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Favoloso

Balkerne Passage, Colchester, England
01206-54-90-80
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Ranked #84 of 352 Restaurants in Colchester
Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: First class family run Italian restaurant with accent on fresh fish. Quite inspired cooking and marvellous welcome
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: First class family run Italian restaurant with accent on fresh fish. Quite inspired cooking and marvellous welcome
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English first
essex
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Unexpectedly we had a spare lunchtime. We had walked past Favoloso previously & thought ''Hmmmm, could be worth a look''. It was. Service, & food were sound. The Chef (a Mauritian lady, v. nice) came to see whether her efforts had been acceptable. They certainly had. Bit quiet, but we don't mind that too much, & it didn't strike us... More

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East Anglia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The restaurant is tucked away and while being very well presented is not remarkable from the outside. When you get inside its warm,atmospheric and comfortable. The service from the young waiting staff was nothing short of excellent and the owner was also very helpful. The food itself was just amazing and the menu choices were very good for all palates.... More

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Essex
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

What a find, it's just off North Hill and if it hadn't been recomended to us we would not have found it. I had the lobster and scallops (2 of my favourite things) and my husband had stuffed chicken in a garlic sauce. Presentation was first class (I just had to take a photo and put it on Facebook!!!) as... More

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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Have been here a few times over the years through changes of owner. This was the first time under the current one. It was as good as we remembered . Staff very pleasant. Food excellent. Can't understand why there aren't more people in thus restaurant whenever we go past.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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

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England
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 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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