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La Piccola Italia

23 Holdenhurst Rd, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, BH8 8EH
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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.

Cuisine: Italian, Child Friendly, Pasta, Pizza
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Friday, 05 October 2018

An excellent menu reasonably priced. A very pleasant atmosphere and great service with the right amount of time between courses and nothing rushed.

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Visited On Friday, 05 October 2018

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!

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Visited On Thursday, 27 September 2018

Never had a bad experience in all the years I’ve been coming here

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Visited On Saturday, 15 September 2018

Great Italian restaurant with great staff and wonderful menu

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Visited On Monday, 10 September 2018

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.

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Lovely meal, good service, would recommend

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Visited On Thursday, 06 September 2018

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.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 September 2018

I would definitely go again!

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Visited On Thursday, 06 September 2018

Lovely attentive staff , great food , good price .

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 September 2018

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 September 2018

Most Excellent - every time we visit Bournemouth we come to La Piccola , its fabulous !! cant recommend it enough . Ann and Mike Hobbs, Frome ,Somerset.

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Visited On Thursday, 30 August 2018

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.

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Visited On Tuesday, 28 August 2018

The things we wanted on the menu you didn't have and the food we did get was poor. We will not come again

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Visited On Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Drinks were overpriced.

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Visited On Thursday, 23 August 2018

Visited on a Thursday evening with wife and two kids aged 13, 10 decent Italian well worth a visit

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Visited On Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Very good

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Visited On Thursday, 16 August 2018

Always good

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 August 2018

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.

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

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!

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Always a great meal!!

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Visited On Thursday, 02 August 2018

We are very happy but as old regular customers we would like to see a bigger menu with a wider range of dishes

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 August 2018

great service

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Visited On Monday, 23 July 2018

Please bring back the Pizza Rustica! It was the best pizza I've ever had, but unfortunately you took it off the menu.

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 July 2018

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Visited On Saturday, 21 July 2018

Lovely people, lovely food... we all enjoyed our evening x

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