DOUGH&co Woodfired Pizza Colchester

4.1
152 reviews
£25 and under
Italian

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Casual
DOUGH&co Offers In-Door Seating In All Of It’s Restaurants, With Contempory Italian Music And A Relaxed Vibe. Booking Is Always Recommended To Avoid Disappointment.
What 152 People Are Saying
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4.0
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3.7
Ambience
4.1
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Noise · Moderate
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Elsie
London
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience2

Unfortunately, we were in the cellar with no heating, so very cold through the meal.

Food ok, red wine pretty rough for £18.

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Emily
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very cosy place. Good was nice, staff were super friendly. Would go back again if I fancied a pizza.

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vikkic
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Very quiet probably time of day.
No atmosphere or ambience.
Staff seemed very subdued.
No background music .
Food ok but verging on Luke warm could have done with more cooking or heating before serving.
Red wine very cold and poor flavour.
My pizza had chicken and ham topping but appeared to have been placed cold on top of pizza after cooking not deep inside the cheese.

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Anna
Essex
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a delicious pasta dish, while my friend enjoyed a pizza. The portions were very big so unfortunately we had no room for dessert (which looked amazing when we saw it being taken to other tables!)

Lovely service from friendly and attentive staff.

I’ll definitely be returning!

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Anna
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious and honestly one of the nicest meals I've eaten. We all raved about the pizza and pasta and I also had a salad which was really tasty. Portions were great too. Would definitely recommend.

My only feedback is we found the restaurant a little cold, but this isn't really a criticism just our own experience. The setting doesn't necessarily lend itself to being super warm and with it being an open kitchen I'm sure the chefs get very hot so it's understandable why the temperature may have felt a little low to us.

All in all a wonderful meal and I only wish I lived a little closer as I would be eating there regularly!

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience5

The food was terrible. They claim rustic Italian pizza but it was more like a cross between a Dominos base and layers of Chicago Town cheese. The staff were not rude as such, but clearly didn't care. Terrible experience. Certainly wont eat there again.

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AmyW
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

The service was poor. One girl was lovely the other had no rapport with us at all.
The food was ok but very heavy and a little sickly. The ravioli had far too much sauce on it.
Did the meerkat offer so ending up being great value.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Lovely restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall2Food5Service5Ambience3

There were fleas in the restaurant, one jumped into our drink and another on the table….

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AlisonW
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Really delicious pizzas as always. The staff are friendly and attentive. The restaurant was really quiet when we got there but absolutely no complaints.

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TeiganO
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Really great pizza, good gluten free options for pasta and pizza. Would have been great to have some gluten free dessert options if possible.

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MandE
Essex
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Pretty average. Pizzas were ok but restaurant seemed to be overrun with delivery orders which was right near where we were sat which wasn't great ambience

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BillC
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Some of the best pizza's we've had!! Well cooked, fresh, lots of toppings, excellent starters too 👍
The only slight negative is a minimal selection of drinks.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Came here when it first reopened after covid and was really disappointed as my partners food wasn’t as expected but mine lovely. Decided to give it another go..he did really enjoy the food the second time as did I. However, we got sat on a tiny table for two which is positioned almost underneath the stairs meaning headroom was only just enough and was pretty dark. I did ask to move but was told all tables are fully booked other than one which we would’ve only had 1hr until the reservation. We decided to stay put as didn’t want to be rushed but wish we did move. Meal was totally rushed and didn’t get time to enjoy having a meal out, along with the other 2x four seater tables that didn’t have anyone sat at by the time we left. Not sure if I would return unless I can be garunteed a better table and less rushed. Food is lovely which is a shame.

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Beaglie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fabulous pizza and great service but maybe music could be a bit quieter (I must be getting old!)

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Sll23
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food! Nice staff! Wine choices could be better and stated clearly on menu to colour.
Great place and deffo will be returning

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DanBro
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Very quiet with waitress that seemed like she didn’t want to be there. The place was empty with no atmosphere at all and the drinks prices are ridiculous

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Myself and my partner decided to dine here to celebrate my uni results before going to see a movie. The service was super friendly and the food was brought out at an incredible speed (without rushing us). We sat in the downstairs cave area so it was super cosy and intimate. We were very happy with our experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal food and service

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AmandaS
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food. Not much of a spirit drinks selection. Was sat in the cave which was nice. Did have to remind them we needed drinks once. But after checked on us lots.
Will be going back.

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JonB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience3

Warm prosecco / Cold pizza !
Had to ask for drinks - food arrived before drinks ! Offered me ice in warm prosecco rather than replacing- but then replaced.
Got raw onion instead of caramelised- took it away and added cold caramelised onion straight from jar !
Very poor. Felt sorry for waitress - every table appeared to have complaints - in the end they took pizza & prosecco off bill.
Seemed like geared up for take aways and not for dining in !!

