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108 Palmerston Road, Portsmouth PO5 3PT, England
+44 23 9281 1139
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
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West Malling, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a great restaurant (or, more accurately, bistro/cafe) as evidenced by the packed tables. Circa 40 covers are crammed into a small space but this makes for a warm, cosy and convivial atmosphere. Food is well cooked and presented. It claims to be Italian but tends to mix foods from around the Mediterranean. A couple of dishes were a... More 

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Thank Nigel W
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited again last night for a table of 12 friends birthday! Was busy busy for a Thursday eve, we all had drinks bread starters mains and desserts service before had been slow but today was much faster! The food there is literally gorgeous ! Never complain good size portions! Will be back for the 292992th time !

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Thank Phoebe Inga-kit... D
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a hidden wee gem! Food was remarkable, service was excellent, atmosphere was marvellous and to be quite honest it was cheap! My partner, who at times can be a fussy vegetarian bint, fell in love with it. Could not sing the praises enough, busy Thursday night, only 2 waiting staff and they were amazing, attentive, polite and genuinely seemed... More 

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1 Thank Adam R
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this little restaurant - probably my favourite in southsea! Prices are very reasonable, staff are lovely, food is fantastic - particularly the salads they do, to have on a lunchtime! Would recommend to anyone wanting an Italian meal! (on a small side note, to the person moaning about wifi - why the hell do you need to be on... More 

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2 Thank BambiNattt
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here mid week for a birthday, lovely small restaurant with fantastic food, a far better option than the normal chain Italian restaurants. We had some breads to start, lovely and light and not like the normal stodgy, greasy breads you get in your average Italians. Most of us had pasta dishes for mains, very good, nice flavours and... More 

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1 Thank Emma W
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us ate here on a Friday evening and it surpassed all expectations. The menu was varied and typically Italian, and the food was absolutely delicious. The desserts were really tasty and the evening was relaxed and fun. The restaurant got noisy after about 8pm (we booked for 6.15) but we had almost finished by then, so didn't bother... More 

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Thank Deb O
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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280 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chose a buzzing Friday evening for a first visit to this restaurant which has a high reputation locally. We enjoyed our meal but...found the restaurant was full to capacity and very noisy making proper conversation difficult. Will try it again.

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Thank Swetrat
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Selected by friends as a lunch venue I was excited to visit the #1 rated Italian in the area. I expected so much more than this restaurant offered. It was very clinically decorated and failed to offer a relaxing and comfortable environment. The food was expensive but this wasn't reflected in the dishes we were served. The Bolognese contained very... More 

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Thank HairyHobbitt
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134 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We arrived to a almost empty restaurant for lunch , offered a table we sat . I asked for wifi code and no connection , the waiter tried , rebooting, no wifi, ok , we order , other arrive and drinks to them and then to us . Food goes to others , not to us ? Strange ! The... More 

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Thank Stephen U
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We have always had lovely meals here. Staff are friendly and helpful. Can't fault this restaurant. Highly recommended!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 36
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 Palmerston Road, Portsmouth PO5 3PT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9281 1139

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