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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert

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  • 57
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  • 25
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
First rate customer service

This restaurant is a true gem, the staff can not do enough for you and will make you anything you like. I have a gluten and a dairy allergy and the chef will amend any dish to suit my requirements. Lovely intimate atmosphere. Excellent value for money, the portion size for the price you pay would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Molly38
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Preston, Lancashire
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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700 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Preston, Lancashire
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is a true gem, the staff can not do enough for you and will make you anything you like. I have a gluten and a dairy allergy and the chef will amend any dish to suit my requirements. Lovely intimate atmosphere. Excellent value for money, the portion size for the price you pay would be hard to beat.... More 

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Cheshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Cosy little italian restaurant in the heart of windermere, huge choice of freshly cooked, authentic italian food. Attentive staff, and did not have to wait long to be served. A must for a tasty, casual evening meal

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Me and my partner booked to eat at the Villa Positano after a recommendation from our hotel plus good reviews on TripAdvisor. Unfortunately we were unable to see were the good reviews came from after our meal. We were greeted with an average welcome, the restaurant was very busy which we thought was a good sign. We ordered wine, but... More 

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Having read the many great reviews and having the restaurant strongly recommended by a diner outside we chose to eat here on the Saturday evening of our trip. The staff and welcome were excellent and the ambience lovely. My starter was the bread, sun dried tomatoes and olives. The bread was really bland and quite heavy. The tomatoes were nice... More 

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Manchester
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Lovely little taverna with a nice atmosphere and authentic feel. Staff were attentive and professional. The food was also prepared and cooked to a high standard. Would go back when next in the area...

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london
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

A nice tucked away italian restaurant. Good value for money with excellent service and amazing food. The decor was fab and we will be visiting you again when we are next in Windermere.

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Tamworth, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We had this restaurant recommended to us during our weekend stay in the Lake District but to be honest we probably wouldn't have spotted it had we not been informed of an Italian in the area as it is tucked away down a narrow alleyway! When located it is a real gem of an Italian! First thing I noticed was... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We visited whilst on a short break on the lakes after stumbling across it by accident. The actual restaurant is beautiful and has very authentic romantic feel about it. We both had starters which we really enjoyed my calamari was cooked perfectly and my partners spare ribs were so meaty and tasty- the best he's had. For our mains I... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Visited with 3 teenage girls for birthday. Pizza and pasta priced well under £10 which is rare in this area. Food was lovely and service excellent. Great portion sizes and overall a lovely authentic atmosphere.

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Great Eccleston, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We visit the restaurant once or twice a year and never come away disappointed, this is a very well run restaurant with an excellent quality of food and wines, we recently visited for my wife's birthday and made very welcome by the owner and his brother. The food was very good and same for the service. Always advisable to book... 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?