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The Colander Restaurant

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Italian, Canadian
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1475 Cedar Ave, Trail, British Columbia V1R 4C5, Canada
+1 250-364-1816
16:30 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 16:30 - 20:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
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Vernon, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hockey team has been here twice now. I do not like the food because it is so bland. The salad is way too vinegary. The spaghetti needs to be spicier. I had lasagna this time and it was not my finest meal by far.No taste at all. Others in my family fared no better. Yes, there is lots of food... More 

Thank wiseowls2
Kelowna, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We come through with our team every time we are in town. Great food, all you can eat pasta, the best sauce I've had anywhere. Staff is friendly, beautiful waitresses, and the manager was really helpful. He dropped everything he was doing to get me a cup of coffee! Now that's service!

Thank alanrockets
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to try The Colander shortly after arriving in town and checking into our motel. There were not a lot of places open for lunch but The Colander was. It doesn't look like your typical Italian Restaurant. It's a very large open area with a lot of seating. My husband found it very strange and commented about it to... More 

Thank Shelley E
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best meatballs ever and the spaghetti can't be duplicated at home! Topping off the meal with roasted chicken and roasted potatoes is just delicious.

Thank Travcan
Trail, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

People come from all over for the spaghetti at the colander. Locals can bring in a pot and get it filled with spaghetti and sauce for a fraction of the price. Try it you will like it!!!

Thank sjohnston000
Spokane, Washington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Our Bantam hockey team dined there for dinner on Saturday night. 49 of us in total. Food portions are served family style and more than most of us could eat. Real homestyle Italian & so delicious! We pre-ordered our meals, which was helpful, but a little chaotic with that many people. The only drawback was our huge party was assigned... More 

Thank 426CTS
Port Moody, Canada
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Came here for a Sunday night dinner. I was kind of craving pasta so this being number 1 on trip advisor, I thought it would be a good choice.... Eh wrong! I walked to a cafeteria style establishment. Cold atmosphere and the hostess was not thrilled to see a customer. All that aside I stayed being that everyone else is... More 

Thank Jewgal
Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

I love this place. Every time I visit my family in Trail, my boyfriend insists we eat there or that we get take out. The classic all you can special is great. So is there ribs special and the baked pastas. Huge portions. So good after a long day of skiing.

Thank Rita L
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

It was good as always. The atmosphere was nice, not too noisy. The food is very filling and you get enough to take some home with you.

Thank fridge77
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The Colander has always been a family favourite when visiting Trail BC. Their food has always been delicious and the portion sizes are substantial. We recently had dinner at the Colander and found the food to be rather bland and far less tasty than in the past. We were wondering if there has been a change in ownership or with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15
Italian, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 20:30
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1475 Cedar Ave, Trail, British Columbia V1R 4C5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Trail
  • Phone Number: +1 250-364-1816

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?