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

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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
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Diva is a gem of a restaurant located in the heart of old Poole, in tribute to Sophia Loren of El Cid fame and other films. Decorating the restaurant is a huge, beautiful mural of Sicily. Service here is professional and outstanding. Had the opportunity of meeting the great chef himself. Our dinner... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Duncan W
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English first
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Diva is a gem of a restaurant located in the heart of old Poole, in tribute to Sophia Loren of El Cid fame and other films. Decorating the restaurant is a huge, beautiful mural of Sicily. Service here is professional and outstanding. Had the opportunity of meeting the great chef himself. Our dinner consisted of fresh ingredients, freshly made pasta,... More 

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The best italian restaurant I have ever been.It is like being in Italy.Great and lovely service.I recommend to everyone who has the chance to to.

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DivaRestaurant, Owner at Diva, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review of Diva restaurant. We pride ourselves on our Italian ambience and are delighted you felt like you were dining in Italy. A warm welcome awaits on your next visit. More 

Poole, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Just a had a 3 course meal at Diva, a rare treat for eating out and I am astounded at the quality of the food, the amazing waiter and the owner/chef. Really full after 2 courses but could not leave without trying desert. Go for it, all 3 courses, you can always walk it off afterwards.

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DivaRestaurant, Owner at Diva, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and for your positive comments on the food and service. Our portions are a good size and our home made cakes a little too tempting! We are glad you enjoyed your time at Diva and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

From the initial phone call to book through to paying the experience was A1. We had some lovely olives and ciabatta whilst perusing the menu and a crisp Pinot - lovely. The range of starters was impressive. We opted for scallops / beautifully cooked with bacon and calamari - the best we have had. Mains were swift to follow with... More 

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DivaRestaurant, Owner at Diva, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are pleased you had a great experience at Diva for your date night. It is good to receive confirmation that our food and service continue to be of an excellent standard and good value. Regarding the tips, these are passed directly on to all the staff so we are only able to accept... More 

salt pond village
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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Fantastic appetizers and main course. Scallops, crabcakes, sea bass all excellent. Excellent wine selection by the glass. Wonderful service. Friendly. Too stuffed for all the homemade dessert options. Likely won't go wrong with cannoli. Please be sure to visit!

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DivaRestaurant, Owner at Diva, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and your comments on the food and service. I'm glad you enjoyed our fresh fish and seafood and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Visited this restaurant on a friday night after booking a table and found the service and food exceptional and reasonably priced. I had a prawn ravioli as a starter and a fillet steak as a main with a mustard and brandy sauce. Portions were genourous and overall atmosphere lovely. Will visit again for sure!!

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DivaRestaurant, Owner at Diva, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of Diva restaurant. We are delighted you enjoyed your evening with us and found our food to be exceptional and reasonably priced. We do like to create a friendly welcoming atmosphere and we are pleased to hear your comments on that! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 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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DivaRestaurant, Owner at Diva, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and for choosing Diva for your girls night out. We can sometimes be a little hard to find as the restaurant had been a cafe in a previous life! We are glad you had an enjoyable evening with us at Diva and look forward to seeing you again when you are next in Poole! More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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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DivaRestaurant, Owner at Diva, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, positive feedback is always good to hear. We are glad Diva was worth the journey for you and that you had an enjoyable evening and we hope to see again soon. More 

London, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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 

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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 - 33
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian

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