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Excellent 10/10

Lovely evening celebrating our friends birthday… highly recommend. Our food was excellent. 10/10 Lovely atmosphere… service with a smile… very… Read more “Excellent 10/10”

K. barnard

Great Family Meal

This was our first visit since new owners have taken over. The meal was excellent and the service was good.… Read more “Great Family Meal”


A Really Lovely Evening Spent With Family

We were very impressed with the way we were made welcome. Our son who is over here from America had… Read more “A Really Lovely Evening Spent With Family”

Ann Morgan

A Lovely Impressive Meal

We went there mid August with my parents and also my brother, who is visiting from USA. He said it… Read more “A Lovely Impressive Meal”

Julie Westrip


Amazing food, beautiful setting, excellent service. Would highly recommend and will definitely be visiting again.… Read more “Outstanding!”

Karen Turner

Mum’s 80th Family Meal

First time eating here but what a lovely experience. Great food, lovely host and nice atmosphere. We all enjoyed our… Read more “Mum’s 80th Family Meal”



Lovely setting inside and out. Food fabulous, all staff friendly and very attentive. First visit but will definitely be back… Read more “Fab!”



My husband and I had a meal here this evening. Having lived in the next village for 30 years and… Read more “Outstanding”


Excellent Restaurant

We went for a birthday meal last night, the food was excellent and so was the service, the staff was… Read more “Excellent Restaurant”

Debbie Waterman


First time dining here and my partner and I loved it. Great service very friendly. The food was spot on… Read more “Outstanding”

Daniel howard

Wonderful Dining Experience

Visited il Salice for the first time today for lunch with friends. We were warmly welcomed by the hostess, who… Read more “Wonderful Dining Experience”


Anniversary Meal

Amazing food and service, as usual. Such friendly staff and the food was so delicious. Thank you… Read more “Anniversary Meal”


A great little Italian

Booked a table for four of us as a birthday treat and I was very happy with everything. The service… Read more “A great little Italian”

Nick Poulton

Anniversary Meal

Delicious meal. Lovely to have a true Italian restaurant in Essex. Lovely family restaurant, very friendly and wonderful food. We… Read more “Anniversary Meal”


Dads 80th Birthday

Really impressed, food was delicious, service was really excellent, had a lovely time. The restaurant even decorated the room with… Read more “Dads 80th Birthday”

Caroline Clarke

Wife’s 60th – Such a Special Evening

Thank you so much for making it such a special evening Lovely food Thanks for decorating the room for us… Read more “Wife’s 60th – Such a Special Evening”

Mark Aves

Good for gluten intolerance options!

Had a lovely family meal here last weekend, we’ve eaten here a few times now and always enjoy the food.… Read more “Good for gluten intolerance options!”

Sophie Turland

Birthday Treat!

First time visiting and dining – won’t be the last. Fabulous food, great staff and a lovely setting. Can’t wait… Read more “Birthday Treat!”

Birthday Girl

Lunch – Very Impressed

Popped in today without booking and was very impressed with our experience. Our hostess and staff were so friendly and… Read more “Lunch – Very Impressed”

Jean Colbert

Ladies that Lunch

This was our second visit to this lovely restaurant and the dining experience was as good as our first. You… Read more “Ladies that Lunch”


Wonderful evening

We visited with friends who had been before and recommended. We are visiting from the USA, a wonderful experience and… Read more “Wonderful evening”

Sam Pumfleet

So good I had to return!

I came to the restaurant to catch up with a friend on the weekend, from booking to the welcome at… Read more “So good I had to return!”

Denise Burch

Second visit in 3days!

After such a lovely time at the weekend, I came here again on Tuesday with another friend as a treat… Read more “Second visit in 3days!”

Denise Burch

Fantastic place

It was my 70th birthday and I went there for a birthday lunch. Well surprised. The table and the wall… Read more “Fantastic place”

Carole Dines

Lovely Lunch

Lovely family lunch, food was great and the atmosphere and service were… Read more “Lovely Lunch”

Kerry Greeno


Fantastic food and amazing service, staff are very attentive, we will definitely visit again… Read more “Fantastic”


Highly Recommended

Found this place in lock down and have been meaning to go to the restaurant. We finally got there and… Read more “Highly Recommended”


Food, Service & Decoration All Fabulous!

