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Matara Road | Talpe, Galle, Sri Lanka (Formerly Why Beach)
+94 91 2282922
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Ranked #22 of 131 Restaurants in Galle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A sensational 2 room boutique hotel and restaurant in the south Gold Coast of Sri Lanka. WB is a private house but also the essential location for food and sun-seekers; it’s a secluded and stylish retreat just minutes from Galle where you can relax by the sea and indulge in delicious Italian cuisine accompanied by a good choice of wines. Chill out in tropical lounging pavilions, go for a dip in the beautiful coral lagoon and dry off on sun drenched loungers whilst enjoying the beautiful panorama of the ocean. The Italian owner’s classic architectural styling has been cleverly combined with monochrome interiors and luxurious furnishings that invite you to do no more than relax and imbibe.Indulge in a daily-changing menu that includes homemade choice of sauce for pastas, freshly baked "ciabatta" bread and plenty of fresh seafood. Items such as Italian antipasti and real Extra Virgin Olive Oil are specially imported from Italy for authenticity. Evening menus can always be pre-arranged whilst our scenic location makes WB the ideal place to host private parties that can be tailor-made to meet your individual desires and needs. You are welcome and as the coral lagoon offers safe and secluded swimming year-round it is a comfortably reassuring choice.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Visited this place in the afternoon to check it out and considering Italian cuisine isn't my favourite I was sold straight away. Location is perfect and everything about this place is just spot on. What actually sold kt for me was the owners dogs, being an avid dog lover! But honestly if you and in this area it's a must,... More

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Hong Kong Region, China
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Why Why? It is idyllic. It has been well thought through, from the use of space, the design, the sense of peace and privacy and you truly feel like you are a guest in a home of a close friend. The hosts and staff team are charismatic, thoughtful and welcoming but also award you with space so you can relish... More

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Stockholm County, Sweden
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I went to WB for dinner one day. It was such a beautiful place, with an amazing ocean view. The staff was very helpful and kind, fast service and good communication. It's located around 7-8 meters to the ocean, it was just like a private beach, amazing. When me and my friends arrived there we were tired and hungry. Lasith... More

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Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

You arrive and sit in a couch where you decide what you will have to eat and drink. You can also walk around in the garden instead of waiting at the table, which is nice. The dining room is small and glazed, so if there’s a big family or a group, you can feel a little overtaken by the noise... More

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Rome, Italy
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Every time i go in Sri Lanka, it is a must for me to go to WB, the place is magnificent, very clean and the view is like heaven. You can relax yourself in the silent sun, with a very discreet service and the restaurant is excelent. I have been a lot of time around the cost of Sri Lanka,... More

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Food excellent nice location frendly owners , a nice corner of a little Italy in Sri Lanka. Gnocchi super good wine.. Bravi Massimo e Mamma

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The Netherlands
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I must say that we had no reservation. But the way we are sent away is outrageous. We were with the four of us and wanted a nice dining. So we decided to take a tuk-tuk from Unawatuna to WB Villa. The reviews on Trip Advisor where good. We rang at the gate and were told to 'wait'. So we... More

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maxeuropeo, Owner at WB Villa, responded to this review

Dear Ms Littlewolf, I am deeply sorry for the misunderstanding of the other evening. As you have correctly stated we take clients only upon reservation and that night we were fully booked. Our doorman, who is not too fluent in english, has informed your tuk tuk drivers that we were unable to have you for dinner. Any other comment is... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I have finally found an excellent Italian restaurant that has all what you dream for when abroad, excellent food, perfect service, incredible view in a setting so relax and elegant you wish never to leave. The quality of the food is superb and so fresh it is to die for! I have been coming to Sri Lank for many years... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a fantastic experience. The food, drinks, servIce and ambience are all perfect. The owner is extremely welcoming, the staff always smiling and very pleasant and nothing is too much for them. The food is authentic Italian and very good. If you want the best Italian food in Sri Lanka this is the only place to visit.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Recommended by a local Chef - we had a a feast - well priced and soooo good ! Prawns were super fresh - all our starters caprese, calamari, carpaccio were beyond yummy and the pastas down just right with that little bit of bite - just the way I like it ! Very friendly n accommodating staff and Nona's desserts... More

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Address: Matara Road | Talpe, Galle, Sri Lanka (Formerly Why Beach)
Phone Number: +94 91 2282922
Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle
Average Prices: USD 15 - 50
Cuisine: Italian

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