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Al Gatto Nero

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372/374 Poole road | Branksome, Poole bh121aw, England
01202764050
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: As a small, family-run Italian restaurant, we take pride in providing...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 145
    Excellent
  • 26
    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
Most recent review
just when you find a great place to eat the owner changes!!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
raymondo4
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Portsmouth United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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185 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Portsmouth United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Have to say was very nice. Obviously went on reviews to try this place and wasn't disappointed with food and service. The service was amazing and food was delicious. Will be back that's for sure!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

a family run restaurant with the best warm traditional southern italian hospitality god food and prosecco and great service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I have been to Al Gatto Nero a number of times and each time the food and service have been excellent. We had a large family get together here on Boxing Day (based on my recommendation) and everyone agreed it was fantastic. Thank you so much Ursula, Leo and staff for looking after us so well, we'll be back!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Nice location, nice food with a good menu to choose from from starters through to the sweet. Nice wine, although the cheaper ones were conveniently out of stock, nice place, highly recommended.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant gives good service and friendly staff. The food is bland and unimaginative. The menu is very limited which would have been okay if the dishes are tasty which it is not. Most of the seafood tasted dry which make me suspect are frozen.

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Poole, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

As a family we often visit Al Gatto Nero on Poole Rd . The staff are fantastic and the food is great .every meal we have ever had there has been superb.i also like the fact that they always remember who you are even when you phone to book a table .Highly recommended .

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Poole, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Have been to all gatto Nero many times and always had a lovely evening. It is warm and welcoming and the food is always excellent. Leo and Ursula are a lovely couple and the service is always first class. I shall be there on boxing day with fourteen friends and am really looking forward to it. Would recommend this restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 372/374 Poole road | Branksome, Poole bh121aw, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: 01202764050

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 31
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?