We offer outdoor heated pods.
We would love to cook, serve, and share our dishes with you!
Popular menu items include chicken cacciatore, sausage and peppers pasta, eggplant, chicken, veal
parmesan, and the classic spaghetti and meatballs. Make sure you ask for some of our house-made
mozzarella to go with your delicious meal! We have a full bar with an extensive wine list.
Inspired by the Italian generations before us, our food is a labor of love. When you come to Dat’s Italian! You’ll feel like you’re part of our family! We strive to make our restaurant a pleasure for you to visit and know that our commitment and dedication shows through our food!
Valentine's Date Night$44.50 per person
Feb 14, 2022 onlyWe have a prix fixe menu for the night. It can viewed it at www.datsitalian.com under the "Valentine" tab. It's $99 per couple and the regular menu is not available for the night. We'd love to see you.
The BEST Homemade Lasagna Baked with Sweet Italian Sausage and the Best of Six Key Italian Cheeses. Marinara / Meat Sauce
Homemade Alfredo over Pasta
Pasta in a Rich Delicious Pancetta Cream and Cheese Carbonara Sauce with Sweet Italian Ground Sausage
All the food was delicious. Our server Daulton was fantastic with great recommendations and a great sense of humor. They were under staffed, but the food was worth a little wait. We will be going back for sure!
Outstanding diner. Noel (waiter) and Issac (Chef) were exceptional. My wife is diabetic and has food alergies. Noel and Issac took personal interest to explain options and ensured diner met my wifes needs.
Not the best Italian food
Always delicious!! Service is excellent!
Very enjoyable food, good service, good ambiance. Highly recommend
We enjoyed the quiet homey feel of the restaurant. The host/waiter was kind and helpful. The food was delicious with fresh ingredients. The flavors were subtle but distinguishable making for a perfect blend. We will be back.
Good food. Nice ambience. But, unfortunately, the service was slow. It was no fault of the server. Management just very much understaffed. One server was serving
22 people at 8 tables. He was doing the best he could.
Excellent food, a little light on sauces. Not a quick in and out restaurant but the ambiance is great and the service very friendly.
Wonderful Italian food and service. I had the gluten free pasta with meat sauce and my husband had lasagna with meat sauce and both were delicious. The stuffed pancetta boats were the perfect starter. For dessert, my husband had cannoli and I had the cannoli without the shell with a cup of coffee - heaven.
This is our second time there and like before we absolutely loved it! Amazing service and delicious food!
Delicious food, always fresh. Love their garlic bread witb pieces of garlic, not just powdered. Sausage so tasty wuth pesto pasta. And the lasagna fills y husband!
Excellent Italian food! Very hot and in large quantity. Great service by Dalton will definitely return!
It was great food and the service was good. Not quite as fancy as I thought it was going to be. But a good experience
FABULOUS FOOD & SERVICE ! Our meal was AMAZING ! We have been there before and will be going again. Great for a Friday night date and any special occasion.
Dats Italian is amazing every time we go. The food is outstanding and everyone there is so nice, it’s like visiting family. We will be back, of course.
I think this is the best Italian food in Colorado Springs. The restaurant is family run, very friendly, and accommodating. I almost always get the Pasta Prima Vera. It is delicious. Wonderful cannolis, too. Always nice to have a reason to go to Old Colorado City!
Excellent as usual! Eggplant parmigiana was the best and the pignoli meatballs were fantastic.
Great date night at Dat's Italian. Old Colorado City is charming and so is this place...food was awesome; wait staff was great, and not overly pricey. Be sure to make a reservation online, as space isn't really large. Having said that, it would be worth the wait!
Love the staff, love the food, love the atmosphere
We kind of stumbled on this little gem a year or so ago. And the food was so amazing we knew for sure we were going to eat there for this last trip out to Colorado Springs. They are struggling a bit with not enough staff like so many others, but still was a great experience. FOOD IS AMAZING!!
Great staff, great food, great location. Nice quiet restaurant that focuses on what tastes like homemade.
