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Tarantella Restaurant

10 Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
+44 15394 31338
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“pizza” (117 reviews)
“meatballs” (28 reviews)
“tiramisu” (15 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10 Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Apparently we are invisible . We selected a table for two when we went into the restaurant, ordered wine and food. Tarantella has been a favourite of ours in both Cockermouth and Ambleside. I did think the prices had gone up when I looked at...More

Thank Pam482011
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited as a family and staff couldn't have been more helpful to ensure everyone had what they needed, food was excellent. You can't book at this place....early doors menu pre 1830 is worth a look too!

Thank wendycobley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So my mother emailed this restaurant to ask about booking a table and were told there would be a table waiting for us. Upon arriving we were told that they did not do reservations, which is fair enough, so we instead asked if we could...More

Thank sjinny2145
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried a Pizza and also a Lasgane. Never had a lasagne made with big chunks of steak? edible but lacking any resemblance to a 'proper' Lasagne. My wife's Pizza was overcooked with a poor thin topping, rather 'leathery'. She ordered a side order of chips...More

Thank i_calvert84
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Made very welcome. We both had pizzas which were a good size with plenty of topping and piping hot. Carafe of water provided without asking. Desserts were good as well. All in all a good experience.

Thank Howard G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went here based on great reviews and was looking forward to a delicious Italian meal but was really disappointed. We both had pasta dishes, mine rabbit with olives,(only 2) and my partner arrabiata. Both dishes were really bland, almost tasting the same and the...More

1  Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Ambleside for my 60th birthday and twelve of us visited the restaurant. I was surprised they could fit us in but we went next door for a drink while we waited for our table. The food was first class, the staff...More

Thank TonyR27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Efficient friendly service, great wine, garlic bread to die for, superb salad, lovely main pasta dishes. What's not to like? We'll be back!!

Thank James T
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Had nice meals here. The place is not large, and they don't take bookings, so they say you can have a drink next door while you wait for a table. The food and the service were worth a wait though.

Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

If I could give this restaurant zero stars I would! I was caring for some children whose family were staying in the guest rooms above this restaurant. I took the children for pizza at about 16:50 on a Wednesday afternoon, the restaurant was fairly empty,...More

1  Thank HannahTiz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 31338
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