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Birch Street | Windermere, Windermere LA23 1DS, England
015394 44854
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dinner with family

Can't get much better Italian food in the lakes than this place The bar staff are very friendly and attentive. The food is great with so many dishes to choose from. Love this place, a little piece of Italy in the lakes

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
317warwicks
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Bingley
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Bingley
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can't get much better Italian food in the lakes than this place The bar staff are very friendly and attentive. The food is great with so many dishes to choose from. Love this place, a little piece of Italy in the lakes

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Stoke-on-Trent
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

A lovely place but the food was only average. A positive was that we had the early bird special so for the two of us, with drinks and a garlic bread to share, it was a little over £20. Speaking of the garlic bread though, I can't say that I could taste the garlic which was disappointing. Whole meal lacked... More 

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1 Thank poljascat
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Was really looking forward to a lovely Italian meal with a great atmosphere but sadly disappointed on both counts. Lovely decor but prawn starter over cooked prawns. Mains not piping hot and very bland I want to ooze garlic when I've had an Italian. Felt rushed too. All done and dusted in an hour. Sadly won't be back. Bad choice... More 

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1 Thank Denise B
London, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We ate here last week when on holiday in Windermere. The staff were friendly and the food was only average, but over priced. We had the garlic mushroom starter (that my girlfriend liked) and I had the garlic and herb bread, which was bland and I could not taste the garlic. For the main I had spaghetti bolognese, which was... More 

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1 Thank SLeeH
Windermere, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

The food was average at best the staff were friendly, the only down side to the staff was the way the owner spoke to them. To say he was arrogant is an understatement. it could be a nice place.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Arrived at the restaurant and asked for a table on our first evening in Windermere. It appeared from the manager's reaction that we should have booked , even though there were vacant tables next to us when we were seated, and the restaurant choice was spontaneous. Our food was tasty and well presented but our bill showed an extra glass... More 

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

In a whole this place isn't bad but I won't be coming back. It certainly isn't the best Italian about. It all felt a little rushed. We were seated and our pizza arrived within 10 minutes. I suppose if I wanted something quick then I might consider this again but but not for a nice relaxed sit down meal. Little... More 

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Newcastle
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We all ordered pizzas. They were very expensive for pizza but we hoped it'd be worth it. The bases were nice but the toppings were bland. Dessert was fine and liquer coffee was nice.

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Lancashire
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Husband and I both had pizza. It can within 5 mins of ordering. Which was quick. Pizzas were OK. Not mind blowingly tasty but nice. Husband felt we were rather rushed.

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Hitchin
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Superb meal, great atmosphere. The tastiest garlic bread ever. I had rosemary and rock salt. Super hot and delicious. There must be a wood fired oven. Would highly recommend. Central location but ticked around a corner (near the co-op and post office)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Birch Street | Windermere, Windermere LA23 1DS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Windermere
  • Phone Number: 015394 44854

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children

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