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Dream House

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Unawatuna, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
+94 91 4 381541
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2014 via mobile

We booked a table here after reading about it in the Rough Guide but then we were worried after reading the reviews on tripadvisor. Luckily the reviews we read were unfounded and we had a thoroughly good meal at Dreams! Firstly, it is set in a beautiful little garden, the service is excellent - not rushed, nor painstakingly slow! We... More 

1 Thank MonkeyKent
Oslo, Norway
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240 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2014 via mobile

Unawatuna has a lot of restaurant, but very many have similar selection at various price and quality. Dream House however is a really lovely restaurant, with excellent Italian food. They do very good pastas and other dishes (no pizzas). The service is very good and the outdoor dining room really elegant. I would highly recommend Dream House, we had a... More 

Thank Clara H
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

On first impression we were really excited. The courtyard is very cute and beautifully lit. The menu is mouth watering and very different to the beach restaurants in Unawatuna with proper classic Italian pasta, meat and fish dishes. We decided on a range of antipasti and a chicken and fish dish. Disappointingly to find out that none were available. The... More 

1 Thank lindalazer
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2013

The food here was really yummy - good quality pasta and sauces which was a nice change in Sri Lanka! Very nice bread. The service was not anything to write home about - on one night, the hotel seemed packed with tables reserved for the extended family! Would recommend they increase their wine selection for a better experience.

Thank sarebarts
Petaling Jaya, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 December 2013

We were greeted by very welcoming and attentive staff and were seated at a table in their lovely garden. The restaurant has a very calm atmosphere and tasteful decorations. The food is as authentic Italian as you can hope for in this part of the world. During my last 5 years in Southeast Asia I have not found better Italian... More 

Thank vhoffmann
Cape Town
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 April 2013

Disagree with previous post. Have just had very good pasta at the Dream House. Reasonably priced in lovely setting. Rather nice to be away from the bustle at the seafront and quite romantic.

Thank JudyvCapeTown
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2013

We went here based on reviews from here & the Lonely Planet recommendation (it is evident that this book was last published almost 3 years ago!). The food didn't really seem that authentic, however I do remember the bill being quite overpriced for what we ate (2 pasta mains, 2 desserts, 1 wine & 1 beer was over 4,000 LKR!).... More 

Thank Lfclou
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2013

What a lovely restaurant, just turned up without booking and had a very pleasant evening. Food was great, after much rice and curry it made a nice change. Service was good, welcoming and attentive. Prices surprisingly good, appeared much more expensive than it actually was. I don't quite understand the last bad review, maybe you dropped in on a bad... More 

Thank Tinbum999
Copenhagen, Denmark
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39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2013

Food not all that impressive. Service was rather poor, met by unfriendly (rather stuck up staff). Read about the place in Lonely Planet which recommened the place. However, not great food and lack of customer service.

Thank Sanne H
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85 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2013 via mobile

How is this place not as popular ? Tired of the usual rice and curries, we went in search of Koko's and Il Rustico (does this place even exist?) and found this gem instead. Superb pasta, soups and entrees. For no more than 1000 rupees per dish.We were floored by the shrimp souffle and the minestrone with beans. Not sure... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unawatuna, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle  >  Unawatuna
  • Phone Number: +94 91 4 381541

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