Dat's Italian reviews


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Overall Rating

78% would recommend it to a friend
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by DanielB on October 2, 2018
We ordered something we didn't like and they took it back and gave us something else quickly.
by DianaA on September 15, 2018
Wasn’t impressed. Slow, even though it wasn’t busy. Food was ok, not great. Good dessert.
by cathyc on September 7, 2018
Best lasagna ever! We come to Colorado a couple times a year from Texas. We ALWAYS stop in the Springs to dine st Dat’s Italian!
by KentU on September 1, 2018
Really liked the owner, his wife and daughter all being involved in the business. We had the veal parmigiana with the homemade pasta noodles. Food was excellent. Liquor license was suspended, so had water.
by OpenTable Diner on September 1, 2018
Absolutely amazing as always
by OpenTable Diner on August 26, 2018
They were a little hard to find and just when gps could not locate, we got a call from the restaurant as if they knew. The waiter was very conscientious, timely and helpful. The italian sausage was special and the spaghetti pie delish.
by LauraW on August 20, 2018
We really enjoyed celebrating our anniversary at DAT's Italian. The food was good and the ambiance was great! They had lost their liquor license and called 3 times to let me know. I think once was fine. We didn't mind that they didn't have alcohol. We were there for the food.
by Inconceivable on August 19, 2018
We were greeted with “we cannot serve alcohol due to our license being suspended”. Not a good start. The service was slow. The waiter talked too much and the food wasn’t any better than an Italian chain restaurant. Save your money.
by JanW on August 18, 2018
We were checked in by the owner and seated by the hostess. The waitress then came to take our drink order and we asked for the wine list. Only then were we informed that they could not serve alcohol due to a liquor violation. We were there with out-of-town guests and it was quite embarrassing. I feel that we should have been informed beforehand since I had made the reservation several days before. At the very least the restaurant owner should have informed us when we checked in for our reservation. I'm sure we will go back at some time because we enjoy the food but I'm very disappointed in the way they handled things.
by NancyB on August 18, 2018
Great service and great food! We'll be back for sure.
by ALM27 on August 17, 2018
Would not recommend. My son had the spaghetti and meatball. It was still pink in the middle. My chicken Parmesan was under cooked. I paid extra for the homemade pasta, was not worth it. It just tasted bland and eggy. My husband had veal Parmesan. It was tough. We will continue to look for a good Italian restaurant.
by LoriV on August 1, 2018
Food is always very good. Best wedge salad and garlic bread is the best. Homemade lasagna is the best. Pesto with sausage and homemade pasta. Yummy!Family owned and run.
by DanielH on July 26, 2018
A little loud, but good food, good wine, and great company :)
by JeremyC on July 21, 2018
This is the wife and my's go-to date night spot. I lived in Europe for 10 years and this is the most authentic Italian you'll find this side the pond. The service is caring and spectacular. The atmosphere is perfect. The wine list could be called the "fine list". The food is like eating in a home in Italy. Great jobs guys!
by dwlit on July 16, 2018
Delicious meal, but kitchen was VERY slow. If we hadnt ordered garlic bread appetizer it would have been very unsatisfactory. Waitress apologized. Another waitress asked if we would like dessert, thinking we had finished our meal.
by NEHooligan on July 15, 2018
Our server provided an excellent wine recommendation that I am pleased to have taken. Food (I had the lasagna; my daughter had the pasta primavera) was well prepared and seemed authentic to my recollections of northern Italian fare ( I lived in Italy for 3 years). The restaurant was pretty empty for a noon Sunday lunch. Prices a bit above average for Colorado Springs. Maybe not for every day -- but a great place to celebrate special occasions
by OpenTable Diner on July 6, 2018
Once again a wonderful meal , this is still my fiancé and my favorite Italian place....going anywhere else for Italian would be like cheating. Truly wonderful family run restaurant and we always leave satisfied.... We will continue to come here for our date nights.❤️
by JerseyGirl on June 27, 2018
We showed up a few minutes early for our 7:30 reservation. We sat in the entrance by the desk and waited for quite a while. We then stood by the desk in full view of the restaurant. No one even acknowledged us. It looked like a one man show, waiting on all the tables, etc. Wondering just how long it might take to get dinner, we left.
