Love this old school place!
Love this old school place! Stiff drinks and great prices for quality food.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice Jazz while dining.
Loved the music so early in the evening. The jazz band started about 6:30pm on a Thursday!!! That was great. Just a great old fashion italian restaurant. The food was very tasty. The only real down side was the garlic bread. It didn't have any real flavor like being garlicky, or seasoned or buttery, just more like toast. Usually garlic bread has a more definitive flavor for the place.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
The filet mignon was outstanding.
The filet mignon was outstanding. Overall food was great, service was fantastic! Sinatra tunes sung by a jazz piano player, what more could be asked for? Crab cakes were yummy, but we thought overpriced at $12 for two small cakes.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Classic Italian steakhouse,
Classic Italian steakhouse, with great pasta and pizza, too, and a broad menu. They've been in Eagle Rock for about 30 years, after being in downtown LA for about 20+ years before that. Run by the same family all this time. A lot of red in the furnishings, and a very active, busy bar scene. Live music every night, mostly jazz from "regulars" who aren't going to win any Grammys any time soon, BUT everyone has a lot of fun!
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Columbos is a dying breed.
Columbos is a dying breed. A wonderful local neighborhood restaurant with attention to service and quality of the overall experience. Italian hospitality ad old world charm. Live entertainment is truly outstanding and adds a dimension of extra warmth the already inviting atmosphere.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
great ole neighborhood gem-super
great ole neighborhood gem-super food at reasonable prices, topped by fantastic service!!
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best live music while dining!
Our dining experience was enhanced by the great dinner music , a violinist accompanied by piano . The pair of talented gentlemen rounded off an already perfect evening.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Find in Eagle Rock!
Been there for since '54 this is one of those "classic" pasta/steak joints with red leather booths, a great bar, and live music 7 nights a week. Moderately priced, the service and the food were quite good. A bit off the 'beaten path' it's definately worth a trip to Eagle Rock!!
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun neighborhood restaurant and nice people. I always like to come and enjoy Colombos food, drinks, and entertainment. It's a gem!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
It has character
Quaint little place. Ambiance is great. Jazz band was playing when me and couple of friends went for a birthday dinner. We all enjoyed the music and food.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Itialian experience
I made reservations for a birthday dinner, July 10th. The pasta was fantastic, and our server, Lisa was great. The live jazz set, provided the mood for a fantastic evening. The only suggestion would be to use prime cuts for the steaks. The New York strip is good, but not great. However, every pasta dish I have ever had at Colombo's is by far the best in Los Angeles. In addition, the hostess went above and beyond to accommodate my party. Customer service is a lost art in some establishments; however, Colombo's sets the bar on how it should be done.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vintage 1950's and it works.
Vintage 1950's and it works. Live jazz is usually great! Food very good at quite reasonable prices. Good Italian fare supplemented by daily specials.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had dinner Monday night. Food was great and what a value! Music was nice as well.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food here was excellent. When it comes to Itialian food one of my favorite dishes is chicken piccata and the dish that I had here was fabulous.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Surprisingly good food for the prices (filet mignon for $24!? and it tasted great). Big portions. Service is occasionally slow or awkward, but didn't ruin the meal. Bottle prices for wine were definitely reasonable (had the same bottle for 30-40% less than I found it at another high end restaurant).
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Old School Dining
Neighborhood gem in Eagle Rck...my husband and I tried Columbo's on Saturday night. We made 8:30 reservation, which was the earliest we could reserve a must have red leather-covered booth. I was not particularly hungry, so, I settled on a very nice size caesar salad with grilled salmon. My husband chose the rib eye steak with a side of iceberg wedge salad. The food was good, and the prices were amazingly low..an iceberg wedge salad for $5..my glass of Italian chianti for $5, and dessert, fudge brownie ice-cream pie, $5! I wish the bread served before the meal was better..the toasted garlic butter bread tasted stale and was hard...the jazz pianists that played and sang were fitting for the dining experience..I saw patrons of all ages.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very nice play to have dinner
Colombo's was a great place to have dinner. My wife, daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our meals. I felt the lounge singer was a little too loud, but overall it wa a great experience.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Band is SUPER Fun!!
