This is a traditional Italian run family restaurant. If you are looking for good food, great service and a buzzing atmosphere this is the place. I have eaten at virtually every restaurant in Bowness and Windermere and this place beats the lot. That's why it is the restaurant of choice for the majority of locals. Ignore the ridiculous negative reviews. If you want city slick then stay in the city. If you want a true taste of Italy get yourselves to the Villa. Fantastic choice of fish and steaks as well as tasty Italian dishes all at the right price. Good wines at good prices. That's why the Villa is open long after everywhere else has closed.