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Cafe Italia

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37 Main Road | Oak Street, Windermere, England
+44 15394 46228
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cheshire
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81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a find. Wonderful ambiance, attentive and efficient staff, great food and fair pricing. Leave the big coffee shops, forget pub grub and get down to this little bit of Italy. The coffee is outstanding. Worth the short(ish) walk from the lake to rest and enjoy the best bistro in Windermere.

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Thank Barbara D
Worcester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited cafe Italia whilst staying in a local boutique hotel. Food and service were excellent. Cater very well for vegetarians. Will visit again when next in the area.

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1 Thank Nickyferret27
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I have been here many times. We visit Windermere to stay at our favourite hotel and always look forward to going to cafe Italia. The staff are wonderful. Very efficient and attentive without being intrusive. They are very quick to clear tables and always clean them thoroughly. There is a lovely atmosphere in the cafe, relaxing...even when... More 

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1 Thank margaret L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is amazing, the staff really attentive and you can watch the world go by ! The cocktails are real and very tasty too, so are the latte's I could rave about this place all day long !!!!

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1 Thank Hollymay93
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Little place and when i say little I mean little. During our visit only accepted cash which was a little surprising for price you pay for a meal etc. Nice find for a coffee and cake

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1 Thank Bev C
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely little place on a corner in Windermere. Nice to just sit outside under the heaters and watch life go by but also good food. I had soup to start with garlic bread, very very filling and then chicken parpadelle for main which was yummy but the portion was overwhelming...probably as the soup was so filling so not a grumble,... More 

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1 Thank Anon630
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

when we stay in windermere always love sitting outside cafe italia in the evening its cosy and warm with the heaters .the service is very good and the staff pleasant,we have only had a drink there but next time we go will be dining as the food looks good .a very pleasant place to have a drink and watch the... More 

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1 Thank Linda S
Chester, United Kingdom
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132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Windermere overnight and the dreary weather prompted us to have a snack and a drink before returning to our hotel. What a find Café Italia was! We were greeted warmly and given a table in the window. The fact we only wanted a small snack and a drink posed no problem to the smiley staff. We ordered... More 

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1 Thank Chestertripper
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It does not matter whether you are visiting for a full meal or a cup of coffee the service provided is second to none. The menu is simple and straight forward but everything on it is prepared and served to the highest standard. They have a great selection of teas, coffees, beers and cocktails to go with their food. Great... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in Windermere in October 2016 and liked Café Italia so much that we dined there for four nights. The staff were very attentive and the menu was wide ranging and reasonably priced with various vegetarian choices. The deserts were delicious and very well presented. Although very busy we were able to secure a table very quickly. We can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 40
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Main Road | Oak Street, Windermere, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 46228

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?