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51-53 Bridge Street, Christchurch BH23 1DY, England
01202-471608
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food & service but a little short of originality

We were warmly welcomed and looked after for the entire meal despite being a party of eight and booking rather late. The food was good traditional British Italian restaurant with a good range of choices but maybe lacked anything particularly original or any interesting seafood to reflect its... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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138 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We were warmly welcomed and looked after for the entire meal despite being a party of eight and booking rather late. The food was good traditional British Italian restaurant with a good range of choices but maybe lacked anything particularly original or any interesting seafood to reflect its location on the coast. But overall we had a very enjoyable meal... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

This is my favourite restaurant to eat at. The staff are so friendly always and very attentive. The food is fantastic value for money as it is superb food. I have never had a bad meal here and it is always such a lovely atmosphere. A top family favourite place to eat.

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Cheshire
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

Four of us visiting the area had dinner here. Food and drink were ok albeit somewhat bland. Draught beer was Becks Vier - German. Italian beers - Peroni, Moretti, or Poretti - would be a better choice. The Italian wine we had (£20 bottle) was bland; no after taste at all. My wife had veal and wanted spaghetti AND vegetables... More 

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My wife and I used to eat here when first 'going out' back in the late 1970s. We have been back a couple of times since when on holiday in the area and every time the food has been superb. The same people still run it and it looks much the same as it did all those years ago. Very... More 

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I went to La mamma with family friends on a busy Saturday night. Our table was not ready but rather than seating us on one of the vacant tables even temporarily we had to stand and wait-I was not impressed as elderly people were in our group but the staff were amazing after that. We were then told that they... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Well staffed with friendly helpful waiting staff in this busy restaurant. We had good pizzas but its the staff that need a particular mention.

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Perth, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

had a great night to celebrate a birthday. Food and staff were excellent however it was a little crowded making things a little tight for room which is the only reason I didn't give this restaurant an excellent rating. We will be visiting again.

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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We had friends visiting from Germany and booked a table at the restaurant, we have visited this restaurant frequently and always enjoyed the food, although it's on the top end of the budget for the food. Tonight we however arrived and our table wasn't ready. We weren't offered an apology, just told you can have a drink while you wait... More 

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2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This place never ceases to please me. You are welcomed into the place, the food is always right, not cordon bleu but simple, hot and pleasing. Had so many nights here I cannot fault any of them.The staff are always there when you want them and disappear when you don't - customer service is paramount. You don't go for the... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

One of the best New Year celebrations we have attended. The menu was varied and well priced. The staff were all cheerful, efficient and helpful. The drinks were reasonably priced and the disco excellent. Will certainly consider going again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 51-53 Bridge Street, Christchurch BH23 1DY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: 01202-471608

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?