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“Good, but Nothing Special” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Colonial Risto Lounge

Colonial Risto Lounge
Ranked #61 of 124 Restaurants in Las Terrenas
Price range: $32 - $65
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
New York
Level Contributor
30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Good, but Nothing Special”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013

Our family of six ate dinner at Colonial Risto. We thought the food was good, but nothing special. As a caveat I will say that we all had pasta, which is both hard to mess up and hard to really shine, but it was solid and we thought the value was decent. The view attractive and the service was very good and friendly.

Visited February 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Copenhagen, Denmark
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265 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“A romantic place by the sea with really good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

We had dinner for two at this very nice restaurant situated by the sea. The interior design is very modern and cosy.
We sad at the terrace and had a very good and effective service.
We both had steaks - and I am sorry but I don't remember the names of the two different steaks we had - but both was very good and tender and mine was with a fantastic taste. We had 3 very good glasses of red wine and a bottle of water and the price was about 1600 Pesos in all.
I can really recommend this place.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Winnipeg, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food with big portions”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

This place has a great atmosphere and is very reasonably priced. We had the special at night form 7:30-8:30pm and it was excellent. The owner was very friendly and easy to talk to. The portions were big and were very filling. The pasta dish I had was cooked just right and not to spicy. The place was clean and well maintained.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Atlanta GA
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205 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Excellent food - one of the best in Las Terrenas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012

This restaurant is one of the better restaurants in town and I have eaten there several times. Its consistenly good food and large portions. There is a price fixed menu from 7.30-8.30pm but I would pay full price for any of the items on the menu. The atmosphere is upscale, dining inside the well decorated restaurant or on the large covered patio. It has a romantic feel to it either place you eat. They specialize in Italian foods - pasta and risotto but they have fish and meat as well. The chef is meticulous with the quality of ingredients and colorful plating. I highly recommend this place because you wont have a bad meal.

Visited May 2012
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Montreal, Canada
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110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Elegant, quiet dining in a lesser known corner of Las Terrenas”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

Of course, when in LT, you like to dine in one of the many restaurants right on the beach. But Colonial offers a nice change. The food could be considered upscale for Las Terrenas standards, the service is excellent. We had the porcini risotto which was cooked to perfection, with a generous portion of porcinis. The papardelle was clearly home made fresh pasta, with the right seasonings. At that time, they had a "loco hour" from 7h30 to 8h30: 350 pesos for a drink and a main course. Unbeatable value if they still have that special.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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