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.
I love this little restaurant. Such tasty food and super friendly service.
Friendly staff and food was nice
Always first class food and service.
Never disappoints, the staff were very accommodating as we have two young boys and so we had a great table. The food was amazing and unbelievably good value, and the service was very welcoming and warm. We will be back!
Best Italian in town, had a great time and the service and food were excellent, highly recommended 👍
House & Son enjoyed a Christmas lunch at Piccola Italia, for over 20 people. The food and service was fantastic and we will keep coming back. Our compliments to the chef and waiting staff :-)
Excellent food as usual....
Nice and cosy restaurant, great food, superb service, very pleasant atmosphere - will be back!
Great food and atmosphere
It was lovely - a trip down memory lane with great food and service!
Great food and always great service.
First visit, with friends who had eaten here before. Very enjoyable meal and relaxed atmosphere. Staff were all friendly and polite, food was delicious. Will certainly be happy to eat here again.
Was a horrible wet day and 3 stars for atmosphere is because it was a bit chilly inside. Could do with some fairy lights to add some warmth to it. service was very good and food was lovely and very good value for money. We had the lunch deal £11 for 3 courses and good amount of choice. Wine was also lovely. Would definitely recommend.
Great food in a restaurant that benefits from being family run - cosy and personal.
We went for lunch after my graduation on a Wednesday. Our waiter was very kind as we moved the time of our booking an hour later. He was very fun, joked lots with us which my nan particularly enjoyed. We had the special lunch deal which is really good value. My main meal was nice but a bit basic, a creamy mushroom pasta, which I think could have had more vegetables in. But overall it was really good service which made the dinner as lovely as it was!
We had a wonderful evening at La Piccola Italia. The food was very good and the staff were very welcoming. We'd definitely go back again.
A special occasion ruined by poor service. Not busy and yet one order was forgotten so whilst 5 started their mains 1 had to wait for the pizza to be cooked. Then, when one pizza was requested with no cheese, it had cheese on it so after my friend started eating it, it had to go back and be re-done. She has an allergy against cheese and yet you still put cheese on the pizza. Chilli oil was requested, we were bought olive oil. Started pouring on the pizza——ruined. Just pathetic
Delicious food and great service, will definitely come back!
Very good lunch.
Very enjoyable meal my family had a great time. Many thanks
We arrived a little early which was not a issue shown to our seats and given menus, our drinks order was taken and then our starters/mains , our starter arrived before any drinks i had to ask again for our drinks and they arrived after we had finished our starter,and they apologised about the mix up, so apart from the delay in the drinks our food was traditional Italian and very nice and we would go back
Visited for my wife's birthday and we had a great time. Staff were cheerful and attentive, accommodating small changes to dishes with no problem. will definitely be back. Both my wife and her friend used to come to La Piccola when they worked for Lloyd's bank some 15 years ago and they say that the quality and atmosphere have not changed in the interim and are still as good as ever.
Very nice food and friendly staff. Serving time was very good too.
Absolutely fantastic 👍