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£8 - £25
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Italian, Pizza, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 22 December 2023

Best Italian in Bournemouth. The food is so freshly cooked and delicious. Service is excellent with the very best staff. This restaurant has been over 40 years in Bournemouth and is as good as ever.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 9 September 2023

Authentic Italisn food with great flavours. Service was excellent and would recomend giving this place a try.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 8 September 2023 via mobile

Last minute decided to pop in, very welcoming, great service, lovely food, highly recommend this place for a meal.....

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023 via mobile

Service really slow. 30 mins to get a drink on arrival and then only after chased up. Room temp white wine! Very poor quality house wine. Pizzas ok. Food and drink struggles to match prezzo - which is no high bar!! Seems to rely on...tourists.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 24 August 2023 via mobile

We came as a largish family group with children and someone who needs gluten free food. We were easily accommodated. The food was straightforward good Italian food, we all enjoyed our food and it was reasonably priced. A really nice place to go if you...are in the area.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 5 July 2023

We were only in Bournemouth for one night and we chose this restaurant as it was very close to the Premier Inn and could walk there. It felt like a genuine Italian restaurant in every way, the decor is relaxed and the food and service...were excellent. We got there early and within half an hour it was pretty full up.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 26 May 2023

A really good Italian restaurant. Great friendly service and excellent Italian food. All at a very competitive price. If you want good food, good service and a great friendly atmosphere head to La Picolla Italia. Its our go to place in Bournemouth.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 10 September 2022

Ordered chicken milanese and surprised to get a side of spaghetti bolognese instead of expected spaghetti in tomato sauce. Combination tasted awful. Chicken escalope was average. Waiter didn't comment on the pasta element left on my plate. Will not return.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 15 August 2022 via mobile

It looks nice and traditional inside which makes an exception to most of the Bournemouth high street. So we chose it for a slightly more upmarket dining experience. Was nice in that regard. Menu was relatively simple, which is no bad thing. Our meals were...good without being sensational. Price was fairly reasonable too. A nice evening out even if nothing incredible.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 10 August 2022 via mobile

Food was Good, especially the Pizza but the service was Very disappointed. We arrive 7:20 pm 40 minutes later someone came to ask about drinks so we ordered drinks and food, another 15 minutes later our drinks came in, starters were served 10 minutes after...the drink and by 9 pm we got our main dinner, no one came to ask if we wanted another drink or anything, it’s was just like they didn’t care about the customers because we wasn’t the only one who had the bad experience, other tables were worse ( 2 tables ) who were there before we arrived were served after our dinner. It’s a shame because the Food was really nice. Unfortunately we will not come back there againMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 16 June 2022 via mobile

Called in when walking past to see if the had a table for later, fortunately they could fit me in. Really good selection on the menu, and very good value. All the staff were lovely, but worth booking, it was very busy, I was just...lucky to get in.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 16 June 2022

We discovered this lovely restaurant thanks to the Gourmet Society app: as tourists in Bournemouth we were overwhelmed with the choices so needed something to help make our decision. We then cross-referenced to TripAdvisor and were confident with the choice. We both settled on the...seafood spaghetti - being a "seaside resort", we definitely wanted seafood! It was delicious: mussels, clams, and prawns. To finish, just an Italian digestivo (limoncello) served chilled. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and had our holiday not been so short, we would have returned to try some of the other dishes. (Date visited Thu May 26)More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 27 January 2022

The food is very nice and the prices are lower compared to other restaurants. Very friendly staff and good service

Date of visit: December 2021
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Graziano P, Owner at La Piccola Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2022

Thank you for your lovely review Beth , we try to be competitive in our prices .. happy to hear you have enjoyed our food and service . Hope to welcome you back soon

Reviewed 16 January 2022 via mobile

Good , attentive service but the food was average. I felt totally ripped off at the price of the meal !. Nearly £80 for 2 people for 2 courses and a couple of drinks . The food definitely Doesn't warrant the price .

Date of visit: January 2022
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Graziano P, Owner at La Piccola Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2022

I am happy to hear the service to your satisfaction, we try to be competitive with our prices whenever we can . I am sorry you feel it was too expensive .. we hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 3 January 2022 via mobile

Authentic and tasty Italian food which was served very quickly with nice staff. Potentially our favourite Italian in the area and will more than likely be returning.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Response from natashat569 | Reviewed this property |
It is a smallish restaurant. Not sure and its best to ring. There was no outside seating which is where you might find dogs in restaurants.
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La Piccola Italia is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5