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The Fat Italian

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47 Derby Street | Ormskirk, Ormskirk L39 2BW, England
1695 572555
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4:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Just opened 18 November 2011. Tel no 01695 572555. no web site

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  • 113
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
60th birthday

We have been using this restaurant for many years. The staff are always friendly and we have never had a bad meal. We took our own cake and this time my wife got the complements on her baking. Our favourite restaurant in Lancashire.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Jack F
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We have been using this restaurant for many years. The staff are always friendly and we have never had a bad meal. We took our own cake and this time my wife got the complements on her baking. Our favourite restaurant in Lancashire.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I would recommend the Fat Italian in Ormskirk for anyone wanting a delicious meal in a friendly atmosphere. The staff are welcoming and the food excellent value for money especially on a Tuesday.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Although generally a good atmosphere, and very nice staff, this is not an authentic italian restaurant. On the one hand, it attempts to offer too much variation in its menu (a bit like an Indian take away offering pizza and stir fry...never a good idea if it is quality food you're after) hence the lack of authenticity...yet on the other... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Visited with friends a couple of weeks ago - food was lovely but the service was quite slow - it is quite a busy place as it is popular but only about 4 staff serving which meant waiting for a while for drinks and food orders to be placed. Will visit again and just hope for better service next time!

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Went for an impromptu dinner with the other half. Not in the town centre and has free parking, so driving there isn't as much of a pain as many places in Ormskirk, though the road does tend to be busy. For a relatively early dinner in the middle of the week it was busy, good vibes though it does feel... More 

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I chose the fat Italian as a 16th birthday treat for my son, what a lovely place, great atmosphere and superb service, food was excellent and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. They even brought my sons birthday cake out to a wonderful fanfare & the staff all stood round our table & clapped which absolutely made his... More 

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Skelmersdale, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

My 1st visit to the fat italian, will deffo be coming back, lovely food, lovely staff.menu has lots ov choice,will deffo reccomend.

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Athens, Greece
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

In a very beautiful area,we had an amazing meal!all the dishes we tried were delicious !!pizza Milano tastes so Italian with excellent ingredients.my Tuscan pasta was so tasteful,as spicy as i wanted and with great "smoked" taste...best dish though was the pasta with crab and crayfish...just amazing!!!for the end I had a cheesecake with peanut butter which was very good!!!great... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Popped in here after a day at the races and were very pleased we did. Food was very tasty and hot, service was spot on and the staff were all very welcoming. Next time we are back in the area, we will certainly be visiting this place again.

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59 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

well worth a trip to Ormskirk's a Fat Italian, great food and extremely friendly staff make for a good experience, we had a table of 10 and there wasn't a single complaint, ask for the specials and you'll get an entertains response, I would go back anytime

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 47 Derby Street | Ormskirk, Ormskirk L39 2BW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Ormskirk
  • Phone Number: 1695 572555

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Bistro

Description

Just opened 18 November 2011. Tel no 01695 572555. no web site
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:30 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?