La Piccola Italia, located in the Lansdowne area, is one of Bournemouth’s longest-established restaurants, dating back to May 1981. Still under the control of the original owner and his family, this Italian restaurant oozes real traditional Italian heart and charm.
This top-quality restaurant serves authentic Italian dishes alongside a comprehensive wine list in a charming setting. With deep-red walls, classic chequered tablecloths, soft lighting and striking Roman-style columns, you’ll feel like you’ve found a secret part of Italy in Bournemouth as you dine under a cloud of Chianti flasks. La Piccola Italia is the best choice in town for an intimate dinner or special celebration with friends and family, as well as for a quick business lunch in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere. Thanks to the varied menu, choosing won’t be a problem, as there’s something to suit everyone. Both the lunch and dinner menus are packed full of antipasti, pasta and risotto dishes and pizzas, as well as meat and fish specialities. Why not start with the beef tomatoes stuffed with Parmesan, pecorino, herbs and breadcrumbs? Perhaps then move onto a hand-stretched, stone-baked pizza topped with grilled aubergines, courgettes, radicchio, cherry tomatoes, peppers, buffalo mozzarella and oregano. Ensure you leave space for dessert, as the homemade Italian classics are a fitting finish to any meal.