All across Bournemouth, Italian restaurants provide local foodies with a galaxy of gourmet options. If you are a long-standing fan of Sicilian, Sardinian, Tuscan, Neapolitan or Calabrian cooking, you're in for a treat when you check out Quandoo's selection of eateries. In Poole, Boscombe, Christchurch and the town centre, anyone with a passion for Mediterranean food can book Bournemouth's best Italian restaurants at the click of a button. Whether you are heading to the Vitality Stadium to watch football or taking the kids to the Oceanarium, there are places to dine all over town. So take a trip with us to one of the world's gastronomic powerhouses and discover the cuisine of Italy at a restaurant near you.
Italy's gastronomic culture touches a lot of bases, and seafood is definitely one of them. If you are on the south coast and fancy a healthy dose of first-class Amalfi-style prawns or calamari fritti, Bournemouth's Italian restaurants are waiting to take your order. Chefs at these establishments know how to take locally landed fish and shellfish and turn it into spaghetti vongole or pan fried sea bass in a white wine and lemon sauce, or salmon cooked in a delectable sherry and ginger sauce. If you're tired of bland tuna or salmon dishes, there's no better place to satisfy your seafood craving.
Sometimes, there's just no substitute for a top quality pizza. When the urge to tuck into a 14" monster can't be avoided, Bournemouth's Italian restaurants have just what you need. You can enjoy authentic pizzas right next to Poole harbour, or head to town centre pizzerias which blend authentic dough recipes with toppings from around the world. Add Thai or Indian ingredients or hunks of delicious chorizo, and discover a totally new favourite pizza variety in the process. And if you are planning a night out in town, why not start off at Italian restaurants in Bournemouth? There's nothing better than sharing a pizza with friends to get things started, before you explore the city's bars and clubs.
If you want a healthy meal full of fresh vegetables, delicately prepared sauces and plenty of energy, Italian restaurants in Bournemouth have all of the pasta dishes you could ask for. There are chefs from all over the peninsular, from Venice to Calabria. Check out Calabrian style eggless pasta with aubergine to the fore, enjoy a homemade lasagne with west country beef, or go for something typically Roman such as carbonara with pancetta and plenty of grated hard cheese. Whether you are carb-loading or you just adore pasta, Italian restaurants in Bournemouth can cook classic dishes whenever you desire.
Bournemouth's Italian restaurants also have a wealth of irresistible meat dishes to consider. If protein is the priority, you'll find delicacies like Vitello all Giotto (veal that's slow cooked with mushrooms in white wine), as well as Venetian calf's liver. Then there's the steak. Dorset's farmers produce prime beef, while the region's Italian chefs who turn it into stunning steak meals with fine sauces, fresh vegetables and wine suggestions that neatly complement the taste of the meat. So if you want a meat feast, check out Quandoo's selection of Italian restaurants in Bournemouth.