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Al Gatto Nero

372/374 Poole Road | Branksome, Poole BH12 1AW, England
+44 1202 764050
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
372/374 Poole Road | Branksome, Poole BH12 1AW, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a no chain restaurant and were guided by trip advisor reviews and I have to say that the good reviews are fully justified. The place is cosy, tidy and welcoming. The service is efficient and friendly. All food that was served...More

Thank branco-and-carolyn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to this restaurant with a big family group. The food was excellent, and the wait staff friendly, appropriately joking and approachable.

Thank RachelG4347
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Delicious food - pizza Tropicana was amazing. Perfectly baked (apparently they use a stone oven here), crispy, juicy and fresh. Chefs know what they're doing here 👍🏻 Nice music, garlic olives to start with and proper pizza cutlery too 👀 Thank you for serving us,...More

Thank Agata_Lata
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Visiting the Bowlplex to buy my Grandson new bowling balls, had an hours wait for them to be drilled so went to Al Gatto Nero for a meal. Beautiful meal and fab service

Thank Ann R
Reviewed 4 September 2017

The restaurant accommodated a party of 25 on a Saturday evening .They allowed family members into the restaurant in the early evening ,to decorate and put personal touches to the tables . All the guests struggled to choose their starter and main from the extensive...More

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Lunch on our last day of our holiday. My wife chose this place based on reviews. I can certainly say that this was the best meal on my vacation. The chef is Sicilian and makes some of the most authentic food I've ever eaten outside...More

Thank Harry G
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This is a pleasant Italian restaurant just outside Poole. The food is good and there is plenty of it. In my time I've had some pretty minimalist Penne Arrabiata's, but not here, it was huge. Parking can be found in streets behind the restaurant or...More

Thank Stewbob17
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We trot along to Al Gatto Nero pretty regularly. In fact we have been going for more years than I can remember, even before the present owners. It has always been an excellent place to visit for the atmosphere, friendliness of the staff, and of...More

Thank Bmarky
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We have visited this Italian restaurant twice now the staff were very friendly. Food is lovely. At both visits we had different dishes and they were all good.

Thank pmmason
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Not much more to say about it. Basic type restaurant with lovely staff and mediocre food. Parking is easy across the street as there is a large Tesco store there.

Thank Manfromdublin12
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$26
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 372/374 Poole Road | Branksome, Poole BH12 1AW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 764050
  • E-mail
As a small Italian restaurant, we take pride in providing superb service and food within a relaxed restaurant environment.
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