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Dat's Italian

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2514 W Colorado Ave, Ste 102, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-3071
+1 719-632-3287
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 21:00
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Trinidad, Colorado
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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126 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Cincinnati, Ohio
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101 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a cute little place. The sign is fun and modern but the inside is classic and cute! The service was great and the food so fresh!

Thank Amanda K
Walsenburg, Colorado
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lasagna was the best my husband has had since Little Italy in Chicago. The gluten-free spaghetti was delicious. Hubby had the salted caramel brownie for dessert - melted in his mouth. The laid-back atmosphere and excellent service made for a relaxing meal.

Thank captd1961
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was edible, but that is the best I can say. We had several dishes between four adults, none of those were even average Italian fare. Bad night in the kitchen, maybe, but there are much better places to get your pasta fix in the Colorado Springs area.

Thank Robert F
Orlando, Florida
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122 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Our server, Noel, was welcoming, authentic and engaging. My guest enjoyed spaghetti pie, which was plentiful and tasty. I chose the meatballs stuffed with pinenuts. Noel suggested that I could have one meatball with carbonara sauce and one meatball with Bolognese sauce which was the perfect combination for me. The restaurant is quaint and comfortable. No was quick to make... More 

Thank Amy G
Canon City, Colorado
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109 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

It was snowing on the day we went to lunch so there was next to no one there. It's a small place, mid block. The barkeep was very enjoyable and had excellent recommendations. The food was great and the brownie desert was the best!

Thank Jim F
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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102 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We tried Dat's Italian Monday evening for my birthday dinner. This is a small restaurant so any group larger than 6 makes things tight. We had two children with us and ordered their meals right a way and the restaurant did a good job of getting their food out to them. We ordered the kids spaghetti and meatballs. When it... More 

Thank Ken6973

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?