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“Best Pizza Ever”
Review of Dodds Restaurant

Dodds Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 122 Restaurants in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Healthy
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Visited this Italian restaurant during a visit to the Lake District in July. The two of us each ordered a pizza for dinner. We agreed that our pizzas were the best we had ever eaten. They were both fantastic. Other dishes seen passing by from the kitchen to other tables looked wonderful.

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Reviewed 24 August 2014

Enjoyed every visit to the restaurant - in fact when in the Lakes just for the day we wont eat anywhere else.
Cant book - but this is good. You would need to get there early to secure a table in high season.
Prices are very reasonable and the quality is outstanding - open kitchen (as it should be) and very pleasant staff.
Garlic bread with mozzarella - WOW, this alone would bring me back time after time. And judging by the fact it was on everybody's table I guess others know this too.
I had the lamb rump with minty mash and it was gorgeous - top restaurant quality and attention to detail. sticky toffee pudding and French ice cream - bliss.
Give it a try - you will be back for more for sure.

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Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

Our first time. Mad busy and seemingly chaotic system for managing order of customers, but go with it. Very efficient, quick, and great food. Not your usual Italian, some nice ideas and combinations, & food hot and tasty. We will go back, also to their other place in Grasmere.

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Reviewed 24 August 2014

On one of our many trips to Ambleside we managed to visit Dodds for a birthday treat, we have been on many occasions and the food and service is consistently good. We brought family with us and they thought the food was amazing. The only down side is that you cannot book and you may have to wait for a table, but don't be put off by this as it is always worth the wait. The lasagne is the best ever, and the lamb was cooked to perfection and the hake was delicious. One of our favourite restaurants in Ambleside .

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Reviewed 23 August 2014

Despite doubting we would be back after our last experience my darling wife was keen to go again (Italian is her thing). Usual 10-15 minute wait applied as they don't take bookings. The cauliflower and mustard soup of the day was excellent as was, she tells me, my wife's white bait with chorizo.

Followed by a very tasty lamb rump (3 small slices; 1 more would have been nice) with a herb crust, very nice mint (green) mash and carrot purée. My wife had a spicy pizza which she said was "delish". Washed down with a bottle of Chenin Blanc. Bill was a few pence over £50; atmosphere was good. Lots of people waiting.

A slightly larger portion of lamb would have made this a 5!

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