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.
Fabulous food, very attentive and friendly service with full covid restrictions in place ensuring you feel safe. Very enjoyable experience thoroughly recommend
Lovely restaurant, Amazing food and friendly staff. Would definitely return if I was in the area again.
Visited this wonderful welcoming restaurant with my partner while on a short break for my birthday, such a lovely welcome and very helpful friendly staff , service was excellent as was the food and great value for money, will definitely visit again when next in the area Thank you , great restaurant
The atmosphere and decor is amazing. Has the romantic vibe but also lovely for family dinners / birthdays etc. The staff are very lovely. Major con - the food! It lacked taste and we had to constantly season it. The portion size was shockingly tiny and the pricey was a lot for what you get. For example the bruschetta - normally you'd expect at least two slices of bread, but here you get one small slice - its definitely not the pricey - think about the mark up on this! Next we had the pasta and again the tomato was tasteless, we had to keep adding salt, pepper, spice and parmasan. The soup was delicious but again value for money - not worth it for a tiny bowl I'd give my child. The tiramisu tasted good but once again the restaurant could increase the size of their portion. Would i go here again? Only if i saw a real increase in portion size and better tasting mains. Also for a nice Italian restaurant, they definitely lacked options for wines.
Lovely staff and food was amazing
Lovely evening in relaxing surroundings. Food was tasty and plentiful. Great customer service from friendly owner. Would definitely recommend.
A beautiful little restaurant with great food and excellent service. I’ve been there a few times and will no doubt go back again.
Great food, service and atmosphere!
Lovely atmosphere and great value for money!
From the time you walk in you are greeted with a smile and a warmth. The food is excellent and the wine goes with it well. A great experience for any occasion. Recommend if you are in Bournemouth any time.
Everything 5 stars. An amazing restaurant!
Poor atmosphere very stuffy
Been going here for years and it’s always good.
Always consistently good food and service.
We always enjoy going here. The waitress was lovely. The menu has changed since our last visit so or old favourites are no longer available. We had the basket of breads, calamari and sirloin steaks which were were excellent. I particularly liked the rocket and tomato salad with parmesan shavings accompanying the steak. A very enjoyable meal out.
Very good really enjoyed it
From the moment we walked in to the moment we left the staff were very attentive and efficient. The food was excellent in every way. Couldn’t fault anything. Would definitely recommend a visit to this family run Italian. Vince Hardy
Nice last minute dinner with friends.
Excellent all round service, very polite staff, no complaints regarding quality and quantity of food, establishment very clean
The restaurant was very quiet this time of year and not sure if it made any difference to the excellent friendly service we experienced. Food was good quality well prepared and arrived hot. Where appropriate! Was a bit put off by the online booking confirmation, which warned that we needed to vacate our table within 90 minutes after arrival. If we had intended to make an evening of it with friends this would have made me cancel.
Excellent food and service
I love this little restaurant. Such tasty food and super friendly service.
Friendly staff and food was nice