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Tarantella Restaurant

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10 Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
+44 15394 31338
17:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Preston, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Hi, this is a very good italian restaurant in the heart of ambelside. The service was fantastic and the food was great. Plenty of staff

Thank howard g
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Selected from the specials menu; moules mariniere, red mullet with crab risotto. Lovely house pint grigio. Nice friendly atmosphere. Efficient friendly service.

Thank trevorhen
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in as we passed by, looked reasonably busy and welcoming. Service was really faultless by our lovely waitress Mihaela, she really was excellent from start to finish. Food was great! My girlfriends spinach, goats cheese & butternut risotto is the only dish to ever rival a similar dish in Rome a few years ago (she still goes on about... More 

Thank Mark B
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal here. Starters lovely, main course tasted divine . Nice ambience about the place. Plenty if people eating here so a good sign. Staff polite friendly definitely one on my list when next visiting ambleside!

Thank Nadia B
South East England, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried to book but they don't take bookimg. Fair enough because by 8.30pm the place was full. We managed to get a table at 7.30 and what a pleasant surprise. The starters were fantastic (kings prawns for my wife, carpaccio for me). Main courses were equally good. My wife and mother had specials off the board and I had... More 

Thank JNAL29
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place never disappoints....tried to get for a late dinner on Friday, but left it too late! But no problem, was busy enjoying Lily's next door! Went for an early dinner on the Saturday, got a table straight away! Food was fantastic, and service matched! Great place, with a no booking system that makes sense!

Thank wozzaSheffield
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here on recommendation and were not disappointed. Another place that you can’t book a table but we turned up around 7.30 on a Monday and there were a couple of seating options that were fine although I hadn’t realised that this place was so small. There is a really nice ambience and background Italian opera type music. We... More 

Thank 0ff_Line
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent had an amazing time food was perfect!! What more can i say 10/10. The staff are friendly its not the biggest restaurant but that makes it better in my opinion! The lasagne was mouthwatering!!

Thank Shaun C
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly and organised staff. A little cramped and lacked ambience, felt a bit like a chain restaurant but with better food. You don't save much with the early evening offer. Mains were fine -pizza and pasta as expected. So kind of felt neutral about it.

Thank Lisa186258
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic service, just turn up, website says they don't take bookings, we were party of 6 on a Saturday evening, walked straight in with no wait, food was lovely, prosecco very nice and not over priced, and service was great. Would definitely return

Thank Jduckworth2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?