Wedged into a quiet, two-person wide lane off a busy piazza, this casual, rustic-modern restaurant and wine bar is bright and cheerful, with a menu to match. Items are color-coded based on ingredients, so vegetarians, celiacs, meat- and seafood-lovers can home in on their preferences, and the kitchen is accommodating to a fault. Land- or sea-based tasting menus are particularly tempting here, and an affordable way to sample a range of offerings.
Time Out tip: Apart from worthwhile tasting menus, La Colombina also offers 4-, 6- or 9-portion plates of cicchetti from a smorgasbord-like glass case, a great option if you can’t decide on just one or two items from the long menu.
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