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Ginali's

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87 High Street, Poole BH15 1AH, England
+44 1202 678600
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

went in for lunch on a sunday, two other couples inside. myself wife and three children went inside, sat at a table by the window, waitress stated tha manager would not allow us to sit at a table set fir four as it may be needed? the restaurant was virtually empty. my two year old was sat on a chair... More 

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Wincanton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have always walked past this restaurant but today decided to try it. Despite it being Mothers Day and not having booked there was no issue in finding us a table. Very friendly staff. The food was excellent, large portions and not too expensive. We all left feeling full and it is now our new favourite place to eat in Poole.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Italian food, great service and friendly, unpretentious atmosphere. Have been many times and will certainly be back again.

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Thank David T
Poole, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have lived in Poole for the last 23 years but have never been to this restaurant . Although I was a bit disappointed with the ambience as it looks so elegant from the front . It could do with updating it's quite drab . We could not fault the service or the food.The servicing staff were very pleasant.Service was... More 

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South East
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2017

We had a really good lunch here. The food was very tasty and the lunch menu was good value. I liked the spaghetti and my partner enjoyed the pen e. I also had a lovely apple pie. The service was good and the staff were welcoming.

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Thank ArgentineTango
Ferndown, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed March 5, 2017

This is the first time of reviewing this great restaurant, as a family we have eaten here many times and the food is always brilliant. The pizzas are fresh and tasty and the sandwiches are huge with a large portion of chips thrown in for free! It is one of a few restaurants that I am happy to recommend.

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Thank Tim R
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Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

Its busy because its the only place open st lunchtime. We had the most expensive pasta dish on the menu. It was terrible pasta over cooked to the point that it was falling apart, cesar sald words fail me when it comes to discribing this. Staff friendly. Honestly a student would do a better job with a pour over sauce.

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Thank Martin F
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed February 5, 2017

A pre theatre meal - cannelloni and special pizza were lovely with cheerful and attentive service. What could possibly go wrong? As in so many restaurants now the idea of a romantic meal for two seems to have passed them by. A candle on the table - yes - but why bother when there are glaring lights everywhere and not... More 

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Carrickfergus
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Reviewed December 30, 2016

This was to be a lunch for 4 adults and 2 well behaved children aged 9 and 5. The restaurant was about 1/3 filled at around 12.30 on Tuesday 27 December 2015. A waitress took one look and immediately said we can't move tables to suit 6 persons. Clearly don't need our business. Plenty more were much more anxious to... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 20, 2016

We looked for somewhere to have lunch in the town centre of Poole and were surprised to find very few choices (apart from the usual fast food outlets) and cafes. We chanced upon Ginali's and were very pleased we did. The building is impressive and although the interior has hints of its grand past, the tables and chairs in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 High Street, Poole BH15 1AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 678600

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