Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

4.3
206 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 206 people are saying
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MarkC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nice, friendly restaurant. Recommended. Service a liitle speedy, owing to efficiency rather than anything else. Food was excellent and fresh. We will visit again next time we're in Poole

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Deano
Essex
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Whenever we visit Poole we always try and get a table at Da Vinci’s. The staff are really friendly, the food is great and if you are lucky you may even get a song! Great night out !!!

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SueB
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The staff were great and the food very good. The atmosphere was wonderful and enhanced by the Music and Singing. Could have been a bit longer as quite a few people got to their feet to have a dance and clap. It certainly made a great Saturday evening for us. Well done all. Sue & Ray xx
PS. Will be back soon xx

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4diningout
London
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We had the scallop and prawn linguine which was good but pricey. Our experience was somewhat spoiled by having a table facing the coat rack and gents toilets. The service could only be described as brusque. We felt that they were rushing through as many customers a possible. The location of our table and the manner of service rather ruined the ambience.

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Marie
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The servers were friendly. The food was mediocre at best but unbelievably expensive for what it was. Surprised by the compulsory 10% service charge. Would not return. There are much better Italian restaurants in Poole.

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DavidB
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a nice, traditional Italian restaurant. The staff were very friendly and efficient. Food was good too. One of us is Coeliac and the restaurant catered for this well

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LoraineM
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely food, well presented. Somewhat limited menu. Tables very close inside.

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moleese
Dorset
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

First and foremost the food was lovely and that’s what we came for.
Maybe the young lad is new or a little inexperienced and some of the finer things to learn. We suggest the following. Please take the drinks order and come back for food. We don’t want to be waiting that long once we’re seated. It would normally be expected to pour the first glass of wine. The basket of cutlery only had large napkins for 2 of the 4 people seated. We weren’t offered bread with our dinner. It’s not usual to take away a persons plate when others are still eating. We noticed one of the chefs touched his nose and then a plate straight after.
All in all it was an ok experience but you could brush up on a couple of things thanks.

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JaneS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brilliant food excellent service quick didn’t keep us waiting, very obliging, Nice atmosphere

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Poole
Dorset
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience1

Rap music playing loud, food was greasy oily pasta, will not be returning

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DebbieA
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, staff were very polite and accommodating. Food was delicious, can’t wait to go back.

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DavidH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was good but the service was poor, eg we had to ask 3 times just for a glass of water! Also there was a lack of any pleasantries from the 2 gentlemen who waited on us and appeared to be in charge.

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AlanT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good, attentive service, even outside on the quayside.

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MargaretL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food here was superb. All 3 dishes were hot, tasty and very good.
Unfortunately it was extremely busy as they also have quite a lot of outside tables. This affected the service. Both individuals we did come in contact with were friendly and smiley. They were simply to busy for the number of staff working.

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice meal with extensive menu and very quick service. What More could you ask for.

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martind
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, really high quality steak, great pasta (the seafood pasta came in foil which was ceremoniously unwrapped at the table, so fresh!). We started with drinks in their outside area overlooking the quay, the waiter out there had some great banter and recommended a lovely pale bottle of rose. We then moved inside (we weren't rushed despite how busy they were) and were escorted to the upstairs area where we had a table with a lovely view of the quay. Our waiter inside was a courteous yet funny chap called Ciro who had an excellent knowledge of the menu and made a couple of great recommendations to a some of my guests and was really attentive throughout.

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Italianfoodie
London
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This restaurant is ok for a holiday meal. If you are used to good quality Italian food in a big city - this is mediocre.
The people were lovely, service was slow and the food is definitely over priced for what you get.
£15 for a pizza is excessive!

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johnpendleton
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good plenty of choices food and wine quality first class staff cheerful and friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Family holiday .. have eaten here a few times over the years , this was the least impressionable time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JW
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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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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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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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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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 4.3 stars by 206 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.