The restaurant, recently hosted a Birthday meal for 16 people including 2 little 4 year olds! Food, service and decoration… Read more “Food, Service & Decoration All Fabulous!”


Birthday treat

Our welcome by Julia and her staff was warm and personal with this authentic Italian family. Highly recommended. The ambiance… Read more “Birthday treat”


Fabulous meal

Just had amazing meal at il Salice. Service was impeccable, food amazing. Staff were friendly and helpful. Would recommend this… Read more “Fabulous meal”


Top Class

The experience was top class food excellent the service excellent all if the staff were friendly attentive with a great… Read more “Top Class”

Joe Maslanka


I bought my girlfriend and myself for the first time and I cannot express enough how stunning this little restaurant… Read more “Outstanding”



Another wonderful meal. Super atmosphere. Wonderful service. Will be visiting again very soon. Thank… Read more “Fantastic”

Mr and Mrs Shoobridge

10 out of 10

We had been trying to book this lovely restaurant for some time, after our close friends had recommended the restaurant,… Read more “10 out of 10”

Ken Smith


The food was delicious and the service very good. We were a group of ladies who all enjoyed our various… Read more “Excellent!”


Amazing food

From the moment we walked in the door, we received a warm welcome. Julia was so helpful with recommendations on… Read more “Amazing food”


Fantastic Restaurant

Beautiful restaurant, great ambience, fantastic service and staff and a great choice of foods from the menu. Loved… Read more “Fantastic Restaurant”


Great Restaurant

This little restaurant is a real gem in Essex – food is 5-star all the way. Staff are friendly and… Read more “Great Restaurant”

Michael&Denise Burgess

Absolutely Delicious!

We dined for the first time and it didn’t disappoint. Service was perfect, staff were very attentive and friendly, making… Read more “Absolutely Delicious!”

Rosie Butterworth

Fantastic restaurant, with outstanding food

The evening started with a warm welcome from well presented, polite, friendly and efficient staff, who went above and beyond… Read more “Fantastic restaurant, with outstanding food”

Mandy Taylor

What a find!

This was our first visit with friends and what a lovely little restaurant this is. The food was delicious. The… Read more “What a find!”


Amazing Food

Brilliant service and food second to none. Would highly recommend the restaurant and will be back again. Thanks for a… Read more “Amazing Food”

Peter Whitehead

Great Ian Gallagher Event

The food was outstanding, the singer lan Gallagher was fantastic and the hosts extremely good, even though they were busy.… Read more “Great Ian Gallagher Event”

Ruth Barnett


Dined here for the first time and it will not be the last. The food was amazing and the staff… Read more “Amazing”

Sean Edwards

A Hidden Gem

I tried to book a table for dinner with 3 friends during the festive period but Il salice was fully… Read more “A Hidden Gem”

Sharon Timbrell

Fabulous Food

Our first time here and so pleased we found this wonderful restaurant, with a quiet table, fabulous food and great… Read more “Fabulous Food”


Wonderful food

Dined out here for the first time last night. Everyone’s food on our table was delicious. Fantastic friendly service, very… Read more “Wonderful food”


Super Lunch!

Lovely surrounds, fabulous service and food- a super lunch thank… Read more “Super Lunch!”

Julie Ann


First time here to have lunch with friends last seen prior to the first lockdown. Very warm and inviting welcome… Read more “Superb!”

John MacDonald


We visited for the first time for lunch with friends. Such a lovely cosy restaurant with beautiful furnishings. The lady… Read more “Superb”

Carol MacDonald

Fabulous Food, Fabulous Service

Such a wonderful local find! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Italian food! The food was incredible, not a morsel left on anyone’s plate! Really… Read more “Fabulous Food, Fabulous Service”

Elle B

Wonderful Lunch

What a treat!! I had lunch today at Il Salice with a friend who I hadn’t seen in a while,… Read more “Wonderful Lunch”


I really enjoy your food!

