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.
An excellent menu reasonably priced. A very pleasant atmosphere and great service with the right amount of time between courses and nothing rushed.
We absolutely love it here, only two things I would comment on for our last visit is we were sat out of the way in relation to everyone else, and the woman who bought us our bill, who hadn’t served us all night tried to force us to tip her. All in all, the food is amazing, all other service was great and we will 100% be coming back!
Never had a bad experience in all the years I’ve been coming here
Great Italian restaurant with great staff and wonderful menu
Delicious food served in a friendly and informal atmosphere by staff who knew what they were about. My wife (non-meat eater) and I (omnivorous) both found plenty of menu choices to satisfy our needs and the food did not disappoint.
Lovely meal, good service, would recommend
Me & my family have been going to your restaurant for a number of years now. The meals have always been so nice & tasty, and special, that is why we kept on returning. I even celebrated my 50th Birthday there in Dec 2016. However when returning this September we noticed the menu had changed. The meals were quite bland and we were left disappointed. Why change something that was right and special? A meal that was always a talking point on our holiday. I am sorry but me & my family will not be returning there in future.
I would definitely go again!
Lovely attentive staff , great food , good price .
Food is delicious. Staff are a great laugh and friendly and helpful. Atmosphere is romantic and chilled, although when it’s busy it can be quite compact! But nothing can be done about that unfortunately. Would highly recommend for a date night or something.
Most Excellent - every time we visit Bournemouth we come to La Piccola , its fabulous !! cant recommend it enough . Ann and Mike Hobbs, Frome ,Somerset.
We have visited you for lunch on many occasions over last 3 years. On our most recent visit we noticed that portion sizes have reduced, there is a much more restricted menu and coffee/mints no longer included. We can understand that prices have to go up. In the past the lunch set menu was extremely good value- it's a shame, however, that in addition to a price increase the other changes have been necessary.
The things we wanted on the menu you didn't have and the food we did get was poor. We will not come again
Drinks were overpriced.
Visited on a Thursday evening with wife and two kids aged 13, 10 decent Italian well worth a visit
I cannnot believe that a restaurant can get away with advertising a current menu on their website, whilst they have a completely different menu in the restaurant. We booked on the hope to eat from the ‘Website Menu’ We will not be back again. If you would like any further feedback then get in touch with me and I will be happy to give more info.
Service was really bad which is why I won't be returning. Waited 15 minutes for a jug of tap water. As it was early evening we were told the food would be 20 to 25 minutes. We had to wait over 35! Nobody asked us at any time if our meal was ok but seemed to be asking everybody else. Even got the bill wrong at the end by trying to overcharge us. A definite no return!
Always a great meal!!
We are very happy but as old regular customers we would like to see a bigger menu with a wider range of dishes
Please bring back the Pizza Rustica! It was the best pizza I've ever had, but unfortunately you took it off the menu.
Lovely people, lovely food... we all enjoyed our evening x