Reggina's Italian, Botley

4.6
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441 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Located in Botley, Southampton, Regginas Italian serves the best and freshest seasonal produce, Italian cheeses, meat and seafood. Get swept away by the warm, aromatic flavours of Italy, served to you with an elegant touch in an atmosphere that’s second to none.
From classic, nostalgic flavours to new, inspired dishes the stylish menu is perfectly complemented by the restaurant's stunning environment and outdoor dining space. Whether it be lunch, dinner, a celebration or even a business meeting or wedding reception, select from main menu, set menu or buffet menu and enjoy immaculate presentation, service and something a little different.
Our refurbished Terrace is very popular during the summer. This is a place where one can enjoy tea, coffee, cocktails and of course lunch and dinner from our unique menu.
What 441 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Sunday Lunch. Great Soup. Good Roast. Unusual Tiramisu..

S
Hampshire
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I took my mother her for a meal on Friday night and it was the best meal ever, my mum is still raving about it now! The service was excellent and a lovely atmosphere.

RR
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was Saturday evening so it was busy, we normally go mid week when it is quieter.
Still it is a very good and consistent restaurant.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five star service as always. This is our favourite restaurant

MS
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely restaurant in the heart if Botley village. Fabulous choice of food. Warm friendly atmosphere. Attentive service by wonderful staff. Highly recommended.

PG
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

very enjoyable evening,lovely food will certaninly come again

MK
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Really disappointed to be honest booked for 2 birthdays were kept 45 mins waiting for table. One meal was served wrong and by the time reserved everyone else had finished and was starting to leave. Service was not the greatest and certainly was really not happy considering the place has such good reviews. Dont think I will visit again

A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant, we have eaten here before and loved it. Always a great atmosphere and excellent service. The food this time slightly let them down, my partner could not eat her meal as it was far too hot and swimming in oil / butter. They did take it off the bill for us, but it's just disappointing as we wouldn't expect it from this restaurant. We had a lovely night and will go back but the food this time wasn't up to the normal exceptionally high standard hence the 4 star rather than 5.

SS
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I would recommend but not on a Friday when it was so busy and I think the service suffered because of this. Food was not as good as I've experienced in the past

GW
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & great service , we will definitely be going back

DR
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked for lunch as we had guests from Bognor and Exeter and always had good service in the past.
All six of us enjoyed our meals and the service was top class and we were made very welcome we’re be back

OT
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect evening. Excellent service and delicious food. Can’t fault in any way. We loved the birthday night out

RP
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable luncheon. Good all round ambience and service. I come here about twice a year having to drive for 40 mins to get to Botley.

L
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my third visit to this restaurant. Each time we have had the set lunch menu which is very good value. The ambiance is very relaxing and the staff are friendly yet professional. Also, it’s a good place to go to practice your Italian!

SS
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect food, perfect staff, always a great evening when we dine at Regginas.

TC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Superb food coupled with a friendly efficient service at a reasonable price.

OT
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

MD
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and attentive service, really enjoyable lunch.

JG
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our evening at Reggina's the food was very good as always. The staff were all very friendly. We were not rushed in anyway. Will be re-booking again in the near future. Thank you everyone.

m
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu was varied, the food delicious, the service excellent and good value for money. What more could you want? We will be back

OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

We arrived 15 minutes early and were told to go upstairs to the bar for a drink. We have done this on previous occasions and have ended up waiting beyond our booking time. Bearing in mind the downstairs restaurant was empty, except for a couple in the corner, we went to the bar which was about 6 people deep waiting for service at the bar. There were others joining the queue, there was little room to stand so we decided to go next door. On our way out we were offered to have a drink at our table rather than leave, by the manager, but the lady at the entrance disagreed with this and proceeded to question his actions in front of us, as if we were not there. Uncomfortable!
Joe was very attentive as were the waitress and waiter, very friendly and informative.
Our starters were lovely, out of the mains one was tasty but the salmon on a bed of pasta was very bland, not even a sign of any sort of seasoning in the cream sauce. There were raw chunks of onion in the sauce too.
Listening to all the customers arriving during the night it seemed to be standard to be told to go to the bar “until the table is ready”. It would be a suggestion that the bar be made more accessible for customers queuing and more seating be provided if everyone is encouraged to drink before being seated.
The lady greeting customers smiled very little all evening, perhaps the motto “happy faces make happy places” should be adopted.