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CrystalW
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Friendly, welcoming when we arrived.
Delish pizza and pasta served quickly. Made a nice change for lunch. Even got a take away pizza for my other half (he loved it)

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Greg
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience1

Service charge which doesn’t go to staff is disgusting. Small bottle of coke £2.60 day light robbbery

DOUGH&co Woodfired Pizza Colchester
Responded on 22 June 2021

Hi Greg, We are so sorry to hear you feel our drinks are overpriced. We would also like to point out our service charge does indeed go to our staff, so we are unsure why you would think this. We really hope you will consider giving us a try again in the future. Thank you, DOUGH&co Woodfired Pizza

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Sara
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was good, however the variety of soft drinks and beer could be improved. If you have small children take into account that there is no baby changing facilities.

DOUGH&co Woodfired Pizza Colchester
Responded on 22 June 2021

Hi Sara, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! Thank you for your feedback in regards to our soft drinks. Please note that there are baby changing facilities in our disabled bathroom. We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, DOUGH&co Woodfired Pizza

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LeighC
Essex
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Took my boys had a mazing time we will recommend to all our friends

DOUGH&co Woodfired Pizza Colchester
Responded on 15 June 2021

Hi Leigh, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are pleased to hear you will be recommending us to all of your friends! DOUGH&co Woodfired Pizza

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food4anne
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First visit to a restaurant for a while! Ideal venue to meet and chat - small tables in the cellar area maybe a challenge for taller guests.

DOUGH&co Woodfired Pizza Colchester
Responded on 15 June 2021

Hi Anne, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! DOUGH&co Woodfired Pizza

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Jane
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Tasty pizza, friendly staff. Would recommend.

DOUGH&co Woodfired Pizza Colchester
Responded on 15 June 2021

Hi Jane, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! DOUGH&co Woodfired Pizza

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DavidC
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Easily the best pizza in town , great service and the portions are ample . Looking forward to dining inside

DOUGH&co Woodfired Pizza Colchester
Responded on 15 June 2021

Hi David, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We look forward to welcoming you into the restaurant soon. DOUGH&co Woodfired Pizza

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AlexW
Essex
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food , fast service and polite server but I what matters most good portions

DOUGH&co Woodfired Pizza Colchester
Responded on 15 June 2021

Hi Alex, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are pleased you enjoyed your portion sizes too! DOUGH&co Woodfired Pizza

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Will
Essex
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the crispy base of the pizza, woodfired pizza does make a huge difference, would have gone a little bit further with the baking in the fire though, more crasty Base would be appreciated

DOUGH&co Woodfired Pizza Colchester
Responded on 15 June 2021

Hi Will, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! Thank you for the feedback regarding your pizza, please be sure to mention this on your next visit! DOUGH&co Woodfired Pizza

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OpenTable Diner
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience1

I would not go there to sit outside. If you are going there to sit indoors though, the food is exceptional.

DOUGH&co Woodfired Pizza Colchester
Responded on 15 June 2021

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We have very recently built a really nice cover for our outdoor seating area so would love for you to give us another try! DOUGH&co Woodfired Pizza

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Alison
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and evening. Our first time and we'll definitely be returning.

DOUGH&co Woodfired Pizza Colchester
Responded on 15 June 2021

Hi Alison, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! DOUGH&co Woodfired Pizza

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AmandaB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Food was amazing but garden was noisy had cars parked in it plain no frills x top end price

DOUGH&co Woodfired Pizza Colchester
Responded on 15 June 2021

Hi Amanda, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We have very recently built a really nice cover for our outdoor seating area so would love for you to give us another try! DOUGH&co Woodfired Pizza

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Vnsssndr
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

This is absolutely the best pizza in town! 100% recommend

DOUGH&co Woodfired Pizza Colchester
Responded on 15 June 2021

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! DOUGH&co Woodfired Pizza

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Darren
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

"The White One" is probably the best pizza I have ever tasted. If you like cheese then this is the pizza for you!!!

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AlisonW
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food, really good value for money and definitely would recommend

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ShannonR
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

Food was great and the servers were very lovely, unfortunately everyone around us needed something and was waiting a while to order anything or have any real service. It wasn’t overly busy just unfortunately just poorly managed.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We arrived late-due to not having been in Colchester before. It’s in a busy area but a quite & tucked away location.

Service was amazing and staff were understanding and helpful knowing we had got lost! Food is incredible, shame we were too full for dessert.

Will be back next time ever in Colchester!

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InezM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant service. Food was amazing as always. Couldn’t not have had a better meal and time out

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CSMW
London
6 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We are repeat customers and can happily recommend Dough & Co as a great place for a family meal out - we went with our sons aged 7 and 5 and had a great time!

FAQs

DOUGH&co Woodfired Pizza Colchester does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats. DOUGH&co Woodfired Pizza Colchester also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01206 548331.

DOUGH&co Woodfired Pizza Colchester is rated 4.1 stars by 152 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.