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Vicolo Colombina

#101 of 1,338 Restaurants in Bologna
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Vicolo Colombina 5/B, 40123 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 233919
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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  • 58
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  • 17
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Bolognese cuisine with a modernist touch

This attractive restaurant is located in an alley within a stone's throw from the Piazza Maggiore. It came highly recommended by our hotel staff. The two-room space is spacious and tastefully decorated and exudes warmth and charm. When we arrived at 8 p.m., the evening service was just getting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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Essex England
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

If you're looking for a quick snack of dried pasta and a pizza washed down with a carafe of Rosso, then keep searching for this is a place where the chef knows how to cook and the sommelier knows his extensive wines, many of which are not too expensive. Every aspect was better than expected and made a very delightful... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

No real Bolognese cuisine at all. Just a modern restaurant with revisited traditional dishes and poor music taste. Beyonce was in the background all evening was not what I expected, given the decor. The service, if friendly, was not up to our expectations. The sides were different from what announced and, despite complaints, they showed no sign of making a... More 

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Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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120 reviews 120 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Having eaten at three excellent Trattoria's, we thought we would save the best for last, but alas we should have returned to de Pietro for our last meal in Bologna. Having made a booking for 7.15/ 7.30 pm, I was disappointed to find four members of staff smoking, 2 sitting, 2 standing, encamped at the front door: they told us... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Wow, I love 'my' TripAdvisor! We always search and research our hotels and restaurants on TripAdvisor, even whilst we are away on holidays! Again, thank you for coming up with this little gem! Hidden in a little laneway near the Piazza Maggiore, a relatively small restaurant, run by very young and energetic people. We arrived as their first customers for... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This attractive restaurant is located in an alley within a stone's throw from the Piazza Maggiore. It came highly recommended by our hotel staff. The two-room space is spacious and tastefully decorated and exudes warmth and charm. When we arrived at 8 p.m., the evening service was just getting started as guests were arriving. We were seated in the second... More 

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

My last night in Bologna was a Sunday, when many restaurants are closed. On previous evenings I'd stayed close to the hotel, but this time I ventured a bit further and ended up at Vicolo Columbina, which is hidden away down an alley with the same name. I'd read good things about it and was very pleased that I was... More 

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NICOSIA
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53 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Traditional food presented in a contemporary way with a gourmet touch. Two guys who know food and wine and know their business offer a great food experience, in a very small street down town, but really down town, Bologna. Nice decoration, present-day, not stuffy, not overdone, very good service, great wine list. Definitely try the deserts-any desert- also.

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23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Very high quality food at a reasonable price (quite expensive though), I had the manzo guancia with fennel purea and my wife had the filetto with bolognese pesto, both are something to remember! varied selection of Italian wines also in half bottle sizes

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Northern New Jersey
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126 reviews 126 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We were very satisfied with the food, the kindness of the servers, and the atmosphere. As others have said, it is pleasantly modern inside. We enjoyed sitting outside on a beautiful August day. I thought the prices seemed fair for the high quality of the food and experience.

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london,england
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30 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This small eatery is owned and run by two guys who care about both food and wine and is located in the old and central part of Bologna. The service is friendly but proffessional and nice advice given on local wines to accompany your choice of food. This restauant was also a recommendation of our hotel Al Cappello Rosso just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vicolo Colombina 5/B, 40123 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 233919

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

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