LW
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is now the 4th time we have been and the same quality service each time. The staff are wonderful and the food is excellent.

AM
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Had to wait over an hour for our table despite booking and turning up on time

SW
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always from the moment you step inside until the moment you leave you want for nothing. The food is amazing, the best for miles. The waiting staff are attentive without being intrusive & will greet you with a genuine smile.

d
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food friendly staff make you feel really welcome

f
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff make the atmosphere most welcoming and coupled with Jo's humour and attentive service it is an absolute must for repetitive visits whatever the occasion or time of day

B
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place. Staff were friendly but professional. Food was very nice. We did not have to wait too long between courses. Ate off the lunch menu which was great value for money.

LB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Set lunch menu was fantastic value and delicious. The staff were wonderful and nothing was too much trouble. Will definitely return.

J
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We absolutely love reginas and adore the food, our favourite part of our evening is always the staff we love the gent who comes round and tells you the specials he’s so lovely and entertaining! Look forward to our next visit! ( please put scallops on menu)

VS
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very nice atmosphere, good food and a lovely cool environment in this heat! Well worth a visit.

SH
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was utterly delicious and the gluten free options were many! The service and ambience were warm and friendly. We will certainly be returning

MB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my 80th birthday with family. Could not have chosen a better place. Excellent food staff were very polite and obliging. Everyone enjoyed the food and we thought it excellent value.

AC
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent Sunday roast, excellent value for money and service was as always very good. There was lots of vegetables and gravy but it was a little light on the meat (only two slices of beef). Yorkshire puddings were amazing!!

ST
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening again - great food and very good service :) !

AL
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Enjoyed the evening and to be fair most of the courses except the two pan fried chicken with risotto, a bit dry. Disappointed that there were no gluten free bread or bread rolls on offer, thought for this level of cuisine there would be, even my local pub offers gluten free rolls. Why charge an extra £2.00 for a gluten free pizza? Paying a surcharge for suffering from coeliac disease? Bar service very slow and it was obvious that the bar man did not know how to make a pimms!
Overall expected to come home feeling really satisfied with the evening but for the price paid just expected that little bit more.

LM
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

We booked a table well in advance as it was my husband's birthday, and, to be fair, we were given a nice table. The huge disappointment on the night was the service and the length of time we had to wait. We ordered our food and it was well over 35 mins before a waitress came to our table to tell us, unbelievably, that one of the starters that we'd ordered (octopus) was unavailable, so we had to re-order.
The meal itself, when it eventually came , was very good, and we had several apologies during the evening regarding the service and wait. But to be told that the kitchen was under pressure because of 2 large parties upstairs was no consolation, nor was the 10% deduction made to the food bill, especially as it was a special birthday meal. We didn't make any big complaint at the time as that would have been unfair to the waiter/waitresses, but, frankly the evening was spoilt and unfortunately we had the impression that the 'regulars' were being treated with somewhat more urgency. But as we said, we could not fault the food, but the overall evening was a real disappointment.

LO
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit to Reggina's for many years and I can honestly say it exceeded my expectations. I went for lunch with a couple of girlfriends and it really was a delightful experience. The decor was fresh and modern and we were warmly welcomed by staff who couldn't seem to do enough for us. We chose from the set menu, which had a varied selection and was very good value. The food was well-presented, tasty, and the portion sizes were perfect for lunchtime. Desserts and coffees were equally as good. Before we left, we discovered the upstairs bar and brand new outdoor terrace, all tastefully decorated and welcoming. We shall definitely be back, preferably when it's not pouring down this time, so that we can enjoy the terrace!

SM
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely ambiance, good food, noise level was high but this was because everyone was having such a good time

PG
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We are so lucky to have such a great Italian restaurant in Botley. Always a tempting selection of specials as well as delicious pizzas and pastas.

DP
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A very pleasant experience , lovely food and fantastic level of service.
I was impressed by everything and in particular the staff level of discrete attention and service.
The food was imaginative , tasty and nicely presented on hot plates. We were not kept waiting and the restaurant is very pleasant. The upstairs bar is comfortable and airy and a nice way to pass the time.
Price was good and this is now my favourite local restaurant.

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