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The Colander Restaurant

€€ - €€€Italian, , Vegetarian Friendly
1475 Cedar Ave, Trail, British Columbia V1R 4C5, Canada
+1 250-364-1816
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“spaghetti” (82 reviews)
“potatoes” (34 reviews)
“chicken” (58 reviews)
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Italian, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
1475 Cedar Ave, Trail, British Columbia V1R 4C5, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an iconic restaurant in Trail. The sauce is consistently delicious. A large bowl of pasta with two meatballs is $9.00 and delicious. We had the colander burger and it was amazing. This is a fantastic place to eat.

Thank 606KennyG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to lunch at this restaurant and had a decent meal so we decided to book a large group here and that was not as pleasant. The private room was really too small to accommodate our group, the servers were friendly but overwhelmed because...More

Thank Cynthia M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food was terrible. Not the fault of serving staff. Management must be incompetent. How can this place survive.

Thank David C
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

The Colander restaurant was extremely generous in providing a delicious meal for the Cops for Kids charity bike ride. The crisp salad and tasty pasta hit the spot after a long day of riding. Thank you Colander!

Thank roxanne321889
Reviewed 25 September 2018

We had dinner here with several other family members, a large group but the staff members were very efficient and the service was very good, as was the food but be prepared the portions are large! Good value here!

Thank romaric2018
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We just had a terrible meal. They started us off with a soggy salad, and a rock hard bun with margerine. We ordered lasagna, it was the worst we've ever had. Not the baked style, and the meatsauce was like mush. The waitress wasn't friendly,...More

1  Thank dora700
Reviewed 31 August 2018

I grew up in Trail the Colander is a staple! Awesome Spaghetti and meatballs! Order the special you will walk away absolutely stuffed great bang for your buck!

Thank Brymac1473
Reviewed 30 August 2018

This is the best place to get good Italian food, and lots of it. The special includes spaghetti (endless), meatballs, chicken and jojo potatoes, salad and a bun. There are several different options for a meal and they are all good.

Thank John I
Reviewed 13 August 2018

There were 16 of us for dinner - this was the perfect spot. Endless platters of spaghetti - meatballs - salad - chicken and potatoes. All reasonably priced. Great for a casual meal.

Thank Altius10
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We met most of our family for the first evening of our reunion. We enjoyed a meal served family style and for those looking for options other than pasta you won’t be disappointed. They gave a few vegetarian options as well as gf.

Thank Karol M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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