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The Fat Italian

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47 Derby Street | Ormskirk, Ormskirk L39 2BW, England
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here last night 25/07/2016 for my family birthday meal and couldn't of went to a better restaurant. Having eaten here in the past multipul times we knew it was a winner for the occasion. The food was amazing like always Service top notch And most of all an affordable price! They even sang happy birthday and put a candle... More 

Thank Faye M
Newport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Always a large bill due to drinks cost and food. That said. It is always good quality and a nice atmosphere and why this place does well.

Thank JP070766
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely staff but the worst sea bass I've ever tasted - almost like eating wool. Maybe the enormously large and varied menu is too big for everything to be fresh? Disappointingly expensive, too.

Thank DebbieRLiverpool
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely restraunt. The food is Amazing plenty of choice sometimes too much to choose from. There is nothing more to say apart from we will be back......

Thank Pauline P
Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here many times. The staff are always very helpful and friendly. The food was great, and plenty of variety. The restaurant was very busy, but this didn't delay us being served at all. We were a party of 14, and everyone's needs were catered for, including the children. Considering it was a bit group we weren't all cramped together... More 

Thank Jennie C
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit to the restaurant. Went here for a college leavers lunch with about 12 adults. Plenty of free parking to the rear. First impression interior was nice and was met by very friendly staff. Only us was in the restaurant at the time so service was attentive. The menus is huge and has plenty to chose... More 

Thank stephen b
Southport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, great waiting-on but spoilt badly by the very loud music. Inappropriate and needless. Apparently other diners also complained that evening but to no avail. Why? Won't be back.

Thank signaln0rth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went when it was very full. However the service we received was still excellent. The menu is massive, with loads of choice. The portions are big, although on the taste scale, I would put this in the just above average category. Overall though good for the price.

Thank blueskies77
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

I have been here in the past and had pleasant dining experiences but unfortunately on this occasion when I had booked for a large party it fell below par. Admittedly it was partially our groups fault as many did not turn up(!) because they were ill/ caught in traffic but the restaurant left us £80 out of pocket and did... More 

Thank Photinima
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

We had a table of 14 and they coped very well, a couple of dishes out sooner than others but that's maybe to be expected given what a big group we were. There was mixed reviews on the food with the salt n pepper duck a clear favourite but the beef al Pepe not quite living up to expectations. My... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Derby Street | Ormskirk, Ormskirk L39 2BW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Ormskirk
  • Phone Number: 01695572555
Just opened 18 November 2011. Tel no 01695 572555. no web site

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