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Balkerne Passage, Colchester, England
01206-54-90-80
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Ranked #65 of 370 Restaurants in Colchester
Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Upon walking in we were greeted by friendly staff who told us that our friends hadn't arrived yet but we could have a drink whilst waiting. The decor was very authentic, we really felt we were in Italy. For starters I had the whitebait which was plentiful and delicious. My friends had the pate, the mussels and the brucetta which... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

we've been to favoloso a good few times over the last couple of years, always excellent service and food has been superb, tonight's meal, for my girlfriend's birthday didn't disappoint! It was excellent, great atmosphere and highly recommended. the chef Geraldine is a master at her profession and also came around to each table of diners to make sure everything... More 

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Brightlingsea, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

Attentive staff from the moment I walked in... Beers and wine as per. Cleanness seems spot on. Our group of 16 held the chief up by more team 40 minutes this in no way affected to final outcome of the food presented to us. Absolutely fantastic, I had mussels in garlic and white wine sauce, a Turkey main and xmas... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We had great service and great food! what more could we ask!... Not in many restaurants do you have the chef/owner passing at the tables to see if the customer is happy. The food is home made with fresh ingredients, even the mayonnaise! The Colours in your plate look good, non greasy and taste nice in your mouth. We highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

We have been to favolosa on a number of occasions , the food is of a very high standard , the chef/owner Geraldine is very passionate about her cooking which shows in the presentation and flavours in the food , we have not been disappointed in the 3 years that we have been coming here and always get a nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Have been to this restaurant quite a few times , the food is always good , Geraldine the chef / owner , is very passionate about her cooking and the food is always very well presented , for people that have not tried it , I would highly recommend this Italian , you will not be disappointed .

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Colchester
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We use to visit this restaurant regularly but have been unable to for a couple of years. We were excited to be returning but were so disappointed. We had booked a table and although the restaurant was only half full, we were shown to a table near the bar away from any other diners. We had to ask to be... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Went for a return visit on Wednesday night,restaurant was quiet but the food was excellent and service very good,recommend for real italian food lovers

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The menu on the wall outside was enticing enough, but it is when you get inside and look at the blackboard menu that things really move up a notch. I had razor clams and baked crab, which were both excellent, fresh and bursting with flavour. My friend had fish supported by plenty of vegetables. Service was attentive and friendly. In... More 

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essex
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Additional Information about Favoloso

Address: Balkerne Passage, Colchester, England
Phone Number: 01206-54-90-80
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
Open Hours:
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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