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87 High Street, Poole BH15 1AH, England
+44 1202 678600
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A pre theatre meal - cannelloni and special pizza were lovely with cheerful and attentive service. What could possibly go wrong? As in so many restaurants now the idea of a romantic meal for two seems to have passed them by. A candle on the table - yes - but why bother when there are glaring lights everywhere and not... More 

Thank wyerec2
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

This was to be a lunch for 4 adults and 2 well behaved children aged 9 and 5. The restaurant was about 1/3 filled at around 12.30 on Tuesday 27 December 2015. A waitress took one look and immediately said we can't move tables to suit 6 persons. Clearly don't need our business. Plenty more were much more anxious to... More 

1 Thank ulstermarine
Dorset, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We looked for somewhere to have lunch in the town centre of Poole and were surprised to find very few choices (apart from the usual fast food outlets) and cafes. We chanced upon Ginali's and were very pleased we did. The building is impressive and although the interior has hints of its grand past, the tables and chairs in the... More 

Thank Colin H
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

I went with my elderly grandmother and mother. They are not able to eat large meals so they asked for a smaller option and plated slightly different. Was informed that the chef would make it his own way and no other. The waitress was rude about it and did not offer any other options. I ordered a steak it came... More 

Thank andrealouiseway
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Went there at the weekend and were very pleasantly surprised. Waitresses were lovely. Food was delicious. Some of us chose pizza from the quick lunch menu. It was huge, hot and very tasty indeed and excellent value for money. One of us had a huge pasta dish. We ate so much we really couldn't eat any dessert. This place will... More 

Thank Jsyne
Newbury, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Visited here with my daughter when she was collecting her BSc.so had a nice celebratory meal .well what super food and lovely staff .had the tagliatelle from specials board and wad not disappointed with the flavour or quantity. Will be visiting here again without doubt .

Thank Roy S
Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We visited Ginali's twice for their lunch time offers, the service was good with polite and very friendly staff. The food was great and was superb value for money.

Thank terrysmirk
Poole, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

6 of us ate here early on Saturday evening, fortunately we had booked as they were full, possibly because it was firework night. We had 2 children with us and the waitress (Billy) was lovely and friendly and answered my nieces query about olives in a way that my niece understood and nothing was too much trouble for her. It... More 

1 Thank Julie W
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Went in by chance for a quick lunch while shopping. Met by two very pleasant waitresses, My wife and I both had the spaghetti carbonara which was excellent and served hot on a hot plate and in my case was washed down with a glass of rose. The lunch menu is excellent and the price very reasonable. A place to... More 

Thank tony483
Winchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing, although portions were slightly on the large side. Billy the young waitress was attentive without being intrusive. Very quick service in beautiful building. Definitely recommend.

Thank Alex L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 High Street, Poole BH15 1AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 678600

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Welwyn Garden City
Rickmansworth Herts
Wimborne, United Kingdom
over a year ago

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