Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

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187 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian
Welcome to Da Vinci’s, the best Italian restaurant on Poole Quay and only a stone’s throw away from the water’s edge. Established in 1993, Da Vinci’s is a family-run business, specialising in fresh, local ingredients, cooked in true Italian style.

Whether you are seeking a casual pizza supper in a cosy Italian atmosphere or a special meal in a venue that can cater for your special occasion, Da Vinci’s has the answer.

Our beautiful Italian restaurant in Poole has a cosy downstairs right on the Quay front and own upstairs dining room features seven windows overlooking the harbour.
We are family friendly (hey, we’re Italian!) have highchairs and can provide smaller portions of pasta for children.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 187 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.0
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4.1
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3.8
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

staff were so friendly and accommodating, good was amazing great value for money

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JadeW
Dorset
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lush meal and lush staff would go back! Staff was great with kids too

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OpenTable Diner
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wet weather, warm welcome especially Christian. Italian /brit pub atmosphere. Food would've been 5* except for the dry buffalo mozzarella starter. Main 5*.

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SharonW
Bristol
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely, fresh & really tasty. A perfect evening with great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant does not disappoint ...everything was faultless and authentically Italian.

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Booked at short notice, so glad to get a table. Staff were friendly, helpful and efficient. Menu choice was good. Food was of good standard and tasty. Desserts were a little limited and we were not informed about one choice (Cheesecake) that at least one of us would have chosen.
There were many other restaurants open on Poole Quay, but we were well satisfied with our choice.
Would we go again? Yes, definitely!

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was good and made better by the outdoor setting however my friend who is in a wheelchair could not access the inside where our booking was originally made even though I was assured it is wheelchair friendly. Unfortunately they do not have a ramp.

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Jules
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant had a nice rustic Italian ambiance
Service was good /friendly staff .
food was excellent .

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LucyA
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service would definitely come again

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jamesh
London
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely food and very friendly and helpful staff. Took our 3 year old daughter and all the staff made a fuss of her and made her feel very special. Highly recommended

GJ
GaryJ
Dorset
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful atmosphere, great service & outstanding food.

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LAH86
Essex
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service, particularly from Christian, was simply amazing. Great find and would return when in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The restaurant and food was cold. Not a great experience

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Queenie
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Excellent Italian hospitality, good value for money

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YasminS
Bath
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The staff were rude when I visited the other day, and the food is way overpriced for what you get, along with the dessert tasting off.

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RobertP
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We took my daughter out to say well done on exams and a few other things we had a lovely meal. Little problem with my started which was soon recktevied so no problem.food was excellent and the service outstanding we live locally and it’s not the first time we have been there and it definitely will not be the last.

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HanaB
Dorset
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Lovely settings. We ate on Sunday evening so were treated to live music from a busker who was excellent. The food was pricey but worth it.

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Responded on June 8, 2021

We are glad that you enjoyed your evening with us and the music from Chris Payn. We often have him playing outside on a nice day :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service, amazing food!
We return every time and couldn’t recommended enough!
Excellent!

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Responded on June 8, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are very happy that you continue to support us. Thank you!

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KerrieB
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Garlic bread was cold and hard, and came out very quickly.
The adults spaghetti Bolognese was the same size and the child’s so not a very big portion. Also a bit bland.
The staff were that friendly and didn’t ask if everything was ok with the food.
Very expensive for an unimpressive meal and experience

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Responded on June 8, 2021

We are sorry that your meal was not to the standard that we expect and we will investigate what happened on the weekend that you visited. Thank you for telling us

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Very disappointed in the quality of the food, even though the place has a lot of potential in terms of location and ambiance. The pasta was hopelessly overcooked, under salted and in need of real olive oil. Not authentically Italian I’m afraid.

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Responded on June 3, 2021

We are really disappointed that you did not enjoy your meal when you visited us. We take pride in our dishes having learnt the best at home in Calabria. We will take a look at what went wrong on the night you visited and thank you for your review as we appreciate all feedback so that we can stay at the top.

