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42 North Hill, Colchester CO1 1PY, England
+44 1206 762277
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tiramisu” (21 reviews)
“veal” (10 reviews)
“pizza” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
42 North Hill, Colchester CO1 1PY, England
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1 - 10 of 173 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Small restaurant but super food home-made excellent fish dishes on the specials board..... don't miss.

Thank Marian D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely evening at Granata tonight, celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. The service was quick and friendly, the atmosphere great, and the food faultless. The food was hot when it arrived, and obviously freshly cooked, with al dente vegetables and perfectly cooked risotto. We...More

Thank alfiepeg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took my sister and son here for my sisters birthday. Have to say when I went upstairs to the toilet before we had ordered anything, my feet were sticking to the carpet, this did worry me slightly. We were all extremely hungry so I ordered...More

Thank Joanne H
Reviewed 14 May 2017

To my shame, I hadn't been to Granata for going on two years before my most recent visit. Thankfully, after bringing a couple of friends along with us, it was just as good as it always was. The food was excellent, the atmosphere is great...More

Thank CalGildart
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We live in Swansea and our son has moved to Colchester we found this gem on our first visit and return whenever we visit him. The atmosphere is second to none the food is divine. If you visit Colchester you must eat here I would...More

Thank SwanseaWiz
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Such a romantic place ideal for couples 💕💕💕 authentic great food wonderful service Italian atmosphere

Thank SteffiShilts
Reviewed 27 March 2017 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...More

Thank JulianandGerry
Reviewed 19 March 2017

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....More

Thank sara s
Reviewed 19 March 2017 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
Reviewed 15 March 2017 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.

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I am on a gluten free menudo they do gluten free meals
5 April 2017|
Response from JulianandGerry | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I'm not sure I know the answer to this, but please give them a ring as they were very helpful on the phone.
Is it open on Sunday's
4 March 2017|
Response from justin g | Property representative |
No sorry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$32
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
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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