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5.2 /6 Excellent 61 Reviews

Colosseo Restaurant

Victoria Italian £££ +100
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About Colosseo Restaurant

Located right in the heart of London, only a short walk away from the famous Westminster Abbey and Victoria Palace and within close proximity to both Westminster and Victoria Stations, Colosseo Restaurant is popular choice with both tourists and Londoners alike. A trip to this cosy Italian restaurant on Victoria Street is the perfect way to round up a day sightseeing or shopping in the capital, and indulge in some delicious Italian cuisine.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 10:00 - 23:30
  • Tuesday 11:00 - 23:30
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 23:30
  • Thursday 11:00 - 23:30
  • Friday 11:00 - 23:30
  • Saturday 11:00 - 23:30
  • Sunday 11:00 - 23:30
Colosseo Restaurant, 79 Victoria Street, SW1H 0HW London

Further Information

Step off of the busy streets of central London and into this charming little restaurant on Victoria Street and you could easily feel like you have been transported to Italy with its traditional decor and warm atmosphere. From the old familiar pastas and pizzas to special meat and seafood dishes, Colosseo Restaurant offers an array of classic Italian cuisine. Starters include pan-fried Italian sausage with red peppers, chilli and basil, oven-baked smoked scamorza cheese with spinach in tomato sauce, and deep-fried squid on a bed of rocket and red onion. On the main course menu you’ll find all of the time-honored traditional pasta dishes as well as freshly-baked pizzas and other Italian cuisine like the vitello alla Milanese, deep-fried breadcrumbed veal escalope served with spaghetti and smothered in a tomato sauce. With its prime Westminster location on Victoria Street close to a number of London’s top tourist attractions Colosseo Restaurant can get busy, make a reservation in advance to avoid disappointment.


61 Reviews

5.2 /6 Excellent 61 Reviews
Service: friendly
Food: heavenly
Quality/Price: cheap
Noise: quiet
Atmosphere: entertaining
Waiting Time: no waiting time
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1 review so far 6
10.06.2017 20:40

We went for a lunch meal and the restaurant was fairly quiet and not loud and crowded like some other restaurants. We were able to enjoy our meal with privacy. Not sure whether it gets busy in the evenings. The risotto was a good healthy option and it was a large portion too. Very tasty and the prosecco was pure heaven! Would love to return. My kind of perfect restaurant!!

1 review so far 6
09.05.2017 19:04

Lovely room. Excellent welcome. Charming italian waiters and waitresses. Excellent wine list - cheap to reasonable. Excellent pacingof delivery. Friends have said this is the best italian food in London. I cant argue. Bruce liddington

1 review so far 6
24.04.2017 14:32

the food as excellent and wine selection was great. Nice atmosphere as well. The staff were always helping each other which was very nice to see.

1 review so far 6
25.03.2017 00:20


2 reviews so far 5
22.04.2017 18:59

Have visited this restaurant on a number of occasions and it is gradually improving after a period of poor performance. Friday lunchtime was busy but not chaotic. Service was friendly and efficient although I did have to remind staff that we had ordered a bottle of wine. My starter was an unusual combination of tuna flakes on rocket served with buffalo mozzarella and red peppers. I am not sure that it all worked with such a combination of flavours and textures. Diners should be aware that this is a large portion - I could not finish it. Main course was a beautifully prepared salmon in a herb crust served on a bed of wilted spinach. Excellent! Both my fellow diners had pasta dishes which they thought very good. A bottle of reasonably priced Gavi accompanied the meal. An enjoyable experience.

2 reviews so far 5
30.05.2017 19:02

We met friends who we only see twice a year as they live outside the UK six months of the year and one is vegetarian so it's difficult finding a suitable restaurant that's equidistant to us both. Italian is fine. The restaurant was very quiet but the waiters were excellent. The menu is quite extensive and we chose between us- salmon, chicken in lemon sauce, veal in lemon sauce (not on the menu but they made an exception!) and a mushroom risotto for our veggie friend. They had vegetable soup which they said was good and for sweets we had three tiramisu and one cheesecake - all of which were excellent. The others had a bottle of Valpolicello and I had a glass of rose which was also very good. Shame that it's not busier as it's very good.

1 review so far 5
08.11.2016 08:56

Arrived at six o clock on a Friday evening. The restaurant was empty. Given a nice table and made very welcome by the pleasant and helpful staff. A tasty bowl of tomato soup, which actually tasted of tomato! Followed by a decent peppered steak, accompanied by a mix of well-prepared vegetables. This was just what this particular diner needed on a chilly evening in Westminster. Good wine, not expensive. And a complimentary glass of grappa to round things off. I would certainly return. It felt genuinely Italian.

