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Welcome to Little Italy & The Italian Café.

We are a modern, cosy restaurant and adjoining café bar.

Authentic Italian recipes cooked to perfection by our team of highly trained chefs.


Temporary Opening Hours

Due to the current and pending impact of Covid19,

We have taken the decision to re-open our doors to the following times.

Friday & Saturday from 10th July.


Please email for bookings during the times we are closed.

We plan to phase our opening times going forwards and resume full service as soon as possible.

Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time for all.

What we are about

Little Italy Kendal

& The Italian Cafe


Watch as our pizza chef flairs the homemade dough and cooks the perfect pizza before your eyes in our stunning open fired pizza oven.

Using local produce from local suppliers wherever possible you can be assured of the best quality.

Enjoy Italy’s favourite Lavazza coffee, made using our amazing Italian handcrafted brass and copper Elektra coffee machine and a slice of cake in front of one of our cosy fires day or night, or dive straight in for one of the delicious cocktails at only £5.


Be Sociable…


Only the Best

Perfect for every occasion

Perfect for a romantic meal for 2 or simply a drink, or large groups of up to 40 people (don’t worry, separate areas of the restaurant)

Why not book the upstairs of The Italian café for a private event with buffet style pizzas from our restaurant?


What People are Saying

“Excellent Food”

Saw the restaurant when we were walking past and it just beckoned us in! It was a chilly evening and it looked so cosy with lots of candles lit, a cosy fire and the pizza oven burning.

So glad we saw it as we had a lovely meal 

“Good Food”

Fantastic food and drink, something for everyone, we have a date night and then take pizza home for kids, everyone’s a winner!

Wine list and cocktails that won’t break the bank, all served by lovely friendly staff, great value for money!

“Would Recommend”

Great food, happy hour is especially great.

Waitress Annie was very attentive, nothing was too much for her.


Visited with a few friends and it was lovely. The atmosphere and service were fantastic and the food was fantastic.

The menu caters for all needs and tastes and is reasonably priced. We will be back.

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Contact Details


21A Stramongate


015395 83877

Opening Hours

All week, Little Italy Restaurant takes bookings or walk ins 12-9.30pm, serving the entire menu all day.

With a lunch deal 12-4.30 at £6.75 and happy hour 4.30-6.30 also £6.75 every day.

The Italian Café Sunday – Thursday Midday – 11 pm

Friday  Midday – Midnight.

Saturday 11 am – Midnight