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WB Villa

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Matara Road | Talpe, Habaraduwa 80650, Sri Lanka (Formerly Why Beach)
+94 91 2 282922
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Sri Lanka
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

Tucked away in Thalpe, WB Villa serves some of the best Italian Food in the area. The Gnocchi in creamy truffle sauce is to die for and their Jumbo Prawns are Massive!!! The location is on a lovely part of the beach with white sand and clear turquoise water. If your lucky there are two friendly labradors who may come... More 

1 Thank Roshif2015
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

I stayed at WB Villa with my boyfriend for 3 nights in December 2015. We had breakfast, lunch and dinner at the villa every day, except for one evening when we decided to explore Galle. Being Italian my self I can guarantee that every dish we tried tasted like authentic, delicious and high standard Italian food. We loved everything from... More 

3 Thank maddyDXB
London, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

This is a great restaurant. There are not many tables so it has an intimate feel. It is well located with beautiful views. The antipasto plate was lovely - an array of cold meat imported from Italy. Pasta was the best choice for mains. Would be a lovely place to stay.

1 Thank Globetrotter6275
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

Genuine Italian cooking made freshly every day. Staff are sent to Italy to train. Small and intimiate on the terrace overlooking the beach Bigger hotels recommend their guests to go there

4 Thank Neil L
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

Wow, there are not many words I can gather to describe the incredible food I tasted here. I am almost delusional thinking back the Gastronomic experience I had there. My wife had the truffle gnocchi (so glad she couldn't finish it all so I got to have some), and I had the fettuccini carbonara (to most incredible fried ham, so... More 

3 Thank brendoindubai
Chandigarh, India
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

Wow what a setting and brilliant food...Right in front of the ocean and very well made restaurant...Excellent homemade pastas with a very good selection...The desserts were also very good...

2 Thank AbhaynHena
London UK
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108 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

Ate here when staying at the Fortress a short tuktuk ride away. Its fairly small like lots of places around here but food, service and ambience lovely- amazing homemade pasta, good wine selection all in peaceful setting- the owners lovely dogs mooch around outside, grateful for attention of any dog-loving patrons too. Not cheapest option in area but high enough... More 

4 Thank marty99
Shanghai Region, China
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

Just can't say enough thanks to all the staff (Sanjeewa, Randika, Kumar) working at the villa. They treated us like family. So sweet, warm, attentative and helpful. We had the most wonderful 6 days staying there and enjoyed every bit of it. Food was just AMAZING. Signora Lucina makes homemade cantuci biscotti for guests and other stuff like pesto. She... More 

4 Thank Tracey C
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

Some of the best Italian food I've had in Sri Lanka. The place looks nice enough, but I've never stayed there so can't comment on the rooms and other facilities. I know the place is run by Italians and the service is excellent. I've only been there for meals and never been disappointed. Great selection, fresh ingredients and exceptional taste.... More 

3 Thank Ravin W
London, United Kingdom
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148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

I would not normally have chosen an Italian restaurant when in Sri Lanka but this restaurant was recommended to me by a friend in London, anyway I would be delighted to eat in an Italian like this even in Rome - it was superb. Unfortunately we were the only table - out of season - but this did not detract... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Matara Road | Talpe, Habaraduwa 80650, Sri Lanka (Formerly Why Beach)
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Habaraduwa
  • Phone Number: +94 91 2 282922
A sensational 2 room boutique hotel and restaurant in the south Gold Coast of Sri Lanka. WB is a private house but also the essential location for food and sun-seekers; it’s a secluded and stylish retreat just minutes from Galle where you can relax by the sea and indulge in delicious Italian cuisine accompanied by a good choice of wines. Chill out in tropical lounging pavilions, go for a dip in the beautiful coral lagoon and dry off on sun drenched loungers whilst enjoying the beautiful panorama of the ocean. The Italian owner’s classic architectural styling has been cleverly combined with monochrome interiors and luxurious furnishings that invite you to do no more than relax and imbibe.Indulge in a daily-changing menu that includes homemade choice of sauce for pastas, freshly baked "ciabatta" bread and plenty of fresh seafood. Items such as Italian antipasti and real Extra Virgin Olive Oil are specially imported from Italy for authenticity. Evening menus can always be pre-arranged whilst our scenic location makes WB the ideal place to host private parties that can be tailor-made to meet your individual desires and needs. You are welcome and as the coral lagoon offers safe and secluded swimming year-round it is a comfortably reassuring choice.

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