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Villa Positano

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Villa Positano Ash Street, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EB, England
+44 15394 45663
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A really authentic Italian restaurant. Great staff and beautifully cooked food. A happy environment.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife ate here & took recommendations from here, the restaurant was absolutely superb the food was wonderful & the staff attentive. The restaurant was busy but we had a small wait & subsequent courses followed quickly with prompt service. We had three courses & left completely stuffed, it was probably the best Italian we have ever eaten at &... More 

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Thank Douglas M
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots say it's homely food and that's it on the head homely but every course lacking in flavour Starter chicken livers ok but over cooked and mashed See bass nondescript doesn't say a lot but neither did the taste. The greasy veg didn't inspire either Tiramisu was fine. So ok meal but not a lot to shout about

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Always have the best food here. Angelo is a true host, he's brilliant with children and the elderly. The food is always out of this world, can't wait to return.

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Thank LLEW1
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Another visit for us to this lovely Italian restaurant,One of our favourite anywhere,it never leaves you disappointed when you dine here,the food is superb and the restaurant is so quirky and quaint we prefer downstairs because it's a bit more authentic,the staff and the Italian gentleman(Owner) and his wife are so friendly and make you feel at home every time,we... More 

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Thank Col H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Me and my partner visited whilst on a few days away in the Lake District...We read reviews beforehand and as it was 10 out of 63 in the area we knew we wouldn't be disappointed... It is peak season and even though very busy they fitted us in straight away. Staff were very friendly from start to finish. Decor of... More 

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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Happened to walk past this place on a whim and I'm glad I did! Set back from the street your greeted with the cosiest little restaurant. The food was absolutely lovely! The specials of linguine fruitti di mare and the ribeye are honestly the best! Friendly service and I would love to come back on my next visit to lake... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here after reading the reviews on trip advisor. Me and my fiancé were not disappointed. Greeted with a smile, served very promptly. Excellent service throughout and the best profiteroles I have ever eaten ( I have eaten lots haha). Very reasonably priced also definitely will be revisiting very soon.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eat here lots as a family when in the lakes. Genuine Italian restaurant with great food, fantastic wine selection (can't remember the name of our favourite red wine but it translates to - Tears of God). Even though it can get very busy the staff do a great job and are very friendly and welcoming, our little girl loves Angelo... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

w have visited this place a few times over the last few years and it has always been great. lovely food, great friendly service and a very traditional homely feel to the place :)

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Villa Positano Ash Street, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 45663

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