Now I have my own restaurant. so if you are looking for the best restaurant in UAE then visit… Read more “I really enjoy your food!”


Great Food

Popped in for a drink (or 2) on a cycle. Ended up having starters and pudding – Calamari is a… Read more “Great Food”

Colleen & Martin

Excellent Meal

Our first visit to Il Salice for my birthday. The decor was tasteful and classy and after a warm welome… Read more “Excellent Meal”


Absolutely Lovely Place

I love Italian food and have been in many restaurants around Essex but in here I was speechless after main… Read more “Absolutely Lovely Place”


Excellent Meal

Il Salice is a lovely restaurant, the food is excellent and well presented, the staff are very friendly and welcoming.… Read more “Excellent Meal”

Tracey & Jon


Out to celebrate my birthday with the family, food is all home made and you can tell by its quality.… Read more “Amazing!”


A Memory to Treasure

A special welcome to a genuine Italian restaurant as soon as we stepped inside. The lovely comfortable dining area, a… Read more “A Memory to Treasure”

Judith Slater

First Time Visit – You Won’t be Disappointed

It was a first time visit here as we don’t come from the area but my wife loves Italian so… Read more “First Time Visit – You Won’t be Disappointed”

G Anderson

Lovely meal, as ever.

So good to be able to visit again. Lunch today with friends – first time since December. Staff were great… Read more “Lovely meal, as ever.”

Terri Stevens

Absolutely Divine

Have just had a takeaway from Il Salice.  Wow. Absolutely scrumptious. To quote my kids “it was the best pizza ever”.… Read more “Absolutely Divine”

Richard Cook

Family Birthday Meal

Was supposed to be a meal with friends but Covid Tier changes put pay to that, so changed it to… Read more “Family Birthday Meal”


Lovely Evening

Myself and my husband had a evening meal out for my birthday.  Good menu with lots of choices and both… Read more “Lovely Evening”

Pauline Pickett

Fine Lunch

The friendly welcome was only topped by the excellent dining experience. Add to that ample car parking and an attractive… Read more “Fine Lunch”


Perfect Meal

5* again. As always superb meal, beautiful cooked and served. The sauces with the meals are wonderful. Desserts are to… Read more “Perfect Meal”

Pamela Shoobridge

A ‘Must Go To’

Very, very good food, excellent and attentive staff. A calm atmosphere with pleasant and safe… Read more “A ‘Must Go To’”

Kevin Pennock

Birthday Meal

Four of us went for Sunday lunch to celebrate a birthday. We all chose from the set menu – all… Read more “Birthday Meal”


Birthday celebrations with my son

I had the best meal ever, it was delicious, perfectly cooked and ample food.  My son said the same. We… Read more “Birthday celebrations with my son”

Mrs Angela Gridley

Fantastic 5*

The most amazing food. Could not fault it at all. Would highly recommend. 5* for food and… Read more “Fantastic 5*”

Carol Brooks

A lovely anniversary meal

The quality and taste of our takeaway meal using fresh Italian produce with our pasta meals was wonderful. Absolutely delicious… Read more “A lovely anniversary meal”

Garry & Karen

Fantastic takeaway

What wonderful food, didn’t feel like takeaway at all, can’t wait until you re-open so we can enjoy the full… Read more “Fantastic takeaway”


Glad we found it!

We have eaten here a few times and each time have been warmly greeted. A relaxed, cozy, romantic restaurant serving… Read more “Glad we found it!”

Jacky Olley

Brilliant Takeaways!

Thank you for the brilliant takeaways we have been having during this Lockdown period. Look forward to the restaurant opening… Read more “Brilliant Takeaways!”

