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Tarantella Restaurant

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10 Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0AD, 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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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Popped in here for early doors menu, very friendly staff, lovely choices on menu, had a slight issue with food which was rectified on paying for food (thank you)! Would recommend this restaurant, not overprice and delicious food

Thank sukeStockport
Preston, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself and my boyfriend stumbled across Tarantella whilst visiting Cockermouth for the weekend.We decided to give it a try and were definitely not disappointed.The menu was extremely impressive (in fact it was so impressive that it took us some time to decide what to have!)The staff were friendly,efficient and very accommodating. My boyfriend had the breaded risotto balls stuffed with... More 

Thank Jaim79
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small but v good restaurant. No booking, but have an arrangement with the Lily pub next door and they will come for you when table available. Great seafood pasta! Reasonable wine list.

Thank dp742017
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249 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tarantella don't take bookings however if you did have to wait, the pub next door proves to be a good place. On this visit we got a table straight away, however by 7.30 the restaurant was full. We shared a bruschetta to start, very fresh and tasty, just enough for 2. We both had a pizza for our main course,... More 

Thank CheshireDancingqueen
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely place with good service and excellent food. A wide selection on the menu with daily specials and a good deal on a two course meal before 6.30pm. We had the meatballs for main course which were great and a Panacotta and Tiramisu to die for as desserts. Varied selection of wines and drinks. Staff are friendly.

Thank UK_DuchessDevon
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have passed this restaurant many times yet never ventured in until last week. We were a party of 4 mid week. Quite a small restaurant but good choice of food and service - both on the menu and blackboard specials board. The food was enjoyable but I thought it was quite expensive for what we had. Portions weren't huge; actually... More 

Thank l23217
Preston, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hi, this is a very good italian restaurant in the heart of ambelside. The service was fantastic and the food was great. Plenty of staff

Thank howard g
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Selected from the specials menu; moules mariniere, red mullet with crab risotto. Lovely house pint grigio. Nice friendly atmosphere. Efficient friendly service.

Thank trevorhen
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in as we passed by, looked reasonably busy and welcoming. Service was really faultless by our lovely waitress Mihaela, she really was excellent from start to finish. Food was great! My girlfriends spinach, goats cheese & butternut risotto is the only dish to ever rival a similar dish in Rome a few years ago (she still goes on about... More 

Thank Mark B
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal here. Starters lovely, main course tasted divine . Nice ambience about the place. Plenty if people eating here so a good sign. Staff polite friendly definitely one on my list when next visiting ambleside!

Thank Nadia B

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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 LA22 0AD, 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?