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Tarantella Restaurant

10 Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
+44 15394 31338
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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10 Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic dinner for 8. Possibly the best meatballs ever. Good service, brilliant food and every plate cleared.

Thank David D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely blown away by this little Italian. Food was superb, staff were friendly and attentive and the ambiance was just right.

Thank Happy_Camper285
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant appears so unassuming from the outside, but don’t let that put you off. We visited fairly early in the evening. We shared a antipasto board. We both opted for a fish dish for our main meal. Sea bream with sweet potato dauphinoise and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff and restaurant itself are lovely. The problem is the food is very overpriced and lacks any real Italian flavour. Have had much better Italian food for half the price.

Thank Anna W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst this restaurant is very small, what it lacks in size, the quality of the food more than made up for that. We had one of the tastiest meals in ages. The starter ‘special’ I tried was pulled lamb with feta and olives and the...More

Thank muileach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mooching around Ambleside, fancied Italian but everyone we looked at only opened evenings. However, we stumbled over Tarantella's board advertising Lunch (it was Good Friday, after all). We were the only people in there until a second couple arrived as we left. But the hound...More

Thank Carl2503_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch and enjoyed truly delicious food and wine for a great price. Really cosy and welcoming.

1  Thank Vikki M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little Italian. Very quiet but it was 14.00. Worked for us, having a baby and pram. Ate from the set menu, which at £16.95 for 3 courses was excellent value. I had the mushroom soup, meatball pasta and affogato. My wife had olives and...More

1  Thank Fidester
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Pasta and pizza, as found previously was of a high quality, verging on excellent and could not fault. Service was average yet perfunctory. Sunday evening, and atmosphere was understandably lower than previous visits but likely due to just a few tables (x4). Perhaps a reflection...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

The place is small and does not take reservations so go early on the weekends or it will be full. We go there at 6:30pm on a saturday and managed to snag the last available table at the time. It is well worth it though....More

Thank rue17
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 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
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 31338
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