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Balkerne Passage, Colchester, England
+44 7888 745762
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“scallops” (14 reviews)
“tiramisu” (9 reviews)
“seafood” (12 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, European, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Balkerne Passage, Colchester, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Return visit to this lovely restaurant in the centre of Colchester. As always the service was welcoming and friendly. The food we had was fantastic, pasta dishes sublime and my friend's veal dish was to quote him, 'wonderful in every way'. This is a really...More

Thank Bill A
Carlomurgia, Owner at Favoloso, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi bill We are glad that you and your friends enjoyed your evening with us on Saturday. Thank you for your review. Hope you had a great weekend. Kind regards Carlo murgia

Reviewed 7 November 2017

They handled a lunch party of 20 well. 5 choices per course. Food hot, prompt service. Perfectly happy

Thank jspalm
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Fantastic Food!! Great starters, tasty main course! Great service. I would recommend it to anyone. Anyone that says otherwise need to go to spec savers !

Thank Peter S
Carlomurgia, Owner at Favoloso, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Hi Peter Thank you for you continuous support. It's always nice to see dinners come back to enjoy our seafood. Hope you've had a great weekend Kind regards Carlo

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Disappointing trip with work friends. We booked for 20 people and the service was average the service slow, if you have a reservation for a table of 20 and also a restaurant to serve i would have hoped for extra staff to be on shift....More

1  Thank Gemma J
Carlomurgia, Chef at Favoloso, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Hi Gemma Although I am a bit puzzled when you had your party with us at favoloso in colchester.Thank you for your review it is a shame you didn't say what dish you had so I could improve that dish. Regards Geraldine

Reviewed 7 October 2017

Great food esp semi Freddo dessert. Carlos hospitality as grand as ever. Happy days . Live forever Ian and Sam

Thank ian535
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We had an Italian meal in Ask Italian the previous night, and enjoyed it, so decided to give this place a go.. Wow, its on another level.. The place was not too busy, shown to a nice table. Ordeded bread with oil and balsamic for...More

3  Thank alisdair t
Carlomurgia, Owner at Favoloso, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Hi Alisdair Thank you for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed your evening at favoloso hope you've had a good journey back. Kind regards Carlo

Reviewed 15 September 2017

I have been going to thIs restaurant for years. We have had some of our best family gatherings here. The food is second to none, along with friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere. I thoroughly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Thank Teresa P
Carlomurgia, Manager at Favoloso, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Hi Teresa Thank you for your kind words. Have a great weekend. See you soon. Kind regards

Reviewed 6 September 2017

We've eaten here a few times and it's always great food and service. Last night was an anniversary dinner and oh wow what a meal we had! We'd eyed up the hot mixed seafood platter in the past but last night decided to go for...More

Thank deukhalion
Carlomurgia, Manager at Favoloso, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Hi Deukhalion Thank you for your kind words. And its a pleasure to see that you enjoyed your evening with us. Hope to see you soon Kind regards Carlo

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

It's been a while since we visited favoloso and after a great meal last night I wondered why we had left it so long. There is lots of choice with lots of specials written on blackboards and an extensive menu so something to suit most...More

1  Thank lizzylee97
Carlomurgia, Manager at Favoloso, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Hi lizzy Glad that you have enjoyed your evening dining with us at favoloso. Thank you for your kind words. See you soon.

Reviewed 5 August 2017

This is a lovely cosy little restaurant especially as it was pouring with rain,so it felt lovely and homely. When we were seated at our table one of our party felt cold with the air conditioning blasting out,but when the manager realized it was a...More

Thank Hobnob933
Carlomurgia, Owner at Favoloso, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Thank you for dining with us & glad you enjoyed yourselves!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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: +44 7888 745762
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First class family run Italian restaurant with accent on fresh fish. Quite inspired cooking and marvellous welcome
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