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272 Old Christchurch Road | Lansdowne Roundabout, Bournemouth BH1 1PH, England
+44 1202 317007
16:00 - 23:00
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Wed - Mon 16:00 - 23:00
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Lancing, England, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Wanted to make a booking for a family celebration. Tried phoning. No answer. So, filled in the form on the website. "Guaranteed response within 24 hours". Nearly a week later, still no response. So, went round there. Not open. Place looked like the Marie Celeste. No clues on the door whether they were supposed to be open or not. Booked... More 

1 Thank 37TC37
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We visited this Italian restaurant last year and had an excellent meal - the steaks were very good.This time we found the food was not as good as before but the staff were helpful and service was quick. It was not so busy. It is okay for a quick value for money meal.

Thank Dawn L
London, United Kingdom
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321 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We were greeted warmly by the staff and thought we were in an authentic Italian restaurant. The food, however, wasn't as good as we had hoped - the pasta was overcooked and the rest of the food appeared to be frozen rather than fresh - the vegetables were definitely from a mixed bag of frozen veg and were very spongey... More 

Thank asdas1
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

The worst take away we have had. We had calamari and garlic bread with cheese to start. the 'calamari' was clearly cheap frozen ready made calamari that was fried and dumped in a box with some sliced onions and a dollop of mayo. we were charged £7 for 6 small pieces. The garlic bread was stale ciabatta that was in... More 

Thank WhaleAndThePig
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I went with my family a couple of years ago and remember having a gorgeous steak, so I returned with my girlfriend, despite the mixed reviews. When we got there we were greeted by a lovely member of staff. We were the only ones in the entire restaurant which wasn't a good sign. There was no music playing and the... More 

Thank adamhannis
Fareham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Food "Bellissimo" staff wonderful and attentive, lovely cosy feel to this restaurant, made to feel comfortable and able to take your your time. Lovely

Thank kentucky69
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Very authentic Italian food and excellent staff and service. Decor is a bit outdated but don't let that put you off.

Thank Dishita B
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

We visited after work using the table pouncer deal. Service was brilliant - our waitress was very polite and made sure we had everything we needed. Food was delicious. Hubby had mussels to start and we both had pizza. Restaurant was quiet but still had a lovely atmosphere. Will definitely return 😀

Thank cmcarter16
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Unpretentious restaurant with good value specials and a friendly service. The early-evening menu offered 2 courses for a tenner, so about GBP15 with wine and coffee. Melon-with-port starter, followed by an excellent lasagne. I think not all the expensive menu items were available so if you're planning on a high-end steak or similar it might be worth calling ahead. For... More 

Thank George R
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

We went here Easter Saturday and all I can say about this restaurant is if you like microwaved food this is for you - I expect fresh food when going to a restaurant and am paying . It was very quiet when we arrived apparently they close at 1030 but I was very surprised when they turnt a couple away... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$31
Italian, Steakhouse, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 272 Old Christchurch Road | Lansdowne Roundabout, Bournemouth BH1 1PH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 317007
Amaretto is an upscale dining restaurant in the heart of Bournemouth town in Dorset. We specialize in modern Italian cuisine encompassing characteristics of various regions of Mediterranean, our menu represents more than authentic Italian menu, and it embraces the true Mediterranean lifestyle, such as Italy, France, Greece and Turkey. We bring a touch of casual elegance to Bournemouth, with classic and contemporary decor complimented by a comfortable ambiance. Amaretto’s menu features the authentic, traditional specialties of old Italian food as well as new Mediterranean fusion dishes including pastas, steaks, chops, chicken, beef, fish and other seafood dishes. Our chef creates menus very much inspired by all regions of Mediterranean, which make full use of all the excellent produce the Bournemouth town has to offer. Delicious Minestrone soup, freshly caught local fish, excellent sauces and home-made desserts, the restaurant‘s use of carefully aged beef has earned it the compliment of being said to serve the best steaks on the town. Enjoy our freshly baked garlic bread and more, desserts are made on the premises and there’s a good selection of coffees.All menu items are available for take-out, and our Special Party menu offers generous family-sized meals for your next family gathering, birthday party, School party, Hen-Stag party or office party. Amaretto restaurant is a hot spot for both locals and tourists.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?