Dat's Italian reviews


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Overall Rating

92% would recommend it to a friend
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by VickiL on April 22, 2018
Wonderful Italian food and friendly personal service.
by JohnnyC on April 21, 2018
The food was excellent. I would come back again and again. The service was great. The food came out at a reasonably time. The enviroment was cozy, romantic and friendly. Overall, definitely a place to eat at.
by ThomasH on April 21, 2018
The service was great, the food not. Sadly to say but had better food at Olive garden. Overall I would say Dat's not very good.
by dwlit on April 08, 2018
Family owned, family recipes. Delicious food, ample servings , excellent service. Will definitely return soon.
by JenniferC on March 03, 2018
The food was incredible and the service was impeccable. Anyone looking for good Italian in Colorado Springs should check them out.
by Nicky on March 03, 2018
Arrived happy and looking forward to a nice meal. Left tense and agitated with a headache.
by JanellC on March 03, 2018
Great service from the owner. Kinda awkward table arrangement, but we made it work. Way too much whole garlic cloves in Pasta Primavera. Over 10 in one plated serving! Had been here fun a lunch, but first time in the eve for pre theater outing.
by gatorgurl on March 02, 2018
This is the best authentic Italian restaurant in Colorado Springs. Great, family owned business.
by OpenTable Diner on March 02, 2018
As always.... wonderful. We love coming here!!
by MaggieH on February 25, 2018
Dat's Italian is amazing! I live out of the city so when I asked my friend for food options, she said that this was really good Italian. The food was really, really good. The bar tender was very friendly and had a fun energetic personality. I look forward to coming to Dat'z when I am in the Springs again.
by AllieJ on February 24, 2018
AMAZING! We really enjoyed the lasagna and spaghetti pie.
by ValerieM on February 17, 2018
Pleasant cozy atmosphere. Attentive wait staff. Excellent food, plenty of choices. Don’t pass up the lemon cream cake for dessert!!
by OpenTable Diner on February 14, 2018
They are always outstanding, fantastic place , best Italian in the city
by JulieP on February 14, 2018
The food is fantastic and the waitstaff is very friendly. This is a wonderful family owned business with delicious homemade food. We love this place!
by AshleyR on February 10, 2018
My husband and I went for our anniversary. They went above and beyond to give us the most romantic night together. And as always the food was spectacular.
by LisaR on February 03, 2018
Dennis has greeted us at every visit and made our experience special! The staff is always friendly, knowledgeable on the menu (love their suggestions) and accommodating to our needs. Best place for any occasion, they definitely make you feel special- thank you!
by ChristopherL on February 03, 2018
A terrific restaurant. Food and service was awesome! We will be back.
by OpenTable Diner on February 02, 2018
The most authentic Italian cuisine you'll find in Colorado Springs!
by OpenTable Diner on January 21, 2018
I lived in Europe for almost 10 years and Dat's Italian is the most authentic Italian restaurant I've been to outside of The Boot. The ambiance is perfect and will make you feel like you've journeyed across the pond rather than down to Old Colorado City. The service is spot on; very knowledgeable and worth taking recommendations from. The gent, who you could obviously tell was personally invested in the family business, was pleasant, let us take out time, and provided advice on what tuned out to be two exceptional wines and matching entrees. I've sampled enough Lambrusco to float the Dante Alighieri around and must say, what I had at Dat's Italian was some of the finest. The same can be said for the Chianti which was clean, complex, and left you wanting one more sip each time. Both the lasagna and eggplant Parmesan were served in heaping portions and were not doubt, the finest to be had on the Front Range. Do yourself a favor and head over to OCC's hidden gem for an evening of international splendor. One last note: The tiramisu, don't even dare question if you want it.
by OpenTable Diner on January 20, 2018
Dat’s Italian is our favorite Italian spot in Colorado Springs. It’s our Go To place for a quiet date. First, the ambiance is perfect. Quiet, cozy, and dim. Second, the wait staff is always impeccable. They’re always very polite and attentive. Third, THE FOOD. It is always Amazing. So many of their ingredients are made from scratch which does contribute to a bit longer wait than you may be used to, but it is most definitely worth it.
by OpenTable Diner on January 20, 2018
Wonderful food and service as always, but the diners seating next to my husband and I️ were disrespectful and cursed a lot..... Our food was amazing as it always has been in the past and our server Nole was great, wonderful people that work there...
by OpenTable Diner on January 05, 2018
The staff, service, lasagna and dessert was delicious! We will definitely be back.
by hpsooner on December 23, 2017
It was next to being a horrible evening. First off I had an argument with the Owner /Manager of the restaurant about the size of the table. It was a nice 4 top... problem was, there were 5 adults, and no room for everyone's plates, glasses, and condiments. I asked for a larger table and was told, NO!!! those are reserved. Well, ours was reserved also via Open Table, and being told that's what he always uses for 5 people doesn't hold water. We were uncomfortable and should have left but didn't. As a Sommelier I was totally disappointed by the wine selection. Being told that one of the best wines available was a 2016 Chianti, was not what I wanted, but we ordered it anyway, and it was way to young to serve, let along drink. Food wise, the main courses left much to be desired. I order the Chicken Parm... it actually should have been called "Chick Parm," as there was only about 3 bites of chicken. There were also 2 orders of Veal Parm, and while one was editable, they other really required a saw to get through the veal. As far as recommending this restaurant, I would not and could not, plus I assure you, we will NEVER RETURN. Macaroni Grill in Colorado Springs offers better service, better food, and much better wine.
