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Villa Positano

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Ash Street, Bowness-on-Windermere, England
+44 15394 45663
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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Firstly advanced booking is recommended as every time we have been here they have had to turn people away. I love this place, the food is always amazing and this time I even requested an off menu starter (insalate caprese) which they were happy to accommodate. The portions are generous without being too large, the ingredients they use are amazing... More 

Thank Jennifer S
United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

6 of us had dinner on Sunday evening - This is a small restaurant but well run with good food, The place was busy but we were served really quickly - nice Italian/international menu cooked well . Nice staff.

Thank Philip C
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended to this restaurant by the owners of the guest house we were staying and what a good choice. We arrived on a Saturday evening at about 7:30pm with no reservation. We were asked to take a seat in the bar area for 10 minutes until a table became available. In under 10 minutes we were given a... More 

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

Well what can I say, not been to this restaurant for over 10yrs but it's still amazing. The staff are fantastic and the food stunning. Considering 15pax the service was great. Thankyou so much Villa Positano great Saturday night

Thank Samantha H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a Thursday evening after checking out trip advisor reviews, really sorry that my review could not be more positive as we got totally let down on taste of our dishes, Four of us dining one had the recommended lobster ravioli, one went for the steak , one beef stroganoff and one shellfish linguine. All required extra seasoning and... More 

Thank Whill27
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was recommended by the owners at the B&B we stayed at. It was good with a friendly staff, but it didn't really "hit us". The real crispy Italian flavours we didn't really find (hard so long away from Italy?) and the winelist wasn't "top Italian". Perhaps we have been spoilt by our trips in Italy? You would absolutely... More 

Thank to_experience_new
Harroagte. Yorkshire, England
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal here, it's a traditional Italian with everything you'd expect in the menu. The atmosphere is great and the food and service matched. Recommended.

Thank PRFT
Wirral, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Villa Positano was recommended by friends as a place to absolutely make sure we visited during our stay in Windermere. As suggested, we also made sure we booked in advance to avoid disappointment, knowing just how popular a place this Italian restaurant is. Wow, what a fabulous meal we enjoyed! We can't praise the food and service highly enough...excellent... More 

Thank Alex J
Altrincham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant Really busy nice people and staff Food is amazing but you feel rushed as it's fast paced Unfortunately disruptive customer setting off caps and being really loud Management stepped in and told them to be quite Perhaps should have asked them to leave All in all fantastic except the hiccup Will return soon

Thank victoriaheatherr
Biddulph, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant on a cold mid November's night. Almost full so although we were lucky to get a table, it's probably best to book to avoid disappointment. Excellent Italian cuisine although pizzas were on the menu as well. Friendly reception and good service.

Thank rojan76

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ash Street, Bowness-on-Windermere, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 45663

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?