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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, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Really good

Not been there before, but glad we went. We were shown to our table which was under a large selection of special boards, all fish dishes. After looking at the menu, the three of us decide on meat dishes, straight to the mains, no starters. Between us we had lamb shank, meatballs and chicken. All... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Chris C
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had an anniversary meal here and the food was amazing. The decor is 'authentic' and the staff were completely professional and attentive. The visit from the chef at the end was an added bonus. We will be back.

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Thank LPA1985
Colchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not been there before, but glad we went. We were shown to our table which was under a large selection of special boards, all fish dishes. After looking at the menu, the three of us decide on meat dishes, straight to the mains, no starters. Between us we had lamb shank, meatballs and chicken. All three plates looked well presented... More 

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Thank Chris C
Essex
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We booked for a meal before going to the panto with very little time. The meal and service were great, the choice on the menu was extensive and when it arrived it was excellent and just managed 2 courses and wine at a reasonable price.

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Thank Essex_bouy
Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Have been to this restaurant numerous times over the last few years, but have been minded to write a review after our last visit. We were greeted at the door and shown to our table, the wine and food order were taken and we were generally made to feel very welcome. After we had our mains, the chef came to... More 

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1 Thank Mark R
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Theres many italian restaurants in Colchester. I wouldn't necessarily say this was the best but it is a good choice none the less. Food is a bit on the pricey side but very nice and tasty. A good range on the menu specialising in fish. I came here with my husband as a birthday treat. I had prawns in butter... More 

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Thank Maddy M
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

On a spare of the moment decision to go for dinner but didn't know where we wandered here. The staff we so accomodating as we were there before they even opened so they let us in to peruse the menun and have a drink. The menu has a wide choice but then I saw the specials!!!!! amazing!!! the service and... More 

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1 Thank Miniskirts
Essex
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Really wide choice of food, a little on the price side, but all in all very enjoyable. It is a nice touch that the chef comes round the tables to check how you have enjoyed. My only grip I hate drinking halves only of Peroni when it is on draught!

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1 Thank Juke288
Colchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

I visited Favoloso for lunch today with my family and had a lovely 2 course set lunch with coffee for £9.95 a head. I have been to this restaurant many times over the years and always the food is fantastic, the owners are extremely friendly and it has a wonderful atmosphere. The food is fabulous, there is so much choice... More 

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1 Thank Ellie2425
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

We stopped by one evening and had one of the best meals we have had in colchester. We started by sharing the scallops whcih were cooked perfectly. The nicest part was at the end of the evening the chef came out and spoke to all the guests asking how and if we enjoyed our food, we fou d this a... More 

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1 Thank samearley
Colchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Met with a group of friends for lunch good choice of starters and mains and at £9.95 for two courses very good value. Staff very friendly and professional.

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Thank Richard L

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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