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Colombo's Cafe, Barnstable, MA

Colombo's Cafe

4.6
4.6
204 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
The name “Colombo” is the Italian form of “Colomba” the latin word for “dove”, which is the “Bird of Peace”. It is in the spirit of peace that friends and family gather to celebrate the every day occurrences that touch our lives. Great food, drink and conversations are the cornerstones for the sharing of these convivial, day-to-day passions at our Italian restaurant.

Colombo’s Cafe & Pastries stands for the beloved concept born in Italy of the “gathering place”… truly a place that “welcomes everyone, every day… at any time” translating as “Benvenuti a tutti” in Italian, whereby the tried and true, centuries-old tradition of “all are welcome” prevails.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Phone number
    (508) 790-5700
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Barnstable
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 204 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cape Cod and the Islands

    Neighborhood gem

204 Reviews
  1. JennL

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Don't sit at the first booth to the left on a cold night. Every time the door opened a COLD gust of wind disturbed our meal. I had to put my coat over my legs. Sit as far away from the door as you can. We had a reservation but walk ins were sat away from the door. Great food and good service but terrible table!

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  2. WilliamL

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Went to Colombo's for an Anniversary Celebration. Mentioned this to Open Table and asked for a nice table. No mention was ever made about our Anniversary and was seated at a high top in a very loud room. Asked for another seat and was told by hostess that when one was available she would move us. Never saw her. The food was good, but don't ask questions if you're going to ignore your customer!

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  3. DianneT

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great waitress and the food is always delicious. We had the mussels bianco which were plump and cooked perfectly. The chicken parm was also delicious, lightly breaded, but there could have been a little more sauce. We expected to be seated in a booth but there was some mixup and the three people at the hostess station weren’t very helpful. However, we were seated in the room with the bar and it turned out to better there.

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  4. Mike

    Greater Boston

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, prices have increased significantly and have not come down at all.

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  5. BigMamaa

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It was my first experience in that restaurant. I was very please with the food, drinks and service. However, i think the lighting should be increased. I could hardly see my food as i was eating. The atmosphere was nice, myself and company were pleased with the server interaction, she was well mannered and very attentive. Overall a wonderful experience and i will be returning.

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  6. Edward

    Greater Boston

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was wonderful. Service was excellent. Gail was our waitperson. She always does a great job and makes us feel like we are the only ones in the restaurant. Columbo's moved to our regular restaurant rotation list for sure.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Well we walked in with a reservation (hostesses and serves were chatting and felt like we were bothering them). I had asked for booth against wall by the windows and we were seated in the first booth closest to the door (the whole row of booths were empty). We asked hostess to move us down and she rolled her eyes and said I doubt it but will check. Came back and said they had reservations for that table. Well guess what. No one sat there the entire time we were there. The front of the house is your first experience when you arrive. They set the mood. Well I really felt slighted and annoyed. Our waitress Kim was outstanding as well as the busboy(I wish I got his name), and the food was delicious. But it really got my Italian up with that experience.

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  8. Carolyn

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Favorite local restaurant- reminds us of the North End. Great food!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious! My short ribs and risotto we’re perfect. Our waitress was friendly and helpful and the overall experience was great!

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  10. DanielleH

    Greater Boston

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were excellent!! We will be back!

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  11. BillP

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. We would recommend Colombo's Cafe to our family and friends.

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  12. ShirleyS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Off season, not rushed. Had dinner with friends we see every 4-6 months. Food and drinks were delicious.

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  13. JudyD

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always consistent and delicious.. sitting in bar area can be noisy .. the wait staff is so good! Our favorite go to place to eat

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  14. DickK

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Made reservation for 4 48 hours ahead and requested high top. Got there ten minutes early and hostess sat another couple at high top that was just being cleared. We didn’t get a booth, but were seated in middle of area at table for six. Waited over 45 minutes for food to be delivered. Only asking about delay was told that they had a party of 15 to handle and we would be next. Very disappointing experience, although the food was very good when it finally arrived.

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  15. Like2dine

    Greater Boston

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were seated along a travel aisle, so it wasn't as quiet as we would have liked. However, the service was great and the food super delicious!

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  16. midcapeman

    Greater Boston

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is always great here! Portions are large and well prepared. Noise level tends to be high when the bar and restaurant are in full swing

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  17. TammyC

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service are always good here. During my recent visit, I wanted to catch up with a friend and the server was very patient with us and gave us all the time we needed. Food and drink came out of the kitchen quickly and were good, particularly considering the reasonable prices here. 

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  18. MaxJ

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’re from South Africa and it was our first time at the restaurant and Kim (our server) made us feel so welcome and is very well versed in her trade. She has phenomenal interpersonal skills that is very evident in the way that she Carries herself! The overall ambiance of the restaurant was amazing! And your delea table food was the icing on the cake! We loved the music! It is also my moms first time in cape cod so your team did great! She had a fantastic time! We will most certainly be back

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  19. JEANB

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    i am never disappointed at Columbos Food wonderful We had a very patient nice waiter.

