Dat's Italian

4.5
437 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Outdoor Seating is for an enclosed and heated romantic dining den. These dens are available for reservation by selecting the Outdoor Seating option. Dat’s Italian is a family-owned and operated Italian restaurant. We pride ourselves on serving some of the best and most original Italian food in the Colorado Springs area.
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!
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MaryD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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JenniferC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual! Eggplant parmigiana was the best and the pignoli meatballs were fantastic.

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Babs
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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AprilF
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the staff, love the food, love the atmosphere

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Wendy1
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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!!

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uptonrus
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, great food, great location. Nice quiet restaurant that focuses on what tastes like homemade.

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ChristineCB
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

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.

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TATA
Memphis/West TN
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent dessert, wine and apps. Pasta could have been seasoned more. Only one waiter, and he worked hard.

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LindaD
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the tent environment dining experience. Dalton, our waiter was attentive and prompt. Great experience. Thanks again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian food!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not a very authentic experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MichaelH
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.
MJH

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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.

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Jazzorama
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bottle of Colimoro Montepulciano
Cabrese
Pesto Sausage Trenette, Meat Lasagna
Cannoli
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.

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KimberlyB
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great little place. The best Italian food in Colorado Springs.

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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JenniferG
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best food in Colorado Springs. Always worth the trip and price. Their deserts are incredible and they make everything fresh.

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RobertR
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service and food despite being short staffed.

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Joyful
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AdamG
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice little place to grab some food! Great staff, nice atmosphere, and food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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JeannineH
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice menu - not totally "regular" Italian Some interesting dishes. Good wine list - had a wine that I try to get at most Italian restaurants who never have it! Our server was attentive but not intrusive and kept u updated on what was going on in the kitchen. The cannoli was incredible!

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MichelleV
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seated quickly. Great choices by waiter. He was very funny. Try the spaghetti pie and get dessert to Co.

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Kiki
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the solution for patio seating! Each table was in its own little tent. They weren't the most beautiful, but it made things feel very private and safe. Of course, the food was also excellent. They kept apologizing about the "extra wait" due to staffing issues, but none of us felt like it had been any longer than a pre-Covid restaurant pace. Overall very happy with the experience!

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DrAlan
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable evening. Quiet enough to talk with others at your table

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Holly
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It was okay. I would definitely find somewhere else if I ever come back to Colorado.

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KellieD
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

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Pegleg
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Nice staff. Outside cute in our own little tent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely delicious my boyfriend and I had a great dinner we were impressed by the food delighted by the garlic bread and pleasantly surprised the check was not high it was a lot cheaper than we thought and we plan to go back soon I'm pretty sure the pasta was made fresh it was delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it! Their claims of the best are true!

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CatelynH
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I LOVE this restaurant! The food is incredible and the service is outstanding. It our favorite date night spot! We recommend Dat’s Italian to everyone! Oh! You HAVE to get the tiramisu, it is to die for! By far the best I’ve ever had!

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Rick
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food- best lasagna and eggplant Parmesan in town! Family owned and operated. Support this local business. And don’t forget dessert—Carmel brownie!

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CraigC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in town. It's a wonderful place with great service and food. Best lasagna I have had

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KelliS
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!! Great atmosphere and you have to get the garlic bread :)
My kids loved it as well!

FAQs

Dat's Italian offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (719) 632-3287.

Dat's Italian is rated 4.5 stars by 437 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.