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Al Gatto Nero

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372/374 Poole Road | Branksome, Poole BH12 1AW, England
+44 1202 764050
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: As a small Italian restaurant, we take pride in providing superb service...
As a small Italian restaurant, we take pride in providing superb service and food within a relaxed restaurant environment.
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Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 149
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tracy Goodyear

Well Al Ghetto Nero was a first for us last night and unbelievably not far from where I live. The food was delicious and thoroughly enjoyed. The home made bread rolls were lovely! The staff are very welcoming and helpful. I would recommend this resteraunt to anyone and will definitely be going... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Tracyfebruary
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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192 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Well Al Ghetto Nero was a first for us last night and unbelievably not far from where I live. The food was delicious and thoroughly enjoyed. The home made bread rolls were lovely! The staff are very welcoming and helpful. I would recommend this resteraunt to anyone and will definitely be going back. Thank you to all the staff 😊

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Poole, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit to this restaurant, even though we live locally and pass it most days. It certainly won't be our last. It was great. The food was excellent and reasonably priced, the staff friendly and the atmosphere comfortable. What more can you want?

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corby
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164 reviews 164 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Trying to get access involves taking your life in your hands getting across the very busy main road. Thats assuming you parked up near or in the supermarket car park as there isn't much else in the parking line in the area. Once inside though the food is worth it. Very pleasant staff. I would definitely return.

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Mezin K, Owner at Al Gatto Nero, responded to this review

Dear Customer Thank you for your recent review for our restaurant, I am very pleased that you have enjoyed your spaghetti we hope to see you again Thanks once again Al Gatto Nero More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Happened to pass it on my way home one day so checked out the menu, great prices and fantastic food. Staff are all lovely & welcoming

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Mezin K, Owner at Al Gatto Nero, responded to this review

Dear Customer Thank you for taking time to writing a review, your thoughts are really important to us, we hope to see you again Kind regards More 

dorset england
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Lovely resturant super Nice owners make you feel very welcome food is very good authentic italian cuisine loved it been several times with friends family

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Mezin K, Owner at Al Gatto Nero, responded to this review

Dear Customer Thank you for your recent review regarding Al Gatto Nero restaurant, we will try our best to keep up with same standards Kind regards More 

Dorset
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you can get over the fact that this little gem of a restaurant is situated on a busy main road, then you'll be well rewarded. The owners, Leo and Ursula are consummate professionals at making everything look and taste fantastic, and are more welcoming than most top-end hostelries. The food is simply lovely, well sourced and delicious and they... More 

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poole
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Impromptu visit to Al Gatto, but have been many times before. Was surprised to learn it has changed owner but not the chef! It didn't disapppoint though and the food and service was still very good. The new owner came over for a chat and is warm and friendly. He has some interesting ideas to promote 'Al Gatto' in the... More 

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Portsmouth United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

However I am happy to say that the absence of Ursula and Leo was more than compensated by the new owner and thank goodness the chef remains unchanged. This is almost a place one wants to keep a secret which hides itself behind a blah façade. Once you are inside and seated though the atmosphere and service is great and... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We often drive past this restaurant and I noticed very good reviews of late. I became aware they now accept the Tastecard so I reserved a table for two for yesterday evening. We had a lovely welcome from Mez the owner. My wife and I decided on the veal with lemon for main course. We both enjoyed it immensely. Although... More 

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Dorset
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My wife and I were tempted in here by seeing the candles on the tables on a cold February evening. We were warmly greeted by the owner and seated quickly. Although early evening on a Tuesday, the restaurant was filling up quickly and had a nice comfortable atmosphere. We were given some complimentary olive salad whilst waiting for our drinks.... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

Description

As a small Italian restaurant, we take pride in providing superb service and food within a relaxed restaurant environment.

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