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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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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
18 Jul 2017
“Solid food in nice outdoor setting.”
4 Sep 2017
“Great steak in a lovely courtyard”
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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 4 September 2017

We enjoyed a great meal of enormous steaks cooked to perfection in this busy farmhouse restaurant. On a hot night the best seats are in the coutyard which is covered with attractive vines, but be sure to ring ahead to reserve your table. Service was...More

Thank Martin N
Reviewed 18 July 2017

The food here is not special but is good, primarily grilled meats and vegetables. The outdoor setting is very casual and pleasant. There were a lot of families with younger kids here when we visited. A solid choice, especially on a Monday night when many...More

Reviewed 18 July 2017

Very welcoming staff into lovely busy courtyard setting, part of old restored building. Unfortunately the food did not live up to initial expectations. Very large prawn cocktail starter was spoiled by addition of poor cocktail sauce -possibly from a bottle? Main course of grilled meat...More

Thank P3ter14
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

This but place earns a Five Star tasting because they do everything very right. The food is delicious, typical, and reasonably priced. The service is fantastic. It is obvious when arrive they take pride in everything they do. The house White wine is refreshing and...More

Thank marcdog4
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Very nice place with excellent meat............i reccomend for Sure to visit them easy to park and also easy to gain by walking

Thank Giorgio G
Reviewed 5 May 2017

I loved the food but may be it's a bit too expensive and not easy to find (nor hard). They make local cousin. Staff is nice and all the environment is really nice.

Thank dana_barca50
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...More

Thank Verufox
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)....More

Thank TheJumps04
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.

Thank LMDD
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 ..

Thank Matteo C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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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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