setting and the food is...More

4  Thank I0I0I0I0
Reviewed 12 January 2018

No trip to Erie, other than on a Monday night only (closed) can disinclude dinner at Colao's. However finding Colao's is not easy! Approaches from either west 38th or west 26th streets is easiest, as Plum Street runs perpendicular to either -- south from 26th...More

5  Thank Robert V
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I have been coming to Colao's Italian restaurant in Eriebmy entire life and it's always a favorite. I could probably eat here every day and not get tired of the amazing pastas, the sauce, the home-made creations, the ever-changing menu that still has favorites and...More

8  Thank DavidHunterErie
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

The night we got engaged in 2017 we went here and we plan to go back yearly to celebrate. Excellent service, thoughtful and polite staff, and wonderful food!

7  Thank SJArtman
Reviewed 1 September 2017

I was traveling back home to celebrate my mother's birthday with her and my sister's. I use TripAdvisor for almost everything (even for "home") and it's a good thing I did. I grew up in the Erie area and had no clue this place existed....More

9  Thank KayDarboe
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped for dinner on our way home from Canada. Amazing! This restaurant is located in a historic neighborhood. Everything was delicious- lasagna, Chilean sea bass with gnocchi, the pasta. Everyone was very pleasant, welcoming, and helpful. I can't recommend this restaurant highly enough.

7  Thank Deirdre S
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2826 Plum St, Erie, PA 16508-3234
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Erie
  • Phone Number: +1 814-866-9621
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Colao's Ristorante serves traditional, authentic Italian cuisine made from recipes that have been passed down through our family for generations. We also offer fresh veal, seafood and steaks, as well as unique nightly entree and appetizer features. We’re known for our uncompromising standards to the highest quality and freshest ingredients, all meals are prepared to order. Check out our extensive wine list featuring 12 premium wines served by the glass. Fresh, ingredients, handmade pasta, ravioli, rum-soaked tiramisu and cannoli!
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