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2826 Plum St, Erie, PA 16508-3234
+1 814-866-9621
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good16%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“tiramisu” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
2826 Plum St, Erie, PA 16508-3234
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The night we got engaged in 2017 we went here and we plan to go back yearly to celebrate. Excellent service, thoughtful and polite staff, and wonderful food!

1  Thank SJArtman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was traveling back home to celebrate my mother's birthday with her and my sister's. I use TripAdvisor for almost everything (even for "home") and it's a good thing I did. I grew up in the Erie area and had no clue this place existed....More

3  Thank KayDarboe
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped for dinner on our way home from Canada. Amazing! This restaurant is located in a historic neighborhood. Everything was delicious- lasagna, Chilean sea bass with gnocchi, the pasta. Everyone was very pleasant, welcoming, and helpful. I can't recommend this restaurant highly enough.

1  Thank Deirdre S
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went for a date night. We have lived in the erie area for seven years but have never had the chance to eat here. It was a wonderful evening with great food and service. The wait staff was very professional and...More

1  Thank Radams123
Reviewed 21 May 2017 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...More

5  Thank Karen W
Reviewed 19 May 2017 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...More

5  Thank Bananee
Reviewed 2 May 2017

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.

6  Thank deferred_adolescent
Reviewed 30 April 2017

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..

5  Thank Findadream
Reviewed 22 April 2017

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...More

5  Thank LWinterberger
Reviewed 10 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...More

5  Thank lgooley
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
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
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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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