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La vela

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4-6 Abingdon Street, Burnham-On-Sea TA8 1PH, England
+44 1278 782707
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere in this restaurant. Staff are friendly and welcoming.. beautiful Italian food.. the best lasagne ever!! Definitely going back 😊

Thank keener69
Bristol, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Myself and partner visited for the first time for my birthday on a busy Saturday night .. As soon as we arrived we were made to feel very welcome by the manager who showed us to our table and took time to explain characters of wine on the wine list so we could make an informed choice .. The food... More 

Thank m8kate
Somerset UK
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112 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Too many covers crowded in, hence too noisy to enjoy the good food. Would go again but only on a quiet night!

Thank DW111
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Everything from the decor to the service including the food is exceptional. I have been a regular customer at La Vela for 3-4 years and always look forward to going back. The staff are very friendly and the manager leads by example, he is always accommodating and chatty which leads to a relaxed dining experience leaving you the feeling that... More 

1 Thank Ian B
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

I had a pasta dish with chicken and chorizzo, odd for an Italian but very tasty indeed. my wife had the chicken supreme which was excellent, and large enough for me to have to finish it.

1 Thank Peter C
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

What can I say!! Fantastic service Food was just incredibly good! The manager was very friendly to all customers. He made everyone feel very welcome... lush place!

1 Thank brains15
Halifax, Canada
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175 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

All the elements for a good dining experience were present, but there was definitely something missing. Unfortunately, I am unable to determine exactly what it was. Service was good, the pizza not bad ( a little soggy, needed to be cooked longer), sticky toffee pudding too sweet( if that is possible). The restaurant was near empty, but I was seated... More 

1 Thank Larry C
Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Although I live in the area for some reason it's been a few years since I last visited this restaurant. The food was good then and still is of a high standard. We were pushed for time and they accommodated our needs perfectly. Absolutely recommend this place for some authentic Italian cuisine 👍

1 Thank Frank E
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Had a really good meal , not planned . Atmosphere was good , owner was checking all the tables throughout to check everything was ok.

1 Thank Paul W
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

From the outside of this restaurant you may think it is the perfect Italian restaurant...however do be warned. If you like to eat surrounded by loud music and incompetent staff then you are on to a winner here...if you prefer a proper Italian with good food and great surroundings then don't eat in Burnham...try Prezzo or Zizzi in nearby Taunton.... More 

1 Thank Kevin H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-6 Abingdon Street, Burnham-On-Sea TA8 1PH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Burnham-On-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1278 782707

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