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221 Lakeshore Rd E, Oakville, ON L6J 1H7
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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,

Languages Spoken

  • English,

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  • Atmosphere: 4.3/5
  • Food: 4.4/5
  • Service: 4.4/5
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deni0636
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We enjoyed a lovely dinner! Waitress was very attentive and nice. The entire restaurant had the ambiance of being in Spain as i have visited Spain. Will recommend this restaurant to friends and family! Great job to management and staff!

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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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Restaurantica12
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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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Restaurantica12
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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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Restaurantica12
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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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October 21, 2017

Food was good, but since we just returned from Greece......we were spoiled!!!! No resto has compared unfortunately. Parking is a major issue too.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

October 19, 2017

Amazing food and value

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 17, 2017

Great atmosphere and amazing service. My boyfriend's lambs were overcooked the first time, and when they brought some out they were slightly undercooked but we didn't want to be difficult and say something again. The server was nice enough to give us a discount on our bill, which really turned our experience around (a lot of places don't go the extra mile to satisfy a customer). Other than that, the food was fantastic and everything was very flavourful. It was our first time here but definitely not the last - we will definitely be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

October 8, 2017

Food was cold and very average.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

October 1, 2017

As we sat down we notice that there are flies in the eating area, (we had a booth) and we had a family lunch to meet parents of my sons fiancé. That was not a good start to having the right ambiance. Then I ordered Pork souvlakia. When it arrived it was obviously not pork, but the server said " no it is pork". I can tell you with 4 witnesses that it was lamb. I decided not to make a scene as it was an important occasion ad i did not want to embarrass guests, but, honestly ,that was a very unsatisfactory.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

September 23, 2017

Great selection. Sangria was delicious. The pork belly gyros appetizer was scrumptious and flavourful. Consistently great food & service.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 17, 2017

Lovely server. Thanks for the special birthday treat.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 11, 2017

I rated the food as 4 stars ONLY because there was far too much food. The food was really excellent! We wondered if we could share a dinner. Is that possible. Thanks. We want return.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

September 6, 2017

Excellent Greek Food. Very friendly & efficient service. We will be back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 14, 2017

Always an enjoyable experience

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 3, 2017

We were a group of 5 for a birthday party. The restaurant and staff were amazing, they accommodated our request for a private area, they were fabulous when we brought our cake in for the occasion and one couple shared a meal and they plated it separately with benefits! We spent a lot of time and never felt rushed. The appetizers and food were delicious! The only note I have is that the saganaki which should be oozing and running (or at least a little) was hard with the outside edge almost burnt. We ordered two and they both came that way? Other than that it was a great evening, great venue, great staff and we will most definitely be back!!!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 19, 2017

Delish !! Great great evening! I'm craving those Lamb chops right now!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 17, 2017

Service is usually better but overall a good choice for dinner

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

July 16, 2017

Time and time again I am surprised by the level of service that is provided. The location is perfect, the atmosphere is warm and cozy, the owner makes you feel welcomed and often takes the time to speak and laugh with you before your meal, the staff is friendly, and the food is AMAZING.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 15, 2017

Suggest that you don't seat "big" women at the corner booth table. It was difficult for us to get in and out. Everything else was just excellent.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 14, 2017

Always a pleasant experience with great food and staff

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 10, 2017

My experience was non-existent. I made a reservation 24 hours in advance and received a text less than one hour before said reservation stating that they were holding a public function and couldn't accommodate us inside. However, the patio was available and they were unwilling to move our reservation outside because they don't accept reservations on the patio. I asked for an exception given the last minute cancelation of our reservation, but no one responded. We wont' return.

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

July 4, 2017

fabulous food great service!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 3, 2017

Nice place and friendly staff. The food was great, especially the dishes the staff recommended. Would love to come here again!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

July 2, 2017

Great service, delicious food. We chose to eat inside, thinking it would be quieter. When we finished and walked outside, it was so much quieter there, even though close to the street.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 23, 2017

Amazing food... best around by far. Service at this location is always great. Obviously others feel the same as it was very busy for a Wednesday evening.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

June 19, 2017

The food is nothing soecial,tasteless,needs spices.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

June 12, 2017

Great food and service

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 9, 2017

Impressed for sure kids liked it also We will come again

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 7, 2017

Amazing!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 5, 2017

Excellent food, very friendly staff and authentic lovely atmosphere

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 3, 2017

Had a great dinner at Colossus. Food is delicious with generous serving sizes.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 26, 2017

Great service great food, we both ate every bite!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 17, 2017

Great service, delicous Greek food!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

May 10, 2017

Reservation was not recorded at the restaurant so they had to scramble to get a table for 6 together at the far back of the restaurant. You might want to check why this website reservation was not received by the restaurant.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

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