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“The best Italian in Bournemouth”
Review of La Piccola Italia

La Piccola Italia
Ranked #65 of 807 Restaurants in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: La Piccola Italia is one of Bournemouth’s longest established restaurants. We first opened our doors in May 1981 with the simple idea of serving authentic Italian dishes using the finest ingredients. Whilst offering our customers great value for money, with an informal but efficient service in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. Our new style menu features an array of Cicchetti and Charcuterie Boards where you can order a number of dishes between your table and enjoy a selection of different tastes in one sitting washed down with good wine, beer or even a cocktail. Followed by your favourite stone-baked pizza or pasta dishes. Using the best of modern and traditional Italian flavours we strive to create simple and bold inspired dishes. Cicchetti quite simply means small snack in Italian, why not pop in and enjoy one cicchetto with a glass of wine or a few cicchetti with friends and maybe a bottle of wine.
Reviewed May 1, 2014

We made this place as our favourite for dinners.
The best pizza we tried so far in the last few years.Staff is very friendly.
Always helpful the the choice.
They have a lot of special offers-for lunch, and a free bottle of wine for your next meal.
We highly reccomend the place!
You will enjoy!

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Thank Maryia K
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Matthew P, Owner at La Piccola Italia, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2014

Thanks for the review Maryia and great to hear you like our pizzas, chef will be happy!!
See you again soon.

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Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

Had been looking forward to going out all week and was not disappointed. From the starter to the amazing chocolate salami! After speaking to the owner Ricardo I was impressed to learn that all his ingredients come direct from Italy. Was so good we booked our next night out there. Well done Ricardo and his amazing team keep up the good work.

Thank oOnick1981Oo
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Matthew P, Owner at La Piccola Italia, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2014

Thanks for the review Nick, if Riccardo keeps up this great work we might actually consider giving him some shares!!! Glad t hear you enjoyed the chocolate Salame.Ciao

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Reviewed April 28, 2014

We went on Saturday night for a meal. The staff are friendly, the food enjoyable and great atmosphere. I recommend this restaurant. The taxi driver said it was the best Italian restaurant in the area and he wasn't wrong !

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Thank Eileen B
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Matthew P, Owner at La Piccola Italia, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2014

Great to hear that we are getting recommendations from taxi drivers and thanks for the review Eileen. See you soon, ciao.

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Reviewed April 27, 2014

I had a meal on Friday evening with 4 colleagues and although the restaurant was full it was calm and we did not have to wait for service or our food. When the food arrived it was really good quality and very tasty. I would definitely return when I'm in Bournemounth

Thank 339Anne
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Matthew P, Owner at La Piccola Italia, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2014

Anne we look forward to seeing you next time your down. Thanks for the review.

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Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit here. Loved the decor with the chianti bottles hanging from the ceiling and the tablecloths. It looks beautiful. Really friendly welcome and excellent service throughout the evening. The menu has lots of items tasty choices. We opted for simple starters of olives and mixed cold meats Selezione di Salumi.Both were extremely tasty. The hams are some of the best I've tasted. We both had pizza. Thin and crisp bases and very good. Quattro Formaggi comes true Italian style with no tomato sauce base. My husband had the Napoletana which he also said was very good. Pannacotta to finish which came with a berry compote. Again this was delicious. Very enjoyable evening.

Thank Melsy1
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Matthew P, Owner at La Piccola Italia, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2014

So glad to hear you enjoyed your recent visit and that you enjoyed our décor, its taken us 30 odd years to build up our cloud of chianti bottles!!! If you enjoyed this visit keep an eye out for or new menu to come in a couple of weeks it has even more great dishes on it. Grazie.

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