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Favoloso

Balkerne Passage, Colchester, England
01206-54-90-80
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Ranked #106 of 346 restaurants in Colchester
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Description: First class family run Italian restaurant with accent on fresh fish. Quite inspired cooking and marvellous welcome
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: First class family run Italian restaurant with accent on fresh fish. Quite inspired cooking and marvellous welcome
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Excellent service, excellent food, excellent atmosphere. The whole evening was perfect. Really looking forward to visiting here again soon.

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England
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Excellent selection of food whatever your preference, if I have a complaint it would be that,after eating a size able and tasty starter, I was too full to manage the main course. Not cheap, but then you get what you pay for, lovely selection, it was hard to choose! Staff lovely, chef came out to ask if we were enjoying... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It's one of our family's favourite restaurants in town.The quality of the food is also much improved since they changed the chef about a year ago. Our family's food choices vary, but no matter what we choose, meat, seafood or simple pasta, the food is always delicious, and the seafood is especially fresh and tasty. We have recommended this restaurant... More

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Essex
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great food, we hadn't been to Favoloso since it was Franco's it was just how we remembered. We had lobster and calamari risotto and seafood spaghetti both were amazing. Staff were friendly! We can't wait to go back and definitely will not be leaving it so long!!!

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The staff are all very friendly and the service is good but... the food was a bit of a disappointment. One of our party had a flavourless seafood risotto that was edible at best. Another had Tuna steak that was ok but the plate was also full of olives for some reason. All the food was lukewarm but the vegetables... More

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Colchester
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Reading the reviews currently on this restaurant, it's hard to believe they have some negative comments at all! The manager is perhaps the most welcoming and polite I've had the pleasure to meet compared to any of the other competition. The food is of the highest quality and presentation is beautiful. I highly recommend this establishment and will be returning... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We frequently visit this restaurant and have never had anything other than an excellent meal. Whether meat or fish, it's always fresh and cooked to perfection. The owner is always friendly and welcoming and very helpful. The chef is awesome and the staff are friendly and attentive. We travel from Ipswich and have tried all of the other Italian restaurants... More

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Colchester
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95 reviews 95 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Thought I'd give Favoloso a try for a quick lunch but the experience does not encourage me to return I'm afraid. The food was OK but nothing special - a rather boring Waldorf style salad that lacked interest and a fairly flavourless risotto. However the most disappointing aspect was the lack of hospitality. The maitre d' was cheerless and unwelcoming... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We went as a club party of 9 for a lunch at this restaurant for the first time. We usually choose restaurants that offer a fixed price lunch menu so as to provide choice for all budgets. Like another reviewer I was surprised on entry at the manner of the manager & his apparent disinterest throughout. The meal was acceptable... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Me & My family regularly visit this restaurant on special occasions, and are consistently impressed with the excellent service and fantastic quality of food. (See photos!) The meats are always cooked to perfection, and every dish we have tried (There has been a many!) is always absolutely delicious. The Portions of food are generous and are usually served with just... More

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