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Vicolo Colombina

#87 of 1,222 Restaurants in Bologna
#113 of 1,394 Places to Eat in Bologna
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Vicolo Colombina 5/B, 40123 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 233919
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Lovely restaurant with traditional Bolognese cooking in a clean, bright space... The best tortellini soup we had in Bologna and the servers were helpful and all spoke English.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Our bellboy recommended this place to us and he was not wrong. It caters to tourists and locals alike, and is off the crazy busy tourist streets, which makes it more attractive. The menu was limited but lovely with perfect renditions of the local classics. Best of all, the waitstaff was positively effervescent. A pleasure all around.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Lovely restaurant with traditional Bolognese cooking in a clean, bright space... The best tortellini soup we had in Bologna and the servers were helpful and all spoke English.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Wow. The standard of cooking was excellent. Spent two evenings here out of six in Bologna. It takes great skill to cook soufflés and they were done to perfection. A limited menu but all dishes superb. Good wine list. Great helpful staff. Nice to sit outside. We nearly did not go there because looks very ordinary when closed. A few... More 

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Torrington, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Vicolo Colombina was recommended to us by the staff at our hotel, who even made a reservation for us. It was, at most, a 3 minute walk away from Al Cappello Rosso, our hotel. The restaurant is fairly new, or at least, newly renovated in a sleek, modernistic style. It's not large and is situated in what we would call... More 

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Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Three of us visited Vicolo Colombina last evening. The waiter would not assist will a recomendation on the most popular meal so we chose steak. On asking if we needed to order vegitables we were told they came with the meal. I had the fillet steak and while a bit tough it did indeed come with potato and asparagus. My... More 

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Ogni tanto capita qualcuno..questa volta fin dalla nuova Zelanda. .almeno non rischia di tornare no?.voi potete sempre scrivete quello che... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We visited this after reading reviews on trip advisor. Lovely little restaurant, just tucked away off Main Street mr Maggiore. The good was excellent quality, I wanted to try a traditional Ragu and was not disappointment, tasted great. The desert however had the best I have had in ages! I think it was the traditional bologna rice cake, so tasty!!!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We stopped into this restaraunt just off the east wall of San Petronia for lunch. The food and service were perfect. All four of the diners in our group agreed that this was the finest meal we had during our entire 10 day stay.

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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Came across this restaurant close to Piazza Maggiore and encouraged by a number of Italian families eating there decided to stay for dinner. The food was wonderful, the lasagne the best I've ever eaten. The menu is short but everything we ordered was delicious. In contrast the wine list is extensive, we were spoiled for choice. The cost was a... More 

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Valencia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Let's cut to the chase here: this is a nice place, white linen, elegant tableware, attentive staff, etc...but the FOOD!! Holy crow, it was right out of any "Best of Italy" article you've ever read. From the Parma ham/cantaloupe thru ragu pasta, lasagna, a carnivore's heaven. The only problem you will encounter here is trying to decide what to order..afraid... More 

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rye
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We ate here on my husband's birthday, having been recommended it by our hotel. It was quiet when we arrived at 8.30pm, but within a few minutes was packed, and had a very good atmosphere. We shares the anti pasta starter of cold meats and parmigiano, huge and excellent! Then both tried the steak..Filetto di Manzo, with the rosemary and... More 

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

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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: Local cuisine, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business

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