1 review so far 6
14.10.2016 20:44

My wife and I were pleased to get a reservation on short notice. Colosseo was a fantastic experience. The staff was warm and welcoming. They were very helpful in explaining the menus to new customers. The food was excellent and there was plenty of it. The service was great. We would recommend Colosseo to anyone who wants delicious Italian cuisine served by friendly staff.

1 review so far 6
09.11.2016 12:43

We were a party of three and enjoyed and early evening dinner. The food (we all had pasta courses with different starters) and wine were delicious. The service was excellent and the prices, given the central London location, were most reasonable. I would definitely visit again. This is hidden gem among other more brash chains of eateries and well worth a visit.

1 review so far 3
14.07.2016 00:28

After reading some online reviews it looked as though this would be a good place to get some nice Italian food. I would have to say the food was mediocre at best. I had the Puttanesca and it was truly the worst I have ever had. Very bland. The ravioli which my friend had didn't even come to the table hot. There was no bread served with the meal, so we ordered some garlic bread ( an extra 4.95) and it was inedible. Burnt and stale. For dessert we had profiteroles which appeared to have been defrosted. Would definitely not recommend this place nor would I ever return. The waitstaff was nice which was the only highlight of the meal.

1 review so far 6
25.05.2016 00:35

I recommend the garlic bread with mozzarella to start and I had a gnocchi dish from the specials menu which was very nice but my friends had pasta dishes which looked very good and the portion was large! The Pinot Grigio wine was a good accompaniment. The service was good.

3 reviews so far 6
09.02.2016 12:58

Went for a weekday lunch and the service and food were as impeccable as ever. One of the best "local" Italian restaurants around - it amazes me that people will queue up to go to Pizza Express rather than go to Colosseo but that's their loss.

3 reviews so far 6
08.07.2016 08:45

We were a party of eight. The food was excellent, the portions were substantial and the service was both friendly and efficient. The atmosphere was very pleasant and we could talk easily without too much ambient noise. I'm sure we will return.

1 review so far 6
28.04.2016 20:24

Excellent service, friendly, prompt, efficient. Some typical Italian restaurant décor, unaffected. Real food, not fancy but Italian and filling. No rush - not crowded - but 2 courses, in and out in an hour. Will go back - and have done.

2 reviews so far 6
16.03.2017 07:50

Excellent restaurant. The food was fresh and tasty, service was polite, friendly and efficient and the atmosphere was very congenial. I also like the fact that we could hear what we were saying without battling against loud music.

1 review so far 4
27.04.2017 02:28

Food was decent quality, but service was pretty poor. One of our salads didn't come with the meal and we had to ask two different waiters to bring it. It finally arrived, but way after my mom had finished her meal. We also had to ask repeatedly for other basic items, such as bread and water.

1 review so far 6
07.09.2016 08:55

Great food, good selection all reasonably price. Relaxing atmosphere with efficient and friendly staff. The bill for three was a pleasant surprise, too! Typical and genuine Italian experience. Will certainly come back being so close to Victoria

1 review so far 4
06.12.2016 10:05

Nice restaurant, waitresses a bit too "keen" at times, clearing food before we'd finished but really can't criticise the service beyond that. A little slow getting the bill once we'd asked for it but I am being very picky. Overall a really nice experience, and the food was excellent. Toilets weren't great though.

1 review so far 5
20.03.2016 07:01

Really tasty, simple food and friendly, relaxed service. It is a little pricey for what it is, but given the area of London it's good value. My 8 year old loved the pizza and she is quite a connoisseur!

1 review so far 5
16.10.2016 10:46

Great little authentic Italian restaurant with excellent pizzas and service. Baked salmon was very tasty. Looks very small from the outside but inside is big with plenty of tables so no need to book even on a Saturday night.

1 review so far 6
14.11.2016 14:07

Fabulous, great and fresh food. Ambience was perfect. It was nice to sit down Ina relaxed and quiet atmosphere, enjoy our meal and listen to each other without having to shout.

1 review so far 6
13.02.2017 23:08

Authentic Italian pizza and pasta. Great food and a friendly service. Suitable for vegetarians and reasonably priced. I will definately come again and I will certainly recommend it to my friends.

1 review so far 6
24.09.2016 13:57

welcomed as we walked in. everyone thoroughly enjoyed there meals. The service was very polite and professional. My guests were very impressed. Pity you are such a long way from Derbyshire

1 review so far 6
13.02.2017 07:43

Great service from ultra friendly ultra efficient staff coupled with excellent food made for a superb evening Very highly recommended and difficult to find any room for improvement- thank you

1 review so far 6
04.03.2017 07:22

Nice food, decent size portions. Staff were very helpful and the restaurant had a lovely relaxing intimate atmosphere. We would definitely go back next time we are back in London.

