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La Piccola Italia

23 Holdenhurst Road | Lansdowne, Bournemouth BH8 8EH, England
+44 1202 551510
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (66 reviews)
“mini desserts” (9 reviews)
“tiramisu” (25 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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23 Holdenhurst Road | Lansdowne, Bournemouth BH8 8EH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to Bournemouth for the weekend and returned to La Piccola for dinner on Friday.. excellent again - good choice of food, well cooked, friendly staff and lovely atmosphere. You never feel like you're being rushed out. Really lovely evening..

Thank MaryLou24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met friends for dinner with my 2 children. The food was amazing! Hake and mussel risotto was perfect, as was the service, very friendly. Knowledgeable with wine and cheese. The waiting staff taught my children their meal choices in Italian and joked with them. A...More

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Still my favourite Italian restaurant and whenever we are in area we always make sure we visit. Cozy setting, nice ambiance with excellent service by Antonio. We opted for a variety option which included a selection of all dishes. You could opt for this with...More

Thank Barry S
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Ate here as a change from other restaurants in the area. Like most places in the Lansdowne district it was busy. We found the menu a little limited as far as our tastes were concerned. My partner had traditional lasagne and found it unremarkable. I...More

Thank jfenner
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Me and my family came down to Bournemouth at beginning of March and on the Saturday decided to go out for food. We found this nice looking Italian on Holdenhurst road and decided to try it out. We were instantly greeted by a very happy...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

I had been avoiding after an average meal a couple of years ago but I decided to give it another go. Now been twice in the last month. Their sharing antipasto dishes are very nice, you can choose the meats and/or cheese and they come...More

Thank zappafanman
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I'm surprised to read such positive reviews. They all say it was incredibly busy. When we were there there were six tables. The whole side and back was empty. Overall, it really wasn't good. Service was pretty good although they got our drinks and starter...More

1  Thank Blockers1980
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We visited this restaurant to celebrate a friends hen do. It was almost empty when we arrived, with only one other table taken. We ordered drinks to start, ending up with an extra beer nobody ordered. We then ordered starters. My partner and I went...More

Thank AllKneel
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We visited here on Friday night and were quickly attended to by Ricardo and as was friendly and welcoming. We order the tapas style starters of bruschetta, breaded mushrooms and calamari. The bruschetta and calamari were excellent but the mushrooms were slightly over done. Mains...More

Thank Natashacfc93
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Fab pasta - carbonara best I have tasted. Great tapas style starters. Lovely mocktails and excellent service.

Thank PachaPoole
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30 September 2017|
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Response from natasha t | Reviewed this property |
It is a smallish restaurant. Not sure and its best to ring. There was no outside seating which is where you might find dogs in restaurants.
30 September 2017|
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Response from Dawn L | Reviewed this property |
I do not think so.
26 December 2016|
Response from Matthew P | Property representative |
Afternoon, unfortunately the Corsham restaurant is not operated or owned by us. Regards Matt
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 36
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Holdenhurst Road | Lansdowne, Bournemouth BH8 8EH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 551510
  • E-mail
La Piccola Italia is one of Bournemouth’s longest established restaurants. We first opened our doors in May 1981 with the simple idea of serving authentic Italian dishes using the finest ingredients. Whilst offering our customers great value for money, with an informal but efficient service in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. Our new style menu features an array of Cicchetti and Charcuterie Boards where you can order a number of dishes between your table and enjoy a selection of different tastes in one sitting washed down with good wine, beer or even a cocktail. Followed by your favourite stone-baked pizza or pasta dishes. Using the best of modern and traditional Italian flavours we strive to create simple and bold inspired dishes. Cicchetti quite simply means small snack in Italian, why not pop in and enjoy one cicchetto with a glass of wine or a few cicchetti with friends and maybe a bottle of wine.
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