Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

4.3
251 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 251 People Are Saying
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Laurenp
Bristol
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. The food was amazing, the service was spectacular and the venue is beautiful. I will be back

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k819
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at Da Vinci’s and we will be back. They had a vegan menu that was interesting and delicious, including pizza & fresh pasta. We had a vegan choc brownie with cream cream too. Would recommend, they had a real authentic Italian vibe.

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JackieC
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little Italian gem! food exceptional, staff very friendly and helpful. Will definitely go again. One of our favourite Italian restaurants.

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victoriaS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere on a monday night

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ColinB
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food but very expensive for what you get. £7:95 for a minuscule dessert. Service charge added automatically.

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JohnB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience on Sunday November 14,2021. Great food. Very attentive and informative waiters. Good wine. Excellent location on the water. Highly recommended!

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TonyB
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice buzz great food and staff.i would definately go back if im ever in poole again

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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RachelK
Kent
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Absolutely loved it. Fresh, delicious and authentic Italian food. Cute little restaurant with good service and somewhere I'll think about until my next visit!

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SharonD
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I would highly recommend this restaurant very friendly staff great food

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good at reasonable prices. Service excellent with attention to detail. Cristian was an excellent host,
Definitely recommend

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LouiseK
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little belt little Italian with fresh prepared food meaning we could personalise to our own personal tastes. A little on the expensive side but definitely worth it.

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SharonW
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great meal at this ever welcoming restaurant in Poole

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HelenH
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very busy little place....Great service..lovely food

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely table upstairs
Food was fantastic

However never a fan of adding automatic tip. We were only a family of 4

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BethS
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I can’t comment on the food and the restaurant itself looked nice but it had obviously been overbooked for bonfire night and the staff seemed incredibly disorganised and after having to try and get someone’s attention to first of all seat us at the table we’d booked, we were then ignored for another 15 minutes with the tables next to us having been there way longer then us and not even been able to order a drink yet. It just seemed very chaotic with most customers being ignored which is a shame as I’d been looking forward to eating there. We ended up leaving before ordering.

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JenniferT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great ambience, super service and charasmatic serving staff. A very relaxed and easy dining experience. So good, we ate there two nights running!

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SarahP
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was amazing. The service was confused at times, too many people trying to serve one table and as a result nobody knowing what the others had asked us or were doing at times! As a result the potatoes were missed off our mains, but eventually were brought.

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NigelC
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

An excellent and authentic Italian restaurant with a varied menu of proper Italian dishes, not just pasta and pizza. Extremely friendly atmosphere.

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NickP
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, very friendly service, good atmosphere. No complaints

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Responded on 29 October 2021

Grazie Mille!

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Fiona
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The restaurant was very cold had to sit with my coat on . When asked heating was put on but that only came on as we were leaving . Food was OK . Coffee I could not drink as it was sooo strong . I would return if they put some warmth in the room . I dislike cold while trying to have relaxing meal . If warmer would drink more

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Responded on 29 October 2021

We are sorry to hear that you were cold when you visited however due to government guidelines we ventilate the restaurant as much as possible to keep the air fresh and keep COVID particles at bay. This means that we sometimes are colder than we would like. We feel it is important to keep customers safe wherever possible but we thank you for bringing it to our attention. As we move into the winter months we suggest wearing an extra layer when mixing with others indoors.

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Francie
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Location on the Quay great, venue had character. The food was average at best. We asked for small portions of pasta as it was lunchtime, they were very small. The service was bland, the waiters went through the motions but did not crack their face or deviate from their standard wording.

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Responded on 29 October 2021

We thank you for your review. We appreciate all feedback as this allows us to train in areas that may be lacking at times. We will investigate and make amends where necessary.

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Jacqueline
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were made to feel very welcome. Food was lovely.
Staff were lovely.
Thank you for a lovely dinner.

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Responded on 29 October 2021

Grazie mille!

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CristianC
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant atmosphere, friendly staff and very good food.

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Responded on 29 October 2021

Thank you!

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KriS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent start when we were greeted, I had made reservations as we also have a dog travelling with us ( they are dog friendly). Food was served quickly and was fresh. Arecibo balls to start followed by meat feast pizza, scallops and prawn linguine and lasagne. All served hit and very tasty. Would definitely revisit when visiting again.

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Responded on 29 October 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us

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JacquieK
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great table overlooking the harbour service was great and very attentive and food was lovely

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Responded on 29 October 2021

Glad you had a lovely time with us!

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HayleyA
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service from lovely staff. Bouse level was quite loud so was unable to hear my stepdad during our meal which was the only down fall but it was lovely service and lovely food. Would definitely come again.

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Responded on 29 October 2021

Thank you for your review. We are Italian and we know we get a bit noisy at times!!

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PaulF
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted at the door like long lost friends, even though it was our first visit.
Plenty of tempting specials to supplement the regular menu.
The pizzas were authentic and the calf's liver special very tasty.
Very much looking forward to going back.

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Responded on 29 October 2021

So pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit to us. We know you have a lot of choices in Poole and we are grateful that you chose to visit us. We hope to see you again!

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MBest
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner. Come here for our special occasions and we love it.

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Responded on 29 October 2021

We love to have you for your special occasions!

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OpenTable Diner
London
12 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We booked as I wanted to treat my son and girlfriend who are at Bournemouth University. We arrived slightly early but this was no problem. Drinks order taken quickly - great cocktails - and after a small wait (it was busy) we had great service - very friendly. Food was plentiful and tasty although one dish was a little cooler than the others and if I’d mentioned it I am sure it would have been rectified! Sweet moment when they let some young kids from another table feed the fish that were next to us - kids were ecstatic to be able to do a grown up job - too cute! Bill was large but we’d indulged and the students were super happy and full! We would definitely return.

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Responded on 29 October 2021

Thank you for your lovely review. We appreciate you choosing us and for taking the time to give us valuable feedback. Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you again.

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Basic presentation. Nothing special didn’t get the authentic Italian feel for the restaurant.

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ChristineS
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming, Food arrived quickly, friendly waiters. Food a bit pricey but it is good. Reasonable portions.
Car parking is a little way down the road. We enjoyed our evening but felt rushed after we had eaten.

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Responded on 29 October 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and giving us valuable feedback.

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Debbie
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little restaurant with a great service and friendly staff, and amazing food. Highly recommend

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Responded on 29 October 2021

Grazie mille!

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JackieF
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing meal, the seafood was excellent. The staff were very friendly and helpful and great table service, could not ask for more. We would definitely recommend this restaurant and will visit again on our next visit to Dorset.

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Responded on 29 October 2021

Thank you and we look forward to you visiting us again soon!

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DavidF
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had yet again a great evening, they make such a effort to make your visit present thanks so much

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Responded on 29 October 2021

Thank you - see you again soon!

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Bish
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely. Service was terrific, couldn’t have been nicer. Great location, with a nice view out to the quay.

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Rlouisa
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Starters was lovely, pasta served cold and extremely bland. It states freshly made on the menu, I don’t think so. When told of the issue we were just presented with the bill for everything ordered.
First visit here so won’t be going back.

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NJay
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic service, very attentive, food was excellent, recommend booking as was very busy.

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JulieV
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, and a spectacular service from all of the staff

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Squirrel
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this restaurant on Poole harbour lovely authentic Italian restaurant. Food amazing very welcoming staff. Highly recommend this restaurant

FAQs

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

Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria is rated 4.3 stars by 251 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 bookings at the moment.