Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria Poole


I would like to thank Hope FM and all the staff at Da Vincis in Poole for the amazing meal we had. Having won a voucher with your radio station for a meal we went not knowing what to expect. The food was excellent, the service second to none and the whole experience one to remember. I can recommend Da Vincis to anyone wanting a meal to remember. Thanks again. Mike

Being a pizza lover I thought I would give them a try, the guy answered the phone told me he’s Italian so I had high expectations. I ordered a pizza and a bottle of coke, it arrived after 45 mins which was fine. Their pizza is the best I have eaten in a long time, you can actually taste the fresh ingredients and reminded me of my days on holiday. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who loves pizza’s. Silverline, Poole, UK.

To Nicola Vinzenco and all the staff Thank you so much for making our wedding reception so special. The food and service was fantastic! From Mr and Mrs K Dix

To Nico and Vince and all your lovely staff – thank you for a warm and professional wedding day. Thank you most sincerely. All our guests were very complimentary about the food, service and style. The room and tables looked stunning. It was a great fun day. Lots of love Mr and Mrs Owen

Very good food – Brilliant garlic bread

Loved the food – best we have had so far in Poole

Superb as always

Suberb food, atmosphere and exceptional service – thank you

Fantastic cuisine as always – see you in September

Lovely – we always come here

Great place to eat. Good food and friendly staff

Meet your host

Meet your host

Born in Calabria in Italy to a large family of four brothers, Nicola De Paula learnt from an early age the importance of food and has brought this love, enthusiasm and passion to Da Vinci’s.

“Food has always been at the heart of my family and my mother was the finest cook you could meet. She would shop in local markets, buying the best quality regional food to cook for her family. Meal times were typically Italian with a plentiful supply of local, seasonal dishes all served up among the noise and chaos of children! At Da Vinci’s we apply the same values of quality and freshness for our diners to enjoy.”

Nicola left Italy in 1984 and came to catering college in Bournemouth. He then spent several years as a Maitre D on busy cruise liners, before returning to Poole to open Da Vinci’s Pizzeria in 1993. Since first seeing the historic buildings on the Quay front, which reminded him of his town in Italy, Nicola had dreamed of opening a restaurant in Poole. His natural flair as a host, coupled with his love and passion for food has guaranteed Da Vinci’s continued position as one of the most popular restaurants on Poole Quay.

In early 2006, he took over the Warehouse Restaurant above his own pizzeria, filled it with stunning Italian furniture and an extra dining room seating up to 90 people was added to Da Vinci’s.

Nicola’s vision for Da Vinci’s is gaining its own reputation among discerning diners and becoming a favourite location for private functions in Poole.



For genuine Italian outside catering, why not consider the Da Vinci’s Al Fresco service. Our specialist catering team can offer a full range of private catering options which include:

  • Pig roasts, using organic, free range meats from Pampered Pigs Farm in Bere Regis
  • Gourmet Hampers for summer concerts
  • Buffets
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Da Vinci’s Dining At Home (minimum 20 people)

For businesses we can supply the simplest luncheon for small meetings or full catering for events such as office or factory openings.

Please contact info@da-vincis.co.uk for further information or call us on 01202 667528.

 Fresh Homemade Canapés at Da Vinci’s

Focaccia con olives (v)
Home made Italian bread served with marinated olives

Bruschetta di Canape (v)
Small   portions of toasted bread topped with sunblush tomatoes, basil, and garlic with pesto dressing

Ditalini di Focaccia
Little fingers of our fresh home made focaccia topped with prawns, pesto and crab

Blini di Salmone Affumicato
Individual blinis topped with smoked salmon & mascarpone

Spiedini di Mozzarella e Pomodoro basilico
Little skewers of baby mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and basil

Arancini alla Siciliana
Typically Italian speciality, little fried Sicilian rice balls, stuffed with peas and mozzarella (V)
or mozzarella and bolognaise sauce

Polpette di Melanzane (v)
Deep fried auberigine balls

Stuzzichini di Proscutto crudo
Rosemary & rock salt Italian bread sticks wrapped with Parma ham

Pizzettine (hot buffets only)
Individual home made pizza with a selection of different toppings, including vegetarian mozzarella and tomato pizza (v) and Italian sausage with chilli

Funghi Ripieni al Dolcelatte (hot buffets only) (v)
Breaded, fried mushrooms stuffed with Dolcelatte cheese & honey

Sweet Canapés
Home made chocolate and roasted almond cake)

Baci Perugina

We can also provide a little box of two Baci Perugina, little Italian chocolates known as ‘kisses’ with a message in the wrapper, as a leaving present for your guests.

If you would like to pre-order the drinks for your function we will ensure that they are ready for you and perfectly chilled.



Prices available on application, please contact us.

Da Vinci’s Special ‘Al fresco’ Hampers
Perfect for a picnic on your boat

Menu 1

Pane Focaccia
Home made Italian bread

Salmone Fresco
Side of fresh salmon with mayonnaise and new potatoes

Insalata con Mozzarella
Tomato and mozzarella salad with mixed leaves

Panna Cotta
Chilled cooked creamy Italian dessert

Menu 2

Italian bread  salad with roast peppers and tomato and fresh basil

Cured meats, tomato and basil salad, grilled vegetables

Pollo all’ Aglio
Char grilled free range chicken breast with garlic and lemon

Torta di Pancetta e Parmigiano
Italian bacon, mascarpone and parmesan tart

Panna Cotta con Fragole
Chilled cooked creamy dessert with fresh strawberries

Menu 3

Pane Focaccia
Home made Italian bread

Gamberoni con Aglio
Large King Prawns cooked with garlic

Canelloni di Ricotta e Salmone Affumicato
Pasta stuffed with smoked wild Alaskan Salmon and ricotta

Bocconcini di Filetto
Strips of fillet steak, rolled around rocket and Parmesan

Torta al Limone
Home made fresh lemon tart

Add some drinks to your ‘Al Fresco‘ Hamper
We will provide all drinks perfectly chilled and lend you wine glasses and a corkscrew

Cookery classes

Cookery classes

Learn to make Pizza and Pasta with us at Da Vinci’s – £35 per head

Looking for a cookery party in Poole? Look no further!

How about a yummy mummy get together, or a ladies’ luncheon with a twist? Come to Da Vinci’s and learn to make traditional home made Pizza or Tortelloni with Nicola.

After your culinary master class, sit down and enjoy a cold glass of Pinot Grigio while we serve you with a delicious lunch. And of course, we will ensure that you have enough pasta to take home with you to impress your family.

We also cater for hen and stag parties, children’s cookery classes through schools or privately and we can of course create your very own bespoke cookery class on either one to one basis or for a group of friends.

These parties are a great interactive way for a group of friends or staff to learn a new skill in a fun, relaxed and welcoming environment.