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Ristorante Favoloso's specialties are freshly prepared seafood and pasta dishes.  Whilst we are particularly proud of our seafood, we offer a wide-ranging menu with dishes to suit all tastes and use only the finest ingredients in our selection of fish, meat, pasta and vegetarian options. Check out our £12.95 lunch menu or enjoy our à la Carte menu, available at all times and make sure to look out for our daily  'Specials' on the blackboards in the restaurant!


Two course meals with coffee £12.95

Home made soup

Deep fried fish cake served with aioli sauce

Antipasto di casa, carrot, peas and potato, smoked mackerel and mayonnaise salad

Breaded stuffed mushrooms filled with goat cheese served with caramelized onion (v)

Insalata d estate, avocado, mozzarella and salami salad


Rognoni alla diavola, lamb kidneys with shallots, sliced mushrooms, red wine, demi glace and cream and mustard sauce served with mashed potato

   Lasagna giardiniera, baked lasagne with aubergine, courgette, mozzarella, basil and glazed with a tomato and cheese sauce (v)

Filetto di Eglefino alla florentina, pan fried fillet of haddock served on a bed of spinach, glazed with a cheese sauce

Risotto alle cozze, Arborio rice cooked with mussels, onion, garlic, fish fume, mixed herbs and tomato sauce

Pollo Siciliana, Pieces of Chicken on the bone, cooked with aubergine, courgette, sliced peppers and tomato sauce


Dessert £4.95

Torta del giorno

Please ask a member of staff for the dessert of the day

-Sample party menu-

Smoked salmon with prawns served with Marie Rose sauce

Fresh asparagus with parmesan & virgin olive oil (V)

Mussels mariniere

Chicken liver paté with crusty garlic ciabatta

Frittura mare miste, deep fried whitebait and courgettes served with spicy basil, tomato, garlic sauce

Grilled tomato and smoked mozzarella served with tomato and butter beans ragout (V)


Grilled Aberdeen Angus sirloin steak cooked to your liking and served with a peppercorn sauce

Seared fillet of wild seabass with crayfish, herbs, saffron sauce

Seared tuna fillet with red basil pesto

Roast rump of lamb with roasted shallots and red wine sauce, served with a thyme mash

Baked aubergine, mozzarella, tomato, basil, courgette pamiggiana glazed with tomato and cheese sauce (V)

Risotto with wild mushrooms and wild roquette (V)

Bouquettiere of freshly cooked vegetables and potatoes of the day


Vanilla crème brulée

Hot apple crumble with crème Anglaise

Tia Maria tiramisu

Lemon and chocolate ice cream


Coffee with Chocolatini


Home made soup of the day


Fanned Avocado, prawns and Cray fish tail served with marie rose sauce 


Smoked salmon and asparagus salad with aioli sauce


Deep fried brie served with cranberry sauce (V)

Fegatini di pollo al fungi, pan fried chicken livers with wild mushrooms, onions, garlic, brandy and cream


Pate di fegato di pollo, Smooth chicken livers pate served with garlic ciabatta bread       


Grilled goats cheese served with a medley of roast pepper, courgette, aubergine, tomato and basil sauce (v)

Prosciutto e melone, thin slices of Parma ham, fanned melon and mango

Avocado, mozzarella and tomato salad (v)

Bruschetta della casa, traditional baked Italian bread rubbed with garlic butter, mozzarella, tomato and Parma ham

Antipasto di casa per due, selection of home made antipasti for two, a delicious selection of meat balls, Slices of salumi, Garlic bruschetta, deep fried courgette and a medley of asparagus, olives, mozzarella

Bread and olives, freshly baked Italian bread and large marinated olives


  Risotto ai frutti di mare, Arborio rice with king prawn, mussels, clams, calamari, scallop cooked with white wine, garlic, basil and a touch of tomato sauce


Risotto boscaiola, Arborio rice cooked with Wild mushroom, spring onion, garlic, shallots, cream and a touch of tomato sauce (V)


Tagliatelle spezzatino, Diced beef, spring onion, shallots, garlic, chilli, oregano and tomato sauce


Linguini Quattro stagione, Olives, asparagus, mushrooms and tomato sauce


Spaghetti polpette, Home made beef meat balls with tomato and basil sauce


Spaghetti mare e monti, Calamari, crab meat, wild mushroom, spring onion, oregano, pesto, garlic, cream and tomato sauce  


Tagliatelle aurora, Smoked salmon, spring onion, garlic, fine herbs and a touch of tomato and cream sauce


Ravioli paesana, Fresh pasta parcels filled with asparagus and mascarpone cheese served with a spring onion, shallots, asparagus and cream sauce (V)                            

Spaghetti carbonara, Pieces of bacon, free range egg, parmesan and cream sauce


Lasagne alla romana, Baked sheets of lasagne, Bolognese sauce, mozzarella cheese and finished with a white sauce


Penne pollo, Mushroom, chicken, garlic, basil, onions, spring onion, cream and cheddar cheese sauce


Linguini Favoloso, Spring onion, shallots, crayfish, tomato, herbs, fish jus and cream sauce


Risotto casareccia, Risotto rice with goat’s cheese, pesto, oregano, cream, spring onion, shallots, garlic (V)





Char grilled steak, 12 oz Aberdeen Angus sirloin steak cooked to your liking served with a wild mushroom sauce

Petto d’anatra alla marsala, Pan fried duck breast glazed with a rich plum and marsala wine sauce

Spezzatino di manzo, Diced fillet of beef cooked with red wine, chilli, spring onion, shallots with tomato and basil sauce served with rice

Veal Milanese, Pan fried breaded escalope of veal with Spaghetti Napoli  

Pollo farcita, Chicken breast stuffed with brie, wrapped in bacon and served with a Marsala wine sauce


Fillet Favoloso, Fillet of beef cooked with garlic, a tiger prawn, white wine, shallots, spring onion, fine herbs, fish fume and a touch of cream


Fegato alla modenese, Pan fried calves liver and crispy bacon served with balsamic onion sauce and mashed potato


Pollo toscana, Chicken fillet cooked with spring onion, garlic, spinach, sundried tomato, white wine and cream sauce served with rice

Veal ai funghi, Escalope of veal flamed with brandy cooked with onion, garlic and a wild mushrooms sauce

Fillet stilton, Pan fried fillet of beef topped with melted stilton and served with a rich port wine sauce


Arrosto di agnello, Roast rump of lamb with a mixed berries and red wine jus served with mashed potato


All main course meat and fish dishes will be served with a selection of freshly cooked vegetables and potatoes of the day



Traditional Tia Maria tiramisù, layers of sponge finger soaked in coffee and Tia Maria liquor, mascarpone cheese and dusted with coco powder


Summer pudding, a refreshing British pudding packed with luxurious, home grown summer fruits served with vanilla ice cream

Trio of ice cream  (Caramel and honey comb/ honey and ginger/ chocolate chip/ strawberry/ vanilla)

 Chocolate brownie served with clotted cream ice cream and fresh strawberries and hot chocolate sauce

Vanilla Panna cotta, light but creamy cooked cream served with a hot butterscotch sauce

 Hot steamed sticky toffee pudding, a moist sponge pudding combining dates, rich toffee sauce and served with cream




Selection of finest English and Continental cheese platter with apple, celery grapes and cheese biscuits


Choice of Italian digestive




Limoncello della casa

Vecchia Romagna reserve brandy


Amaretto di saronno



Pantelleria moscato dessert wine



Grappa piemonte Fantinel

Sambuca Molinari served with coffee beans and flamed at your choice

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)