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Cola's - 17 Reviews - 148 8th Ave, New York, NY - Lunch Spot Reviews - Phone (212) 633-8020


148 8th Ave (at W 17th Street)
New York, NY 10011
(212) 633-8020
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Cola's - New York, NY


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The quality of cola,s food is good and knowledgeable worker made our dinner best.The special pasta lamb ragu and linguini with shrimp was owesome. I was waiting for long time to h...


We were looking for another alternative to our favorite local Italian, so we tried here one weeknight. Pros: Moderate Prices, Good Food, Cozy Space Cons: Billing Method

Best food & Excellent service 3/9/2009

The quality of cola,s food is good and knowledgeable worker made our dinner best.The special pasta lamb ragu and linguini with shrimp was owesome. I was waiting for long time to have that kind of dinner. I recommend all of you to go colas and enjoy their food Pros: good service Cons: best food in town more

Try This Place 12/10/2008

I've been twice and both times they sat us right on time. The service is terrific and the entres and yummy. Try the antipasto della casa for appetizers. Entrees are large and the portions (salmone, chicken, ) yummy. Desserts are pretty good but I wouldn't rave about them. Try this place. It's tops! Pros: cheap and tasty food more

Worst restaurant in NY 10/14/2008

I didn't like this place at all. The restaurant is dirty everywhere. The servers were not enough so we took a while to get our orders. Our meal was cold by the time we got it. I didn't like the fact that I had to pay 20% gratuity. Sorry, I do not recommend this place. Pros: Cheap Cons: Bad service, mediocre food, dirty. more

cozy and cute, ez first date place 10/29/2007

Nice and attentive servers. I think they actually eat there as well...they were able to make recommendations with confidence. Pros: Cozy and inexpensive, great servers Cons: Fish was just ok and the oil and basalmic vinegar containers were slippery more

BEST SERVICE 3/18/2007

GREAT SERVICE Pros: great service and best price Cons: amazing food with best service more

Best itallina food,good service 3/4/2007

I have been dinning so many restaurants in my life, one day i was stop at the restaurant by the name cola's. When we enter the restaurant it was almost empty, so got a table near by the window. I have ordered cremini mushrooms as a appetizer,and my entree was the special of the day seafood risotto,which was cooked with prawns,calamari, and clams. the best food i have ever had in this small restaurant. The desert was real key lime pie which was also excellent.Above all the service was excellent and the music was perfect. So i recommend people to visit this restaurant. Pros: good food Cons: price also good more


I haved lived in Italy more than 10 years, and have been dining so many places in Italy. I found this tiny restaurent was doing quite well more than 20 years. The food was excellent, such as our appetizer was Buffallo cheese which imported from italy and fresh grilled sardines was excellent.Our main dish which waiter brought excellent classical dish pappardelle rabbit ragu, and chicken cacciatore which chef was cooked exactly the way i was craving for many many years. finally i do not know how do explain cola's tiramusu and cheese cake was perfect. The service we were getting like two star restaurents. I really recommend people to visit the tiny restaurent. Pros: the service and food was great Cons: perfect for dinning more

WHAT A FIND! 2/19/2007

My friend told me about this place and I knew I had to try it for myself. I went last night and the food was amazing. We started with the fried calamari and a salad of arugula and fresh fennel. The calamari were light and so tender! they were fried to perfection, And the salad tasted so fresh. Then I had the Lingunini with seafood and my BF had the Angel hair with salmon. Wow! Let me just tell you- we were pleased. The pasta was cooked al dente and the seafood was fresh and delicious. The sauces were light and very good. For these prices- you couldn't ask for a better dinner. During dinner we enjoyed some great wine. They offer so many by the glass that we got to taste a few. And we finished with a smooth chocolate mousse made with verona chocolate and some real espresso! The service troughout themeal was spot on and very friendly without being condesending. I highly recommend this place to anyone in the neighborhood or even coming from uptown- it it worth the trip. Pros: food cooked to perfection, great service Cons: i COULDN'T FIT ANY MORE IN MY STOMACH more

Great Italian food- period. 10/26/2006

There is nothing I can say bad about this place. Everything my family ordered- we loved. Starting with the bread and olive oil through some excellent Lasagna, Egglant, Gnocci and Chicken and ending ever so happily with a delicious Tiramisu. Service was excellent and the room is cozy. I recommend thi splace for family dinners and for romantic dates. Pros: lasagna, tiramisu, service Cons: none more

Disappointing. Avoid. 10/26/2006

I have been going to this restaurant for 15 years. Never has a gratuity been added to the bill. Tonite, I brought guests from out of town for whom english is a second language. Surprise. Surpise. Gratuity was added to the bill...coincidence? Think not. more

Great Food / Suggested Gratuity? 7/10/2006

I don't like the fact that this place has suggested gratuity, but beyond that this place is an intimate place to dine Italian in a small group or a date. The food is decent, the prices aren't terrible, and the service has been helpful most of the time. Pros: Food, Service, Decor Cons: Gratuity, Service more

Fabulous! 2/12/2005

Finally, a cozy, comfortable neighborhood place with suprisingly delicious cuisine in Chelsea! Pros: Price, Cuisine, Service Cons: Small but cozy more

What a shame... 9/5/2003

Sorry to post a negative comment on what was one of my favorite Chelsea restaurants. The reliably good food was overshadowed by the awful service on a recent visit. The place was not full, yet they were rushing us through the whole meal. Waiters and busboys were taking our water glasses and the tip tray off the table before we had counted the change. When I commented to my dinner date about the tip try incident, the waiter overheard me and confronted me about my attitude, in front of my date and other diners in the restaurant. We got into a heated argument and he actually told me to get out. It's such a shame that the bitchy wait staff has ruined what was otherwise a great value. As a former waiter, I know that some customers are a pain, however, yelling at a customer is simply not acceptable. Pros: great pasta, cute place Cons: rude/nasty waitstaff more

"Sug. Grat." is Un-Acc. 3/4/2003

We were looking for another alternative to our favorite local Italian, so we tried here one weeknight. Pros: Moderate Prices, Good Food, Cozy Space Cons: Billing Method more

Cola's...tutto bene!!! 2/4/2003

I've been to Cola's only once, but I've had enough dining experiences to know a good restaurant when I dine in one. This is a fine example of great restaurant management: great menu, super friendly servers, and great food at great prices. I had a great dinner my first time there and will definitely return many more times...and pass the word along. more

Great neighborhoold Italian 9/29/2002

Surprisingly good food, very reasonable prices, comfortable atmosphere - in Chelsea? Amazingly - the answer is yes! more

Neighborhood Restaurant at its Best! 7/23/2002

I have lived in Chelsea for the past 8 years and have been going to Cola's for the past 7 years. What an amazing and cute little restaurant! The food is great - always consistent and service is wonderful. The liguini vongole is amazing and the fish is always fresh. You will not be disappointed as they aim to please. Pros: Food, Service, Ambiance Cons: Limited seating more
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Owner Message

  • Located in the heart of the Chelsea district, Cola's has been serving regional Italian neighborhood food since 1988. Our extensive menu feature fresh fish, hand-made pasta, chicken, veal and a full antipasta assortment. Our lunch specials start at $6.95 and are served until 4pm daily. With so much to offer Cola's is a great place to bring a date or for a family dinner. We look forward to seeing you soon.


  • Neighborhood Chelsea Italian restaurant featuring salads, handmade pasta, paninis and entrees.

  • 3/26/2007 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Sun-Thu 4:30pm-11pm Fri-Sat 4:30pm-11:30pm
  • Payments:

    American Express, Master Card, Discover, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Midtown, Chelsea