Available from 3rd December to 24th December

Lunch time Tuesday - Saturday £26.95 per head

Dinner Tuesday - Thursday £33.95 per head

Dinner Friday – Saturday £36.95


Home made minestrone soup (v)


Chicken liver pate served with garlic ciabatta bread  


Funghi ripieni, deep fried Portobello mushroom filled with goat’s cheese and onion marmalade (v)


Fresh steamed mussels with white wine, shallots, herbs, garlic and cream


Asparagus, avocado, mozzarella and tomato salad (v)


Smoked salmon and prawn salad served with Marie rose sauce


Avocado and prawns served with mornay sauce baked in a scallop shell


Grilled smoked mozzarella served with a ragout of peppers, aubergine and courgette (v)




Roast breast of turkey with sage and onion stuffing, bacon rolls, chipolata sausages and red wine          gravy


Braised shank of lamb with a balsamic, onion and red wine jus served with creamy mashed potatoes


Ravioli paesana, fresh pasta parcels filled with aubergine and ricotta served with asparagus and cream sauce (v)


Cinnamon and honey seared duck breast served with marrow marmalade and cointreau sauce


Fillet of sea bass with ginger, mixed herbs, tomato, fish fume and cream sauce


Sirloin steak cooked to your liking with peppercorn, brandy and cream sauce


Pollo alla romana, pan fried chicken breast with mozzarella, glazed with tomato and basil sauce topped with crispy parma ham


Cannelloni, rolled pasta sheets filled with a ragout of quorn mince, courgette, onions, and basil glazed with a tomato & cheese sauce served with a rocket salad (v)


Fettuccini ai crostaci, fettuccini pasta cooked with prawns, crayfish tail, spring onion, mixed herbs, garlic, cream and a touch of tomato sauce


All main courses are served with a selection of fresh vegetables & potatoes




Rhubarb and strawberry cheese cake, a blend of mascarpone cheese, rhubarb puree, set on a biscuit base served with a strawberry sauce     


Festive panna cotta, a light but creamy cooked cream flavoured with mixed spice and brandy served with a mixed berry sauce


Rich Neapolitan ice cream served with hot butterscotch sauce


English and continental Cheese platter served with celery, grapes, apple and biscuits


Steamed chocolate pudding served with cream


Christmas pudding served with brandy sauce


Tia maria tiramisu, layers of sponge fingers soaked in coffee and Tia Maria liquor, mascarpone cheese dusted with cocoa powder


Lemon and passion fruit sorbet



Coffee or tea with chocolatini

If you have any special dietary requirements, please inform a member of staff



If you would like to enquire or book please contact us via:

Tel: 01206 549080 or email us at Carlomurgia@btinternet.com


Christmas Fayre menu available from 3rd December to 24th December (Lunch)


The full A la Carte Menu and the fish specials will also be available alongside the Christmas Fayre for these dates.


The team at Ristorante Favoloso would like to pass a heartfelt thank you to you all for your co-operation,

And wish you a Very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.


To confirm your booking we require a £10.00 (non-refundable) deposit per head, on the Christmas

Fayre Menu


Christmas Eve – Lunch 12pm – 2pm & Dinner 6pm – 10pm

Christmas Day — Closed all day

Boxing Day — Closed all day

New Years Eve – Dinner 6pm - 10pm

2-4 Balkerne Passage, Colchester, Essex CO1 1PA          Tel : 01206 549080

Lunch: Tuesday to Friday: 12pm - 2:00pm (last orders)

Saturday: 12pm - 1:30pm (last orders)

Dinner: Tuesday to Friday:  6pm - 9:30pm (last orders)

Saturday: 6pm -10:00pm (last orders)