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stuartc
London
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and considering how busy they were - service was swift and friendly

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Responded on June 3, 2021

Great to hear you had a good time with us. Thank you!

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AdamW
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic night, great meal in a fantastic location, staff were brilliant !

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Responded on June 3, 2021

Thank you for your great review, we appreciate you taking the time to tell us.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant serving good food. Service was a little slow between main and dessert but that was not a real issue for us. We really enjoyed our visit and would visit again.

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johnpendleton
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They have been on top of their game for the last 27years and if possible get better each year the new generation of hosts appears to be aiming to continue Nicks standards and achievements. Long may they continue. John. Pendleton

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Responded on June 3, 2021

Thank you John for your kind review. We really appreciate your support and glad we didn't disappoint you during your visit.

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GeraldP
Dorset
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We dined at da Vinci about a year ago and found it to be really very good. So we decided to go again. We were delighted with all aspects, food, service, ambience etc

We will certainly go again.

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Responded on June 3, 2021

Thank you so much for coming back we really appreciate it!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place, the ambience, the staff, the cuisine, the wine…. Seven stars for all. Definitely my favourite in Poole

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LarryC
Dorset
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It seems like an eternity since we were last out enjoying ourselves at a restaurant and particularly indoors. Absolutely first class experience and one we intend to repeat.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Needed an outdoor heater

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EmilyB
Dorset
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous food - the seafood was so fresh! Would highly recommend

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Responded on May 17, 2021

Thank you for your kind review and we are glad you enjoyed our food.

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vipTomo
London
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good table outdoors with excellent heaters and cover.
The food was well presented and good quality with great value wine.
Cristian our waiter was very attentive.

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Responded on May 17, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and we are glad that you enjoyed your visit to us

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JMSL
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Al fresco dining by the harbour! Great staff, great atmosphere and lovely food! A little pricey once you’ve added drinks, but totally worth it!

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Responded on May 17, 2021

Thank you for taking the time review our restaurant and we are glad to hear you enjoyed it

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Paul
Dorset
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Outside dining due to Covid. The staff were really good, happy to move heaters and really quick service when it started to get cooler. As always the food was great!

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Responded on May 17, 2021

Thank you for your suppport and we hope to see you again soon

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NickiB
London
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Booked under the assumption would be on nice quay side seating. In reality was in a back alley which was very disappointing.

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Responded on May 17, 2021

We are sorry that due to the popularity of the restaurant you were at the back of the restaurant. Please feel free to request a specific seat when you next visit although we cannot always guarantee it.

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous new set up outside, very well organised. The food as ever was outstanding and the waiters were fabulous and friendly. Great job Da Vincis 👏

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Responded on May 17, 2021

Thank you so much!

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ErichZ
Dorset
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutly outstanding. Excellent service and quality. Grazie mile.

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JohannaG
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Good service and nice people but expensive for what it is. Also could do with some patio heaters as dining outside is hit and miss with British weather.

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SharonM
Dorset
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable a friendly little bistro .great location on Poole quay .

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Responded on May 17, 2021

Thank you for your lovely review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to us

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Simon
Dorset
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and great service at Da Vinci's, have been going here for years and enjoyed it every time.

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Responded on December 29, 2020

Thank you for your continued support, we are always happy to see you

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Talkbackwards
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Da Vinci's is a good traditional Italian restaurant and they are managing well with the Covid environment. It does now seem expensive for what it is, which it didn't pre covid, so I am guessing that they have put the prices up. The Calamari stood out as an excellent dish.

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Responded on December 29, 2020

Thank you for your review. We have unfortunately had to pass some costs onto the customers where suppliers have increased their prices but on the whole our prices are about the same as pre-covid. Glad you enjoyed the Calamari :)

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johnl
Dorset
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Upto the usual high standard despite the Covid restrictions.

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Responded on December 29, 2020

Thank you for your great review!

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FAQs

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01202 667528.

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria is rated 4 stars by 187 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.