by BobbieJ on June 22, 2018
The experience was amazing and I definitely would go to Dats Italian again. The desserts are on on point the food was so amazing. The entire family is generous and nice. I absolutely would recommend dats italian!
by OpenTable Diner on June 20, 2018
Made a reservation for a party of four. Showed up early and had to wait 15 mins to get a table. They were not busy. The waitress asked if we wanted an appetizer. We politely declined and had to wait another 10 mins to get water. The service was absolutely terrible. My husband ordered the Chicken Parmesan. The chicken was so rubbery he could not eat it. I ordered the Calms Terenette In White Wine Sauce. When it came out it was a bowl of butter with over cooked clams and a few noodles. The prices are not the same as the prices posted on open table where we booked the reservations. Needless to say we walked out hungry with a hefty bill and will never be back.
by DaveJ on June 17, 2018
This restaurant is family owned and operated. The food is made fresh on site and offers many gluten free options as my wife is gluten intolerant. Our meals were absolutely delicious (the marinara is made at the restaurant from fresh tomatoes). I highly recommend Dat's Italian for any family get-together.
by AmyC on May 19, 2018
Raw bacon in carbonara that tasted like spaghetti noodles and alfredo. I didn't like that a salad or bread wasn't served with or before meal without an additional fee. It was warm and stuffy along with a noisy soda machine and annoying waiter.
by ScottW on May 18, 2018
My wife and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary there and don't regret a minute of it. Fantastic food romantic table friendly service. Nothing to complain about. Would highly recommend it!
by Tiffany on May 18, 2018
Good food and ambiance. Not too noisy. Massive portions. (However our waters were forgotten a little bit.)
by NickV on May 13, 2018
Not just any restaurant. From the moment that we approached the entrance, we all knew that we were in a great restaurant. A courteous gentleman, greeted us at the entrance and offered to escort us to our seating. The waitress was just as pleasant as the gentleman. A few minutes into our experience, we knew that we will be looking forward to be back. And we will.
by GeorgeM on May 13, 2018
Family owned, family ran, amazing service and food. The best tiramisu we have found in Colorado Springs. Most if not all of the noodles are scratch made on site. If there is a better Italian restaurant in Colorado Springs we haven't found it and we've looked. We would highly recommend Dat's Italian.
by MikeM on May 13, 2018
This was our second time eating there. We have enjoyed it very much both visits. It’s a really nice family owned restaurant. We take our teenage kids with us and they love it too.
by MegH on May 5, 2018
We had tried to book a reservation at another restaurant and couldn't. We thought we'd give Dat's Italian a try. Boy were we glad we did. Everyone was pleasant. The food was fantastic. We recommended this restaurant to several of our friends (we were here for the Dalmatian National Specialty) and they were glad they went. We would definitely go back when we're in the area.
by Sharon on April 27, 2018
The food was wonderful. Our server, Hannah, was friendly and was spot on with her recommendations. Would highly recommend for either a romantic dinner, family dinner or casual lunch. Great experience and we will definitely be back!
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 8, 2018
Family owned, family recipes. Delicious food, ample servings , excellent service. Will definitely return soon.
by JenniferC on March 3, 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 3, 2018
Arrived happy and looking forward to a nice meal. Left tense and agitated with a headache.
by JanellC on March 3, 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 2, 2018
This is the best authentic Italian restaurant in Colorado Springs. Great, family owned business.
by CourtneyK on March 2, 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 3, 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 3, 2018
A terrific restaurant. Food and service was awesome! We will be back.
by OpenTable Diner on February 2, 2018
The most authentic Italian cuisine you'll find in Colorado Springs!
by JeremyC 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 CourtneyK 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...
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