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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, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 156
    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
Great evening out

First night in Poole and we hit the jackpot with this Restaurant. Very welcoming and friendly, great food and wine, and comfortable too. Who could ask for more? A thoroughly enjoyable family evening - a grown up atmosphere, but child friendly. Perfect.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Helen T
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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199 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

First night in Poole and we hit the jackpot with this Restaurant. Very welcoming and friendly, great food and wine, and comfortable too. Who could ask for more? A thoroughly enjoyable family evening - a grown up atmosphere, but child friendly. Perfect.

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Poole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We took my mother-in-law to this restaurant on Friday night after having seen good reviews on trip-advisor. The staff were extremely friendly from the off and there was a good atmosphere. My Husband ordered the steak but the waiter came to advise us that the chef felt the particular cut of meat was a bit tough and so offered the... More 

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bournemouth
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Came to Al Gatto Nero following a recommendation from a friend. We had a mix of starters and mains cooked to perfection by the Chef, sicilian I was told. The service was excellent, professional and quick without being pushy. Some very good advices on the food dishes and wines. The decor is very pleasant and there is a nice ambiance... More 

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Poole
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

We arrived as a large group and were very well looked after considering it was a week night! The food was fantastic and everything arrived in good time. They sorted out the cake at the end and were very kind to the birthday girl. They made her feel special ....thank you 🎉

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

I had organized a dear member of staffs leaving do! There were 13 of us! All our meals came out correctly and promptly! And were delicious! Not only that, the staff did their upmost to accommodate everything we requested, even a few dancing lessons! Couldn't thank the staff more!! It truly was a memorable and tasty experience!!!

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We had wanted to try Al Gatto Nero for some time and when we heard that it was under new management, it seemed the ideal opportunity. We were greeted by the new owner, Mezin, who was very welcoming and made us feel right at home. The atmosphere is both friendly and comfortable with a real, cosy Italian feel. The menu... More 

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Yet another great meal serves food fantastic was a bit sceptical at first but after a couple of visits now finding the new owner very good and the food is good looking forward to the new menu to see how that pans out but overall very pleased

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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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165 reviews 165 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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 

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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 11 - 31
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

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

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