- Sample Menus -

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. 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!

-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 £5.95


Fanned Avocado, prawns and Cray fish tail served with marie rose sauce £8.95

Avocado mozzarella and tomato salad £8.95


 Deep fried brie served with cranberry sauce (V) £7.95

Pate di fegato di pollo, Smooth chicken livers pate served with garlic ciabatta bread £7.85      

Mussels Muniere £7.95

Fresh grilled scallops with bacon £9.50

Calamari fritti with aioli sauce £8.50

Bread and olives, freshly baked Italian bread and large marinated olives £6.25



Penne pollo, Mushroom, chicken, garlic, basil, onions, spring onion, cream and cheddar cheese sauce (Small: £8.95 / Ample:£10.95)

Risotto boscaiola, Arborio rice cooked with Wild mushroom, spring onion, garlic, shallots, cream and a touch of tomato sauce (V) (Small: £8.95 / Ample:£10.95)

Penne carbonara, Pieces of bacon, free range egg, parmesan and cream sauce (Small: £8.95 / Ample:£11.95)

Spaghetti polpette, Home made beef meat balls with tomato and basil sauce (Small: £9.95 / Ample:£11.95)

Tortellini Paesana, fresh pasta parcels filled with ricotta and spinach served with spring onion, shallots, rich mascarpone and cream sauce  (V) (Small: £9.50 / Ample:£11.50)

Seafood Spaghetti £25.95


Seafood Rissoto £25.95


Fillet stilton, Pan fried fillet of beef  topped with melted stilton and served with a rich port wine sauce £23.95

Fillet wild mushroom, Fillet of beef cooked to your liking served with a wild mushroom sauce £23.95

Char grilled steak, 12 oz Aberdeen Angus sirloin steak cooked to your liking served with a pepper corn sauce £22.95

Veal Milanese, Pan fried breaded escalope of veal with Spaghetti Napoli £19.95

Veal parmigiana, Pan fried breaded escalope of veal topped with a tomato and cheese sauce  £19.95

Pollo genovese, Chicken fillet cooked with pesto, chilli and cream sauce served with rice £17.95


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


Large fresh tiger prawns (Starter: £12.95 / Main:£23.95)

Fresh tuna steak with red pesto sauce £19.95

Baked garlic and chilli crab (Starter: £9.95 / Main:£19.95)

Poached skate wing with brown butter and capers sauce £19.95

Char grilled fillet of seabass with king prawns, herbs and garlic sauce £22.95

Fillet of  Turbot, scallops and saffron sauce £23.95


Garlic bread £3.95

Chef's mixed salad £4.25

Asparagus with parmesan and olive oil £5.45

Pan fried garlic mushroom £3.95

Deep fried courgette £4.25

Tomato and mozzarella salad with vinaigrette £4.95

Patatine fritte, thin cut chips £3.65

Tomato and red onion salad £3.75

Garlic bread with cheese £4.95

If any side orders are ordered as a starter, £2.50 will be added to the above prices


Homemade desserts £6.95

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


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

Trio of ice cream  (chocolate chip/ strawberry/ vanilla)

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

Bakewell tart with fresh cream

Baileys Cheesecake


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

Dinner: Wednesday & Thursday:  6pm - 8:30pm (last orders)

Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm (last orders)