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Villa Positano Ash Street, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EB, England
+44 15394 45663
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Chester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Lovely restaurant with great atmosphere and amazing food! Owners made us feel so welcome and even gave me their shot glasses when i commented on how much i liked them. Recommend to book well in advance as it was fully booked all night! will certainly return when we next visit Windermere.

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Excellent meal & service as always. Possibly our favourite restaurant in the area. Varied menu & specials to choose from - nothing is too much trouble.

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Thank OfficeH
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

Spent the evening there for my wife's birthday,both had Steaks which were very nice and cooked to perfection,the staff are very friendly and the atmosphere is great,all round great dining experience in an Authentic Italian resteraunt ,couldn't fault anything,it was our third time dining there and as good as ever,I would recommend.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

I have been to VP about 5 times over the past two years and its always great fun, lively with a great selection of dishes and reasonably priced especially for Bowness. Will definitely go back..

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Thank Tom B
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3 reviews
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

We went here after looking around the centre and we're extremely happy we did. Staff were very friendly and happy to accommodate us on a busy day. Food was well presented and tasted lovely. Our boy had a kids portion of a pizza and ate it all. This is something he doesn't usually do, so the only thing I was... More 

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Thank Rob D
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015

Excellent food,(my favourite is the chicken liver pasta) the staff/owner is authentic, friendly Italian people.Good selection of wine.It's always busy so be prepared and try to book.

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

Overpriced for the quality of food. 4 members of our party (table for 21)! had to send back chicken liver pasta as they were off, the only person who didn't was sick for the rest of our trip. Other food wasn't good and came out too quick to be cooked fresh. Lots of dried herbs used, not fresh. Food not... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Second visit and as excellent as last time. Has lemon sole in asparagus which was delicious with lovely veg too. Initially had a table upstairs which was rather noisy but it is school holidays! Moved down to a less noisy area. Was fully booked as is often the case. Book to avoid disappointment!! A couple we spoke to had been... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015

We eat in a lot of Italian restaurants but this one was one of the best. The menu had all the usual options but with a range of different dishes to try. Really good wine list with plenty of choice.The staff were attentive and very friendly and all the tables were roomy and not on top of each other. We... More 

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121 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

I ate here late on in the evening, the property was starting to get the majority of their tables away for the night. I arrived and was just looking for a main course and a side order. Something quick. The waitress did not seem too pleased when I arrived, I was sat on a table in the far corner of... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Villa Positano Ash Street, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 45663

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