Mal and Barry

Another Tasty Meal 😋

Another tasty meal from Il Salice as… Read more “Another Tasty Meal 😋”

Julie Lacey

Takeaway Meal for my Father’s 82nd Birthday

I collected a lovely meal for my Father’s 82nd Birthday. They even threw in a free gift (Tiramisu), which Dad… Read more “Takeaway Meal for my Father’s 82nd Birthday”


Delicious Takeaway

The quality and taste of our takeaway meal was a wonderful. Absolutely delicious and we look forward to using this… Read more “Delicious Takeaway”

Therese Brown

A nice treat after a rubbish week

After a long week being on call out it was a nice treat. Quality was just like sitting in the… Read more “A nice treat after a rubbish week”

Colin and Lisa

Lovely Sunday Lunch

Thank you for fantastic food and friendly service. Our favourite local restaurant. Molti… Read more “Lovely Sunday Lunch”

Tim Monaghan

OTTIMO! Ristorante molto speciale

Mia moglie ed io siamo andati nel ristorante IL SALICE oggi per la prima volta. Eravamo sorpresi dell’ottima qualita. Il… Read more “OTTIMO! Ristorante molto speciale”

Peter Schaad

Very enjoyable experience

Celebrating a birthday today with family, very extensive menu and catered for vegetarians in our party. The venison dish we… Read more “Very enjoyable experience”

C Bakers

Not to be missed!

We had been intending to visit this restaurant since it opened and finally went for Sunday lunch. Are we glad… Read more “Not to be missed!”


Lovely Italian food!!

We found il Salice by chance but will definitely be back for more. Delicious home made soup, superb vegetarian Cannelloni… Read more “Lovely Italian food!!”



The staff are very friendly, the food is delicious!  I cannot find any fault with this… Read more “Excellent”

Agnes Kittles


Excellent food. Lovely service and hospitality was very welcoming! Would recommend and come back very soon.… Read more “Amazing!!!!”

Julie Dean

Need to eat here!

This was my first visit to this restaurant. We do not have many good places to eat in this area.… Read more “Need to eat here!”

Sue Holliday

Good Italian cuisine in friendly atmosphere with cosy surroundings

Met with a close friend at this first Monday lunchtime opening. We were received with a warm welcome from the… Read more “Good Italian cuisine in friendly atmosphere with cosy surroundings”



What a find. Super food, relaxed, charming Maitre D, excellent service with a nice ambience in the pub. Highly recommend… Read more “Fabulous!”


Highly Recommend

We had a meal here this evening for my Dad’s 60th Birthday and would highly recommend to anyone. The food… Read more “Highly Recommend”


60th Birthday

Food lovely and fresh, Staff very friendly, atmosphere very relaxing would definitely recommend. The staff even dressed the desert with… Read more “60th Birthday”



We visited for the first time yesterday, our friends had been before and thought we would like it too. They… Read more “Delicious!”

Lauren & Nick

Birthday Celebration

The food was excellent. The service courteous and prompt despite the large number of guests. Thank you for making our… Read more “Birthday Celebration”

Graham & Marion

At last… a great local restaurant

First time visit and wow, everything was amazing, friendly staff, a beautiful restaurant and amazing freshly cooked Italian food. Just… Read more “At last… a great local restaurant”



Beautifully converted pub into a pleasant atmosphere – the pub before was dirty and no atmosphere, this is a pleasant… Read more “Delish”

Kim Lowe

Amazing food and a Gem of a Restaurant

Look no further for an authentic Italian in the village of Cressing. Had a beautiful lunch with my parents .… Read more “Amazing food and a Gem of a Restaurant”

James Mead

Finally a family run proper Italian Restaurant

We are absolutely delighted that we have a local Italian Restaurant. We visited on Saturday night and was pleased that… Read more “Finally a family run proper Italian Restaurant”

Renae Powell


I and the wife today decided to try your restaurant and we loved the food, the staff and the surrounding.… Read more “Superb”

R. Tate

What a great place and great people

I ate with friends at il Salice in late September 2019 – the restaurant had been recommended on our local… Read more “What a great place and great people”


Martin’s Birthday

1st time here since it became a restaurant and pleasantly surprised, very cosy atmosphere the food was delicious, service was… Read more “Martin’s Birthday”

Michelle & Martin Cross

Fabulous food in romantic setting

This evening was our first visit to Il Salice and we were so impressed! The friendly welcome from Julianna, Maria… Read more “Fabulous food in romantic setting”

Mike and Sophie Moser

Friendly italian

Visited last week for first time. Excellent food and very friendly welcome and service. We look forward to many return… Read more “Friendly italian”

Matt Dawson