On Jubilee Terrace you’ll find a little piece of Italy in the form of Don Claudio, a cosy and traditional restaurant serving up authentic pizza, pasta and other Italian classics. The perfect place for a family meal or a group get-together with its warm and welcoming setting, you’ll feel right at home at Don Claudio, even more so when you try the rustic cuisine. Begin with some antipasti like the calamari fritti, mozzarella caprese or the grilled tiger prawns with an olive oil, garlic chilli and lemon dressing. Then, tuck into some pizza, pasta or meat or seafood like the pollo alla Milanese (chicken breast with breadcrumbs in a cheese sauce) or the spigola al guazzetto (seabass cooked with garlic, chilli, olive oil and cherry tomatoes). A favourite among Italian cuisine loving foodies, spaces at Southsea’s Don Claudio can fill up. Book ahead to avoid missing out!
Wonderful lunch with family. As usual food was exquisite and service excellent. Our birthday guest was made to feel very special!
Superb food. Again... And atmosphere, and service... Oh, did I mention the food? Terrific all round. Properly Italian evening, and we will be back again soon.
Superb seafood, great wine, and we felt very welcome. It was nice to discuss the menu with the chef too.
Amazing restaurant. The food is absolutely delicious. No wonder it’s so difficult to get a reservation there. Beautiful service. The starter of antipasto is delicious and stone baked pizzas are to die for. Fabulous place. Will definitely be going back!
This is the 3rd time I have been to Don Claudio's, and it is a great little place. While it may be a bit tight for space inside, the atmosphere is good, the staff very friendly and welcoming, and the food is all delicious - not to mention the generous portions! The only (very minor) downer for me is that the menu seems to have remained largely the same for the past year or so, but they had a good selection of specials to choose from too, at regular prices!
A convivial atmosphere, with excellent food, Don Claudio is like an eating experience with friends. The food was sublime, seasonal and very reasonably priced. If you want fast food, go to a fast-food outlet; if you want the real, truly authentic Italian culinary experience, then this is the place for you. Highly recommended that you book, and bearing in mind that Italians come here in droves to eat, this is a fantastic addition to the restaurant scene in Portsmouth.
While visiting Portsmouth for a long weekend, I had booked an evening meal here for my wife’s birthday, it was a bit of a gamble as I have no knowledge of the restaurant or area but did so after checking online reviews and it certainly didn't disappoint, the food and service were excellent. The menu catered for all tastes with a good selection of dishes to choose from. As a vegetarian in an Italian restaurant I as usual had little difficulty in finding something to choose from the menu but my wife who is a generally a meat eater, on the night also choose a vegetarian option, we both agreed it was one of the best meals we had eaten out for some time. The only downside was that we were seated downstairs with two large and noisy parties, but it didn’t dampen the night too much.
the food was as always exceptional and the service was brilliant, the team are always so friendly and helpful, Don Claudio's is a gem. Friends who had not been before said they will definitely be going back again
This was our fourth visit to this restaraunt. The staff have been helpful and friendly on each occassion. The food has always been excellent. My Fiancee has particularly enjoyed the sea bass. I can recommend the Steak which was cooked (rare) to perfection. The specials board always seems to have some interesting dishes. I have not tried the Pizza yet which is on my to do list. The owner is originally from Southern Italy so it's nice to have another authentic Italian restaraunt in Portsmouth.
Our first visit to Don Claudio and my wife and I were most impressed with the standard of service and the quality of the food. We will be back again.