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IL Colosseo Italian Restaurant

Northgate Street, Athlone, Ireland
+353 90 647 5094
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (31 reviews)
“veal” (5 reviews)
“pollo” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Northgate Street, Athlone, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Busy busy busy ... service was good , nothing great to say about that as nobody attentive enough to ask how our meal was progressing... understandably they where busy but Christmas night outs are once a year , you want to feel like you want...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Davedj68
Reviewed 5 days ago

The food is very nice in here and a great atmosphere. Pixxas are lovely. They catered for a group of 12 of us very well

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ghogie91
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Second time I’ve eaten here, didn’t enjoy the first visit, but it was booked by a family member, so went anyway. The waiter took forever to take our orders, never offered a drink while waiting, had to grab passing waiters to ask for water to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank liamthee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be one of the nicest pizzas I have ever eaten. Cooked in a stone oven it is just what the doctor ordered. The restaurant has lovely with wonderful service staff who will try to do something for you if you want to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank aislingoconnor69
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is delicious, really delicious. I cannot go to a proper Italian restaurant and not have lasagna and garlic bread. It was just delicious. My partner is not so committed to lasagne that he cannot choose other options so he had an absolutely...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MBPG2011
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

got such a surprise when visiting this restaurant. Amazing food and so reasonably priced. Well worth a visit - Oh and you can bring your own wine - another great saver. Excellent table service. Would book in advance as every table was full while we...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Dee M
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Book a table for two the other night it was my first time to try this restaurant in Athlone as I’m a local. Restaurant has a nice look to it. Are waiter seemed in very bad humour and was quite intimidating.I got the Pollo Il...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Cody C
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

We returned here this evening for yet another anniversary meal and yet again the food was authentic,full of flavour and reasonably priced for the quality.Staff were professional and friendly and there was a lovely atmosphere for a Tuesday evening. Well Done all :)

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Fiddy50
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

(if you won’t read all of this, just read this one sentence - order the side order of potatoes they are crispy and amazing, like roasted wedges) Visited this restaurant with my family once again, have eaten in this establishment many times before and have...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 3 October 2018

A very quaint restaurant. Food is Superb lovely flavour. We had pasta dishes which tasted fab and we had plenty to eat. They have a full bar (which is unusual for restaurants as most only serve bottled beer). The staff were very friendly and entertaining....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank skinsmulhall
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Niamh S
10 August 2017|
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Response from ghostchild2 | Reviewed this property |
No you have to go up a set of stairs to get to it. I don't ever remember seeing a lift.
26 May 2016|
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Response from Mikeybish |
They have a bar, I'm sitting here enjoying the vino rosso de la cassa, however they also allow bring your own wine (but not other alcohol)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Northgate Street, Athlone, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Westmeath  >  Athlone
  • Phone Number: +353 90 647 5094
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