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“Good pizzas, good pasta”

Rastelli Ristorante-Pizzeria
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed October 27, 2013

We went here on a Friday evening for a meal after a long journey to the Lake District. The service was efficient and they were happy to give you more time to choose from the menu if asked. I suspect they try to take orders reasonably promptly as it seemed to be a popular place to take family groups with children where quick service stops the youngsters getting restless. That said, there were other couples and adult groups eating there too. The menu was as you would expect for a pizzeria with proper thin-crust pizzas being made there for the restaurant and take-away. I enjoyed an excellent lasagne made with really light proper pasta not often tasted outside Italy.

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Thank candj37
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

As a local, i feel fairly qualified to comment on Italian restaurants in Bowness and Windermere. Rastelli's is without doubt the best and the locals choice. Food is always to a high standard, especially the steaks!! Staff are amazingly friendly, and the owner Hacksaw Kev Duggan is always very accommodating. Give it a go!

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Thank Wilf M
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

Been here for many years it has never changed its high quality of food, service and great ambiance.
Doing deliveries is great too.Great selection of food and wine, friendly staff not too expensive.
Good wine choices and the house wines of a good quality too.
The staff are friendly even when they are really busy
I would and do recommend his to everyone its great.

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Thank 600Jan
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

We dined there sat 5th oct after booking earlier that day on the strength of trip advisor reviews as we were staying in Bowness for one night. I would agree with a previous review which said it had a canteen feel. We chose to go as we would rather be in a bustling restaurant with our children. We all chose pizza as we were looking for value for money. The pizzas were excellent but there is no children's option so it was the best part of £10 for a pizza for our 5yr old. The pasta dishes are advertised at £5.95 for kids so it would be worth them being a bit more flexible with the pizzas by offering a smaller one for the kids. As far as the service was concerned - We were in and out in 45 minutes and got the impression they don't like you to linger over your meal. In a nutshell, gorgeous pizza but felt a bit rushed. The kids loved it though which means we would go back if in the area again.

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Thank ElbeeYorkshire
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

Very ordinary ate there friday evening 20th September, paid £10 for basically a bowl of spaghetti, bolognese sauce amounted to less than dessert spoon of mince. Thought the service poor also. Atmostphere more like a canteen than a restuarant

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