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The Colander Restaurant

) #1 of 30 Restaurants in Trail €€ - €€€ Italian,
1475 Cedar Ave, Trail, British Columbia V1R 4C5, Canada
+1 250-364-1816
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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“spaghetti” (76 reviews)
“potatoes” (32 reviews)
“chicken” (56 reviews)
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Italian, Canadian
€€ - €€€
1475 Cedar Ave, Trail, British Columbia V1R 4C5, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I.t was our family reunion on Aug 4th, there was going to be 50 people, at it. We rented the mirror room. Instead 58 came but they managed to get us extra tables and chairs. No problem they are always great to us and every...More

Thank Helen L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for supper this month at what is supposed to be this amazing Itallian restaurant only to be let down. This place comes highly recommended but I don't get it. We waited 20 minutes for them to clean off a table for us (1/2 the...More

Thank arlenl2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a lively atmosphere, whether you go with a crowd or just one other, you'll have a good time. Always good food and lots and lots of it!

Thank Dale R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We followed the advice of others and had dinner there tonight. We were disappointed. Setting is cafeteria style with decor to suit. Menu is limited and food generic. Service was reasonable and food served hot, just bland. I get the impression sauces are stirred in...More

Thank marksN4965OC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Colander was closed for renovations this year but I have eaten there many times. Best spaghetti and meatballs, roast chicken and jojo's. The Colander is a tradition in Trail.

Thank VivianLeslie10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the exact opposite of fashionable modern food. It's very old fashioned, plain, and uncomplicated. The restaurant is enormous and seems to be constantly busy. I had the standard dinner, which seems to be what everyone has. A plate of spaghetti and meatballs, plus...More

Thank tripleaardvark
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Terrific food Rustic environment Friendly staff and kid friendly If you're in the West Kootenay Pay Trail a visit and go for dinner

Thank Arthur W
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is definitely "family dining". If you like spaghetti, meatballs and chicken, with salad and crispy potatoes, this is the place for you! Casual atmosphere, with value for your dollar. It is licensed and the service is fast and friendly. They also have other choices...More

Thank Anita F
Reviewed 5 July 2017

A big, noisy barn of a place but we would go again the next time we are in the area. Service started a bit slow. I would say understaffed. The hostess got us a salad and buns to help the waitress out. Smart move. The...More

Thank Doug D
Reviewed 3 July 2017

If it is greasy food and a noisy-busy place ??? Yes it is. But, I love the family atmosphere, and its spaghetti !!!!, even when it's too much food for me. It's my second visit with my family and I'm sure there will be more.

Thank Markkela
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Italian, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 20:30
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1475 Cedar Ave, Trail, British Columbia V1R 4C5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Trail
  • Phone Number: +1 250-364-1816
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