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Villa Positano

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Ash Street, Bowness-on-Windermere, England
+44 15394 45663
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Really nice food and friendly staff

We went here after looking around the centre and we're extremely happy we did. Staff were very friendly and happy to accommodate us on a busy day. Food was well presented and tasted lovely. Our boy had a kids portion of a pizza and ate it all. This is something he doesn't usually do, so the only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We went here after looking around the centre and we're extremely happy we did. Staff were very friendly and happy to accommodate us on a busy day. Food was well presented and tasted lovely. Our boy had a kids portion of a pizza and ate it all. This is something he doesn't usually do, so the only thing I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent food,(my favourite is the chicken liver pasta) the staff/owner is authentic, friendly Italian people.Good selection of wine.It's always busy so be prepared and try to book.

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Overpriced for the quality of food. 4 members of our party (table for 21)! had to send back chicken liver pasta as they were off, the only person who didn't was sick for the rest of our trip. Other food wasn't good and came out too quick to be cooked fresh. Lots of dried herbs used, not fresh. Food not... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Second visit and as excellent as last time. Has lemon sole in asparagus which was delicious with lovely veg too. Initially had a table upstairs which was rather noisy but it is school holidays! Moved down to a less noisy area. Was fully booked as is often the case. Book to avoid disappointment!! A couple we spoke to had been... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We eat in a lot of Italian restaurants but this one was one of the best. The menu had all the usual options but with a range of different dishes to try. Really good wine list with plenty of choice.The staff were attentive and very friendly and all the tables were roomy and not on top of each other. We... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I ate here late on in the evening, the property was starting to get the majority of their tables away for the night. I arrived and was just looking for a main course and a side order. Something quick. The waitress did not seem too pleased when I arrived, I was sat on a table in the far corner of... More 

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Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My partner and I decided to visit at the last minute and got a table during happy hour. The service was excellent with lots of staff and attention. The food was served promptly and was of good quality. The prices are reasonable we would definitely visit again.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Fabulous meal can highly recommend this restaurant. Visit it each time I stay in Bowness and the standard has never changed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Excellent service, friendly staff and VERY Authentic and delicious Italian dishes. Definitely, will visit again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

You'll notice from my other posts that I seem to be very hard to please but I can 'hand on heart' say that this is the best Italian Restaurant I've been to and I've been to a lot. If my wife and I are anywhere near Bowness we always go to this restaurant, without fail. In fact we will make... More 

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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, Pizza

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?