My partner and I visited Italian Diva during our little getaway to Poole. We entered the restaurant to a warm welcome from a lovely host, seated and given information about drinks and the meals available. I am gluten-free, and I became nervous when scanning the menu to see no specification as to what I could eat or not, but upon asking, I was reassured that they were very clued up on gluten-free! The chef, Marcello even came out to tell us that he was cooking our meals (lovely gf pasta in a gorgeous ragu) with comepletely different utensils and dishes as to ensure no cross contamination. The meal itself was delicious, the perfect portion size, leaving us full but with empty plates. We found our bill, just over £40 reasonable and appropriate, appreciating that our meals were cooked from scratch, and including some wine even my partner (not a wine person) enjoyed!
The atmosphere was as my partner just called it, ‘lush’ - although not busy on a Tuesday evening, we ended up having friendly conversation with a group on the table across from us as well as the gentleman at front-of-house. The music, lighting and decor was romantic and stylish without being garish.
We can’t wait wait to come to Italian Diva again and see it’s lovely staff.
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