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Vicolo Colombina

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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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  • 55
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  • 13
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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
Most recent review
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
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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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34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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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75 reviews 75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
155 helpful votes 155 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Hidden away down a little alley, but only two minutes walk away from the Basilica in the main piazza. A lovely light modern space and a warm welcome. Service is very attentive and professional but not at all stuffy. A good sign, everyone seems happy, staff and diners. The menu is short but very interesting. And then, oh wow, the... More 

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Venice, Italy
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85 reviews 85 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

just few words to address you this tiny and cute small restaurant just next to the Piazza Maggiore. Even if offering traditional dishes in reality they are served in a very nice scenario and with a little touch more. We had Tortellini in brodo, Lasagnette Ravioli with ricotta and they where all great. For drinking we got 2 bottles of... More 

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Imperia, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

In the heart of Bologna, a nice small place where we got food that was carefully cooked and very original within the local tradition. Friendly service within a nice modern environment (much better than fake antique as in most places around). Not cheap, but very reasonnable price.

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Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Fresh pastas with a traditional bolognese, another with sausage - both excellent. And slow cooked pork ribs with cabbage that was sublime. Good wine selections The room is all white - a little cold but not sterile. Casual atmosphere. Service is slow. Only 2 wait staff for 2 rooms so if waiting bugs you, don't go. But go for the... 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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