by OpenTable Diner on December 16, 2017
The food was wonderful and such a friendly staff. I would highly recommend this restaurant!
by OpenTable Diner on December 15, 2017
Great family restaurant. Our waitress was part of the family and did a great job. The lasagna was amazing. We will be back!
by Gman on December 08, 2017
Good italian food. The tables can be small for fitting everything on, the service can take a while (10 minutes until they took drink order this last time - but nice personality servers, just need more of them). When not in a hurry it is a place I go back to.
by JimL on December 08, 2017
We enjoyed the good food and friendly service
by KeithW on November 16, 2017
Waiter was quite personable, making our experience very enjoyable.
by Bobby on November 15, 2017
The food and service was excellent. Would recommend for anytime you have a craving for authentic Italian cuisine.
by OpenTable Diner on November 07, 2017
Enjoy celebrating a birthday here. Service attentive and food tasty. would recommend
by OpenTable Diner on November 04, 2017
Our meals were all excellent. All five of us had something different and each was very good. Our party of five was seated at a table really better for four, a bit cramped. The restaurant is "cozy small". Cocktail selection was more limited than expected, no Irish whiskey, no Beefeater gin, etc. Our birthday girl wanted Cappuccino and they did not have that, very odd for and Italian restaurant. My wife ordered lemon cake for desert and said it had very little lemon taste. But over all we had a very nice evening.
by Pshelk on October 28, 2017
I overheard our waiter tell another staff member that their bagged lettuce is freezing because of where they were placed in the cooler. Sure enough our waiter tried to pawn frozen wilted salads to our table , we refused the messy plates. My wife and I also heard the wait staff talking about how much money they are taking in for that evening thus far. The spaghetti is blanched prior to the dinner service, I know this because I saw the chef(cook) in the kitchen grabbing handfuls and submersing the portions into boiling water(yes his hands were not gloved) pre blanching pasta dries it out . yes it was very noticeable. OK we are foodies I admit , that being said however, we will not be back...
by AnonDiner on October 27, 2017
Very unfortunate experience at this restaurant. Awfully slow service (waited an hour and a half for our food) and no compensation in any way on the restaurant's end.
by OpenTable Diner on October 26, 2017
Dats Italian is by far the best restaurant I have ever been to from the atmosphere to the delicious food. Me n my girlfriend have been looking for a place to go to get away from the kids. We will be going there a lot n the day I propose to her will definitely be at this remarkable restaurant
by Shearz on October 18, 2017
Food was very good. Lasagna was excellent. Wait staff was friendly and talkative but not to the point of intrusive.
by SV99 on October 13, 2017
Would have been a 5 if offered a better wine list and bread.
by OpenTable Diner on October 07, 2017
This is absolutely my favorite Italian restaurant in this town! The lasagna is second to none and the service is fantastic!
by OpenTable Diner on October 07, 2017
Went to dinner with work colleagues and we were all very impressed with this restaurant! It's obvious that the owner takes great pride in making this restaurant an authentic Italian food experience outside of Italy. Family pride was evident. The owners daughter was our server and was just as invested in ensuring that our meal experience was fantastic. Great service. Great food- worth the drive!
by OpenTable Diner on October 07, 2017
The food, unfortunately was awful, bland and tasteless.
by ustraveller on September 22, 2017
Good local place, good food and service.
by Local on September 20, 2017
Owner was most gracious when preparing for the evening's he detected a reservation conflict and called to offer options for resolving the problem. Absolutely exceeded my expectations. We've eaten here many times and will continue. Have eaten nothing on their menue that wasn't excellent!
by OpenTable Diner on September 09, 2017
Great food...more than fantastic service. Felt more like dining with friends than going to a restaurant.
by OpenTable Diner on September 01, 2017
The lasagna was so delicious. My hubby and I both ordered it. We were given the "romantic" table. The owner/host told us we had to give each other loving looks through out the meal. And I guess we did because he said he saw multiple looks before dinner arrived. Our waiter had a great sense of humor and made us laugh. I wish we had this restaurant in Wisconsin.
by Local on August 31, 2017
Food is really excellent. Wait staff easily distracted and slow, Find the food superior to the more "trendy" Italian bistro just down the street.
by OpenTable Diner on August 26, 2017
I cannot find one negative thing to say about Dat's Italian. As soon as you walk in you know you have found the only place you will ever need to find for the best service and the best food. It's definitely the best Italian food restaurant in town. I know, I was raised on Italian food. As soon as you walk in you feel like you are at one of your grandmothers or aunt's or mom's home for a special occasion dinner. It brought back memories for me. From the appetizers to the desserts, the servings were very generous, just like at my Auntie Angelina's table. It is now our second dining room!
by OpenTable Diner on August 19, 2017
Dats Italian is a quaint family owned restaurant in Old Colorado City. The food is amazing and I love that the whole family works there together. This is our favorite spot for Italian! I recommend upgrading to the fresh pasta, it's delicious!
by Linipi719 on August 12, 2017
Our first experience at Dat's Italian was wonderful! The staff is so friendly and all work together well. You really feel like you are just having dinner at your Italian Grandma's house. The lasagna was AMAZING!!
by MarcM on August 11, 2017
The food here is excellent. The staff always make us feel welcome and are very quick and have attention to detail. Love coming here.
by OpenTable Diner on August 07, 2017
Business meeting
by BarbC on August 03, 2017
Service was very slow. My meal was not as ordered. by the time I got my meal my partner had finished eating. The red wine was bone chillingly cold and took half an hour to become drinkable. The food when we finally got it was very good.
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