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42 North Hill, Colchester CO1 1PY, England
+44 1206 762277
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“tiramisu” (22 reviews)
“veal” (11 reviews)
“pizza” (18 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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42 North Hill, Colchester CO1 1PY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and i have been here for dinner a few times. We needed a quick bite for lunch and wecpopped by here as everywhere in town wad busy. They do a quick lunch menu. Nothing fancy but a nice selection of pastas and basic...More

Thank Will R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This should never be given one star as my review should be minus one star.We are always frequenting plenty of very good ltalien restaurants throughout London and thought we would give this one a try.As we had visited Ask ltalien near by.We arrived at about...More

Thank vincentdyer
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Really good atmosphere, prompt and friendly service, amazing food and terrific value. Not sure I should be praising on this site - I want to be able to get in next time we go!!

Thank Foxylady060948
Reviewed 3 February 2018

Very nice homemade italian food, very good value, service and atmosphere. Love it, lunch menu is very good, pizza, lasagne etc very tasty.

Thank mudguts10
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Great food, decently priced. A nice little independent italian, always packed in the evenings though so bookings probably needed. Lunch menu is well worth a try if you're in this part of town

Thank hbridge2016
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Seven of us went for a family meal on a Saturday lunch time. The food is all home cooked and there is always plenty of choice. We did book our table as it is only a small restaurant and it was for birthday lunch. There...More

Thank SueM1950
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Fabulous evening with old friends. Friendly service with excellent affordable wines and decent food. The atmosphere was very cordial and the deserts a treat. Recommended for a relaxed and economic no frills night out. Ciao Bella

Thank Hamish M
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Dinner with a friend, on a saturday night in December. This small restaurant was comfortably busy but not oversubscribed. Do you know what I mean by that? I mean that often in a restaurant at this time of year when things are busy because people...More

Thank Emily3m1ly
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Our friends in Colchester were very enthusiastic about this restaurant and so we decided to give it a try. I ordered gnocchi and my wife ordered a seafood risotto. These were very pedestrian dishes: while there was nothing "wrong" with them, there was nothing great...More

Thank Northern_Ibis
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We'd eaten here a few times for dinner but this was our first lunchtime visit. The food is always great as is the service but the lunchtime menu is astonishing value. My wife had an Italian pancake stuffed with ricotta (it's much better than it...More

1  Thank deukhalion
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29 December 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 35
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 North Hill, Colchester CO1 1PY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 762277
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