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Italian Restaurants in Poole

Pizza or pasta? Whichever dish takes your fancy, we can guarantee that you’ll find the best in town here! In Poole, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to Italian food, so allow us to serve you up some classic, much loved Italian cuisines around our town!

Have a read below at what we believe to be some of Poole's best Italian Restaurants!

Jenkins & Sons

Jenkins & Sons

About: Jenkins & Sons may not be your first thought when it comes to finding an Italian restaurant in Poole but we are pleased to say they're a hidden gem. Serving authentic wood-fired pizzas in a warm and bustling spot, Jenkins & Sons is certainly the place to visit when you fancy a pizza.

Their speciality - handcrafted Napoli-style base, fermented for 48 hours. Made fresh onsite daily using their secret recipe. Topped with fresh ingredients and wood-fired at 400 degrees!

Plus, if you visit them on a Wednesday you can get 2-4-1 on their pizzas! Check this out here.

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TGt Recommends: Four Cheeses Pizza - Dorset Blue Vinney, goats cheese, Camembert and mozzarella. Chef's Recommendation: Add chorizo £15.

Location: Bank Chambers, 7-8 Penn Hill Avenue, Poole, Dorset, BH14 9NB

Telephone Number: 01202 746604

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Pizzeria Valona

Pizzeria Valona

About: Pizzeria Valona Poole are one of Dorset's best pizzerias serving up an authentic taste of Italy with every slice! From homemade garlic pizza bread, king prawns diavola, to a classic margherita or a delicious calzone, even the fussiest of eaters will find something they love here.

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TGt Recommends: Garlic Pizza Bread and their classic margherita pizza

Location: 12 High Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1BP

Telephone: 01202 681780

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Lazy Jacks Restaurant & Bar

Lazy Jacks Restaurant & Bar

About: This stunning Sandbanks restaurant boasts a modern and contemporary menu. Alongside their British classics they also serve a plentiful selection of 48hr sourdough pizzas.

From a classic Margherita, a spicy pepperoni, to a unique wild mushroom pizza with truffled bechamel, watercress and caramelised onions, this friendly and relaxed restaurant should certainly be at the top of your list to visit if you haven't done so already.

Plus, if you fancy a delicious authenic pizza but don't feel like sitting in a restaurant then they also offer a pizza takeaway service so you can enjoy their mouth-watering 48hr sourdough pizzas from the comfort of your own home.

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TGt Recommends: Rosary goats cheese, caramelised onions, sundried tomatoes, pine nuts and basil 48hr sourdough pizza £14

Location: 30-32 Panorama Road, Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset, BH13 7RD

Telephone Number: 01202 133833

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Rosso's Italiano Poole

Rosso's Italiano

About: Rosso's Italiano serves sensational homemade Italian dishes that are well balanced and wholesome, giving you the opportunity to eat well whilst enjoying delicious food. 

You can enjoy a healthy and hearty meal whilst absorbing the breath taking panoramic views of Sandbanks, Brownsea Island and The Purbecks. 

From well-known antipasti dishes, divine hot starters, to an array of authentic pizzas and pastas, Rosso's Italiano has something for everyone.

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TGt Recommends: Penne Al Pomodoro and Basilico - Homemade tomato and basil sauce with parmesan cheese £9.99

Location: Dolphin Quays, The Quay, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1HH

Telephone Number: 01202 681234

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About: Pulcinella Poole is a traditional Italian restaurant that offers a divine selection of Italian dishes. From a classic Margherita, Spaghetti Alla Bolognese to a Filetto Di Manzo - there is something for everyone!

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TGt Recommends: Calamari Fritti £8.50 & Pollo Alla Milanese £18.50

Location: 79 Commercial Road, Poole, Dorset, BH14 0JB

Telephone Number: 01202911212

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Italian Diva Poole

Italian Diva

About: Made from love and passion, we can guarantee that any dish you’re served up at Italian Diva is bound to impress. They source all their fresh ingredients locally and from around Italy, to give you a real taste of true Italian cooking. When it comes to Italian dining, a warm and friendly atmosphere is what you’re likely to be looking for and for that, Italian Diva is second to none. 

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TGt Recommends: Chitarra Alla Carbonara; spaghetti with eggs, grana pandano cheese, smokey guanciale & lots of black pepper, £12.95.

Location: 11 High St, Poole BH15 1AB

Telephone Number: 01202 674319

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Alghero Ristorante Poole

Alghero Ristorante

About: Alghero Ristorante is a cosy and intimate restaurant located on the outskirts of Poole’s town centre, near Parkstone. With an extensive wine menu and delightful, exquisite Sardinian dishes on offer, it’s clear to see why Alghero is a clear favourite for many! As well as the classics, they have a range of unique meat, fish and pasta dishes which will suit all taste buds.

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TGt Recommends: Tagliatelle Ai Funghi; Tagliatelle with mixed mushrooms finished with cream, £9.50.

Location: 359 Ashley Rd, Poole BH14 0AS

Telephone Number: 01202 746888

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La Lupa Poole

La Lupa Ristorante and Pizzeria

About: La Lupa is Poole’s oldest Italian Restaurant, serving classic Italian food for over forty years! They pride themselves on quality food and customer service, and located right on Poole’s Quay, La Lupa is the perfect location to enjoy some classic Italian dining with friends or family. Whether seafood or pizza takes your fancy, then La Lupa promises the perfect dining experience. 

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TGt Recommends: Calzone Pizza; a folded pizza with tomato, mozzarella cheese, ham and Italian sausage, £13.95.

Location: Yeatmans Old Mill, The Quay, Poole BH15 1HA

Telephone Number: 01202 670660

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Ginali's Italian Poole

Ginali's Italian

About: Ginali’s is located on the bustling high street of Poole, and are known for their huge portions and friendly welcome. With a relaxing ambience and delicious home-cooked meals on the menu, we can guarantee a fantastic dining experience! We’ve heard the pizzas are unbeatable here, so you know exactly what we’re going to recommend…

TGt Recommends: ANY pizza!

Location: 87 High St, Poole BH15 1AH

Telephone Number: 01202 678600

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Rosso's Italian Poole

Rosso’s Italian Restaurant

About: Rosso’s Italian is ideally situated opposite Poole’s famous harbour, offering breath-taking, panoramic views over the idyllic Quay. As if the views aren’t inviting enough, Rosso’s offers a modern, stylish and authentic interior with an extensive menu including pasta, meat, fish and pizza dishes. There’s something for everyone here!

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TGt Recommends: Risotto Pollo; Chicken and mushroom in a creamy tomato sauce, £14.95.

Location: Dolphin Quay, 15 Old Orchard, Poole BH15 1HH

Telephone Number: 01202 681234

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