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“What a find...”
Review of Vicolo Colombina

Vicolo Colombina
Ranked #71 of 1,835 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
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220 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“What a find...”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

Having been frustrated by a full house in our chosen restaurant for the evening, we stumbled past Vicolo Colmbina; set in a quiet, narrow (although atmospheric) street just 3/400 m from Piazza Maggiore. Excellent menu - tagliatelle, rabbit, lamb ... all very traditional. The attention to detail was excellent - the quality of the breads, presentation of the olive oil, the wine decanters ... as was the manager. We visited Al Sangiovese as well whilst in Bologna, and we thought the food at Vicolo was certainly as good. We tried to return on the Friday night and the place was packed (so best to reserve a table in future). Half bottles of wine available, and we spend circa Euro 90 on a 2 courses each (for 2) and 2 half bottles of wine.

  • Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nice food, friendly staff”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

A small restaurant on a side street - I chose it precisely because it was a bit hidden away from the main street. The food was very nice (I had Ragu' Tagliatelli). The staff were also very friendly - my waiter was even nice enough to help me a bit with my Italian!

  • Visited July 2013
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Bologna, Italy
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“superb food and service”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

I have eaten here twice since I got to Bologna and I will eat here again. The service is the best I have had in Bologna. The food is exceptionally delicious. There is a lovely balance between tradition and modern. This place will leave you feeling satisfied and happy.

  • Visited July 2013
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Outstanding food and service - unforgettable experience”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

We ate in Vicolo Columbina in April and again in July with two friends. On both occasions, the quality of food, wine and service has been exceptional. Gianni was incredibly helpful and incredibly professional and made this a wonderful experience. The wine list is more of a book and we happily left it to Gianni to recommend a wine. Not only did he recommend an exceptionally good wine, it was also very reasonably priced (22euros). Two of us had the very special tagliatelle al ragu, another had tortellini in brodo and finally, that day's special carpaccio of wild boar with mustard. For main, three of us had the rabbit which we all agreed was the finest main course we had ever eaten - flavoursome and tender and the birthday boy had the pork ribs which was also magnificent. Zuppa inglese, panna cotta and cheese finished off what was a consistently excellent meal and (including our wine and a bottle of proessco) coming in at 160 euros for 4 was also exceptionally good value. The restaurant itself combines the modern and traditional exceptionally well and is very stylish but not at all stuffy.

  • Visited July 2013
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Paris, France
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“Oh yeah...great food”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Stopped here for dinner by chance when walking past and what a lucky break it was. The food was 1st class. Fantastic steak although a few vegetables with it would have been nice but that would be the only criticism of the whole meal we could make. The meat platt for 2 as an entree was very very nice, the lasta bolognase our son had he loved and my rabbit was great. The rice cake desert was the best I have ever had so for 3 entrees, 3 mains with desserts coffees, dessert wine and a nice botle of Borolo all up €160 we though was great value for money considering the night before for an average curry in Paris was well over 200 with no desserts, coffees or dessert wine...a great place to eat and highly recommend it

  • Visited July 2013
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