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Favoloso

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Balkerne Passage, Colchester, England
01206-54-90-80
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: First class family run Italian restaurant with accent on fresh fish. Quite...
First class family run Italian restaurant with accent on fresh fish. Quite inspired cooking and marvellous welcome
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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Another Enjoyable Evening

This is the second time I've visited this restaurant, first time was a year ago at a 21st party. Both occasions the food was very good and the atmosphere convivial. The Chef always comes out of the Kitchen after the meal to circulate with the diners which is always a nice touch. Always go for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Bill_STH500
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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93 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Colchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is the second time I've visited this restaurant, first time was a year ago at a 21st party. Both occasions the food was very good and the atmosphere convivial. The Chef always comes out of the Kitchen after the meal to circulate with the diners which is always a nice touch. Always go for the fish dishes, these are... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

You are never disappointed at Favoloso's which is why we celebrated by daughters 18th there along with our family of 19 guests! Service was impeccable and the food was delicious in every mouthwatering way. If you are lucky enough to try one of the chef's specially made panna cotta with mango sauce you will know what I am talking about.... More 

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

Went for lunch... Lovely atmosphere although it was quiet.. Took ages to decide as so much choice...had bread with oil & balsamic whilst choosing... but I chose scallops & pancetta ... Hubby had prawn & crayfish risotto .... Flavours amazing.. Presentation just right.... Mains. ... I had sea bass with prawns & mushrooms... Again flavours were out of this world... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Lots of choice on the menu and specials boards. Food very well presented and delicious and could not fault it. Portions perhaps a little large but there are options to order smaller ones. Will definitely be returning.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

nice food and good services, lobster & cappesante very good and fresh ,also nice dessert home made..

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Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I have no idea how my wife and I had failed to be aware of this restaurant until now. On the basis of our recent lunch there, I would rate the food as being some of the very best we have eaten in Colchester. We shall certainly be returning and we have already recommended it to friends. We went to... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We booked a table at Favoloso as we had previously eaten here and knew the food was good. My partner was given a special mid-week menu the day before which stated we could eat a three course meal for £22. However, we were told that it was not available, nor was the £28.95 deal available, despite having been given it... More 

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Messing, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Huge Portions! Our second visit to this gem of a restaurant once again delivered. Tucked away this surprisingly spacious restaurant provides real Italian charm and a fantastic choice of food. Although all the usual suspects are provided for what's sets this restaurant apart is Its sea food. Fantastic choice, excellently prepared and well presented. It's not cheap but neither should... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Had a lovely meal relaxed and was just great! We looked at the menu then found the special board!!! What a treat! We ordered the crab and I have never eaten such a well cooked crab with the crispy seaweed salad Mains were excellent to I highly recommend this place At the end the chef came to all the tables... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Balkerne Passage, Colchester, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: 01206-54-90-80

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

First class family run Italian restaurant with accent on fresh fish. Quite inspired cooking and marvellous welcome
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?