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221 Lakeshore Rd E, Oakville, ON L6J 1H7
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  • $11 To $25,
Colossus Greek Taverna offers an authentic Greek dining experience featuring a vast array of decadent choices. To compliment your dining experience, choose an aperitif of their variety of ouzos, or imported beer. Treat your palate to a glass of wine from a selective award winning Greek wine list. Private events are available for luncheons, dinner or receptions. Visit Colossus for an outstanding culinary experience, enhanced by their attentive staff and the sounds of Bouzouki in the background. The executive chef and his professional team have masterfully prepared a menu featuring a wide variety of traditional Greek appetizers, pastas, fresh Fish, and speciality Lamb dishes, along with daily featured entrées and home-made sinful desserts. more...

Opening Hours

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Restaurant type

  • Fine Dining,

Cuisine type

  • Greek,

Dishes

  • Seafood,

Features

  • Extensive Wine List,
  • Restaurant With Party Services,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,
  • Upscale,

Products and Services

  • Salads,

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  • Service: 4.4/5
  • Atmosphere: 4.3/5
  • Food: 4.4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Tried to hide burned food on our plates

Have eaten here about a dozen times over the last 5-6 years and I can say that the quality of the food has gone down hill big time. On my last and final visit we ordered grilled chicken, lamb, calamari, spanikopita and salad. All of the dishes had overly huge black grill marks on them with a layer of burned crust and with each bite all you could taste was a chalky charcoal taste. It was disgusting. You could tell that they tried to hide it by putting the most badly burned sides face down on the plates. We pointed it out to the server and they merely grumbled an apology took our food and offered us a free, tiny dessert that we didn't even want. Try cleaning your grill once in a while. The lamb tasted like it was cooked the day before and just reheated. We left hungry after paying almost $120 for dinner and wine. What happened to this place? It used to be good and for the money they charge its not cheap. Its a shame because I love the atmosphere but the food is not what it used to be.

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Restaurantica12
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Getting way too pricey!

Good food as always, but the prices are getting up there! Wine list in particular. In these tough times that should be kept front and foremost in menu/wine planning.

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Restaurantica12
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Was ok...

I wont go back only because i ordered takeout, and their were fruit flies in my salad. I had been many times before, but this grossed me out. The restaurant experience was different, and I always liked their lamb souvlaki, the cheese they light on fire, and their dessert (baklava)

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Restaurantica12
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The food is ok. No more, no less. My father is Greek and owned a restaurant in NY for several years(still in existence) and his food is much better. Also, I can prepare better Greek food at home (although I don't always want to cook). The souvlaki is not spiced enough.. I ordered the pikilia, the spreads are ok but they served butter beans cold...Not the best but definitely not the worse. It is consistent;however. Never great but definitely never bad. Just average.

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Lise1
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Great everything!!!!!

Service, food and atmosphere is always good. it is in a perfect location downtown Oakville.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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Wednesday night dinner - fantastic service, the...

Wednesday night dinner - fantastic service, the server surprised us with a free dessert as we were celebrating our anniversary - so sweet of her. LOVED the Greek Sangria - amazing drink and the sausage/butter bean appy was incredible ! We'll be back.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Lovely Evening

My partner and I had not been to Colossus in a while and forgot how great it is! Had a great dinner, great table and a very nice server. A really, really nice time and a great meal. We both remarked that we need to start coming for dinner more often. Location in Port Credit is also very good.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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I have been to Colossus many times before and...

I have been to Colossus many times before and every time food and service were excellent. I have tried most of the items from their menu and have never been disappointed. Their food is fantastic and very reasonably priced. I have to admit that their service is not always "top notch" but is acceptable and I personally go to restaurants to enjoy a good meal rather than to focus on the service quality. Highly recommended!

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Love it!

I have been to Colossus many times before, I have gone with large parties, a few friends, family, just my fiance and I. I have been there at different times and days, lunch on a wednesday, dinner on friday, late night on saturday etc. Every single experience was unforgettable. The taste and quality of the food is outstanding. It's not perfect, and I did have to send something back once but overall it's an excellent restaurant. I would reccomend making reservations, it's a guarantee you wont be rushed, or have to wait. The atmosphere is cozy and romantic. Yes it's not a vast space with tons of room, but I like the intimacy. On many occasions I have ordered the Colossus Array, which consists of samples of most of the main dishes, 2 breasts of lemon chicken, 1 beef medallion, 3-4 greek sausages, 1 lg mousaka, salad, potatoes, rice, quail, lamb, and a bunch of other things i can't even remember. But for about 66.00 you get a lot of food! It is supposed to be for 2, but i usually take home enough food to make two large lunches the next day. I would highly reccommed it as you get a chance to try a chunk of the main dishes. I have always recieved promt polite service from the staff. The pita and oil/balsamic starter is always quickly brought and refills are plentiful. The feta cheescake is amazing. Definatly worth a try!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Although the food was well presented, used fresh...

