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WB Villa

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Matara Road | Talpe, Habaraduwa 80650, Sri Lanka (Formerly Why Beach)
+94 91 2 282922
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Chandigarh, India
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

Wow what a setting and brilliant food...Right in front of the ocean and very well made restaurant...Excellent homemade pastas with a very good selection...The desserts were also very good...

2 Thank AbhaynHena
London UK
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94 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

Ate here when staying at the Fortress a short tuktuk ride away. Its fairly small like lots of places around here but food, service and ambience lovely- amazing homemade pasta, good wine selection all in peaceful setting- the owners lovely dogs mooch around outside, grateful for attention of any dog-loving patrons too. Not cheapest option in area but high enough... More 

4 Thank marty99
Shanghai Region, China
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

Just can't say enough thanks to all the staff (Sanjeewa, Randika, Kumar) working at the villa. They treated us like family. So sweet, warm, attentative and helpful. We had the most wonderful 6 days staying there and enjoyed every bit of it. Food was just AMAZING. Signora Lucina makes homemade cantuci biscotti for guests and other stuff like pesto. She... More 

4 Thank Tracey C
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

Some of the best Italian food I've had in Sri Lanka. The place looks nice enough, but I've never stayed there so can't comment on the rooms and other facilities. I know the place is run by Italians and the service is excellent. I've only been there for meals and never been disappointed. Great selection, fresh ingredients and exceptional taste.... More 

3 Thank Ravin W
London, United Kingdom
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251 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

I would not normally have chosen an Italian restaurant when in Sri Lanka but this restaurant was recommended to me by a friend in London, anyway I would be delighted to eat in an Italian like this even in Rome - it was superb. Unfortunately we were the only table - out of season - but this did not detract... More 

2 Thank BobB53
Groningen, The Netherlands
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

We saw a lot of good words about this restaurant on Tripadvisor so we decided to have diner here. The place of the restaurant is good: in a nice garden, near the sea, but 25 minutes by tuctuc from Galle Fort. We liked to order a bottle of red wine, but they all are in the fridge: 10 C. So... More 

Thank KimvdE
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015 via mobile

It is slightly odd to have Italian food in Sri Lanka but the food at WB is incredible. Real authentic Italian food with amazing taste and flavour with great views looking out over the Indian Ocean. The staff here were fantastic and extremely friendly. We had dinner here when staying at Eka beach hotel which is a short tuk tuk... More 

1 Thank Nix T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015

WB is not only a fantastic place to come and eat real super Italian food with a very special service but it is also a real heaven set in a wonderful surroundimg with a special attention to details. I always come back every time I come to Galle alone or with friends. You really feel welcomed and at home and... More 

1 Thank Carla N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015

Tuna carpaccio was wonderful and solid pasta. Service a little slow but we didn't mind - when you're in such a beautiful spot you're not in a hurry.

Thank Alij W
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015

My wife and I dined here on the last night of our honeymoon. It was the best meal we had during our stay in the Galle area. We liked it so much we went back for lunch the next day! Lovely and suprisingly authetic Italian food (e.g. they grow many of the herbs on site) with a good range of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 50
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Matara Road | Talpe, Habaraduwa 80650, Sri Lanka (Formerly Why Beach)
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Habaraduwa
  • Phone Number: +94 91 2 282922
A sensational 2 room boutique hotel and restaurant in the south Gold Coast of Sri Lanka. WB is a private house but also the essential location for food and sun-seekers; it’s a secluded and stylish retreat just minutes from Galle where you can relax by the sea and indulge in delicious Italian cuisine accompanied by a good choice of wines. Chill out in tropical lounging pavilions, go for a dip in the beautiful coral lagoon and dry off on sun drenched loungers whilst enjoying the beautiful panorama of the ocean. The Italian owner’s classic architectural styling has been cleverly combined with monochrome interiors and luxurious furnishings that invite you to do no more than relax and imbibe.Indulge in a daily-changing menu that includes homemade choice of sauce for pastas, freshly baked "ciabatta" bread and plenty of fresh seafood. Items such as Italian antipasti and real Extra Virgin Olive Oil are specially imported from Italy for authenticity. Evening menus can always be pre-arranged whilst our scenic location makes WB the ideal place to host private parties that can be tailor-made to meet your individual desires and needs. You are welcome and as the coral lagoon offers safe and secluded swimming year-round it is a comfortably reassuring choice.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?