1 review so far 6
30.07.2016 15:02

Colosseo provided two excellent salads, promptly and courteously served. The waiters were attentive without being overbearing. I have eaten at Colosseo many times and this has been my consistent experience.

2 reviews so far 6
03.12.2015 19:38

Excellent food & good service. Unfortunately I was feeling poorly so could finish my meal. Without asking they offered to box it to take home, We will definitely go back

1 review so far 6
15.03.2017 06:28

The service was very good, especially compared to most places. The food was also quite good. We were able to get a change in how one dish was prepared.

1 review so far 6
28.01.2017 14:17

Great small home business and authentic food with wide selection of mains and desserts! Prices are reasonable and good location. A must visit if you are in victoria!

1 review so far 5
02.11.2016 00:27

Lovely food, although service at times wasn't too attentive. My glass was empty most of the evening without any offers for a refill. Food was good though, and extremely reasonably priced. Will return.

1 review so far 6
13.10.2016 17:36

Very good pizza and iced tea. Service was good, waitress very smiley. The pictures on the wall are a bit strange. Other people in the group enjoyed,

1 review so far 5
14.11.2016 20:12

Two people at 6.30pm on a Thursday evening. Restaurant nicely busy but not over-crowded. Good meal - one chicken, one sea bass. Decent sized portions. Friendly service. Apple juice not the best.

5 reviews so far 4
05.09.2016 15:50

Good quality italian food - if you're looking for somewhere for authentic italian food in central london it's a good place to go. It's very good for near where I work so it's location is what sells it to me.

1 review so far 6
15.04.2016 06:35

Lovely restaurant with a very authentic atmosphere. All staff were very polite and helpful. Food was superb! Would return again. Great location and easy to find!

1 review so far 6
06.01.2017 10:10

Good food, wine and service. Will go again. Pasta with prawns and zucchini very good. Too full to try dessert, so will skip starters next time!

2 reviews so far 6
18.11.2015 08:56

Very friendly happy restaurant. A perfect place to visit for a comforting Italian meal with friends. Enjoyed our meal and thought it was very good value

1 review so far 6
21.01.2016 11:18

We were a large group and we were very pleased with the service and food. We would highly recommend. Excellent restaurant tucked away on Victoria Street.

1 review so far 6
29.04.2016 07:39

Lovely food and great service, we had a round table which was lovely for my party so we could chat.Loved the surroundings and the fresh flowers

2 reviews so far 6
23.06.2016 09:06

Excellent in every way. Lovely atmosphere super friendly staff efficient quick service and best of all wonderful food at a very reasonable price. Highly recommend

1 review so far 6
24.12.2016 08:00

Excellent food in a quiet, friendly atmosphere. Good choice on menu; efficient service. Location very good as only a few minutes walk from Victoria station.

2 reviews so far 5
11.06.2017 13:25

This is a great little authentic Italian place with delicious food that is not over-priced. The staff are lovely and it has a cosy atmosphere. A visit is strongly recommended!

2 reviews so far 6
15.09.2016 07:38

Excellent meal - as someone said at our table 'a taste of Italy'. The staff were friendly and efficient and the ambience was very comfortable.

1 review so far 6
05.01.2016 09:09

An excellent dining experience, quality menu, super tasty pasta and very friendly staff. A brilliant local restaurant for a working lunch at extremely affordable prices

1 review so far 6
20.11.2016 21:11

Excellent family run Italian with good quality authentic Italian food - Highly recommended! This is much better than the mediocre chain restaurants that surround it!

1 review so far 5
27.04.2017 14:59

Great food, awesome puddings and friendly staff. Location is really handy near tubes and Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. And the prices are really good. I would recommend Colosseo Restuarant

2 reviews so far 5
21.12.2015 18:53

nice restaurant. Good food and friendly staff. Service a little slow for lunch time but there were a few Christmas parities in so probably held h=things up. Would go back

1 review so far 3
24.11.2015 21:38

Pleasant no frills everyday Italian that was able to accommodate our request for a round table and gluten-free pasta ( fusilli only). It did take a while for our food to come even though we had explained we only had an hour. Dishes were good, however, and prices reasonable.

1 review so far 5
29.04.2017 16:06

The food, the ambiance, and the service were very good. Portions were a generous size, and the profiteroles were different and excellent. Overall very good indeed. We shall return!

1 review so far 5
04.04.2017 21:04

Really enjoyed the food, one of the best pizzas I've had in ages. Service was fantastic too, very accommodating and friendly. Would recommend and certainly will go again.

1 review so far 4
02.02.2017 14:18

When we arrived at the restaurant e were given a great welcome. The menu offered us a wide choice including vergartarian options. We were served a tasty meal, with attentive service. We keep going back.