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Alum Chine, Bournemouth, England
+44 1202 759100
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Dorking, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My pizza was pretty boring as far as taste goes, nothing too special. It was really affordable though and has nice views of the sea.

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Thank vs108
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Busy Saturday lunchtime, had to ask after 15 minutes if we could order. Food came out after 40 mins (pizza and ciabatta) but the waiter rushed away so fast we didn't realise the salmon ciabatta was a chicken baguette. Tried to catch someone's attention but couldn't so decided to start eating as we didn't want to wait another 40 mins... More 

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Thank Madeleine S
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There is no doubt that the location of Vesuvio is one of the best on the sea front at Bournemouth. That said, this fact does not allow for ambivalence and lack of customer service. We had walked from sandbanks (amazing options there) along the beach and had finally arrived here anticipating lunch. We were not aware that lunch service ended... More 

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Thank paula p
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Vesuvio is in a great location down on the beach at Alum Chine in Bournemouth. In February its a little quieter, but still a great location for lunch , dinner or a coffee. My partner and I had pizza and pasta and a delicious side of whitebait. The service was good and friendly and the food was delicious and quick... More 

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Thank mariaabc2015
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a very good meal with my mother and husband at Vesuvio , good menu choice, and special board, staff very friendly, shame it rained so walk from car park was not good, but not restaurant fault, will definitely go back,

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Thank jayne c
Newbury
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147 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a popular thus busy seafront Italian restaurant opposite the car park at Alum Chine. It has a wood burning oven so bakes very tasty and numerous varieties of pizza. Whilst pizza is a popular dish you can enjoy other classic Italian dishes as well. As it close to the West Undercliff Promenade, you can with have a pre-lunch... More 

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Avebury, United Kingdom
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220 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing could be too much trouble here. Our friends had been seated in a comfortable booth before we arrived; however the sound system (directly above) was affecting our friend's hearing aid, so we were moved to a different table, still with a great view. I also noticed the Maitre d' constantly picking up coats that had slipped unnoticed onto the... More 

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surrey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

What a lovely restaurant in a lovely location. The staff were charming and the food superb. I have veg antipasti (bursting with flavour) and spaghetti Vongole(the clams were lovely and juicy). My friend had mushroom soup (delicious) and salmon steak (perfectly cooked). We shared a bottle of wine and also had 1 dessert and coffee. We thought it was well... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Visited twice now, both times the food I has been very good ! The restaurant has a nice location overlooking the beach, although it's a little walk from the town at alum chine, well worth a visit, but I advise you to book as it does get very busy.

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90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This restaurant prides itself on its family run ethos and, my goodness, does it show! The staff have friendliness and service running through them like the words in a stick of Bournemouth rock. Its Italian food, the lovely ambiance inside or the view from the outside terrace all make for an excellent experience. The coffee's good and the pizza tasty.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alum Chine, Bournemouth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 759100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?