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“Hidden away, but a REAL find!”
Review of Villa Positano

Villa Positano
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
W Sussex, UK
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Hidden away, but a REAL find!”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

The restaurant is tucked away up a short alley, but the place is buzzing when you get there. Real Italian staff (such a great Maitre 'D !), great food and reasonable prices. We went on a Tuesday eveing and it was packed - so worth booking if you can. Really recommended

  • Visited September 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Highly recommended”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

This wonderful Italian restaurant, set in a back street of a back street in the centre of Bowness, captures perfectly the taste and charm of Italy.
The place was obviously popular, since having walked in on the Saturday we were politely advised that they were full - fortunately for us we were only there to book for the following evening... and I'm glad we did.
The food was exemplary, and equally the service was outstanding. ALL the staff including the management could not do enough for us, and always spared a minute on passing to check we were OK and dote over our 5-year-old daughter. We really felt looked after, and though obviously incredibly busy, we never felt rushed.
The deco is beautifully rustic and you could really feel as though you're on the continent whilst in there. There is a lovely softly-lighted ambience to the place and it's a pleasant atmosphere in which to eat.
Prices - this was a birthday treat for me so the missus footed the bill, but both she and I both felt that the value for money was excellent, especially given the location in Bowness. As with any restaurant you can spend a range on wine - we went with a Chianti at what I consider to be a pretty modest £22 (per bottle) and it was the perfect complement to our Italian meal.
For me, Villa Positano would definitely be part of any future Lake District visit, even if it meant going out of our way. I would highly recommend the place and it's the kind of find you want to show off to friends, family, best clients, etc.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank JamButty99
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great food and very friendly”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

The food was excellent and staff very friendly. Although very busy we were not rushed and I was able to taste the wine and send it back if I didn't like it. I would definately recommend .

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Amanda S
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A taste of Italy”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

This restaurant was very busy when we visited, but the atmosphere and setting were both lovely.

The food was delicious and well presented.

The only downside was that the drinks were over expensive....

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Helen H
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Bathgate, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Excellent Service and Value”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Although we did not book, we were lucky that there was a free table, and the staff accommodated us. The meal was excellent. They catered for my husband's lactose intolerance.
All in all, a very pleasant dining experience.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Mamither
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