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  20. FernandoI

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome per usual! Me and my wife are regular customers and we love this place! The food is always amazing!

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  21. NancyN

    Naples

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good Italian food and great service as well as great prices. Tuesday was pasta night so all the pasta entrees were great values.

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  22. JodiJ

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and desserts are very good. Being able to make a reservation in line is very helpful.

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  23. DickK

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Table was ready for us and our server was patient as our other diners were delayed. Food was excellent and the service was efficient and friendly

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  24. PeterH

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands-down one of the best meals I have ever eaten. I had the short rib ragu and it's one of the best things I have ever eaten. My mom and Uncle also had absolutely amazing meals. Our waitress was outstanding, funny, knowledgeable and extremely personable. I was having surgery the next day so we wanted to have a nice family meal together. It far exceeded our expectations and is now our favorite dinner spot on the Cape! Thank you to the chef and entire staff

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  25. Bridget

    Deactivated - Central Queensland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was great! The food was delicious, best Caesar salad I ever ate, and deserts! Great overall

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Colombo’s was a last minute decision on stroll weekend. They were able to accommodate us and the food was outstanding as well as the service and pricing. I would strongly recommend this restaraunt. Don’t let the name cafe fool you.

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  27. EmilyB

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My parents live on the Cape full time and we have been looking for an “off season” dinner spot. Booking a reservation online was extremely easy. When arriving we were greeted by two people who sat us quickly. Our server was attentive but not overbearing. We had some of the best bread and sampled both red and white wines. The pasta is incredibly fresh and I adored my shrimp diavolo with squid ink pasta. This was comparable to a meal I had in Italy 7 years ago. There was a young gentlemen refilling waters and clearing tables who was extremely kind and courteous. The ambiance was wonderful with low lighting and Italian countryside decorating on the inside. I was pleasantly surprised and will be returning for many more meals.

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  28. KimH

    Greater Boston

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is always great. Service was good and the atmosphere is always enjoyable.

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  29. Toughtoplease

    Greater Boston

    96 reviews

    3.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Menu is extensive. Food is good and portions good size. A little expensive for basic red sauce items.

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  30. Marie

    Rhode Island

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visiting Colombo's and it certainly will not be the last. Easy online reservations. From cocktails to appetizer to main course five stars. Staff is very accommodating and friendly.

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  31. jodyc

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this restaurant and go here often. I made a reservation for 4 on OpenTable, which I confirmed more than once, for a requested seating of a hightop in the bar. Upon arrival I was told that my requested seat was not available as someone else had just been sat there by someone else at the hostess station. Not a huge deal, but when you confirm your reservation 2x no less & it’s not available when you get there then why bother making a reservation I ask 🤷‍♀️

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  32. PaulF

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    For our anniversary we wanted to go to a well known and well respected restaurant. We were not disappointed at Colombia's Cafe. Our only constructive feed back is the owner should inform their help that having their personal friends hang out inside distracts from the experience.

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  33. PaulC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious as always! Went for our anniversary dinner and it didn’t disappoint!

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  34. STown

    Dallas

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, Colombo’s was fantastic. Service was great and the food was excellent. Colombo’s remains one of our “go to” restaurants in Hyannis!

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  35. MTVessel

    Greater Boston

    185 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    185 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    -quality of food is very good. Pricing is excellent. The bread that comes out at the beginning of the meal was perfect. Warm. crunchy outside. soft inside. Extea virgin olive oil was high quality. nothing less than a peefect begining ro the meal. - I ordered the veal saltimboca. was very good. The only thing I would say is less sauce. the brown sauce is strong and overshadows the take of the prosciutto on the veal. The veal was super tender. the risotto was quite tasty (cheese if you like cheese rusotta). - My wife ordered the grilled schrod, and she loved it. I tried it, and it was perfectly cooked. not easy to do on a grill. For desert, I had limoncello cake. was decadent. And we shared amaretto and cherry Gelato. Was excellent. -Decor has a lot of little detail to see creating ambiance. Outdoor seating is available. Madeline, our server was super awesome with us. Excellent demeanor. ** be aware that all their glasses have a chipped ring in them, which makes them appear dirty. It's the way the glasses stack. it is off-putting, and they should definitely get a better system.

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  36. MichaelS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food usually pretty good. They have the best chicken Parm  eggplant Parm is very good

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  37. SusanM

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a nice evening-food and service was very good . Next time we will use cash -

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  38. DeniseS

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Columbo’s never disappoints. Always a great meal.

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  39. SmokeyM

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Greeting and service is excellent. However, food turned out to be sub-par. Still plan to re-visit but will have lower expectations.

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  40. AngelBear

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent good, excellent service and overall just a wonderful experience.

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FAQs

Colombo's Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 790-5700.

Colombo's Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 204 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Colombo's Cafe

544 Main St, Barnstable, MA 02601-5409

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Barnstable
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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