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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited here during a break to the nearby Haven park for our first wedding anniversary. We were greeted with a complimentary drink for the occasion which was a really nice touch. We had an antipasti starter which was incredible, all fresh and a good helping....Mains were a carbonara and an Arrabiata both of which were very good especially the Arrabiata. Shared a Chilean Merlot which was also very nice. Would definitely eat here again if in the area. Restaurant itself is clean and nicely decorate.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good Italian food in an unimposing building. I had a pizza calzone, which looked just like the picture. The staff were always there if you wanted them. I would thoroughly recommend this place.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 18 March 2024 via mobile

On a day trip to the area, I wanted a good lunch experience. I found La Vela online and it had excellent reviews. It was on Sunday lunchtime(they’ve only just started to do lunches on Sundays) I had a warm welcome from the Proprietress Hazel...and having discussed my preferences, I ordered - Linguine Gamberi- (pasta with prawns,crayfish, white wine, garlic, cherry tomatoes and roquito chillies) All cooked fresh by the Italian chef, it was absolutely delicious! Having a catering background myself, I know a quality restaurant when I experience it! I Highly recommend a visit!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 16 February 2024

We visited while on a trip to Burnham-on-Sea for my partner’s birthday and came to La Vela on the birthday itself so were hoping for something special. We weren’t disappointed! The atmosphere was very warm and staff were friendly and helpful. The food was delicious,...especially the seafood linguine and bolognese! We also had some of the house cocktails, I can’t remember the names but they were fantastic too. The food was good value for money and if we were ever visiting again I think we would pay La Vela another visit!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 21 January 2024

Had the home made olive starter and two fantastic pizzas cooked to perfection and exactly how we like them. Lovely warm welcome and outstanding service. If you have not got time for full evening then recommend the very competitive take out/take away. Everything on the...menu is available!!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 27 November 2023

We came here on the spur of the moment, luckily got a table despite having no booking. However, other people after us were not so lucky. The food and service was fantastic, nothing was too much trouble. The highlight for Mum was when they discovered...it was her birthday, they bought her a special ice-cream with a candle in! We will certainly return when we can.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 17 November 2023 via mobile

Went there on Sunday for evening meal. Absolutely wonderful. So much so we went back Wednesday and Thursday. Great food , great service.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 7 November 2023

Maybe a bad night here but the food was Average and thought would try local. The pudding mixed ice-cream tasted like Tesco's own brand. Only thing good was the service. An honest review.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 24 October 2023

Wow called up and managed to get table for 15 same day, service and food was great, during holiday with 3 family’s. Nothing was too much trouble

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023

I have eaten here with friends and family many many times for the past couple of years. The food is consistently excellent, drinks and coffees are professionally done and, above all, the staff are friendly and helpful. There is always a welcoming atmosphere at La...Vela! 😊More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 14 September 2023

Came here early evening. Service good. Food really nice. I had barbecued ribs perhaps a little on the expensive side. Nice and clean. Place was busy by the time we left so that speaks for itself. Would advise advise booking

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 10 September 2023

Delicious pizza and pasta, generous portions too. The cheesy garlic bread was delicious and enough for 4 to share.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 21 August 2023

We were a family of 8, 4 adults 4 kids. Made a reservation for 5.15 table was ready staff were attentive, nothing was too much trouble for the kitchen or waiting staff. We had an excellent meal, couldn’t fault a thing. Can’t sing their praises...enough. Sad that we couldn’t get another meal there but as a party of 19 they couldn’t fit us in on a Friday night. Well done Vela your was the best meal we ate during our stay.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 11 August 2023 via mobile

Visited this restaurant for my 50th birthday whilst we were on holiday and what a great find. Clearly popular with locals because by the time we left, it was packed (we had gone early as our young son was with us). Food was amazing and...staff really friendly. Highly recommend if you are in burnham on sea. Thank you for a lovely evening La Vela and for my Happy birthday desert.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 10 August 2023

We visited twice on our holiday. Loved the atmosphere, service and delicious food. All of our dishes were superb. Highly recommend the Risotto, Calzone (veggie option), Tiramisu, Bread and olives. Pasta de las Casa was delicious. All dishes freshly cooked, good portions and well presented....All staff on arrival and waiter/waitresses very attentive and friendly. Will visit again when next in Burnham On Sea.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Hi, sorry, just logged in...!! Always best to call the Restaurant for special diets. Cheers,
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Yes, La Vela offers takeaway services.

La Vela is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5