Although the food was well presented, used fresh ingredients and the taramosalata which was very good and you can tell was home made the problem I had was that the value sucked. With the souvlaki dinner there certainly was not much given for the price you paid compared to any Greek restaurant (casual or fine dining) lets say on the Danforth and it didn't have any special authentic flavour to it at all either. My Greek mother-in-law can put together a real quick meal that would taste more authentic than this place. The Kalamari barely had any feta that it was supposed to be stuffed with. The kicker although I do understand the price of flour and wheat rising is that the majority of times you go to a nice restaurant let alone European let alone Greek you get served with some bread or pita. I've also visited this restaurant before and it was customary to receive it. This visit I didn't receive any and when I politely asked for 'a' pita to accompany my dinner I was given one pita cut in 2 halves and charged for 2 pitas on my bill. Not acceptable when the cost of the meal itself is 20 to 25% more than what you would pay at a comparable place on the Danforth. Yes I know this is Oakville and not the Danforth and this place is a bit above casual dining (overlooking that this place is cramped) I felt that with the pricing and the product this restaurant put out they take advantage of their customers, although they do it with a smile. Not returning.

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 3/5
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Restaurantica12
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A bit cramped. However, GREAT greek fare. Our...

A bit cramped. However, GREAT greek fare. Our favourite, despite having tried other greek restaurants on the Danforth & other parts of the GTA. We dine here 1-2x/month. Highly recommend it.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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I guess if you own the Souvlaki Hut...Everything...

I guess if you own the Souvlaki Hut...Everything else is bad....Colossus is and I am sure will always be authentic Greek.... Always excellent....This is not fast food Greek food. The person below should be ashamed!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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We live approximately 6 hours from Colossus. I...

We live approximately 6 hours from Colossus. I stop and have a meal at the Colossus if I get the opportunity, everytime I am in town. Service is always great, very nice people. I have brought small and big party size here and the experience has always been very positive. We are bringing our whole family at this restaurant today (March 1) to try the whole leg of lamb roast. looking forward to it..

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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The service was top notch .Food excellent. The...

The service was top notch .Food excellent. The place was packed, the service was still first rate. I highly recommemd this place. Cool Martini bar next door. A great night out.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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This is a fantastic restaurant! The service is...

This is a fantastic restaurant! The service is outstanding, the owner Manny takes so much pride in his business, greeting you at the door, making sure you are nothing but happy throughout your dinner, the staff is superb, very fun and social, the food is very consistent and excellent. The ambience is so comfortable and wonderful, you can feel you are in greece at times. This is a terrific place, we are regulars and highly recommend it.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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The food was fairly good, however we were treated...

The food was fairly good, however we were treated with perhaps the worst service of our lives. I don't know what our servers problem was but she more or less just stopped by to take our order and then only made an appearance an hour later to see if we wanted dessert. We never were offered drink refills or asked how our food was and after getting the bill we waited 15 minutes just to have her process the credit card. This was my first time at this restaurant and even though my girlfriend and I love Greek food we will definitely not be going back!

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 1/5
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Excellent food and service we sat right next to...

Excellent food and service we sat right next to the window. It was our one year anniversary. It was very private. Loved everything!!!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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I wanted to take my sister somewhere nice since...

I wanted to take my sister somewhere nice since she was leaving for university. She suggested this restaurant and I had never heard of it. We went and it was great. My pasta was so good and my sister loved her food too. The creme brulee was outstanding. Amazing experience . ill be back for sure

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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I have to say this was greek restaurant i have...

I have to say this was greek restaurant i have ever been to, coming back from my honeymoon in greece this food took me back, it was amazing. I had the lamb chops they melted in my mouth. it realy made me wanting more but i decided to try the feta cheese,cheese cake nor have i never heard of this before but i had never tasted anything like it. It was the best cheese cake i have ever tasted. good job. and thank you. we will be going back for sure.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Terrible experience with my entree the chicken...

Terrible experience with my entree the chicken souvaki. Great presentation of the food, however the moment I took a bite of my chicken I noticed that it had a foul tasted to it, I took a second bite and noticed that the chicken was tanited or stale. I am praying that I don't get food posioning from this place. With chicken like that I would be surprised if they get a repeat customer.

