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“It was perfectly adequqte but a bit pricey ... maybe reduce serving staff?”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Giotto

Giotto
Ranked #30 of 74 Restaurants in Windermere
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Romantic, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Smethwick
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“It was perfectly adequqte but a bit pricey ... maybe reduce serving staff?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2012

We ate at this restaurant and had a perfectly enjoyable evening but you always had one eye on the price. Like most Italian restaurants its not cheap and you always tend to go for a side order because the main meal never really fills you up. At one stage there were 3 tables eating and about five staff serving!

I must confess this was an overkill as four of them asked me if "everything was ok" etc. I'm not being miserable but if they had less staff they may drop thier prices a little.

Overall OK but probably would not go back.

  • Visited January 2012
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A great restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2012

At first it appeared that it might be a slightly pricey yet another Italian Restaurant. That is until you try it.
The Manager/Owner was great. Very professional and pleasant. The head waitress was really on the ball and all the other staff were very efficient.
The food was superb. We had starter portions for both our starter and main so we could manage a desert, and were so glad we did.

This is far from your typical Italian restaurant with really stylish decor and a great menu. This will be worth my future 3 hour round trip to eat here. This time though I will book in advance and not hope for the skill of the Manager to juggle tables to fit us in

Visited January 2012
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UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2012

We booked a table for New Years Eve, it was a fixed Menu of 7 courses, the quality and presentation of the food was excellent. The staff are very friendly and the service was very good.
I would recommend pre-booking a table during busy period so you don't miss out on a dinning treat.

Visited January 2012
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county durham
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“Ok, good service, pretty average food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2012

Visited with three friends whilst we stayed at windermere for new year. From the outside the restaurant looks upmarket and stylish and the inside doesn't disappoint with an open plan kitchen and contemporary design.

The service was very good and the staff were helpful and polite.

We ordered drinks and looked at the menu, for an itialian I would say that it was on the medium to expensive side, the bill came to 140 for the four of us with starters mains and a couple drinks each. The food in my opinion was nothing special, it did come out quickly but three of us found the starters quite plain, the mains were again a little bland, I ordered a pizza which was nice but it was lacking in toppings and a little cold in the middle. Everyone else enjoyed the meal but would not have said it was as good as other reviews suggest, the filet steak was very small especially for £23 and the chicken was a bit boring.

We were in Windermere for three nights, it was probably the best meal we had in that time but for the money I would have expected a little more, I would say that if you were on a budget you can find a better value restuant in bowness.

  • Visited January 2012
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York, United Kingdom
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“Best meal out in a while!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2012

Fantastic food, wine and ambience. Staff were extremely courteous and friendly.Will definitely be returning.

Visited December 2011
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