Vita Bella, Chelmsford

The Raj, Epping – bringing Brick Lane authenticity to Essex

Nino’s, Woodford – Good authentic local Italian

Lizard Lounge, Woodford – Cocktail heaven in Essex

La Nostra – a taste of Italy in Epping

The George and Dragon, Epping

La Sala, South Woodford

Frankie & Benny’s Romford – Real Italians do it better