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Italian, Pizza
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Reviewed 9 August 2022

We were the only diners, on a Friday lunchtime, and had visited on a recommendation, and whilst the food was good, the host clearly didn't want us there: he was rude in his demeanour, his attitude toward us sucked, and he seemed to thoroughly enjoy...- to an immense level - having thumping dance-music playing to accompany his continual banging of cutlery (and whilst there may have been a purpose to this... perhaps it aids, somehow, in their cleaning... it was incredibly annoying, and seemingly done just to ruin our experience)? So, if it wasn't for the 'gentleman' running the show that day, we would probably have enjoyed ourselves, but we will never darken the doorstep of this venue again, as people like that do not deserve repeat custom!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 7 August 2022 via mobile

We had pizza and spaghetti and lovely wine service was great - so welcoming and efficient - please try the Italian liqueurs thanks G - another great great dinner thank you.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 5 July 2022 via mobile

Really hate to do poor reviews but thought I’d give circolo another go after 4 years. After reading the fairly decent reviews. I remember not being amazed the first time but thought would give it another go as it’s so local to me. I ordered...a rusticana pizza , on the menu online it stated £12.50 ,when I got there to collect it was £13.50. It is around 12 inches so quite small for the cost, so I was hoping the quality would be up to scratch. To be honest it was really lacking in flavour and Very dry. And not much to it. Even some shop ones I’ve purchased have been nicer I’m sorry to say.. :( I just feel slightly robbed for £13.50.. Which is a shame. Because the restaurant itself has really a nice feel to it. And the Customer service I couldn’t fault. Just sadly the pizza. Maybe other things on the menu may taste nicer 🤷‍♀️More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 18 June 2022 via mobile

A really nice relaxed atmosphere. Our waitress was lovely, and the food (pizzas) was amazing, very tasty. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 13 June 2022 via mobile

It was a busy summer Friday evening in Southsea but we were able to walk into Circolo and we glad we did! It was service with smile and we kept it simple with a pizza and we were not disappointed- all our pizzas were delicious....We would happily return!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 June 2022 via mobile

Now this is what an independent Italian restaurant should be like. Great atmosphere, friendly, attentive and knowledgeable staff and incredible food. Fresh ingredients, simply put together and put together very, very well indeed. I will most certainly be back.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 10 March 2022

The ingredients are always super fresh, the pizza is banging and the staff are always friendly. I love this restaurant and keep going back for their delicious pizza and cool vibe 🤌🏽🇮🇹

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 7 March 2022 via mobile

Seated in....The waiter who served us on Saturday had a rude and bad attitude, I don’t know what his problem was but he also over charged me an extra pizza, I was given the wrong pizza which was ment for take out at the end...of our meal which was kept in the box in the kitchen! I asked for a new take out to be cooked as it had been sat there 30 mins while we ate. He did remake it reluctantly but not a pleasant experience. Over priced and I definitely won’t be returning with grumpy staff like that!!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 5 March 2022 via mobile

I came here with a fellow pizza loving friend and the food was great. I had the house special which was covered in goats cheese and delicious, followed by an amazing tiramisu. The service was great (thank you Rebecca) and prices were really reasonable. It’s...quite an intimate size but we never felt overcrowded. All in all it was a lovely evening and I’d thoroughly recommend!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 16 February 2022

Ordered a delivery for valentines evening . It was not very warm and was bland and colourless with hardly any topping . Salad was tasteless and watery . Overpriced!

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 7 February 2022

We had great service and inside the restaurant looks lovely. Great menu, and specials available too. The pizza could do with not being so tight on toppings (1 anchovy ?), also taken out of the oven a couple of minutes beforehand as it was really...really crispy The tomato sauce on the pizza was delicious, but unfortunately, like the toppings, there needed to be more of it! More of everything and this'll be great!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 6 November 2021 via mobile

Food ordered through Deliveroo. Pizza substandard dry and hard. Garlic bread covered in pepper. Fries delivered in plastic (chinese) tub again covered in pepper and soggy. Perhaps a better experience dining in?! As far as we were concerned £45 wasted.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 10 July 2021 via mobile

Greeted by a very professional waitress and the owner it was very welcoming calm and professional the restaurant looked amazing it had been a while since Iv been inside - we have been getting deliveries but there’s nothing to beat sitting in ! Try it...if you haven’t lately and don’t hesitate but book because it’s so popular.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 17 June 2021 via mobile

Was expecting great things with the pictures and reviews but all I got was a load of salt in my mouth. I ordered the pulled pork on the second picture, the pork was so salty it doesn't need to be salty because the cheese will...balance with the pork and other ingredients. I just ate it anyway Pizzas are supposed to be doughy so you can taste the dough and not too crispy - what I got was BURNT rock solid pizza. Just look at the bottom, do people actually eat this or is it just me??!! I didn't enjoy this meal the only good thing about it is the 2 for 1. Oh where are you Mr carluccio...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 17 June 2021 via mobile

Great atmosphere, very cosy as it’s a small place. Food tastes amazing and the drinks are lovely as well, the prices adequate for what you get. It’s in the heart of Southsea, so it’s easy to continue with your trip to a different restaurant or...pub. The only minus is the “cash only” thing, I never have cash on me especially now but it’s only a small inconvenience. There’s a ATM close by so not the worst thing.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Hi,no their isnt parking directly outside but a short walk along the road ,and i mean like less than one minute,you will be able to park. Also a pay car park is just round the corner,
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Circolo Pizzeria is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5