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“Delicious Italian food, not just pizza's”
Review of Il Colosseo

Il Colosseo
Ranked #10 of 92 Restaurants in Farnborough
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Delicious Italian food, not just pizza's”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Loved this restaurant. You would not know it was here as it was converted from the old Midland Bank building. The food is delicious and when the restaurant is full the atmosphere is really good. Food is delicious, especially their steaks cooked in delicious italian sauces. This restaurant would benefit from some serious marketing as at the moment it is a little known gem.

Visited January 2013
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great for a pizza!”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

I use this place all the time for takeaway pizza but was so impressed by the friendly staff that my wife and i stayed and ate it inside a few weeks ago.

Really good value for money and a beautiful building considering location.

Visited November 2012
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A real find - great pasta”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Tonight my friend and I ate at il colosseum and what a lovely surprise it was. Don't be put off by the interior, the food is fab, this is a good traditional Italian. We ordered pizza and a pasta dish, both were delicious and just as good as any Italian meal you would experience in Italy. The chef came out and spoke with us, he is passionate about Italian food and has brought his recipes with him from his native Italy. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for an authentic Italian experience , lovely home cooked Italian food. This was a refreshing change to all the chain Italians that are on every high street. Also great value, £45 for a bottle of wine 2 mains, 2 side orders and a desert!

  • Visited March 2013
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Hampshire
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Going downhill a bit with service”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

We have previously visited il colleseo several times, food has always been good maybe a bit overpriced especially for the meat dishes , service has been ok to good, went recently and the food was ok the service was dreadful! The man serving us was cold bordering on rude we felt like an inconvenience! Took us four gos to get a jug of table water, food was literally thrown at us with a grunt. Very disappointing and they have now lost our custom, which is a shame as we have used them regularly in the past.

Visited March 2013
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Guildford, United Kingdom
1 review
“A great place for a family occasion”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

My wife and I have been regular customers of Il Colosseo for a number of years. They even catered our wedding for us - delivering the food to our home. The feedback from our guests on that occasion was first class, especially the veggies for whom Antonio, the chef, had made several special dishes.

Last night was my mother's birthday and 10 members of the family went to Il Colosseo to celebrate, some of the group going there for the first time. Everyone had a fantastic time and enjoyed their food greatly. There was a slight hiccup with my mother's steak being slightly redder than she usually prefers, but as usual, Antonio could not do enough to rectify the problem. I think there were 4 birthdays being celebrated last night as 4 times the lights were dimmed and a birthday tiramisu was presented to the strains of 'Happy Birthday to you' sung by staff and families.

We would certainly recommend this restaurant as it is, without doubt, the best in town (albeit in a town that is deplorably ill served in that regard].

  • Visited March 2013
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