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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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Almere, Netherlands
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78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Today we went here to have dinner. We didn't make reservations to eat, so I guess we were lucky to get a table for three people. Lots of people came in and had dinner. The atmosphere was casual, with real Italian backgroundmusic and Italian(speaking) waiters. The food was tasty and fresh. Besides the pizza and pasta dishes there were chicken-,... More 

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Wolverhampton
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Delicious authentic food, Hugh quality but quickly delivered and friendly service. Can't fault it at all. Best to book though, we turned up on Saturday night they were full so booked in for the next night and it was again full, with the quality of the food you can see why!

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went on recommendation - and what a lovely place Service great and timely despite the place being full Food fantastic - my wife asked for a meal not on the menu and got exactly what she asked for Reasonably priced

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Stockport
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62 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have visited Bowness twice before and both times had great meals at Vila Positano so it was a no-brainer when we stayed there for a couple of days last week. I gave it a 5 star review in 2012 and was equally enthusiastic in 2014. I had booked a table for 8.30 on Friday a fortnight or so prior... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been going to this restaurant for the last three years when we have holidayed in the lake district.It never disappoints. The food is excellent,the staff are friendly and courteous.It pays to book early because it is very popular.If you want a nice family meal or a romantic one this is the place for you! Enjoy.

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Plenty of choice, nice atmosphere, typical Italian menu. The service was very good. Be sure to book, as always busy

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Borehamwood, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After reading the reviews on Trip Advisor, we were expecting a far better meal than we received. The restaurant itself was a very pretty restaurant and must have a following as we needed to book two nights in advance. Although the owner was friendly, the waitress who served us was not particularly friendly and did not provide good service which... More 

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Midlands
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58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You get a nice welcome here, and the restaurant has a good ambience about it. The food however didn't really wow us. I had minestrone starter and it was in serious need of seasoning, and my veal Milanese could have been anything(I know its breadcrumbed but veal is beautiful meat and what I had didn't do it justice)the pasta was... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed everything about Villa Positano it's a wonderful experience Family run the staff are excellent the food is superbly cooked and presented we live in Newcastle and try to visit at least once a year We had Garlic/wine king prawns to start Main course Ribeye steaks with mushrooms and frys and mixed salad the steak was cooked as we... More 

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited un booked and got fitted in. The menu was amazing. Very Italian theme lots to choose from. Excellent food and wine menu. I would highly recommended this place. Xx

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
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?