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WB Villa

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Matara Road | Talpe, Galle, Sri Lanka (Formerly Why Beach)
+94 91 2282922
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A sensational 2 room boutique hotel and restaurant in the south Gold Coast...
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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  • 61
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
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  • 3
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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
Wonderful Italian food

We were lucky enough to find this little gem, just outside Galle, having read a review in our Rough Guide. The property sits on a charming little beach with tempting turquoise waters. The Italian owners are super welcoming and have trained their Sri Lankan chefs to cook some wonderful Italian food... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2014
JLFrancis
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London
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London
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We were lucky enough to find this little gem, just outside Galle, having read a review in our Rough Guide. The property sits on a charming little beach with tempting turquoise waters. The Italian owners are super welcoming and have trained their Sri Lankan chefs to cook some wonderful Italian food. The gnocchi? Dreamy. We had one dinner here and... More 

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Haverfordwest
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Having eaten in a lot of places in Sri Lanka I am not usually surprised but in 50 years of visiting the Island WB was the most surprising place I have eaten in. I never expected this quality of Italian food in this area. To be honest I normally eat the local food, but being with friends who wanted something... More 

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Paris, France
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100 reviews 100 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

THis place is nicely designed and the food is good if a little bit pricey compared to other similar venues . The propeprty is not opened on the beach but separated by a wall It is not worth the trip from Galle

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Brussels, Belgium
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Expensive, too cooked or not cooked enough, uncomfortable, nothing cosy,... It pretty much far away from the city center of Galle. A tuctuc drive of 15 minutes. The distance does not worse it

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maxeuropeo, Owner at WB Villa, responded to this review

Dear Mr ericmgerard, first off all thank you so much for your thoughts and thanks a lot for come all the way from Galle to our beautiful WB Villa. But I’m not understand what you mean about our food, uncomfortable, nothing cosy and far away from Galle. The food, we are doing restaurant business for more than 21 years in... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

Went for dinner with my wife. The villa is stunning, sitting on a beautiful beach. We were welcomed by a couple of very friendly (and slightly overweight, always a good sign!) labradours and had a drink on a side hut before moving to a cosy spot for a very good italian dinner. Very nice, and completely different to anything else... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Excellent food - quality Italian on the beach, very good service, outstanding location - so very beautiful combing beach, food and wonderful ambience

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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260 reviews 260 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

We drove for 20 mins from Galle Fort by tuk tuk to arrive at WB Villas, a beautiful place right on the water. The service was warm and welcoming and initially we were the only lunch time customers, but a group of 10 arrived and they too seemed to enjoy the ambience and good food. the tuna carpaccio was superb

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Hong Kong, China
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is a small boutique hotel and a restaurant. The rooms are beautifully designed and very spacious. Everything is spotlessly clean and fresh. The extensive garden is lovely and the sea view quite fantastic.The owner has two labrador dogs that roam the garden freely and will stop by to say hello and get a pat. The staff are polite and... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

We were lucky enough to stumble upon this gem when researching Galle on trip advisor. As we were looking for a wedding anniversary holiday treat, and our guesthouse was a 5 min tuktuk ride away we hit the jackpot! After reading other reviews we arrived early to enjoy their facilities and an Italian coffee, we were greeted by the Italian... More 

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Sydney
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We booked lunch here today , we arrived around 11am and used the sun beds + had a swim in the lagoon prior to sitting down to lunch.We shared entrees of calamari , caprese and carpaccio before sharing a seafood pasta and a lovely bottle of rose.The food and the service were 1st class. The venue is not really suited... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Matara Road | Talpe, Galle, Sri Lanka (Formerly Why Beach)
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle
  • Phone Number: +94 91 2282922

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian

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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