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“Nice restaurant, a few dishes somewhat pricey”
Review of Puccinis

Puccinis
Ranked #67 of 860 Restaurants in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Winchester, England
Level 6 Contributor
679 reviews
430 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,170 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant, a few dishes somewhat pricey”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

The restaurant is pleasantly warm in mid-winter, with a welcoming staff and a good view of the kitchen and its sparkling pots and pans. There was no problem in the waiter accepting special orders, such as a marguerita pizza with extra Italian spicy sausage on top. I choose tempura prawns with a chilli dip as a starter. The prawns were somewhat thin and the batter a bit heavy for tempura, but it was pleasant enough. For a main course three of our four selected veal in marsala sauce. I chose french fries and salad as an accompaniment. The chips were hot and the salad fresh. The meat and sauce were absolutely fine. If I had to find a downside, perhaps the price of £18.95 was a bit heavy (over £20 for one dish, once you add for the service). Anyway, the four of us had a good evening at Puccini's. I note that they have withdrawn some of their previous special offers (such as a free cappucino if you order main course and sweet, and two-for-one mains on Monday-Wednesday.)

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Very Special Lunch”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

I recently had lunch at Puccinis Italian restaurant with my wife. It is situated one mile from the centre of Southampton. We were warmly welcomed; the menu had a wide variety of dishes and the four we chose were substantial and delicious. The value for money was exceptional.

  • Visited November 2012
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“superb”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

simply great service great food and a thoroughly marvellous dining experience.steak cooked to perfection.generous vegetable portions.wine list not extensive but practical and reasonable.open view of efficient and well run kitchen.i will visit again.

  • Visited December 2012
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great place to eat”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

I've been at Puccini's few times and always the food was fantastic, real Italian! My daughter loves their pizza and pasta. Also service was very efficient. Very friendly staff, helpful. Restaurant very cozy and relaxing, you can enjoy your meal in quiet environment with nice music in the background. Definitely go there again.

  • Visited October 2012
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3 Thank edith04
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Winchester
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Excellent food and a pleasant atmosphere”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

Our visit was to celebrate my wife's birthday, and we took advantage of their generous offer that the birthday-girl eats free. This was entirely honest, applying to each of her courses, and excluding only a small number of premium dishes that neither of us wanted in any case.

Starters and main courses were beautifully cooked and served in an efficient and friendly manner. My wife's pasta dish was so good that I regretted having pizza, delicious as mine was. We had difficulty choosing between interesting puddings, but will be able to ring the changes when we go back (which will be soon).

The approach to the restaurant is not impressive. It's on the main road through Shirley, a Victorian suburb of Southampton, and parking is fairly restricted. Once inside, you are in a little piece of Italy, surrounded by people clearly enjoying the food and the atmosphere.
Staff obviously cared that you should eat well and have a good time, and looked after us well.

  • Visited October 2012
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