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“Delicious traditional Italian food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rastelli's Pizzeria

Rastelli's Pizzeria
Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3AP, England
01539 444227
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Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Delicious traditional Italian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

I have only visited here once and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The only resin I haven't returned is because I like to try new places. Myself and my partner had a 2 course meal and it was absolutely delicious . Real wholesome Italian cuisine .

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Stafford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“nice food shame about service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

went for a meal there on Saturday, my pasta meal was excellent, however, the whole experience was a somewhat rushed one, the staff very keen (perhaps too keen)to take your order with no time given to read the menu etc, my wife also had the wrong meal given to her (caution vegetarians, veal given in place of spinach). I got the feeling that the main interest was in turning over our table ASAP, which was a shame as we had gone for a relaxing meal for our wedding anniversery

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Shropshire, UK
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Food fantastico!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant gets very busy so would strongly recommend you book in advance.

The food is just simply outstanding! The filleto rosini is the best I've ever had and a good size portion too. The staff are very helpful and pleasant. Even though the restaurant was full and they were turning away customers, our food order was taken within a few minutes of us finishing with the menu and furthermore, food was on the table within ten mins. Not that we had one but even the pizzas looked good.

not the cheapest place to eat but if you appreciate good food, this is great value for money.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bridport, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good pizzas, good pasta”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We went here on a Friday evening for a meal after a long journey to the Lake District. The service was efficient and they were happy to give you more time to choose from the menu if asked. I suspect they try to take orders reasonably promptly as it seemed to be a popular place to take family groups with children where quick service stops the youngsters getting restless. That said, there were other couples and adult groups eating there too. The menu was as you would expect for a pizzeria with proper thin-crust pizzas being made there for the restaurant and take-away. I enjoyed an excellent lasagne made with really light proper pasta not often tasted outside Italy.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

As a local, i feel fairly qualified to comment on Italian restaurants in Bowness and Windermere. Rastelli's is without doubt the best and the locals choice. Food is always to a high standard, especially the steaks!! Staff are amazingly friendly, and the owner Hacksaw Kev Duggan is always very accommodating. Give it a go!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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