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The Boardwalk | Port Solent, Portsmouth, England
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: One of several restaurants on the Boardwalk at Port Solent

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Sad about the service

Cannot fault the food, but the service was really poor. This was lunchtime and not my diners around. We were not made welcome and almost felt a nuisance asking for things. There were 2 older men serving and they were tired and told us so. They were not one bit helpful about us wanting to book... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Stella319
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Cannot fault the food, but the service was really poor. This was lunchtime and not my diners around. We were not made welcome and almost felt a nuisance asking for things. There were 2 older men serving and they were tired and told us so. They were not one bit helpful about us wanting to book a table for 10... More 

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I went here to get a meal and the place was close to empty, so I said which table I wanted, overlooking the harbour, but was told table were reserved for all the tables with a view. I am truly disgusted by being discriminated against, as I was only told they were reserved when I said for one

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hampshire
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249 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is run by a local Italian family and consistently delivers hearty Italian pasta and pizzas. It is perhaps not as refined as Prezzo or Zizzi but has exceptionally friendly service with a cosy warmth of eating in an Italian home rather than a restaurant. It brings me back to neighbourhood Italian restaurants I remember fondly from the 70s and... More 

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Portsmouth
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Real authentic Italian food cooked on the premises, sometimes by Gianni himself. Brilliant venue for a sunny log afternoon lunch

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Overpriced , rude, horrible décor , Food is disgusting served by British waiters pretending to be Italian ... Pathetic ! Don't waste your time & money there !!! Shocking !

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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We decided to go for a bite to eat and Port Solent is always one of our top destinations as there is a good choice of places to eat. O Sole Mio 2 is always our first choice of places to eat here, the staff are so friendly and welcoming, the food is always so tasty and never ever disappoints.... More 

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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Big choice and great value, wine is a little on the higher price range but good, the food is what it's all about and that was really good.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Lovely restaurant. The staff are very helpful and it has a nice homely feel about it. There were around 15/20 people in the restaurant and the service was at a nice pace; giving you plenty of time to relax. I had a garlic pizza sharing bread as my start and a cheese and tomato calzone for my main meal; both... More 

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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We often have Sunday roast here with my young granddaughter. The food is good ( Sunday roast is also traditional in Italy) and reasonably priced (about £9.50 for roast with all the trimmings) and the staff always make us welcome, making a particular fuss of our granddaughter - and indeed, all children. They even spend time with us, helping us... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely meal here, had the Christmas party menus which at £21.95 for 3 courses was excellent value. Food was fresh and service was very good, we will be back.

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Address: The Boardwalk | Port Solent, Portsmouth, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
Cuisine: Italian

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  • Address: The Boardwalk | Port Solent, Portsmouth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

One of several restaurants on the Boardwalk at Port Solent

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