Italian Diva - Classic Italian Restaurant in Poole

With talented chef patron Marcello Calipa at the helm, Italian Diva serves classic Italian dishes using fresh ingredients sourced locally and from around Italy. Italian Diva takes you on a journey into the flavours of Italy, guided by Marcello's passion for food and kissed by his unique touch.

"Passion is everything, there is no twist. At Italian Diva you get classic Italian cooking"

The exquisite and timeless elegance of Italian Diva with its sensual dark exotic vibe has created a design statement in the historic Old Town of Poole. Just steps away from Poole Quay, Italian Diva is a lush oasis, a perfect place for a relaxed lunch or elegant dinner.

"I am passionate about my ingredients and I use only the best of the best which I choose from all that Italy has to offer. Ricotta from Naples, Guanciale from Rome and Mozzarella from Naples The finest Olive Oil which I buy from Rome enriches every dish. My steaks are the best you will find in Dorset, my chicken is corn fed, my desserts are all homemade with Italian love."

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Marcello Calipa

Marcello was brought up in Rome into a family of chefs and restauranteurs. He worked as a sous chef to his father where at an early age his love of cooking developed into the passion that he feels today.

Marcello is an extremely accomplished Chef, familiar with different cooking techniques, which he uses with flair to highlight a wide range of flavours and tastes. Marcello’s knowledge of Italian cuisine is biased towards the Southern regions, but his all round culinary knowledge and background make him ideally suited to explore the eclectic flavours of Italian regional dishes.


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11 High Street, Poole, BH15 1AB

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Opening Times

Open for Lunch Tuesday to Saturday 12.00-14.00 (bookings only)

18:00 - 22:00
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Dinner and Pre & Post Theatre. Evening Walk ins welcome.


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