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Villa Positano

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Ash Street, Bowness-on-Windermere, England
+44 15394 45663
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
excellent food & wine to dine

It's one of the best Italian restaurants around and we have been many times over the past few years when visiting the area The owners and staff are very at tentative and the range of meals excellent YOU NEED TO PRE-BOOK TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT and it's very worthwhile to do so

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Alan C
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Preston, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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  • Late Night
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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

It's one of the best Italian restaurants around and we have been many times over the past few years when visiting the area The owners and staff are very at tentative and the range of meals excellent YOU NEED TO PRE-BOOK TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT and it's very worthwhile to do so

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Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

always have a meal here when we stay in bowness and as always it was excellent luckily I had booked as it was my husbands birthday as they were very busy but this did not change the high quality of service and food a must ...........

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A big thank you to all staff for making this evening special. Food and service FAB U LOUS we have lots of memories.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Me and my husband came here on Friday night and we weren't disappointing. The food was great my husband had the Fillet steak which was HUGE and it cooked perfectly. The wine was delicious and the hosts were super friendly and we loved the lemoncello :) I would 100% recommend going here and we will be back next time we... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We were recommended to eat here by a friend and we were not disappointed. The staff are all very friendly and the restaurant was authentic and full of charm. The food was the nicest we have both ever had and wouldn't hesitate in recommending and visiting again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I went here as we was staying the weekend glad I booked as it was packed and once I got the starters I know why my mussels in white wine sauce were great. My wife had garlic mushrooms which where equally as good. Mains I had the home made meatballs well they taste just like mamma used to make nice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Having eaten here before we where looking forward to a repeat of our previous lovley meal, we where not dissapointed!!....the food as ever was delicious and authentic italian the staff where excellent and food is served promptly even though they are always busy (best to book).

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

True family-loving Italian restaurant where the service matched the food. Restaurant almost hidden away up a ginnel but well worth seeking out.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Best restaurant I have ever visited! Me and my partner visited the Lake District in September. We ended up eating there two nights out of our four night stay as the food and customer service was amazing! Every single person that worked there was friendly and polite and completely made the experience for us. Everything about both visits in that... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Didn't pre book on an extremely wet March evening but found an acceptable table. What a hidden gem! Excellent service by friendly staff. If you love Italian food then this is the place to go.

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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