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Italian Diva

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11 High Street, Poole BH15 1AB, England
+44 1202 674319
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The restaurant looked very normal from the outside and we just popped in for a quick meal, but once inside it was a very nice place with a good atmosphere. The food was excellent, really well made Italian food, with great care clearly gone into each meal. It also has a good gelato bar. I would seriously recommend.

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Thank Olivia L
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were walking through Poole Town wondering where to eat, and as we turned the corner by the museum, we looked left and Italian Diva was calling us in! OK, Marcello actually took 5 minutes out of his 24/7 work schedule to relax, so we tried out an unknown chef to us. Well, bless my cotton socks! The food was... More 

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1 Thank Steven K
Poole, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As other reviewers have commented this restaurant would be easy to pass by as it's exterior is more café like however when walking in you are welcomed by friendly staff and there is a cosy atmosphere. The food was absolutely delicious and was devoured my myself and Hubs. I opted for ravioli to start with which was clearly homemade and... More 

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1 Thank Anthea H
South Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked this based on other reviews. The restaurant didn't look anything special from outside however was nice inside. I think a family business with pride in their food. All our group enjoyed their meals including the home made gateaux. Definitely recommended.

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Henley in Arden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eight of us had dinner here on our trip to Poole. I must admit this restaurant doesn't have much 'kerb appeal' but don't let that put you off otherwise you will miss a treat. We all enjoyed our food and the desserts were delicious. It was a refreshing change to eat at a real Italian restaurant, with authentic freshly cooked... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small restaurant could easily be missed, as it does not appear particularly impressive from the outside. However, the friendly, attentive service and excellent food are worth seeking out. Nothing was too much trouble and the Chef went the extra mile in accommodating our special requests. The wine list is a little limited. On the whole, a very enjoyable meal.

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Thank Grace S
Poole, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked the Italian Diva for a family wedding party so that we could have a special occasion with a few family members who couldn't make it to the actual wedding. Marcello and his team did us proud - 24 superb meals, all different, served hot and speedily. I really don't know how he managed it. Everyone said how wonderful... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really pleased to find them now open for Saturday lunch. Really fantastic food and friendly service.

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Thank Doug H
Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have just returned home from our annual fortnight in Poole. We have been holidaying in the town for the past 10 years and have always been regulars at Italian Diva since it first opened. As in previous years, we have again visited this lovely restaurant many times during our holiday. We are delighted to report that Marcello and his... More 

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Thank PaulElliott1953
Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Love this restaurant, we've been a couple of times now. Always good service with a smile! Great food and a great menu to choose from.

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$9 - $28
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children
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

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