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WB Villa

Matara Road | Talpe, Habaraduwa 80630, Sri Lanka
+94 91 2 282922
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“gnocchi” (8 reviews)
“bread” (8 reviews)
“seafood” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Matara Road | Talpe, Habaraduwa 80630, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 28 February 2015

The restaurant is placed in a wonderful garden. After we had visited Galle we have stopped at this property and we have been very pleased with our choice. The food was excellent. Everything tasted good- salads, pastas, tuna steaks.

3  Thank ramy2013
Reviewed 27 February 2015 via mobile

Small property in a fantastic location. A little green garden with 4/5 deck-chairs overlooking a tiny beach accessible via a private entrance and protected by a coral reef. Clear transparent waters. Use of deck-chairs only if you stay for lunch. Great Italian food and Srilankan...More

Thank saveron
Reviewed 23 February 2015

We were greeted by an Italian lady, who did not speak English, but who immediately made the restaurant for us. She was charming, amusing and friendly. It was like eating in a family trattoria in Italy. Well, what a find! The food was totally authentic,...More

3  Thank Richard M
Reviewed 19 February 2015 via mobile

First class location with exceptional rooms Choice and standard of food excellent and a startling change from curry and noodles Beverages a little pricey but well chosen as compliment to long lazy dinner by the sea Service is fast and friendly. Good English with plenty...More

4  Thank robertwG9595XK
Reviewed 9 February 2015

I've been to Why Beach many times before... We went there last week for dinner and as per usual the food was excellent. My starters were the beef carpaccio... My second starter is the star dish, which is the Cheese Gnocchi in Truffle oil.. It's...More

4  Thank arajabde
Reviewed 5 February 2015

Some of the best non Sri Lankan food we found. A real Italian Home from home infront of the Indian Ocean. Mama uses good ingredients and fresh local products...even grows her basil and rocket in the garden.

3  Thank Mags777
Reviewed 28 January 2015

My wife and I recently had an absolutely fabulous meal at WB during our vacation in Sri Lanka. We traveled from Galle about 20 minutes away and were pleasantly surprised to find that we were the ONLY ones at the restaurant that particular evening. We...More

2  Thank jbiedlin78
Reviewed 27 January 2015

We went for dinner. It was a bit of a hassle to get a table since they we not sure if kids are allowed . But the management did call back and allowed our two kids. Really good food . The carpaccio and the pasta...More

1  Thank Darshikaajoomal
Reviewed 12 January 2015

This a longtime favourite venue - a few sun loungers to soak up the sun, a nice safe beach to swim in the sea, and great Italian food to eat outdoors. What's not to like?

1  Thank Qw1
Reviewed 12 January 2015

A firm favourite with all good food lovers, both resident and visitors. The excellent little restaurant of WB, gives us the best of home cooked Italian food on the stunning ocean front of Talpe. It is recommended to book in advance, especially during the season...More

2  Thank gowriep
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 50
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Matara Road | Talpe, Habaraduwa 80630, Sri Lanka (Formerly Why Beach)
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle District  >  Habaraduwa
  • Phone Number: +94 91 2 282922
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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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