Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

3.9
151 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 151 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
4.0
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3.9
service
3.9
ambience
3.6
value
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SharonM
Dorset
6 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Simon
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 22 December 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 29 December 2020

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

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Talkbackwards
London
14 reviews
Dined on 20 December 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 29 December 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 19 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Upto the usual high standard despite the Covid restrictions.

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

Thank you for your great review!

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SarahH
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, lovely staff, can’t wait to go again!

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

Thank you, we can't wait to have you back :)

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MichelleM
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service, love this restaurant

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and we are grateful for your continued support.

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SueL
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We love going down to the Quay in Poole and this is one of our favourite places. Food very good and staff are wonderful.

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your support and look forward to your next visit to the Quay.

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SamA
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Despite having a booking, there was no table available even after waiting 30 min after our booking time.

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

We are sorry to hear this and we will investigate what went wrong. Unfortunately Covid restrictions mean that we cannot always maintain our high standards and it seems that this was the case on the night that you visited.

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JamesC
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian food and drink served, efficient service, not the cheapest but you get what you pay for.

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Jack
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice meal at a good price, staff were very friendly

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and we are happy to read that your visit was a success.

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ErinC
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a lovely evening as a final "last supper" before lockdown. Pizza was delicious, thank you :)

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

We are grateful for your support and hope to see you again when this is all over !

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GeorgeW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Expensive for mediocre food and grumpy service. Wouldn't go back

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

We are disappointed to read this as this is not what our customers expect from us. We will take the time to examine what happened on the night you visited and thank you for bringing it to our attention.

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TracieW
West Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best whitebait we've had. The staff were charming. We very much enjoyed our visit.

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

Thank you and we are so please to hear you enjoyed your time with us.

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Toggs
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very nice and well presented, staff very helpful and friendly. A little expensive for the food on offer.

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RebeccaF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal with our 2 children.
Thankyou.

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SharonH
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice meal for the 5 of us and very accommodating for a young vegetarian. Staff very helpful and attentive.

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PaulB
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first experience - lovely restaurant - will be back

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DavidB
Dorset
5 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great meal, beautifully cooked sea bass and good quality wine. Pleasant atmosphere and very genuine service.

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DianaW
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food and a very genuine Italian atmosphere,

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice restaurant to visit on Poole habourside. Food was lovely. Seems to get very busy so book in advance

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TraceyG
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue, excellent service, excellent food - very friendly family atmosphere.

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EddieO
Kent
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had never been to Da Vinci's but chose really well. Generally a very good experience - lovely food, wine and beer. Nice atmosphere and attentative (slightly slow) but polite service / staff.

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Nickyb
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Exceptional food, service a little slower than we've experienced previously. Covid precautions well executed and all felt safe.

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FrancisL
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, excellent food and service. Very Covid safe as well.

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Vanjean
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always an exceptional experience at this wonderful restaurant in Poole. Best restaurant for sure.

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Derek
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was fabulous with a variety of dishes to choose from despite the menu having been reduced slightly due to Covid.

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emmap
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Been to eat here quite a lot when down for weekend, food is always sooo good.

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SianM
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The best and most welcoming service I e ever received and an excellent atmosphere.

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Susie52
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just lovely. Restaurant was clean the staff were welcoming and friendly and you weren’t rushed.
Food was superb a really great evening.

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PeterT
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time my wife and I visit Poole the first thing we do is book a table. Having spent much of the past 25 years visiting Italy. This is by far the best restaurant in the south for recreating the wonderful Italian ambience backed up with truly magnificent food. Love it will be back in February (if not before).
Peter & Ann Thomas
Stratford-Upon-Avon.

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SharonH
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really nice evening, took our Grandson and his friend and they enjoyed it too. Very friendly staff and good food.

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SueL
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit was for a special occasion, the food was excellent, the service was very good and we had a very nice evening.

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IanF
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food served by very friendly staff in a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere. Would definitely recommend a visit to this restaurant, we will definitely be back.

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Fideii
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good straightforward Italian food at a sensible price with good service

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ColinW
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to eat ,atmosphere fantastic ,food lovely ,
highly recommend this place

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StephT
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and service. We had a lovely evening and look forward to coming again.

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MattE
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have never had a bad experience at Da Vinci’s. The food is great and the portions are generous. The service is friendly and authentic. The wine is superb; try the Montepulciano.
It’s not the cheapest; but well worth it.

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NeilG
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a great Restaurant with great people.

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JaniceM
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here the other night. Absolutely lovely, would highly recommend Da Vinci’s. The food is excellent and when we visit Bournemouth again we will definitely be returning.

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LauraB
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, great atmosphere and excellent service

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 3.9 stars by 151 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.