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Italian Diva

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

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
In a town of greasy food, this is a little oasis of decent, tasty cooking

This is a small, unpretentious, Italian restaurant. According to a Times sticker in the window, it's also the 6th best place in the UK for ice cream. We had a simple meal of Italian "standards" - the most succulent and delicious sea-bass; lovely linguine. There are some pizzas on the menu, but for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a small, unpretentious, Italian restaurant. According to a Times sticker in the window, it's also the 6th best place in the UK for ice cream. We had a simple meal of Italian "standards" - the most succulent and delicious sea-bass; lovely linguine. There are some pizzas on the menu, but for the most part it serves a mixture... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I are in Poole for the weekend and I decided to book us a table at the Italian Diva based upon the reviews. We came in with very high expectations ( the reviews and we are massive fans of Italian food and Italy) and we were not disappointed! I'm not a food critic but I love good... More 

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charfield
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Where do I start! We arrived (two adults and two children) and were quickly seated, We started with a round of drinks while we decided what to have. We ordered a started each for me and my partner, which was the Goats Cheese Bake and the Bruschetta Romana, which we asked if we could have our starter at the same... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

100% recommended. Excellent service and food. They offer a delicious variety of delicious dishes. Great atmosphere!

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london
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Very nice evening, the food was excellent and we were well looked after. The wine was a reasonable price as was the food and I would highly recommend giving it a go.

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Poole, Dorset England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We went with friends on a busy Friday night. Our waiter was very attentive and welcoming. The food was very good and the chef came out later on to introduce himself and to ask if we enjoyed our meal. I felt that they put a lot of effort into making sure people were happy with their dining experience. We had... More 

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DivaRestaurant, Owner at Italian Diva, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We pride ourselves on our customer service and always ensure our guests receive a friendly welcome and leave happy. We are pleased to hear you had a good evening and I have passed your positive comments on to my staff. We look forward to welcoming you back to Italian Diva in the future. More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We visited this restaurant several times during our holiday in Poole. They have a good variety in the menu from fish to meat and vegetables. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating all our requests. They took care in making sure the food for kids was ready straight away. Loved the mussels starter and the porcini ravioli...will be going back... More 

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DivaRestaurant, Owner at Italian Diva, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your lovely comments on our food and service. We are glad you were able to visit us more than once during your holiday and we look forward to welcoming you should you visit Poole again. More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We were in Bournemouth to attend an event and with an evening to spare before we returned north I was looking for a Restuarant in Poole to take my wife and my locally resident 93 year old cousin to for supper. I noticed Italian Diva on Tripadvisor and booked a table by text message to their website listed mobile number.... More 

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DivaRestaurant, Owner at Italian Diva, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. My staff offer a genuine service and were delighted to hear your positive comments. We like to think of Diva as an extension of own home and create hospitality to match. We were pleased to host an evening for such a longstanding local resident and are glad your evening was a success. We don't... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Service was excellent, friendly staff and happy chef , food was outstanding and in a quaint building with character & charm. Reminded me of restaurants in 'the drains' of Sorrento.

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DivaRestaurant, Owner at Italian Diva, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and your comments on our food and friendly service. It is always reassuring to hear guests compare my food to restaurants in Italy and is a great compliment. Please do visit us again when you are next in Poole. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We loved this restaurant, the food and wine were delicious but what made it was the brilliant service - warm, friendly and genuine - a proper Italian , reminded us of holidays in Italy.

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DivaRestaurant, Owner at Italian Diva, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and your comments on our food and genuine service. For us here at Italian Diva, service is as important as the food and we like to offer a true warm Italian welcome. We are flattered to be compared to restaurants you visited in Italy and look forward to welcoming you back again in the... More 

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Additional Information about Italian Diva

Address: 11, High Street, Poole BH15 1AB, England
Phone Number: +44 1202 674319
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
Average Prices: USD 11 - 33
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian

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  • 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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian

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