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Tarantella Restaurant

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10 Lake Road, Ambleside, England
+44 15394 31338
17:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We (6 of us) just called in on the off chance of a table on 30th December. Ambleside was very busy and we had not booked. Although the restaurant was busy the service was very quick and the food was very good quality and well priced. The staff were friendly and helpful.

Thank Linda F
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined here on New Year`s day but was very busy and was told we couldn`t book a table but no problem as they suggested we have a drink in the bar next door and they would come and collect us when a table was available in 45 minutes-different but it worked and had a very enjoyable evening with friends !... More 

Thank allanwhiley
Burton Bradstock, United Kingdom
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497 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We received a warm welcome and there was a good atmosphere. Service was prompt and efficient without being rushed. Food was very good .

Thank bbbythesea
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After being let down at another restaurant we decided to try the Tarantella. So glad we did its was lovely. The service was brilliant. Atmosphere relaxed and friendly and food lovely. Pizzas amazing - give it a try you wont be disappointed

Thank Jayne R
Tiverton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We look forward to our annual trip to Ambleside and this restaurant never fails. Lovely food and service consistently

Thank Paul_M551696
York, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food here was varied quality. Cannelloni was apparently great, and the pizza was pretty good. However the rabbit pasta, despite being a generous portion, was desperately lacking seasoning, the meatballs were just ok, and the pizza was reasonably small. Bill came to £80 for 4 without any drinks, which felt like a lot for an average evening of food.

Thank AbbieBambi
Telford, United Kingdom
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367 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here before (last year) and loved it and so decided to try an early bird dinner at 5pm. The early bird menu consists of some pizza and pasta dishes from the main menu and is available from noon to 6:30pm at around 25% discount. We chose one of these and one fish dish from the specials board,... More 

Thank Andy810
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Had a fabulous Italian meal, taking advantage of the early bird deal on a main course, followed by a delicious trio of desserts! We had coffees too and were offered hot or cold milk with our coffees, I had one, my partner had the other and nothing was too much trouble for the friendly staff. I would recommend this restaurant,... More 

Thank lg7791
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Great service and atmosphere . You can take you drinks from the lily next door or go and have drinks there whilst you wait for a table . Very good wines served . Well priced.

Thank Sarah R
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Ambleside was like a ghost town, and so were the restaurants. So we chose Tarantella, as we have been before. Didn't disappoint either, both food and service were top notch. Will be returning when we are back in Ambleside.

Thank Animal43

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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 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Lake Road, Ambleside, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 31338

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