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“Great Italian food in Clear Lake!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Colosseum Italian Restaurant

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Colosseum Italian Restaurant
16608 El Camino Real, Houston, TX 77062-5815
(281) 488-0731
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Ranked #2,790 of 7,288 Restaurants in Houston
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Lago Vista, Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Great Italian food in Clear Lake!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Having been coming to this place since 1971, I thought it was time to write a bit about it. Absolutely my favorite spaghetti place in the world. The best meat sauce ever! Their veal! ummmm! The Lasagne is just perfect! Their bread is so good, and the toasties that come with your salad require me to take home a sack full ever visit. Their pizza is hand tossed and delicious.Love their ranch dressing! Their meatball and Italian sandwiches are awesome! There is a reason this place has been open for over 40 years! The also have a bakery which is outstanding! While the Great owners have retired and a new gentlemen runs it , the food remains amazing(the same as it was 41 yrs ago), together with large portions and great prices make this place a must eatery in the Clear Lake area for lunch or dinner!!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Some of the food is very good... Some is not.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012 via mobile

The lunch is cafeteria style, not buffet. You can't beat the lunch for price and quantity. The chicken parmesan is always very good. The fried zucchini is great with marinara sauce and the lobster bisque is excellent. Some of the dinner specials are also very good.
This is not the place for great Italian food but it's not bad for the price and the staff try hard if you treat them in a friendly and respectful manner.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Below Average Dining Experience”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012 via mobile

The Decor is old and worn, and the restaurant was not very clean. Food was barely average Italian fare at a cheap price. Beer was served at nearly room temperature We don't plan on making a return trip, and I suspect you will feel the same way.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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“DO NOT EAT HERE!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2010

My boyfriend and I wanted to try a new place for lunch and we went here. They have a buffet lunch menu and you have about five things to choose from. I ordered the spaghetti with meat sauce. When I was eating I bit into two charred black pieces of plastic which I spit back into my napkin. I was so grossed out and did not eat another bite. After we told the waitress she told someone else behind the counter and they did not even come to check to see if I was even okay. I will never return to this place and do not recommend anyone else to either.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Sunday Brunch is great!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2008

Sunday Brunch is great!

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