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42 North Hill, Colchester CO1 1PY, England
+44 1206 762277
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London, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was recommended by my Mother who had previously visited this restaurant for lunch with friends. I was very impressed with the food and staff who were courteous, polite, friendly and attentive. The prices were about average for this type of restaurant which also served wine by the pitcher, and very decent it was too! Highly recommended and we will... More 

Thank JulianandGerry
Madrid, Spain
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I heard about this restaurant a lot of times but yesterday was my first visit and it was amazing! we were 8 people all the food was lovely and the service is the best. we were talking a lot with Pino and the other waiter. they didnt have tiramisu this time and we promised to back just for tirsamisu and... More 

Thank sara s
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just like the little restaurants you find in Italy - small, authentic, friendly, welcoming, and with excellent food. Owned and run by real Italians, real people not corporate "colleagues". Fun and informal - and, I repeat, the food is excellent. Love it.

Thank John H
Guildford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Atmosphere was pleasant and the service was very good. However the seafood risotto I had was quite plain in flavour and seemed expensive as a result.

Thank 123Emeco
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We had to walk to find this gem but heard it was worth it. The place is pretty big to sit plenty of hungry eaters. Great food and good atmosphere.

Thank Jeannine M
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food, great service, friendly, warm and very welcoming. Great value . Aldo and his team will personalise the menu for you. He also served great quality wine also.

Thank Bethan O
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

The starter was billed as garlic bread, now this starter can often take on many guises, this example, sadly looked to be more Iceland than Italian gourmet, plonked on a plate and served. It was crunchy like a crouton and looked lonely., almost guilty for it's prescience. The steak and veggies followed, a standard outing for these yet it was... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

I booked a christmas meal for me and 8 of my friends, we had to give our order in about a week before the meal. We got there, we had a private room and crackers all laid out for us. The staff were so friendly and lovely as always and attentive but gave the group space to chat etc between... More 

Thank ambie164
Colchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We had a Christmas party at Granata's last night. It was so nice as a vegetarian to be treated to a gorgeous home made vegetable lasagna (rather than the same old goats cheese tart that I get on every other set meal. The home made cheesecake was also delicious. The lovely Italian staff were very welcoming and the atmosphere was... More 

Thank natbyte
Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Visited a week ago for evening meal for first time. The menu was basic compared to many restaurants however the food was very tasty. There were only a handful of people eating so we didn't wait long for our food. Paying the bill was the difficult part. We had to wait for the chef to work the card machine. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 19 - US$ 31
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?