Despite the plethora of restaurants (mostly rip off chains) which have appeared on Colchester's North Hill, the long standing Granata's truly is one of the best.
I have eaten here on 5-6 occassions and it has never failed to disappoint. There is a friendly, quaint atmosphere in the small venue, which seats only around 30-40 people downstairs. Being a family run, true Italian restaurant they take great pride in their food. The chef, Aldo, cooks using the freshest ingredients and will even do dishes to order if you give notice. Seafood is a speciality, and at a superb price too. The portions are equally good, with more than enough to fill you up.
It astounds me that people buy into the fake, fast food, boil in the bag concepts of Strada and Ask, when there is quality across the street like this. Look out for this hidden jewel and try it!
Great family run Italian restaurant near to town centre
Extensive choice of Italian food with accent on fresh fish and meat dishes
Good selection of wines and friendly service.
Capacity quite small so need to book, especially Thursdays through Saturdays
Lunchtimne set menu terrific value
Great value lunch menu. Small but had plenty of atmosphere. Owner looks a little grumpy at times but don't be put off
I cannot recommend this family run restaurant enough. Great atmosphere great food.
lovely atmosphere great food very good service thoroughly recomend for a pleasent dinning experience!
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