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La Colombera

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Riva Del Garda | Fraz S. Alessandro Via Rovigo 30, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy
+39 0464 556033
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12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere in the restaurant is great and the tables outside placed under the roof of leaves make it even more romantic. The selection of food is wide enough and the portions are huge. I'd recommed not to skip the starter and dessert :-) The only little catch is that the staff (especially the guy responsible for payments) gets distracted... More 

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Gutersloh, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

La Colombera is in a beautiful setting with a superb menu, so much so that I consumed three main meals. They were great with kids who enjoyed watching the chef cook in the open kitchen. I strongly recommend the spaghetti and sardines dish (local delicacy). The playground in the back of the residency was perfect for small children.

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Wigan, Lancashire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely food and good service. We had T bone and fillet and both were cooked to perfection. The prawn cocktail for starters was huge and the mixed antipasti was delicious. Nice atmosphere sat under a canopy of vines but lovely inside too. Would definitely recommend.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

A very rich menu with typical lake and mountain dishes. The dishes were very good but with too intense sauces, almost nauseating ..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We came across this restaurant by accident when we were staying in Riva. The food was so good we came back a second night before leaving. Excellent food and wine and great atmosphere. The steak was amazing. The only improvement I could add - there isn't much on the menu for kids. Would definitely recommend.

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San Rafael, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

It was our first night in Riva del Garda and our apartment owner's suggested this restaurant after a very long day of travel. We got a table, got menus, and were greeted with a friendly server. However, after that, he seemed to disappear and never to return. In addition, when my son's food came there was a VERY LONG BLOND... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Tables under a roof of vines but with awning in case of rain. Free bruschetta while we waited for pasta course. Lovely service. I had local salmon trout which was beautifully presented with no bones and my partner tried horse! Like beef but not quite but delicious. Popular. There is a play area but not visible from restaurant tables. Would... More 

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Hradec Králové, Kralovehradecky Kraj, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Me and my wife had visited this restaurant in Garda. There is a hotel with garden, swimming pool and restaurant. My wife had spaghetti vongole, I took tagliata beef. Both was very good.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We were literally staying a minutes walk away from the restaurant but didn't visit until quite late one evening towards the end of our stay, we turned up at about 21.40hrs so it was quite late and they seemed to be cleaning the tables. there was just 4 other people sat in the courtyard. But they made u a table... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Probably not a restaurant typifying local food but delicious nevertheless. Wine was good as well. I had a starter and a pasta both were very good. The meat dishes that my colleagues had looked good as well.

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
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
Description
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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