Open Daily for Lunch and Dinner
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About La Piccola Italia
La Piccola Italia is one of Bournemouth’s longest established restaurants. We first opened our doors on a hot afternoon in May 1981 with the simple idea of serving authentic Italian dishes using the finest ingredients.
Over the last 33 years we’ve made a few changes, seen a few people come and go, but we still remain focused on our opening ideals. Still run by the original owner and his family, La Piccola Italia is the perfect choice for an intimate dinner, special celebration with friends and family or just a quick lunch.
The staff here are lovely and the food is great.
I didn’t know the set menu would be the only menu available on Valentine’s Day and It sort of ruined our dinner because my partner and I were not prepared to pay £30 each and I was really looking forward to some of the normal menu items! Please advertise more next time that the normal menu will not be available. On another note, my partner wasn’t fond of his pizza, but my food was okay, however it is not worth the £30 we paid per person. Usually when we go out for dinner, we pay around £10-15 each. Also, we asked for a few more minutes to browse the menu but the server we had, although she seemed very nice, wasn’t allowing us to look through the menu any longer and we felt very pressured to order when we were not ready.
Came for dinner with my wife to celebrate my birthday. The food was excellent and when we next visit Bournemouth we will definitely be returning to La Piccola Italia.
Excellent and highly recommended!
Smoked salmon, calamari, garlic mushroom starters were all delicious! (would be good to serve salmon with a wedge of lemon though) Pizza was beautiful - lovely thin, crispy base. Sirloin steak delish, and no fat at all on it. Waiting staff were pleasant & made me feel at home - thanks. A smile goes a long way. I can see why this place is popular, it's a little gem.
Great service, we even brought the meal forward an hour and you managed to accomodate us with a table for 5.
Lovely place to go! Good ambience and super friendly service (Waitress Gaia is an absolute gem). Food is excellent. Will visit again next time we’re in Bournemouth.
For the very first time, after coming to this restaurant for many years, all four of us were extremely disappointed with the food.
Our seating area was quite chilly. Great staff tho ' B
Booked the restaurant for a first date on the recommendation on a friend, and honestly the staff went above and beyond all of my expectations. The service was warm and friendly, and the staff even got out a candle for us when I asked if they could pop one on the table 'cos I thought it would make the whole thing a little more romantic - nothing was too much for them. The food was excellent, and the portion sizes incredibly good value for money - neither one of us could manage dessert afterwards, but still ordered hot chocolates as the atmosphere in the restaurant was superb: warm, cosy and relaxed. I couldn't recommend this place enough. We both had a fantastic evening, and I am very grateful to the staff for their discretion and professionalism. 5 stars, all very well earned!
Really loved this restaurant and can’t fault it except for one tiny detail... it was quite cold in there when we went. Apart from that minor thing - we had a fab time. 🙂
Had a lovely evening and it was a lovely restaurant and team that provided a very authentic atmosphere. Would happily go again with or without the Meercat deal.
Authentic and delicious food, lovely atmosphere, wonderful service. All for a reasonable price. Highly recommended.
Very nice food and friendly staff
Will be going back again soon. Great place.
Always good food and a nice atmosphere. Staff don’t rush you in and out as they do some places. Really nice enjoyable experience.
Why did we wait so long to decide to visit, the lamb chops were excellent, the ciambelle......mm, decadence on a plate. We stay in Bournemouth each year just before Christmas, please still be open next year!
The 2 or 3 course menu lunch deal is good value for money and the food is really good.
We have been visitors to Bournemouth many times and have dined at many of the Italian restaurants. I have to say that La Piccola is one of the finest - the best freshly cooked Italian food at very reasonable prices, sensible portions and staff who care. A very enjoyable evening.
Good food and always a varied menu.
Excellent value Excellent service Well worth a visit
Excellent food the staff were very friendly, would definitely recommend. Thank you for a lovely evening.
Was the best Italian restaurant iv been too
Nice meal but portions could be bigger for the prices charged.