Welcome To Us

The Italian restaurant at the gates to the Cotswolds
Restaurant MenuOur Chef

From Wednesday to Saturday for lunch come and try our special fixed price menu:
One course – £9.50
Two courses – £15.90
Three courses – £20.90
Kids one course (+ 1 soft drink) – £8.50

Grilled swordfish and cherry tomatoes

Take Away

Bring home the dishes of a gourmet cuisine by availing yourself of our take away.
10% discount for orders up to 49£,
20% discount for orders of 50£ and over.

Call 01285239238 to order

St. Mary Virgin Fairford

Were we are

Fairford was once an important coaching town on the old London to Gloucester route. The town lies in the Cotswold hills on a lovely stretch of the River Coln and is located 6 miles (9.7 km) east of Cirencester, 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Lechlade and 9 miles (14 km) north of Swindon. Nearby are RAF Fairford and the Cotswold Water Park.
The town is famous for its parish church, St Mary’s, a fine ‘wool church’ with a complete set of 28 medieval stained glass windows that tell the story of the Bible. A traditional market is held every Wednesday and hosts a continental market twice a year; the first Friday of December is dedicated to the Christmas market. Fairford is probably most famous for being the home of RAF Fairford, where the annual Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) is staged.

Restaurant Menu

Linguine Colosseo

Mussels, prawns, scallops, calamari and cherry tomato sauce.


10oz Tagliata di manzo

Sliced sirloin steak served with rocket salad, parmesan cheese shredder, olive oil and balsamic glaze. Rare / medium rare pref. cooked for the original recipes.

£ 21.95

Salmone mediterraneo

Salmon fillet cooked in oven with garlic, parsley, mushrooms, prawns and cherry tomato sauce

£ 19.95

Sunday Roast
Pizza Diavola

Pizzeria Menu


Tomato, mozzarella fior di latte, pepperoni salami, red onions, jalapeño, chilli, olives.

£ 14.95


Folded pizza base, tomato, mozzarella fior di latte, mushrooms, ham, spinach.

£ 14.95


Tomato, mozzarella fior di latte

£ 11.95

Enjoy Your Meal At Our Restaurant

Our Restaurant

The Colosseo is one of the most iconic Italian monuments and is therefore the ideal name for a restaurant that wants to bring Italian food culture to the UK.

The restaurant is located in an ancient stone building with a slate roof located on the main road of Fairford, the one that was once used to go from London to Gloucester, a short distance from Market Place, the center of the town, where it is possible to find parking.


We offer you 70 seats in three welcoming rooms; on cold evenings a crackling fireplace creates an intimate and warm atmosphere.

Our staff is at your disposal to serve you our dishes, made with care and great attention to raw materials.

Uber Eats delivers our takeaway food to your home if you want to enjoy it comfortably at home (for home delivery, see the Uber Eats conditions).


Excellence Of Tastes

When a dish is created, before presenting it to customers, it must be seen and reviewed, it must be tasted, and not just by the Chef. If there are errors, they must be corrected, only after being 100% certain that the dish goes to the customer’s table.

The work of a chef requires love and passion, and above all patience, the only virtue that with time, the passing of years and experience, ensures that the desired results arrive.

– Chef Of  Colosseo Restaurant –

Mimmo Pipitone


Great service and even better food. We made a great choice in Fairford!

Tige Witsberger Avatar Tige Witsberger
4 June 2024

Had an excellent meal there last Tuesday. Great atmosphere and food and top notch service. Would definitely visit again if in the area.

Alan Sams Avatar Alan Sams
4 June 2024

Lovely Italian restaurant tucked away in a quiet village. Pastas weee outstanding! Super good find!

Dane Avatar Dane
24 May 2024

My work, my passion

The work of a chef requires love and passion, and above all patience, the only virtue that with time, the passing of years and experience, ensures that the desired results arrive.

– Chef Of  Colosseo Restaurant –

Mimmo Pipitone

Colosseo Recipes

Almond Parfait

Almond Parfait

One of the most famous Sicilian desserts is the Almond Parfait: in French "parfait" means "perfect" or "impeccable" and this semifreddo certainly is because it is based on a few simple and genuine ingredients to enhance the flavor of the almonds. The pouring of hot...

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Supplì is a little rice croquette filled with rice and stringy mozzarella cheese originally from Rome to be enjoyed as an appetizing and inviting appetizer. Ingredients for approximately 20 supplì 500g Carnaroli rice; 1.2 liter vegetable broth; 300 ml tomato puree; 1...

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Rigatoni alla Norma

Rigatoni alla Norma

Rigatoni alla norma is an ancient poor dish from Sicily, where it is still found on Sicilian tables, and has been offered in all Italian restaurants in the world.Only few ingredients, but with an exceptional flavour. Ingredients for 4 people: 350 gr rigatoni (tube...

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