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Vicolo Colombina

#57 of 1,375 Restaurants in Bologna
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Vicolo Colombina 5/B, 40123 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 233919
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Today
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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Cardiff UK
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very keen to eat at this restaurant after reading Tripadvisor reviews. The food was indeed very good in particular the sublime panacotta. The only reasons that I have for not giving it 5 stars is the unfortunate smell of drains on the night we visited (probably not their fault) and the shameless upselling. We asked for the bill... More 

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Thank georginaryan
London
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for dinner on first night in Bologna. The staff were very friendly and a good ambience in the dining room. A great selection of modern Italian dishes, which were executed well. Would recommend.

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Thank Luke M
Limassol, Cyprus
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104 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited after having been disappointed by the food I had tried so far in Bologna, and what a change of pace it was! Wonderfully fresh and tasty food served to you by polite and attentive staff makes Vicolo Colombina a MUST for anyone visiting this fare city. As is normal for such high quality eateries I was expecting a... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small (approx. 40 covers) restaurant down a side street which you need to be looking for to find. It's unpretentious in style, simple tables and chairs. Immediate impressions are it is an up market café. That is wrong though, this is a very efficient and well run restaurant. The menu (available in italian and English - thankyou)... More 

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Thank Decapitate
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little restaurant located in a tiny side street next to the Basilica San Petronia just off Piazza Maggiore. Very friendly staff and food was amazing. The Lasagnetta of Guineau Fowl is a must and the beef cheek with celeriac puree was delicious. Also try the pana cotta made without geletine which was so smooth and creamy. You must go... More 

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Thank Mark C
Knutsford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent food prepared with great skill and served in a delightful small restaurant by staff genuinely interested in your enjoyment. I would return as soon as I am back in Bologna

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Thank john m
Sao Paulo, SP
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

The place is lovely ! A mix of traditional and fancy / modern . Very cosy, people very gentle and kind. The house wine was delicious. As a 'welcome' they served a pice of the parmegiano regiano: the famous cheese of the region. For my husband, that its not vegetarian, they served mortadela with yogurt. There are vegetarian options, very... More 

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Thank Viviane F
London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

There were a number of new restaurants we planned to visit, on this return trip to Bologna but when you have a restaurant as good as Vicolo Colombina - a two minute stroll from your hotel - it’s hard to resist returning. Reading my review of 2013, should have warned me about the need to book - but it didn’t.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

One of our best meals in Italy. Simple food, done as close to perfection as you can get. Great wines. Super-friendly staff.

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Thank mhlibchuk
Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

What a great, quaint restaurant down a small alleyway. Fabulous food presented in unique ways. The Sangiovese wine was the best we've tasted! Staff was knowledgeable and understood our broken Italian ... plus, spoke very good English. We would definitely go back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Monday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Thursday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Friday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Saturday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?