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Cafe Italia

37 Main Road | Oak Street, Windermere LA23 1DX, England
+44 15394 46228
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (254 reviews)
“minestrone soup” (17 reviews)
“tiramisu” (24 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
37 Main Road | Oak Street, Windermere LA23 1DX, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

A very nice restaurant with comfortable seating. We were tucked away in a corner beside the bar which seemed to make service to our table quite slow. We had pizza which was nice but the dough seemed to taste very pastry-like which might be to...More

Thank RichV1
Reviewed today

While on holiday in Windermere we visited this restaurant 3 times - once for a light lunch and twice for an evening meal. The food was always excellent and the service very efficient given how busy the restaurant was.

Thank Tony D
Reviewed today

The food is good here, and the location is good, too, but its 2018 and in one of the main tourist centres of Cumbria, they don't take cards! Seriously??? I won't be returning, sadly, because there are places equally good all around the centre of...More

Thank BobbettoM
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a great evening at the restaurant. Ordered mains and deserts. Good food and really excellent service.

1  Thank Haim D
Reviewed yesterday

Deeply unpleasant cup of coffee and they don't take a credit card. There are better places in town for your money.

Thank krcb197
Reviewed yesterday

Walked in and were served straight away. Staff were very polite and courteous to everyone. This is a very busy cafe and had plenty of staff on hand so no waiting. Coffee was excellent and food delicious

1  Thank livefortheday
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Tried to book but they dont take bookings, and a mix up at the beginning that they didn't realise we were waiting for a table, however soon rectified and we ended up being sat outside but was equipped with heating so ended up being a...More

Thank ellee79
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited here last night and we are glad we did. We were quickly seated and our order was taken with no delay. The staff are really efficient! We both ordered pasta. Both were massive in proportions and delicious. The pasta is definitely fresh and...More

1  Thank ziz11
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had seen this place a number of times when we have been the lakes & wanted to try it. They do not take bookings (maybe annoying on a fri/sat or at busy times) but not a long wait on a Sunday. Sat outside which is...More

2  Thank Nicola O
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went here for coffee with my daughter and then realised it was cash only ! Really ? Why ? Had to go and get cash out. Very strange and won,t be back !!!

1  Thank Ellie B
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Shahrzad N
5 April 2018|
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Response from notmichaelwinner | Reviewed this property |
Anytime I have passed has always been during the day and even then it is always busy. I wouldn’t chance turning up on a Saturday night without a reservation
23 March 2018|
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Response from Gary C | Reviewed this property |
They do not take bookings. we tried to book for the next night and they just dont take them. we turned up the next night and it was only a short wait. Be patient. the food is worth it.
David T
13 January 2018|
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Response from Gary C | Reviewed this property |
No, unfortunately they do not do a takeaway service. worth going and waiting for though.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Main Road | Oak Street, Windermere LA23 1DX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 46228
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