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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016, 2018 Winner

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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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Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Takeout, Private Dining
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place was recommended to us by two other couples. We were very excited to try it. The ambiance was pleasant enough, but I was freezing the whole time and never took off my winter coat (it was December). I saw I wasn't the only...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Angela G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a nice evening while on business. Service was great,the waiter was pleasant and very helpful. The Lasagna i had wasn't as authentic as i was hoping for. Overall experience was great and others on my team enjoyed their meal.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank John T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the pleasure of dining at Colao's for the first time this past weekend on our spring mother/daughter trip to Erie. From the moment we sat down, we knew that we had chosen well for our "new" restaurant experience. Jim, or Giaccamo as was affectionately...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank suzperez
Reviewed April 11, 2019 via mobile

My daughter moved to Erie last summer and we have tried multiple restaurants. Colao’s is so much better than any other restaurant. The ambiance is sophisticated but warm. The food is amazing—homemade pasta, marinara, excellent fish choices and all the classics like lasagna. I had...More

Date of visit: April 2019
3  Thank momtraveller63
Reviewed April 1, 2019

I always tell people this is my favorite in Erie. The unique location nestled in an Erie neighborhood offers a robust menu full of traditional and modern Italian flavor. I'm almost always drawn to the lobster ravioli but so many other things catch my eye...More

Date of visit: January 2019
3  Thank quinn135
Reviewed March 20, 2019

The smell of fresh sauce, an incredible wine list and homemade pasta. I enjoy great fish and scallops with my pasta, tasted like it was right off the boat. Great apps and plenty of choices make this a place to come back to over and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
3  Thank danbP1173VG
Reviewed January 21, 2019

Coloa's is a neighborhood Italian restaurant that appears to be in an older home. This is all good except for the parking especially in winter when parking regulations are in effect. There is valet service which I would recommend unless you don't want a young...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank VetteMike
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

The server was excellent, the food was pretty good, the prices were just too high for the quality. My bass had a cooking oil taste to it. Arancini, risotto, scallops all pretty good.

Date of visit: October 2018
4  Thank 346martinj
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Sat at the bar, Seth's customer service and recommendations were impeccable. Calamari, Mozzarella Salad and Carbonara were all delicious. When in Erie, you should go here! We will be back!

Date of visit: October 2018
7  Thank Pj N
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Had the calamari marinara and chicken piccata. My wife had the veal piccata. We split the appetizer. All excellent.

Date of visit: August 2018
8  Thank mzanakis
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