We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Dat's Italian

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2514 W Colorado Ave, Ste 102, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-3071
+1 719-632-3287
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

227 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 227: English reviews
Fort Worth, Texas
Level Contributor
105 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017

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
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 18, 2017 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
Level Contributor
25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 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
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 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
Level Contributor
87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 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
Level Contributor
108 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed January 25, 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
Level Contributor
34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 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
Level Contributor
42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 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
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Went here for a birthday celebration and was told when we arrived that there was only one cook and that we should plan on being there for a long time. Can't say we weren't warned. There was one other larger table and two small tables other than us, so not crowded. It took about 25 mins to get water, 1... More 

Thank RhiCombs
Level Contributor
131 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2017

I love knowing the story of how and when a restaurant got started. I always believe if there's a story, most likely there is a lot of love in that restaurant. I know that it's here. The staff was so friendly. The owners are there working hard and making sure we are taken care of. Excellent service and food! We... More 

Thank Tambrukd

Travelers who viewed Dat's Italian also viewed

Colorado Springs, El Paso County
Colorado Springs, El Paso County
Colorado Springs, El Paso County
Colorado Springs, El Paso County

Been to Dat's Italian? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Dat's Italian and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Dat's Italian staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?