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104 Charminster Road, Bournemouth BH8 8UT, England
+44 1202 514628
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
25 Mar 2017
24 May 2016
“Family time”
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
104 Charminster Road, Bournemouth BH8 8UT, England
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

I went to this restaurant with a couple of friends for the first time. We all had a starter, main course (steak), and dessert plus drinks. What a lovely atmosphere! The owners were friendly and welcoming. The food and service was superb I will definitely...More

1  Thank Steve M
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Made to feel very welcome on arrival. Attentive service, good menu with interesting specials choice. Very reasonable prices. Would recommend to anyone.

1  Thank Amanda B
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Recent birthday party food was fabulous with lots of changes as fussy eaters- couldn't be more accommodating and the food was homemade ,authentic and fresh. Football shirts everywhere not sure why but made it a little different- highly recommend the venue everyone was friendly even...More

1  Thank Karen L
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant this evening as all other Italian restaurants in the area were fully booked. On arrival we had a very warm welcome and service by two English ladies. Unfortunately the food was far below standard. There was no freshness to any of...More

1  Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed 22 July 2015

A lovely meal and great service. Its been here for years, and I wish I had found it sooner. We had such a nice meal here, I feel its a hidden gem.

3  Thank Rebecca F
Reviewed 6 July 2015

This is without doubt the best Italian restaurant in Bournemouth, I always have a calzone and my wife has steak, always wonderful and a great atmosphere, go there you will not be disappointed.

2  Thank Peter C
Reviewed 5 June 2015

By far the friendliest Italian restaurant this side of the Alps. Ann and her girls always make everyone feel at home. Lorenzo usually chained to the oven. Mainly older couples and families rather than the foreign students who throng the pavements outside but cannot see...More

2  Thank Fohn_13
Reviewed 22 November 2014 via mobile

Down to earth friendly service. Good selection of food and Anne was happy to answer my questions and make a small modification. Food was excellent, all natural ingredient and home-made. Setting is charming and if you like football a 'must visit' due to the large...More

2  Thank Claire B
Reviewed 18 October 2014

Went with friends on a Friday night. There was only one other table occupied. They sat us right next to them, even though we asked to be moved The place smelt of old oil, fat where the extractors hadn't been cleaned. The football shirts hanging...More

Thank Sue F
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Went here last night and ordered Olive Anchovy and Tuna Salad. It was a tin of tuna put on a plate with all the other ingredients. A Tuna Steak would have been brilliant. The other food was we ordered was OK. The staff were very...More

Thank karen_nichols
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Is this restaurant still partly owned by Harry redknap?
25 July 2015|
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Response from Peter C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Harry has no involvement in the restaurant, but there are many photo's on the wall of celebrities that have eaten in the past when he was involved. Peter
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 16 - USD 25
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 Charminster Road, Bournemouth BH8 8UT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 514628
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