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Villa Positano

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Ash Street, Bowness-on-Windermere, England
+44 15394 45663
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stumbled across this place staying in windermere a few months ago and what a place, authentic, atmospheric, friendly, couldnt ask for more! Food was absolutely amazing! Visiting again this weekend!

Thank FlossyP0123
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food. Lovely staff. Nice atmosphere. Have been a few times now when visiting Bowness and have yet to be disappointed. The fish dishes have been exceptional and the cheese board a treat. That's not to say other dishes are not equally good - they are.

Thank Grimsnack
Dunblane, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were on holiday and went to Villa Positano, which is located up a narrow lane. We had seen it earlier in the day and called back to try to get a table for dinner. On arrival we were asked if we had booked which we had not, the restaurant looked very busy but we were given... More 

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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Been lots of times, it's always lovely. The lobster ravioli was super. On a Thursday in December when other restaurants in Bowness were quiet, the positano was full!

Thank flintstones
Rossendale, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Firstly advanced booking is recommended as every time we have been here they have had to turn people away. I love this place, the food is always amazing and this time I even requested an off menu starter (insalate caprese) which they were happy to accommodate. The portions are generous without being too large, the ingredients they use are amazing... More 

Thank Jennifer S
United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

6 of us had dinner on Sunday evening - This is a small restaurant but well run with good food, The place was busy but we were served really quickly - nice Italian/international menu cooked well . Nice staff.

Thank Philip C
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We were recommended to this restaurant by the owners of the guest house we were staying and what a good choice. We arrived on a Saturday evening at about 7:30pm with no reservation. We were asked to take a seat in the bar area for 10 minutes until a table became available. In under 10 minutes we were given a... More 

Thank cardmanuk
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Well what can I say, not been to this restaurant for over 10yrs but it's still amazing. The staff are fantastic and the food stunning. Considering 15pax the service was great. Thankyou so much Villa Positano great Saturday night

Thank Samantha H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Went on a Thursday evening after checking out trip advisor reviews, really sorry that my review could not be more positive as we got totally let down on taste of our dishes, Four of us dining one had the recommended lobster ravioli, one went for the steak , one beef stroganoff and one shellfish linguine. All required extra seasoning and... More 

Thank Whill27
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

This place was recommended by the owners at the B&B we stayed at. It was good with a friendly staff, but it didn't really "hit us". The real crispy Italian flavours we didn't really find (hard so long away from Italy?) and the winelist wasn't "top Italian". Perhaps we have been spoilt by our trips in Italy? You would absolutely... 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
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ash Street, Bowness-on-Windermere, 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?