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Al Gatto Nero

372/374 Poole road | Branksome, Poole bh121aw, England
01202764050
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Ranked #8 of 295 restaurants in Poole
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $34
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: As a small, family-run Italian restaurant, we take pride in providing superb service and food within a relaxed restaurant environment.
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My husband and I took visitors from the north for a Saturday night, early evening meal. We waited for their reaction. They were all delighted with the way they were greeted and served and enthused over the authentic Italian food. We have never been anything but delighted when we've had a meal at Al Gatto Nero and so were thrilled... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My wife and myself went to Al Gatto Nero for our wedding anniversary. We have been before as its the sort of restaurant we enjoy going to, family owned instead of a chain. Leo and Ursula are great hosts who always make us feel very welcome and can never do enough for you. I had pasta as a starter and... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

A group of 8 of us went for my friends birthday to Al Gatto and for a first visit i was pleasently surprised. It is a good size restaurant and they havent over packed it with too many tables so there is plenty of space. The food was all reasonably priced and of good quality, the pizzas were particularly nice... More

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Herts, England
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108 reviews 108 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Three people for a late-ish Friday night supper. The man who took the orders was friendly and cheerful. The lady who showed us to a table and took our drinks orders was brisk. Not the slightest hint of a smile. when I asked for a soft drink with no ice, she almost scowled! Again when I asked for butter with... More

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uk
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This was my second visit to the restaurant with a group of friends, all of us now retired but very young at heart! The restaurant is easily missed along the busy Poole Road and there is no parking. However, since we all live nearby it was not a problem. Two of the group have been going there for years and... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I booked here for a surprise big birthday evening. Leo and Ursula (the owners) couldn't have been more helpful with my running in and out at various times. We pre-chose our dishes by e-mail as there was quite a few of us and when the dishes were brought to the table, it was "where is Mr Andy", "where is Mr... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

After all the reviews I couldn't wait to try Al Gatto Nero! I hate to say it as the couple who own it seem very nice but my boyfriend and I were disappointed, probably because of all the raving reviews. Don't get me wrong the staff were polite and the food was good but nothing made this place special for... More

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Bournemouth
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Don't be put off for one minute by its location. We took a friend for his birthday and we all had amazing food and wine. The staff are all very attentive and welcoming. It got fairly busy after 7pm so be sure to book a table. Enjoy

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Poole, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

An all-round great meal. Menu was good. Prawn starter and garlic bread with cheese were both great for my Girlfriend and I. Margherita Pizza and Chicken were chosen for mains, I was only disappointed that chips and salad were the only options for a side - I'd have liked new potatoes. Nevertheless, the chicken was to die for and the... More

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Very warm welcome from the owner. Fresh, authentic and well presented Italian food served by Leo. Surprised there was not more people on a Saturday lunchtime enjoying good food, but I was quite relieved not to have a full audience as having secretly phoned the day before, I had arranged to propose to my girlfriend. After she said yes :-)... More

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