My husband and I only went to enjoy the live band since he has a friend who plays there. We decided to have dinner. I hadn't eaten steak in nearly a year so I thought I'd give it a shot. The porterhouse was juicy, tender and grilled to perfection. The roasted garlic was sensational!! I paired the steak with spinach that was also incredible!! We started things off with bruscetta, and it was superb!! My only issue is that the food was slow to come out. Not sure if we just had a slow server or if it simply takes that long for foodie perfection. Either way, had a great time otherwise!!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Like a step back in time,
Like a step back in time, Colombos feels like you are in a scene from Mad Men. Food is great and big portions. Wedge Salad is a must if you love bleu cheese. There is a big family feel about Colombos.....and live music 7 days a week! We love Colombos!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
An Old-Fashioned Gem
Colombo's recalls the yesteryear experience of fine restaurants: naugahyde booths, soft lighting, wholesome Italian/American menu and capable, friendly service. It is an old standby and never disappoints.
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Colombo's is Fantastic!
This was our first time at Colombo's and everything was wonderful. It is definitely a new favorite!
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food - Good Bar - Good Friends
Colombo's is a favorite haunt of the locals. Great steaks, Italian food - Chef Raul's specials are yummy. Favorite server is Oscar. Favorite bartender is Frank.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went there to celebrate our anniversary. The food was great and the service was outstanding. The live music (jazz) was way beyond our expectations. We definitely will be going back.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great restaurant for dining!
I went to this restaurant with my girlfriend. I really had a good time here. The food was great of course and the servers were really nice and kind. The music was perfect to make the smooth and romantic mood of the place. If there is anyone who wants to have a greatt time with someone you love, I would recommend this restaurant for sure! Thanks :)
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food classic.
Every dish was phenomenal. The calamari was hot and crisp and not oily. The bruschetta was the best I’ve ever had. It was served on a softer bread that didn’t cut the roof of your mouth and there was a balsamic touch that brought the concept to a new height. The jazz was a bit too loud to talk over and there were large parties in the center of the dining room that made it even louder. Our server was always keeping an eye on the floor and you could get her attention with a lifted eyebrow it seemed. The pasta dishes were superb.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Great band. How often do you get both together? They need more parking of course. We'll be back!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
BEST BOLOGNESE IN TOWN!
I am always on the search for a great bolognese sauce and Colombo's does a great job! All their items are delicious; from the Bruschetta appetizer to the House Salad, Sausage & Peppers to the fabulous Bolognese. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves Italian in a casual atmosphere in Eagle Rock. It is definitely a neighborhood gem!
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I enjoyed the intimate yet vibrant feel of the restaurant. The steaks were great. We enjoyed the Brazilian-inspired jazz. The restaurant is good not only for a party of two but families and groups as well.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
takes you back to the leather
takes you back to the leather seat steak house days (although there are no leather sets in the place) with the ambiance and the weekend jazz playing in the small dining area.
by the way, the food is quite good.... specialty are the steaks but the linguine with clams is also a winner....
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was delicious and did not have to wait long. The staff was very quick and very nice. The music of Karen Hernandez, Jimmy Spencer and friends was spot on for the feel of the restaurant. I'm sure I will be going back to Colombo's in the near future.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Music 7 nights a week
One of the main reasons we like dining at Colombo's is for the live music they provide every night of the week. On this night, there was an outstanding piano player/singer who performed from 5-9pm, and another guy took over at 9:30pm. Many evenings feature bands. Some dishes are very good, others are pretty pedestrian. Drinks tend to be strong. I've had the same waitress on my last two visits and she is excellent - very thoughtful and attentive. Decor is old-time, kitschy Italian dinner club. Definitely an enjoyable spot if you like hearing live music during dinner. Best to make reservations, especially on weekends - it's a small room. There's also a separate room next to the bar for groups or to distance yourself a bit from the music.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a find
This Eagle Rock landmark was great. Good food, good service and Jazz to boot. Thouroughly enjoyed ourselves.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food here with excellent service, music was great as well !
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
place always reminds me of
place always reminds me of what a restaurant should be. enjoyed the live music. thanks for a great meal.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice, Old-Fashioned Place
A very comfortable and retro dining experience. Friendly and dependable. The cuisine is mainly Italian w/ many steak and other meat dishes, all well-prepared and tasty. Totally not trendy, and thank God there are still such great places.
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM