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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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
Very special place

Have been meaning to go since I saw it ranked No.2 in Poole. Appearance a little misleading, ice ream parlour come caff? The service is of the highest order & food very special. As well a published menu there is a long "specials" menu. I had wonderful scallops followed by creamy porcini ravioli... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Poole, United Kingdom
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English first
Poole, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Have been meaning to go since I saw it ranked No.2 in Poole. Appearance a little misleading, ice ream parlour come caff? The service is of the highest order & food very special. As well a published menu there is a long "specials" menu. I had wonderful scallops followed by creamy porcini ravioli. Very Italian feel. Not formal dining.Marcello comes... More 

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DivaRestaurant, Owner at Italian Diva, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. I'm so pleased you were able to visit us after all this time and for your positive comments on our food and service. I have fed your comments back to my staff already. Italian Diva started life as a coffee shop so appearances can be a little misleading!! A... More 

Senago, Italy
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Fantastic Italian cousin in Poole. Excellent food and service very friendly . I love this place and all the time I am in Poole is the place for good eating.

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DivaRestaurant, Owner at Italian Diva, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and we are so glad you enjoyed your dinner here at Diva. Any time you are in Poole you are welcome to dine with us! Tanti saluti. More 

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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Had a lovely night again at Diva on a weekend away to Poole. The service was friendly and the ambience very welcoming. My starter of calamari with garlic mayonnaise was fresh, crispy and delicious. My friend ordered the minestrone soup which tasted freshly made and was flavoursome. The chicken we both chose for our main courses was tender and succulent.... More 

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DivaRestaurant, Owner at Italian Diva, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and for your regular custom. It is always nice to welcome back friends, old and new and we are pleased you feel our food and service is consistently good. We look forward to welcoming you when you next visit Poole. More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

As a regular visitor to Poole and being underwhelmed by some of the restaurants we have tried, we decided to take advice from the locals who know, and try Italian Diva. We are so glad we did! We had the best night out, not only because the food was delicious, ( I mean the Chef is Italian and owns the... More 

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DivaRestaurant, Owner at Italian Diva, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your confirmation of our authentic cuisine. We pride ourselves in offering fresh home cooked dishes in true Italian style. Our desserts are always a big hit and for those who can fit them in, they are always well received. I enjoyed chatting to you at the end of the evening and I look forward... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I've eaten here on many occasions over a period of time, and every single visit exceeds expectations. The food is genuine Italian cuisine, and better than some of the dishes I've experienced in Italy. On this visit I decided to try the pizza...it was to die for !!! I should also mention the staff, who are exceptionally friendly and accommodating.

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DivaRestaurant, Owner at Italian Diva, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your comments on our Pizza. They are certainly authentic and freshly made using Italian dough and hone made yeast. I have passed on your comments to my staff who will be delighted to hear they were friendly and accommodating. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

What can I say the food is superb the restaurant is chic the staff are attentive without being in your face the decoration is spot on for this restaurant only a small place but delivers big I was very fortunate that I had booked a table for 2 on the Friday night and was so impressed I asked if it... More 

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DivaRestaurant, Owner at Italian Diva, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your comments on our food and service. What a compliment that you decided to book for the Saturday evening as well as Friday. We like to think we have the ambience right whilst serving quality home cooked food at reasonable prices. We very much look forward to welcoming you when you next are in... More 

Lytchett Matravers, England, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We are a family of Brit/Italians and are used to authentic Italian food. The pasta dishes here were great and our Italian family were happy with the dishes they had. However the pizzas were not terrible but not great - small and not very authentic. Service - was professional but a little too brusque. Overall - a good place but... More 

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DivaRestaurant, Owner at Italian Diva, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Diva and for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your pasta, but disappointed to hear your comments on the authenticity and size of our pizzas. We can assure you that our pizzas are freshly made on the premises to order and that they are fully authentically Italian. Not only do I make my own... More 

Matlock, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The service was friendly and the food was delicious. I have some dietary difficulties and these were dealt with after a quick chat with the chef. We just had a main course and desert and both were really delectable. I would certainly recommend this restaurant.

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DivaRestaurant, Owner at Italian Diva, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and your comments on our delicious food and friendly service. I always try to accommodate guests' dietary requirements and will always try to chat over any changes that need to be made. Cooking food fresh and to order enables me to do this! We look forward to welcoming you again soon at Italian Diva! More 

Poole, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Went for supper last night. Service was top quality and the food was fantastic. Will definitely be returning. I would not hesitate about recommending this lovely restaurant to anybody. I cannot wait to return.

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DivaRestaurant, Owner at Italian Diva, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and the comments you made on our top quality service and fantastic food! It is always so rewarding to get such positive feedback and we look forward to "wow-ing" you again soon!!! More 

jerez
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We visited this small Italian restaurant twice during our holiday. The food was really delicious. The steak and the chicken dishes are to be recommended and the Chef was able to accommodate our menu changes without any hesitation (I do not like onions!). The service was very friendly. Both the Chef and the Waiter are totally customer focussed and attentive... 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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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian

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