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“Great steak in a lovely courtyard”
Review of La Colombera

La Colombera
Ranked #41 of 161 Restaurants in Riva Del Garda
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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
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 great despite the restaurant being full.

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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 other restaurants take a night off.

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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 was difficult to cut overdone and almost inedible. After paying the bill we mentioned the problems to the manager and he just laughed and walked away with no hint of an apology, and appearing slighted than someone would dare to criticise his restaurant. Our impression was that it was busier than his kitchen could cope with on the evening and food was being churned out - more style than substance.

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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 crispy.

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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
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