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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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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had the lasagne which was boiling. No exaggeration, Like molton lava, Better than been cold but it took me for ever to eat it as it was extremely hot. Nice change been made with braising steak instead of mince. My boyfriend had the meatballs and tagliatelle which he enjoyed but it was a small portion. So it was a... More 

Thank Beeeeee B
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our first night and after a wander around Ambleside we decided to call in here and we were glad we did. The service was fast the food piping hot and very tasty, well worth a visit.

Thank _saradg66
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Called in here for the early bird offer of £8.95 for any pasta or pizza with the family. Thought they opened at 5pm but got there and no lights on, we managed to catch a member of staff's eye who had just arrived and they said to give them 10mins or so. We popped across the road for a quick... More 

Thank EmmaJS23
St Helens, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

after much debate we decided on eating here whilst we were staying in Ambleside, and we were not disappointed the service was very good and the food delicious a couple of hours well spent

Thank andyjb_64
Stafford, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

4 of us had a great meal here, it gets busy and you cannot book a table in advance although if you have a drink next door at Lily's they come and get you when a table is free and even take your drinks there on a tray. Pizza's are to die for, lovely wine and olives and really great... More 

Thank GBB096
Norwich, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The waiting staff were really lovely - it made the meal for me. The food was also very good. I had the fish special as my main course and it was delicious - sea bass with chorizo and risotto - yummy! Preceded by a ham and ... terrine - perfect with delicious toasted bread which had a chewiness to it... More 

Thank Tania K
Lichfield, England, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We dropped in without reservations and they offered us a table in about twenty minutes, suggesting that we went to the neighbouring bar, from where they fetched us and our drinks. We ordered a pizza and a lasagne. Both arrived fairly quickly and were excellent quality and sufficient quantity. The pizza was cooked very well and the topping was very... More 

Thank Mark T
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't book this restaurant, and if we'd arrived at 7 pm rather than 6.45 we would have had to wait for a table. We left an hour or so later and there were two vacant tables. 2 young women appeared to be doing everything other than cook, so they were very busy, but friendly and attentive, and with only... More 

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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an outstanding Italian restaurant and I would highly recommend it. The food was excellent, a broad menu and lots of specials. All dishes were prepared immaculately and we could not fault the food nor the service. You can't book, but it's worth waiting in Lily's next door for a table to become available. We'd happily eat here every... More 

Thank Mathematician11235
Leeds, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst we were staying in Windermere for valentines day we looked for a nice place to eat out at short notice. I read reviews about Tarantella on Trip advisor and decided to take a drive up to Ambleside for a visit. Bookings are not taken over the phone so we took our chance knowing that it would probably be busy.... 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 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
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?