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Colosseo

The historic Colosseo is owned and operated by the Florese family from Calabria, Italy. The extensive menu features fresh ingredients and homemade pastas made for 3 decades in the Florese family tradition including authentic seafood, meat, risotto and dessert. A winner of multiple awards over the years including #1 Ravioli at the Noodle Festival, Colosseo's diners include a who's who of San Francisco's entertainers, athletes and politicians. Colosseo is THE spot for viewing soccer and other sports on their big screen and TV. Boasting North Beach's largest outdoor patio (seats 49), Colosseo is a great place for a special event. Sidewalk seating provides great people-watching. The extensive beer and wine list includes imports and a local selection.
39 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.5 / 5
(Very Good) 3.5 / 5
(39 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 39 reviews
5 stars
(8)
4 stars
(15)
3 stars
(8)
2 stars
(4)
1 star
(4)
Food 
3.5 / 5
(Very Good) 3.5 / 5
Service 
3.6 / 5
(Very Good) 3.6 / 5
Ambiance 
3.5 / 5
(Very Good) 3.5 / 5
Noise Level
2.4 / 3
Energetic
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • good for groups(14)
  • neighborhood gem(11)
  • kid-friendly(7)
  • great for lunch(5)
  • fit for foodies(4)
  • great for outdoor dining(4)
Colosseo Reviews List
Review 1 for Colosseo
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 10/17/2015
 2015
Dined on 10/17/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/17/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 2 for Colosseo
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great neighborhood restaurant

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/14/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 3 for Colosseo
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Profoundly disappointing

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Dined on 10/11/2015
 2002
Dined on 10/11/2015
 2002
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This was a huge disappointment and frankly, for lack of a better term, an entirely unethical interaction. Long story short --- they added an additional $10 to the bill. When we asked the waitress, she said she was sorry - did we want a glass of wine instead. So she knew they were trying to pull a fast one and tried to make up for it by bringing a glass of wine. Unethical behavior is entirely unacceptable by a restauranteur in a city with so many wonderful restaurants."
Dined on 10/11/2015
 2002
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Review 4 for Colosseo
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 10/08/2015
 2013
Dined on 10/08/2015
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"good pastas, eggplant dish, nice ambiance, friendly staff"
Dined on 10/08/2015
 2013
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 5 for Colosseo
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 10/03/2015
 2012
Dined on 10/03/2015
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/03/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, notable wine list
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Review 6 for Colosseo
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/25/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
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Review 7 for Colosseo
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/21/2015
 2007
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Review 8 for Colosseo
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/06/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 9 for Colosseo
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 9/05/2015
 2015
Dined on 9/05/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/05/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion
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Review 10 for Colosseo
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 8/29/2015
 2011
Dined on 8/29/2015
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/29/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem
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Review 11 for Colosseo
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 8/21/2015
 2015
Dined on 8/21/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/21/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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Review 12 for Colosseo
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 6/20/2015
 2015
Dined on 6/20/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 6/20/2015
 2015
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Review 13 for Colosseo
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Just ok

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Pizza crust Thick and doughy. Not good. Veal Saltimbocca ok. Service Fair. Better options in area. Dined here previously and food and service was much better in past."
Dined on 6/19/2015
 2009
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Review 14 for Colosseo
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

better than expected food, but why the soul music?

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We're locals and don't expect much out of North Beach restaurants as they generally cater to the tourists. We chose this place because it was on our route that day, we knew they had a big TV for peeking at the Warriors playoff game, and the food got good reviews. The service was OK, if only slightly indifferent, but generally accomodating. The pasta sauces were all very good and reasonably priced. I could have done without the 70s soul music, however. It was too loud and out of place in an Italian restaurant."
Dined on 5/23/2015
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
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Review 15 for Colosseo
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Disappointing

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Over cooked pasta. Not the right choice out of all the other great places in that area. Someone had taken me there years ago, perhaps when there was a different owner or chef."
Dined on 5/23/2015
 2012
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Review 16 for Colosseo
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 5/10/2015
 2015
Dined on 5/10/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/10/2015
 2015
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Review 17 for Colosseo
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Very good food and service.

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Dined on 4/15/2015
 2007
Dined on 4/15/2015
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/15/2015
 2007
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Review 18 for Colosseo
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Dishonest and gross food

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Ate a big meal with my friends and used a very straightforward free appetizer coupon. I left slightly early and the waiter swindled my friends into paying for the entire meal, claiming what I ordered "wasn't an appetizer" (it was listed under appetizers and he'd validated the deal when I ordered). This was just explicit dishonestly and sliminess. The food was also quite expensive, but looked like it'd been prepared with frozen ingredients and was frankly pretty gross."
Dined on 3/07/2015
 2015
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Review 19 for Colosseo
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Nice Italian Restaurant in North Beach in SF

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Nice Italian restaurant in North Beach area of San Francisco. Wait staff was very pleasant and accommodating. Food was solid. Neopolitan and Margharita pizzas were solid and all the Salmon dishes were well prepared."
Dined on 12/31/2014
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly
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Review 20 for Colosseo
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We are visiting from out of town and Colosseo was a recommendation. Food was plenty and flavourful. Nice presentation and servers were all nice. Just a little slow to come over and actually acknowledge our table. Definitely needed a few more bodies on the floor. Overall a decent experience."
Dined on 1/01/2015
 2009
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Review 21 for Colosseo
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Good meal, good service.

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Needs to take bread more seriously, bake their own. Liked my pasta"
Dined on 12/28/2014
 2011
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Review 22 for Colosseo
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

don't come here

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Dined on 12/24/2014
 2014
Dined on 12/24/2014
 2014
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Worst experience ever. Owner was extremely rude. Owner put customers in a bad position and make them feel uncomfortable. Food is mediocre at best. Overall a bad restaurant."
Dined on 12/24/2014
 2014
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Review 23 for Colosseo
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great Christmas Eve

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"My family and I had Christmas Eve dinner there and everything was delicious. The service was fabulous and I really liked our waiter. He was nice and helpful. I would return there because I loved the eggplant parmigan."
Dined on 12/24/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 24 for Colosseo
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

yum!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"everything was wonderful and delicious. I would have appreciated a restaurant w/ no TV though"
Dined on 11/23/2014
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 25 for Colosseo
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Holiday treat

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Thanksgiving meal excellent value. Not expecting 5 course delight for under $50. Everyone around us having a great time.
It was good!!!
"
Dined on 11/27/2014
 2010
Special Features: late-night find
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Review 26 for Colosseo
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

not bad

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Dined on 11/27/2014
 2014
Dined on 11/27/2014
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"We went for the Thanksgiving dinner. Good service. I would like to return to try the Italian cusine."
Dined on 11/27/2014
 2014
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Colosseo
Based on the average of (13) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
3.6 / 5
(Very Good) 3.6 / 5
8 out of 11 recommend this product
Food 
3.6 / 5
(Very Good) 3.6 / 5
Service 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
Ambiance 
3.5 / 5
(Very Good) 3.5 / 5
Noise Level
2.7 / 3
Energetic