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

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  • 46
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice evening meal

Good meal. Very good service from attentive waitress. Gets very busy so you should really pre-book. Nice decor. Food came promptly even although place was very busy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
theeliisfamily
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Scotland
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

I would never recommend this restaurant to anyone. We were on holiday in Windermere. We had not booked but were given a table, however, never saw a smile or had a friendly word while we were there. Were given the impression that they just wanted to get us in and out as soon as possible. No one asked if the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Good meal. Very good service from attentive waitress. Gets very busy so you should really pre-book. Nice decor. Food came promptly even although place was very busy.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Ok, so we hadn't booked (make sure you book if you want to eat ANYWHERE in Windermere) but was met by the rudest most vile man when asked if they had a table! He was so rude, basically laughed in my face and said "if you haven't booked you've got no chance" what's wrong with a "sorry, were fully booked?"... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Food ok drinks expensive. £30 in and out in half an hour. Not relaxing meal just efficiency. Are off before 6.30 menu

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Just had a very disappointing experience tonight. We had to wait ages to get served, once our drinks arrived we ordered two pizzas some fries and a green salad. One of the pizzas was wrong, no fries and pizzas were cold. They swapped the wrong pizza which was alot warmer but there was no apology for their mistake. We found... More 

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Windermere, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Very disappointing evening. We live in Windermere and brought a friend to dine at Giotto. The service was extremely poor. We had to ask repeatedly for someone to take our order. The waiting staff are not the lovely friendly people that you're very accustomed to in the Lakes - they are indifferent and abrupt. Our food took an inordinately long... More 

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Rugeley, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Went for the early bird offer. Eat before 6.30pm and the pizzas and pasta is £6.95. Great offer for a large pizza and totally delicious. Definitely recommend 😊

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Called last night for a meal, and what a lovely meal it was! Very quick to get seated and our order taken. Ordered the cheesy mushrooms, then the pasta filled with scallops and prawns, and my boyfriend had child peppers to start then the mushroom risotto. Beautiful! Great drinks too! Thank you

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I went last night with some friends that had not been before , service was very good the folded pizza was perfect. They will all go back very soon , one commenting it was the best pizza he had had in Cumbria.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is a charming little Italian restaurant in the heart of Windermere. The staff were all friendly and efficient. We enjoyed bruschetta and garlic mushrooms to start and I had a superb salmon fillet for the main course. My husband had salmon tagliatelle which was plentiful and delicious. All in all the quality of the food was very good and... More 

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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

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