truly a dining disaster. I cannot believe that some of these reviews are favorable. People, don't waste your money on this place. Food came late, was not good,. Salad did not appear fresh. Many items overpriced. I have heard from so many Helotes people the same sorts of criticisms.
Good food, great people. Me and my friends went there one night not knowing what to expect. What we got was great food, a competent and personable server and an owner who took the time to come and talk to us. These people are not corporate, just folks like us who are trying very hard to become established in our community and I for one will support them by coming back again and again. It is nice knowing my money is staying here in our town and that these folks are good people. If you are looking for cookie cutter food and corporate mentality then it is not the place for you. i like knowing who I buy from and the fact that this owner takes the time to come and sit with us meant a lot. The food is great at a good price and it is mere blocks from my home. I welcome Colonnas and hope they are here to stay.
Not quite sure what Ada was referring to, I definitely lean towards angie's rebuttal!
My wife and I have been there at least once a week since it opened and have never been dissapointed. Furthermore, all of our friends we referred have enjoyed their experience.
Trust me on the pizza, I'm from Chicago so I know what I'm talking about. The sauce is fantastic, ingredients are fresh. Wife says its the only place she can get italian sausage on her pizza without heartburn. Love the fire meatballs, nice and spicy.
Staff is fantastic. Energetic and aiming to please. Love the bartender, ask Casey about the Tuaca Martini.
Saw something intersting tonight. Two EMS personnel got called away 3 times after ordering food to answer calls. After their third call, the chef/owner comped the ticket and personally delivered the meal to the helotes firehouse. Fantastic gesture.
I'll continue to be a patron. Hope ya'll give it a shot.
The Helotes restaurant rocks....
I'm not exactly sure what the nay-sayers are talking about. This place is great! My husband and I have eaten there several times, and the food has been consistently good every time. The wait staff all seem competent and are outgoing and want to please you.
I want this restaurant to make it because you can tell they're hard working folks. I say give them a chance. If you want "upscale", go downtown. This is Helotes, and I for one feel really comfortable there.
bad HELOTES dining experience.
I will not go back to this restaurant nor will my friends. I wanted a salad and they actually were out of lettuce (and this was on a Thursday). My friend sent back her steak twice and still not right so we just left. UGH
Note: This is for the Helotes place and not the san antonio one.
Wow what great food!!!. Me and my husband went in the other night and thought the food was so amazing. we had the shrimp brochette with the green beans and corn,and my husband had the Chicken fried ribeye. It was one of the best meals we/ve eatin since i've been in San Antonio. The service was great too and we will definately be coming back once a week.
GREAT PLACE!!. I ate at Colonnas the other day and had the best experience. The service was awesome, the food was delicious, the prices were VERY reasonable. I dunno whats wrong with ada but that place was amazing and i will definately be going back this weekend.
Avoid this restaurant in Helotes !!.
I live in Helotes and try to frequent local businesses. I really wanted this restaurant to succeed. I was willing to give this place a 4th try but will never return.
We ordered a bottle of merlot on a Thrusday evening at 8:00pm. We were told they were out of bottles of merlot, cabernet, AND ciantti. They could give us miscellaneous glasses of some from open bottles. We asked the manager, Brittany, if she would discount the price on the glasses since it is more expensive to order by the glass than by the bottle. She spoke in a very loud voice, said absolutely not, no discounts, etc. When she left our table the people behind us asked if we were ever coming back to this place because they were not coming back. We discussed our dissatisfaction. We decided to leave without ordering anything. My neighbors were seated at the next table and asked me what had happened. I was telling them when Stephen Colonna came out of the kitchen and told me he did not appreciate me going from table to table talking to people. I explained to him why I was talking to these people. I told him his manager was extremely loud and he said she is loud because "she is from Georgia ! " He called me "Sweetie" and said I didn't know about ordering bottles of wine vs glasses of wine. As you can imagine a very unpleasant exchange ensued.
A woman in my party emailed Stephen a couple of days later to explain our side and he emailed back saying he wasn't backing down. He said we were wrong and he had seen all the tricks in the book by people wanting something for nothing. Four of the five of us in the party are over 60, retired, and go out to eat a lot. We can afford our food and drink.
I found out later from my next door neighbors that when we left the restaurant Stephen apologized to them and offered them FREE WINE. They declined and told him we were indeed neighbors and that they had approached me..
I never want to see a business fail, especially in a small town. But the word is spreading about this place. I will not be surprised if Colonna's goes out of business.
Stephen Colonna is one of three co-owners of this grill. I plan to contact the other two men and let them know what happened to us on March 12th.
Best Pizza I have ever had, SERIOUSLY!!!. We are so happy to get a restaurant of this caliber in Helotes. its now called Colonnas Grill, but I think its the same one. great atmosphere, food is very good, no enough tables though for weekend crowds but during the week no problems. dinner takes time but its worth it. lunch is faster. Large variety on menu! They make it as you order no premade like most. so it takes longer but we go there to take our time and enjoy. they also have a bar, and good Maragaritas.
Best place to eat in the Helotes, Texas area.. I read the reviews after eating at Colonnas Grill and couldn't believe what I read. I have no explanation for their reviews. My family and I have eaten there several times and it has been fantastic. The food was excellent, a large variety on their menu. If you have to wait at the door that is usually a good sign not an inconvienence. I highly recommend this place for anyone who appreciates good food.
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