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Colao's

#28 of 338 Restaurants in Erie
Certificate of Excellence
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2826 Plum St, Erie, PA 16508-3234
+1 814-866-9621
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17:00 - 21:30
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Due to my allium allergy, we rarely even consider going to Italian restaurants. Recently, however, we had a friend come back to Erie to visit, and he was longing for authentic Italian food. We chose Colao's, and I am happy to say that they were very willing to work around my allergy. The pasta carbonara they modified for me was... More 

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1 Thank Karen W
pennsylvania
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Was on a 3 day trip through Erie with my sister and tried Colao's. Authentic southern Italian food. Owned by the same family for 18 years. Homemade pastas, delicious sauce, Dean Martin playing & topped off with the owner offering housemade limincello. I would give this restaurant a 10 if there were 10 stars for quality of food, service, ambiance... More 

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1 Thank Bananee
Erie, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have invited several business associates to dinner at Colao's and every one of them has gone back there with me more than once. It is one of my favorite places to eat in Erie.

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2 Thank deferred_adolescent
Birmingham, Alabama
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had visited this restaurant in the past it only gets better the Scallops are fantastic as well as the Gnocchi with meat balls i highly recommend this restaurant .. The owner are always on the premises .. It a must try..

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1 Thank Findadream
Greenville, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fantastic meal! Great drinks and awesome meals. I could have eaten the entire basket of bread with the delicious herb and garlic-infused oil. The portions of our meals were so large; my husband and I both took half of our meals home. The server, Emily, was sweet and helpful.

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1 Thank LWinterberger
Erie, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Went here for the first time, even though I have heard nothing but great reviews for years...this is by far one of the most wonderful restaurants I have ever been, the food was heavenly and the service was fantastic. It's a perfect gorgeous date night restaurant!!! Cannot wait to go back and try everything on the menu! And definitely say... More 

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1 Thank lgooley
Holland, Michigan
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I had dinner last night at Colao's Ristorante with two associates. The waitress, Emily, was very informative on the menu and on the extended list of specials for the evening. We had appetizers of crab stuffed mushrooms, scallops, and stuffed peppers and all three were excellent. For entrees, we had osso buco, and the Chilean Sea Bass. The pork shank... More 

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1 Thank rsullivan2017
Morton, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Excellent service and superior...superior gourmet food. Hands down the best restaurant especially for Italian in Erie. The positive is it is a "GREAT VALUE"!! Made a reservation while the restaurant was closed by leaving my message on a voicemail system. The owner called me back and confirmed my reservation. I have dined though out the world and Colao's is within... More 

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1 Thank james h
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is one of the better restaurants in Erie. Reservations on the weekend recommended. I had the grouper that was prepared excellently with a side of risotto and broccoli. The sauce was perfect. My husband had the Seafood Florentine. It looked beautiful and tasted even better. They have a well rounded wine list that is reasonably priced. We shared a... More 

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2 Thank Catherine L
Erie, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

2 couples out for a catch up visit. No rush the server was engaging just enough to allow us to Enjoy our conversation. Service was timely and complete "We met the Owner nice touch" We enjoyed our favorite wine and each had a recommended appetizer to share (very good ) , dinners were Veal Osso Bucco , Lobster Ravioli ,Fish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2826 Plum St, Erie, PA 16508-3234
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Erie
  • Phone Number: +1 814-866-9621
Description
Colao's Ristorante serves traditional, authentic Italian cuisine made from recipes that have been passed down through our family for generations. We also offer fresh veal, seafood and steaks, as well as unique nightly entree and appetizer features. We’re known for our uncompromising standards to the highest quality and freshest ingredients, all meals are prepared to order. Check out our extensive wine list featuring 12 premium wines served by the glass. Fresh, ingredients, handmade pasta, ravioli, rum-soaked tiramisu and cannoli!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?