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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: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 15
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  • 5
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  • 2
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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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Our first visit to Diva, a small family run restaurant with amazing home cooked food, we started with marinaded olives and garlic bread I'm very fussy over steak, so don't often eat it in restaurants, we all ordered steak diane which was cooked perfectly and tasted divine, lovely slightly crunchy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lyn H
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Lagos, Faro, Portugal
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Lagos, Faro, Portugal
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to Diva, a small family run restaurant with amazing home cooked food, we started with marinaded olives and garlic bread I'm very fussy over steak, so don't often eat it in restaurants, we all ordered steak diane which was cooked perfectly and tasted divine, lovely slightly crunchy small roast potatoes and vegetables. Deserts are all homemade, the... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

From start to finish a wonderful experience. The food was excellent as was the service. We opted for the steak as we had been told that it was divine... and it was. It was a hard decision though as the menu was extensive for a small restaurant. We would not hesitate to recommend La Diva to anyone and can't wait... More 

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Thank Steve Q
Poole, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Well, where do I start… I think firstly, I’ll say ‘Thank you’ to Marcello and his staff for producing 8 delicious starters and 9 superb mains for our Christmas shin-dig. Lots of variety was ordered all met with comments such as “best I ever tasted” and “mmmmmmmm”!! I opted for the fresh scallops in their shells with garlic butter and... More 

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Thank Darren T
Poole, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I had eaten at Diva last year and had recommended it to my 8 buddies as it was a close friend's birthday treat, we went for lunch. We were very disappointed at the length of time we waited , the size of the portions and most especially the high prices. I have never paid £53 for 2 bottles of proscecco... More 

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DivaRestaurant, Owner at Italian Diva, responded to this review

If you are on a limited budget, It is not a good idea to order your drinks as you enter a restaurant before checking out the prices first. You had 4 drinks menus on your table so I'm amazed you didn't look at them. Our prosecco is high quality and the price reflects this, a little to discerning for your... More 

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

We came here to celebrate our daughters graduation. We very much enjoyed our meal the food was really good & the service was great and friendly.

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Thank Pam1709
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

The food was ok, well cooked. But lacked seasoning. Very friendly people and nice place. The salted caramel is delicious

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Thank Jordi M
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

We have been looking for a restaurant in Poole and came across the Italian Diva on Tripadvisor. We are extremely happy with the choice as this little family run restaurant is a true gem in town. Excellent food, friendly atmosphere and reasonably priced menu. We will definitely return and we can only recommend this restaurant, you won't be disappointed. Tip:... More 

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Broadstone, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Went there for lunch to celebrate my wife's birthday. Nothing was too much trouble, the food was excellent and we had personal attention from Marcello, the chef/owner. Italian dining doesn't get better than this!

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St. Helier, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I shared a meal here. They got the order wrong but kept us informed and corrected it and kept us entertained. The food was superb.

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Thank Colin M
Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

In my opinion the best restaurant in Poole, the chef(owner) knows his trade inside out, and the presentation is awesome. If you are looking for a nice atmosphere and great food, to take someone special look no further, this is the place.

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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 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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