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 1/5
Service: 4/5
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November 16, 2016

Amazing food and great service!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 14, 2016

Apart from the noisy environment - to be expected on a busy Saturday evening - we quite enjoyed our dining experience at Colossus. It brought back wonderful memories of our recent trip to Greece. So, yes we will return to Colossus in Oakville or Port Credit.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

November 6, 2016

Excellent food, very pleasant atmosphere and good service. I will be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 25, 2016

Great birthday celebration with delicious food and fun company. Staff amazing and food delicious.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 24, 2016

We like to visit Colossus when we're craving lamb and grilled squid and as always we were not disappointed. We've always had good service and this time they showed how they really want customers to have a good experience. I ordered greek coffee and it was too gritty for my liking and the server without hesitation explained how greek coffee is served and proceeded to remove it off our bill. It wasn't a big amount but t was an appreciated gesture. We also seem to end up at Colossus for celebration meals and we're never disappointed.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 10, 2016

We were a group of eight family members (6 adults, 2 kids) and everyone at the restaurant made us feel welcome from the minute we walked in the door. Great food as always, friendly and courteous staff - we all had a great time. Well done Colossus!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 8, 2016

Amazing Dinner, Amazing Service, Glad this is our go to spot in Oakville. Definitely would recommend the saganaki if you go, so delicious.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 7, 2016

Service was awful, slow, waiter could not have cared less, food was so so , fruit fly in my wine glass, had to go to the bar to get the wine order as the waiter was busy talking to friends after serving the meal and did not return. This restaurant used to be so great!

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

September 23, 2016

The service was abismal. Our server Diemitre was miserable and rude. We waited 15 minutes to be greeted and another 10 minutes to get one of our drinks, an additional 5 to get ther other. The menu is extremely different from the port credit location. The atmosphere was severely lacking, it felt very much like a library.

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 1/5

September 22, 2016

Have been going to Colossus for years for special dinners, Birthdays, Anniversaries etc. Always top shelf service and food. Awesome Saganaki!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 16, 2016

Great pleace to comeback! A very young trainne did a small mistake at the beginning but it was immediately noticed by waiter and in very professional way corrected. Very accurate service and great, reall Greek food!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 13, 2016

Great evening and fantastic service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 26, 2016

really tasty food :)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 14, 2016

Colossus is a family favourite. 'Best to make reservations for weekend evenings.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

August 12, 2016

Had a great meal with a group of people. Everyone seemed pleased with their food.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

August 10, 2016

It is lovely to see the outside patio at the Oakville location we were able to sit outside and absolutely enjoyed our evening completely.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 7, 2016

Everything was fantastic, BUT the flies are out of control!!! 😓😓

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 7, 2016

Very poor service! Food is excelent as always. The senior server lady need to take a week off sometimes. She is ALWAYS red and tired. Great junior servers. Loud, hot, not comfortable for longer period of time.

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 1/5

July 30, 2016

Everything was great! Our server was very friendly and was able to answer all of our questions. We sat out in the patio....which was also really nice. I have been here to this restaurant a lot of times. From my year end ladies soccer party to getting together with friends. It's always my 1st choice! Keep up the amazing work and I'll keep coming back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 30, 2016

Moms 82nd birthday celebration . Service, food was fantastic. We did not order dessert after the apps and generous entrees but enjoyed the large dessert we all shared. It was a memorable night and the staff from booking to the chefs were very much appreciated. We'll definitely return, Donna B

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 26, 2016

Our server did miss an order, which messed up our dinner with guests. Mistakes happen and she did everything she could to amend our experience(effectively) which is kudos to her. Thankyou and see you again.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

July 18, 2016

Great food, great service. We will be back

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 2, 2016

Excellent on all fronts. Extremely good value. And yummy!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 30, 2016

Very friendly, accommodating service!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

June 16, 2016

Food and service was ok.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

May 13, 2016

Very happy. Food was very tasty and restaurant had a very relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere. Portions were very large and ended up with lots to take out home. Staff very polite and helpful. We will definitely be adding this restaurant to our come back again list.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 9, 2016

We were disappointed with the food. The Calamari meal was very disappointing. So plain, boring and no taste. The Bakalava was so hard to chew and to cut threw this we needed a chainsaw.. How long was this dessert sitting in the restaurant?? The only thing that seems authentic, fresh and tasty was the Saganak and the pita bread...that was to die for. We were in Greece a couple of years a ago and thought we should check Colossus restaurant since we missed having Greek food but this place failed my expectation of good quality Greek food. It was more quantity than quality. I guess we need to travel for an hour to the Danforth to get the real good tasting food of Greece!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 5/5

May 3, 2016

Only disappointment was not being offered a refill on my decaf coffee.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

April 23, 2016

Had lamb souvlaki dinner without potatoes I always enjoy this dish here Rice could have been hotter but rest delicious

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 17, 2016

Great service and got us all out in perfect time for our theatre tickets.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

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