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Diva

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11, High Street, Poole BH15 1AB, England
+44 1202 674319
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Girls night out.

We knew we all wanted Italian so after viewing tripadvisor we decided to give Diva a go. So glad we did. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. I must have walked round Poole Quay with my eyes shut for years when I used to live there, as never noticed this place before. Will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
henrydude
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We knew we all wanted Italian so after viewing tripadvisor we decided to give Diva a go. So glad we did. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. I must have walked round Poole Quay with my eyes shut for years when I used to live there, as never noticed this place before. Will definitely return.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Fabulous food, lovely Italian wine, good service, reasonably priced. Thanks to yet another poor experience at my local restaurant I decided to draw a line & make the effort to travel further. This restaurant had consistently great reviews out of hundreds on Tripadvisor but being a foreigner I was wary as it seems locals are not picky & owners indifferent... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Diva is that rare entity, a place run and owned by the chef Marcello whose care and attention to detail is reflected both in the ood and the warmth of the welcome. The place is remarkably quiet, another plus in a very noisy town, and unpretentious but comfortable and inviting. The food was great, and not at all expensive, very... More 

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DivaRestaurant, Owner at Diva, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Diva restaurant and for your positive comments. As a family run business we like to replicate the warm friendly welcome, good food and attention to detail, that you would receive were you dining in our home! We look forward to welcoming you again soon!  More 

Ilford, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

I visited this restaurant after reading the great reviews on TripAdvisor. The food was plentiful, flavoursome, cooked fresh to order and well presented. There was no food wastage as everything that we ordered was eaten. The owner is very friendly and welcoming as with his staff. I'll definitely be visiting again when next in Poole.

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DivaRestaurant, Owner at Diva, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Positive feedback is always so appreciated. We are delighted you enjoyed your meal with us! My food is cooked to order using fresh ingredients and I'm always happy to adapt my recipes to my customers' personal tastes. We very much look forward to welcoming you again when you are next in Poole. More 

Verwood, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I thought I’d try somewhere new to eat to celebrate my daughters 20th birthday. She said she’d like to eat Italian so I chose Diva because I liked the look of it on its web site. I’m glad we did, the staff were friendly and the food and wine was excellent. I can honestly say they served the best pasta... More 

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DivaRestaurant, Owner at Diva, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide such positive feedback. We are delighted you chose Diva for your daughters 20th birthday celebration and that you felt your pasta dish was one of the best you have ever tasted! We pride ourselves in our freshly cooked flavoursome dishes and our friendly service. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

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20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I always visit Diva when I come down to Poole and I have always had a great meal there. Everything is freshly cooked, even the pizzas are made from scratch and the desserts are all home made. This time I enjoyed ribeye steak, cooked to perfection and finished with Limoncello cheesecake with a shot of Limoncello on the side. The... More 

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DivaRestaurant, Owner at Diva, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and for returning again to Diva. We like to think that our food is consistently good and that our staff provide a memorable dining experience for all our customers. We very much look forward to welcoming you again when you next visit Poole More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We had dinner here on a Thursday night and we really loved it. It was difficult to choose our food because there are many options (it is impossible not to find something that you like on the menu) and all of them look amazing. But we started with scallops and mussels. Both were fantastic but especially the mussels with tomato... More 

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DivaRestaurant, Owner at Diva, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind indepth review of Diva. It is fulfilling to hear that you rate your meal at Diva as one of the best meals you have ever had. We pride ourselves in offering a wide range of freshly prepared dishes that are tasty and substantial, no one goes home hungry from here! We are so pleased... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Went to Diva for my birthday, small place, friendly staff. FOod nice and freshly cooked and good sized portions. Have already booked to return with others.

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DivaRestaurant, Owner at Diva, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted that you chose to celebrate your birthday with us at Diva and that you enjoyed the experience so much that you have already booked to return with friends! We very much look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit More 

London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

visited Diva with the family, can highly recommend this restaurant very attentive staff, service was spot on, food was great & not overly pricey, would suggest you book before you visit as this place will get busy especially with the reviews it receives on Trip Advisor, you won't be disappointed, give it a go!

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DivaRestaurant, Owner at Diva, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted to hear your positive comments on the service you received during your visit and we have passed these on to our staff. It is refreshing to hear that you feel we offer good value for money whilst providing freshly made home cooked dishes. We do get busy, particularly at this time... More 

Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Quite simply one of the best meals we have ever had as a family. Firstly the welcome and the service were warm, sincere and efficient. They accommodated our off the menu requests without hesitation. The chef even came out to talk to my 9 year old daughter about her pasta dish. We thought it was all to good to be... More 

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DivaRestaurant, Owner at Diva, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your glowing appraisal of your recent visit to Diva. We are delighted you enjoyed the warm welcome you received when you dined with us as it is truly heart-felt. We enjoy welcoming families and are flattered that you rate your dinner at Diva as one of the best family meals you have ever had. A... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11, High Street, Poole BH15 1AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 674319

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 32
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian

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