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“Real hearty Italian”

IL Colosseo Italian Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 107 Restaurants in Athlone
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 20 February 2012

This is real old style Italian food. Good service and a very friendly atmosphere.

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Reviewed 29 December 2011

Didn't enjoy the food.
I have had much nicer Italian food.

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Reviewed 8 December 2011

This is a gem for a casual meal with a young family in the early evening, then as a couple or with the girls later at night! The menu is large and varied (but we tend to stick to our favourites!). Food is very good quality and generous portion sizes (share the Brie starter if you want to finish your mains). It has an open kitchen which I love and the staff are very friendly (and good with kids - colouring, crayons etc).
The MACs

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Reviewed 4 December 2011

When you enter you will be pleasently surprised given its location (Over a pub). This will be further complimented with the friendly staff and extensive menu you are presented with. The restaurant itself if warm and comfortable and the food is simple, wholesome and good value. Give it a try, its worth it.

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Thank GerardKOY
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Reviewed 3 November 2011

We followed trip advisor for somewhere to eat close to where we were staying in Athlone and soon thought we were lost! We were starting to stray a bit far from the main streets and my trusty smartphone map was in danger of leading me astray, but sure enough, not far from the Radisson hotel, there it was over a pub, and as another reviewer said, don't be fooled by how it looks outside!
On the sign outside is said all mains were 10 euro and it was BYOW too, so we popped next door to the "next door" off license to get a bottle of wine. They had no fridge working so the wine was warm, but the restaurant were happy to provide ice to cool it for us.
The restaurant itself was warm and pleasing to the eye, and our pizza's were very tasty. We felt that the service was through a forced smile, but we had no problem as she was attentive and quick with our order.
The only downside on the night was that they had let in a teenage trick or treat-er to go from table to table with a jar of money looking for donations!
We're still not sure if we were annoyed that they let the girl in to pester the customers, or the fact that the "costume" of the opportunist teenager consisted of only a 1 euro plastic kiddie monster face mask! We got the feeling that the jar of coins was going "next door"...
Excellent value, very nice food and comfortable surroundings, so we'll definately be back in the future.

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Thank HappyPepper
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