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La Colombera

Riva Del Garda | Fraz S. Alessandro Via Rovigo 30, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy
+39 0464 556033
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (6 reviews)
“t bone” (2 reviews)
“pasta” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Riva Del Garda | Fraz S. Alessandro Via Rovigo 30, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy
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Reviewed February 5, 2012

La colombera is a very beautiful restaurant on the outskirts of Riva del Garda. Situated in an ancient building in the middle of the typical vinyards of the region, it offers high quality food at a fair price. It is open in winter and summer....More

Thank Morbilo
Reviewed October 31, 2011

Court yard restaurant nice walk food excellent at reasonable rates eat there twice while we were on a 7 day stay!

Thank irishtravelpro
Reviewed October 2, 2011

On the basis of the reviews here, the fact it was raining and that we were just 5 minutes walk away we thought we'd give this place a try. It was very busy when we arrived but they immediately got us a table inside. We...More

1  Thank GCall
Reviewed September 10, 2011

Way out of the way, but worth the walk. This courtyard restaurant was a nice change from the waterfront cafes. It had good food, a cozy environment and nice wines. The only issue were the mosquitoes we encountered. So put on a little bug spray...More

Thank PhillyBoyz
Reviewed August 7, 2011

Over 11nights in Italy, we sampled many restaurants and this stands out. Very tasty food. At the upper end of the price range for Riva, but worth it! Fabulous atmosphere. Highly recommended for foodies!

Thank CarolandLiam
Reviewed July 12, 2011

The restaurant serves cheap and authentic Italian food. My pasta with rabbit ragu sauce and mushrooms was excellent. My wife had a pasta with tuna and asparagus. It was excellent too. The tiramisu was huge and house white wine was 4,5eur for 0,5l. Very nice!

Thank mmyohane
Paolo C, Proprietario at La Colombera, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2014

Thank you for REVIEW

Reviewed July 11, 2011

A must if you are visiting riva, set back from the main road a bit out of the way if ur in the centre of riva but if u are in the surronding hotels its great. fillet steak beautifully cooked, octopus salad amazing and fresh....More

Thank michaelsped88
Reviewed September 14, 2010

On sunday the 12 of sept my wife and I visited this restaurant in the evening.Lovely settings,we dined out under the stars.The restaurant was not that full so we got great attention.I ordered steak well done and my wife ordered a mixed meat plate.It arrived...More

Thank tforiordan
Reviewed September 14, 2010

Recently in Riva and this was easily the best restaurant. More variety than the usual pizza and pasta dishes, no pizza in fact, in a lovely setting. Out doors beneath the vines was excellent. Food very good with restaurant busy which was a good sign....More

Thank johnlisburn
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Romantic
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riva Del Garda | Fraz S. Alessandro Via Rovigo 30, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Trentino-Alto Adige  >  Province of Trento  >  Riva Del Garda
  • Phone Number: +39 0464 556033
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The origins of La Colombera, date back to the beginning of the 15th century when the town of Riva del Garda decided to build a series of towers from the utmost north of Mount Brione to the mouth of Albola to defend itself. These towers were also used as a house for the country-guards, the so-called salteri. Today's building dates back to the 16th century transformation from the feudal tower into he "dovecote", a place intended to house pigeons, whose flesh was considered very excellent. We can clearly see this restored look in the delicate architecture of the upper part built with bricks, an ideal house for pigeons, giving a graceful enrichment to the tower. The most significant element of La Colombera is the valuable portal with its delicate 16th century taste. There is a graven stone which gives a touch of nobility to the front of the stocky tower. That's why, when wartime was over, the tower was used as a residence for the high-class people, and the same happened to the other dovecotes in Riva. Moreover, building materials and techniques used show traces of the influence of the near Venetian and Po Valley towers. The tower was built with artistic chimney pots and barrel vault, and the bricks were used to make the arches. The spacious porticoes are really beautiful and influenced by the dominical building style, suitable for drawings, but nowadays there is a typical and elegant restaurant. The courtyard, closed by walls, gives a simple noble taste to this typical and historical place. In 1998 La Colombera Residence was radically restored and after a hard and patient wor
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