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The Colander Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Italian,
1475 Cedar Ave, Trail, British Columbia V1R 4C5, Canada
+1 250-364-1816
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“meatballs” (56 reviews)
“potatoes” (35 reviews)
“chicken” (54 reviews)
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Italian, Canadian
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1475 Cedar Ave, Trail, British Columbia V1R 4C5, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

The Colander Special is an excellent choice! Very good salad, buns, spaghetti, chicken, potatoes, dessert & wine!

Thank Grace H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very generous portions and very affordable. Did I mention tasty?! Variety of baked pastas, or the famous spaghetti meal; all seved with buns & salad. If you ar passing through, don't pass by eating here, no one will leave hungry after!

Thank kyersten k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Special is terrific beyond belief! There is no other place in the world that makes spaghetti sauce like they do!

Thank George R
Reviewed 12 August 2017

I.t was our family reunion on Aug 4th, there was going to be 50 people, at it. We rented the mirror room. Instead 58 came but they managed to get us extra tables and chairs. No problem they are always great to us and every...More

Thank Helen L
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Went for supper this month at what is supposed to be this amazing Itallian restaurant only to be let down. This place comes highly recommended but I don't get it. We waited 20 minutes for them to clean off a table for us (1/2 the...More

Thank arlenl2017
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Always a lively atmosphere, whether you go with a crowd or just one other, you'll have a good time. Always good food and lots and lots of it!

Thank Dale R
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We followed the advice of others and had dinner there tonight. We were disappointed. Setting is cafeteria style with decor to suit. Menu is limited and food generic. Service was reasonable and food served hot, just bland. I get the impression sauces are stirred in...More

Thank marksN4965OC
Reviewed 29 July 2017

The Colander was closed for renovations this year but I have eaten there many times. Best spaghetti and meatballs, roast chicken and jojo's. The Colander is a tradition in Trail.

Thank VivianLeslie10
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This is the exact opposite of fashionable modern food. It's very old fashioned, plain, and uncomplicated. The restaurant is enormous and seems to be constantly busy. I had the standard dinner, which seems to be what everyone has. A plate of spaghetti and meatballs, plus...More

Thank tripleaardvark
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Terrific food Rustic environment Friendly staff and kid friendly If you're in the West Kootenay Pay Trail a visit and go for dinner

Thank Arthur W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15
Italian, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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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