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Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9AD, England
+44 15394 33845
10:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 21:30
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Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been going to Zeffirellis for years now and I'd say it is one of my favourite restaurants, but unfortunately over the last six months, whilst the food and service is still excellent, the portions have begun to get smaller and smaller every time I visit. I’ve commented in the restaurant numerous times and I’ve written emails, but the portions... More 

Thank jimlairdmarquis
Switzerland and UK
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I must admit that I wasn't expecting our meal to be this delicious. This was quite possibly the best pesto pasta I have ever tasted. Also tried a little of the veggie wellington which was also really nicely presented. Our puddings were mouthwatering too. Service was friendly and fast. So while perhaps some of the decor might not be to... More 

Thank whitepeaks
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Cinema and meal combo at zefferellis makes for a good deal. We had a good meal, nice atmosphere and excellent service.

Thank Spanishcitytown
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good pizza, bruschetta and arancini, service was nice, friendly and professional. Would recommend a visit. Great wine!

Thank Missing_1ink
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great vegetarian Italian! Food lovely but top prices. Great staff but very busy. Live band on Saturday night. Food was good but not £66 good for a family main each, two deserts and four drinks!

Thank New558
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff are very attentive and great service. The food was delicious and is a must to anyone even if you are not a vegetarian or vegan.

Thank DonnaDaisy
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just keep returning to this special place. It is vegetarian, but the menu choice is such that everyone can enjoy it. The whole ethos and atmosphere here is so relaxing and the food is cooked and presented with care. Mostly pasta and pizzas, but there are always interesting specials to try. Service is good - staff seem to stay, which... More 

Thank gadabout216
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Zeffirellis have 'order till 10pm' emphasized everywhere. They wouldn't allow us into the restaurant at 9:15? Zeph's and Fellini's are the only non-spicy restaurants available to order after 9pm. No one was at the door, I was stood there like an idiot whilst people in the restaurant could see me (there were people still eating). When someone did come over... More 

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FellinisManager, General Manager at Zeffirellis, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for your review. I am sorry you were not happy when you visited us. It is difficult when it is very quiet to decide what time to close. Sometimes we just have to close early but we realise this can cause some inconvenience to customers. Whatever happens we should always be polite and treat customers with understanding especially... More 

North West England
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197 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Chose the meal deal and went to the cinema then had a meal in Zeffs. As always it was great 2 courses were included and we had pizzas, nut wellington, started with twice baked cheese souffles and bruschetta Everything was great, service efficient, wine great, staff helpful and attentive This deal is such good value for money - if you're... More 

Thank Lucyjazzylegs
Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Veggie or not this restaurant is amazing! We opted for the cinema/meal deal which was just over £20 for a film and 2 course meal which is excellent value! The food was delicious and the service was pleasant. We then went upstairs to the bar after, to enjoy some jazz which was a nice touch! Great for awkward vegans like... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 33845

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?