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Balkerne Passage, Colchester, England
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Marvellous meal for our anniversary. Lovely people. Chef came out to speak to us. Family run business. Superb. Highly recommend. It's not cheap but you get what you pay for. Try the lobster Thermidor, delicious.

Thank Mr and Mrs L
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and overall had a lovely experience would recommend this restaurant to Italian food lovers!!!!! Seafood spaghetti is a must!

Thank Chloe G
Colchester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We just love this place. Have been eating in here for over twelve years. The food is excellent & the staff are great.

Thank Debbie G
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We had been visiting Colchester viewing houses, considering moving to the city. An evening out in the town, and eating at a large restaurant, is a good way to find out about a place you may be living. Although the large main eating area was fairly empty when we first arrived (at 7.30, on a Friday evening) the atmosphere was... More 

Thank Jill R
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Being a big fan of Franco's in Clacton decided to try his brother's restaurant in Colchester for the first time. A very traditional style Italian restaurant & family run. Booked a table for a Saturday night. Greeted & seated by the kitchen door in quite a cramped & busy area. Waited 20 minutes then we had to ask to order... More 

Thank R L
Colchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Really enjoyed our meal last week. The food was good and the young waiter and waitresses were very good too.

Thank John V
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

The sauces on the various dishes I have tried over several visits have been faultless, and the amount of sauce is perfect. The chef is a very talented lady.......... She gets my vote!

Thank Poopyplops
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

I go here all the time, this is my favourite restaurant. It's run by a lovely family, the hot seafood platter is amazing with crab lobster scallops calamari prawns whitebait and mussels with potatoes and veg. The service is amazing. Also if you have enough room after, the homemade deserts are also delicious. Also a lovely touch that the chef... More 

Thank Katie M
Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

had a family meal for my and my oldest son Birthdays at the weekend. Fantastic food, friendly staff. Awesome birthday cake...

Thank Andrew T
Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Looked restaurant up on the web. It said open for lunch on a Tuesday. However when I turned up it was shut. There was no notice in the window announcing any special closure.

2 Thank Martin C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Seafood, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Balkerne Passage, Colchester, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: 01206-54-90-80
First class family run Italian restaurant with accent on fresh fish. Quite inspired cooking and marvellous welcome

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?