Excellent service but not great food. We ordered the pancetta/mozzarella boats and it was just 4 pieces of pancetta with melted mozzarella on top—no herbs, no bread. We asked for bread but that was “extra” unless we wanted to have our “dinner roll” with the appetizer. Wait—isn’t this Italian?First of all, baked pancetta/ mozzarella is pretty oily and needs something—a sprig of basil, a drizzle of balsamic, and secondly, what Italian restaurant won’t give you a piece of bread with your greasy meat and cheese appetizer? What Italian restaurant doesn’t have bread? My eggplant parmigiana was pretty much an oily fried dish sponge with a side of spaghetti with a tablespoon of marinara. Disappointing.
Excellent dessert, wine and apps. Pasta could have been seasoned more. Only one waiter, and he worked hard.
Loved the tent environment dining experience. Dalton, our waiter was attentive and prompt. Great experience. Thanks again.
Great Italian food!
Slow due to COVID and lack of employees, but still great service, food was different from any other Italian food we have had. My wife got the zucchini dish and didn’t care for it, not much sauce to go on it, I got shrimp scampi, heavy on lemon, daughter got lasagna and loved it.
Not a very authentic experience.
The food was delicious!! The service was great! We had to modify one of our dishes due to allergies and they tripled checked just be be sure. Every staff member was friendly and they all made sure we had a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend Dat’s Italian.
Great food, excellent service, thank you Dalton! Nice quite, pleasant place with the smells of Italy, we enjoyed our dishes, and the garlic bread is done so well! Good wine selection and plenty for all the different pallets. Our first visit but not our last for sure, thank you Dats Italian.
Even being short staff the front of house was amazing the food was by far outstanding and the whole experience was a night to remember will make this a go to when in town
My fiancé and I were visiting from out of town and decided on Dats for a date night. We were waited on by Damon I believe. It was a busy Saturday night but you would have never known based on the great service. The food was impeccable and I was so impressed with the service. When asked, he recommended the chicken truffle pasta dish and I’m so glad I took his advise because it was so delicious! He also had a lot of additional tables and balanced them so well. The prices were affordable. The environment was romantic. And again the service and food were spot on. I highly recommend this place, especially for a date night. Thank you for the wonderful experience.
-From a couple of Texans.
Pasta was dry and asked for more sauce was told it would be $2 for extra sauce but when bill came they charged $4. Over priced and not very impressed.
A bottle of Colimoro Montepulciano
Pesto Sausage Trenette, Meat Lasagna
Wow, wow, and wow! Food and service were superb. Yet there was a very laid back, family atmosphere. The ambiance is charming, evocative of a Brooklyn trattoria; narrow, high ceilinged, brick walls. Our waiter was entertaining and knowledgeable. But that bottle of wine!! What a find! Reminded me of a 20 year old Pinot Noir, that rarest of vintages that is dry, so dry, and yet full of fruit. Can not recommend this eatery enough. You will love it.
Great little place. The best Italian food in Colorado Springs.
We love Dat's Italian. The service is great, the outdoor patio is wonderful, especially during Covid times, and the food is terrific! If you are gluten-free, they have an amazing 2-page menu of gluten-free pasta options, which is really rare. We are from Oregon and we can't find good gluten-free pasta here. It actually tastes great, too.
Best food in Colorado Springs. Always worth the trip and price. Their deserts are incredible and they make everything fresh.
Excellent service and food despite being short staffed.
This restaurant is everything I've heard about and more. It's nice to be able to schedule a reservation anytime, anywhere. The service is amazing. And to those who are gluten free, this location does the pasta right. Which can be a hard find. I recommend the chicken parmesan with gluten free pasta.
Nice little place to grab some food! Great staff, nice atmosphere, and food was delicious.
Noel our server was great, attentive, personable, even made us laugh. He is also their King of Cannolli’s which were awesome. If ever in town again we would go back in a heartbeat!
Dat's Italian offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (719) 632-3287.
Dat's Italian is rated 4.6 stars by 450 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.