Vicolo Colombina, Bologna, 5/5/16

exterior
exterior

A  2-room place where I heard lots of English being spoken. A very casual atmosphere but still had nice linens and reasonable pricing. The staff warmed up nicely as the evening went on and were helpful in making selections. We only went wrong one way when we decided to split the rib plate rather than each have our own as the waitress thought it would be too much. The serving size was nicely moderate and we could have easily devoured 2 plates  but this left us room to have desserts.  

door into
door into
interior
interior
other room
other room
menu cover
menu cover
appetizer, first
appetizer, first
main menu
main menu
Frankie climbed the salt and pepper
Frankie climbed the salt and pepper

 

We started with the small mixed meat tray and it was all very nice.  Again the bread was just so-so but bread is not necessary to enjoy this tasty selection of thin sliced meats.

salumi tray
Mixed Meats: Bologna hill ham, Mortadella Zivieri Mora Romagnola, Salami Franceschini
bread basket
bread basket
wine to drink with salumi
wine to drink with salumi
Frankie cooled down with the table chiller
Frankie cooled down with the table chiller

 

The tortelli with the artichokes and parmesan was excellent. It was totally delicious.  The grimagna did not have vegetables as some others have had but it was still okay, not great as I had hoped.

Tortelli of Zabaione whipped with Parmesan adn artichokes
Tortelli of Zabaione whipped with Parmesan adn artichokes
Gramigna with sausage
Gramigna with sausage
Frankie like the Parmesan holder
Frankie like the Parmesan holder
wine front
wine front
wine back
wine back

 

The aforementioned pork ribs were slow cooked then grilled. They were so tender and yet had a nice crisp on the exterior. The savoy cabbage they were served with was also quite nice. It would not be hard to eat a whole order of these.

Pork ribs "from Emilia Romagna" with potatoes and cabbage
Pork ribs “from Emilia Romagna” with potatoes and cabbage
other half
other half
nice crew
nice crew

 

For desserts we tried the zuppa inglese and the chocolate pudding turned out to be a bit pasty but the rice cake had a nice sweetness and a bit of a caramelized exterior.

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Zuppa Inglese: traditional dessert made with cream, chocolate and alkermes liqueur
from the top
from the top
Frankie checked out the inside
Frankie checked out the inside
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Torta di riso Bolognese: Rice cake with almonds, caramel, amaretti, citrus and almond liqueur
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artwork
Sara, our great waitstaff
Sara, our great waiter

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Vicolo Colombina, Bologna, 5/5/16

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