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II Colosseo Restaurant & Pizza

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7704 18TH Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214-1110
+1 718-234-3663
11:30 - 22:00
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Albany, NY
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77 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Have been here twice for lunch during the past week. I had the penne a la vodka which is my go-to in Italian restaurants and seafood salad. This was the best I have ever eaten. Bread basket served immediately upon seating. I went earlier in the day so wasn't too crowded but everyone else there seemed to be locals and... More 

1 Thank joancrounse
Matawan, New Jersey, United States
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

So they definitely don't have the best Italian food in Brooklyn. The shrimp scampi came standard over rice (since when is that the standard?) and the risotto dishes really lacked flavor. With that said, you can find some great treats on the menu, such as the fried calamari, which was very fresh, and the penne vodka, which was one of... More 

Thank Maryann C
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

The food is really delicious, authentic Italian. As we live in the area we go to Il colosseo often. I love their cheesecake.

Thank Mic111
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

My second visit was even better than the first fantastic one. Had, in a typical Italian "trattoria" ambience, pasta with home made special spinach and cheese sauce a glass of original italyan white wine...delicious. Tasteful basic home made bread with flavored olive oil. And a real espresso at the end

Thank Alberto F
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Italian waiters speaking Italian to Italian customers who know their Italian cuisine. Enthusiastically prepared. Family friendly at least at 7. Everyone's cool with kids. It's family!

Thank surfsea7
Long Island
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210 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

Came to this restaurant upon the recommendation of a local resident, after viewing the Christmas Light Displays in Dyker Heights. Despite it being a Monday and 8pm, the restaurant was full of diners and bustling. Please note that parking can be problematic around this restaurant and you might have to drive around a bit to find a space. We had... More 

1 Thank earladybon
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was great many years ago. The service mediocre the food not so good. The baby octopus, grilled was as hard as a rock burned no taste, the rigatoni alla bolognese un disaster. The rest of the stuff we ordered not to good only the dessert was ok and the espresso. I will never get back. My friend said... More 

Thank Salvatore P
Concord, North Carolina
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177 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

This is a cozy Italian restaurant in Brooklyn. The pizza is stone oven baked. Always a great meal each time we eat here. Family atmosphere and very pleasant. The service is really great as well. The Profitterol chocolate cream puffs are a must.

1 Thank Craig D
Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

This is an old fashioned restaurant. It is not much to look at from the outside but what a great surprise awaits you inside. The waiters are all friends and get along very well, the atmosphere is good old fashion noisy where everyone has a good time, Makes you feel like eating and drinking. This is where the food comes... More 

Thank Klammer2014
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

Il colosseo restaurant is one of the best and only true italian restaurtnts left in brooklyn .. this is not your veal parm, place,, if your are looking for chicken alfredo go to olive garden..( if you are very italian american it may NOT be for you!!, No fake italian food here!!!) if you want real italian food the kind... More 

Thank anthony p

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7704 18TH Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214-1110
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-234-3663

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