FOOTBALL isn't the only thing Italians are brilliant at, with their cuisine being one of the most-loved in the UK. 

Everyone has their favourite type of pizza, from stonebaked to wood-fired and even Chicago style - making it a difficult task to judge which ones are the conurbation's best. 

Using Google Reviews, these are the top rated takeaway pizzas in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole: 

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  • Bournemouth: 

Pizzeria Via Roma
522 Christchurch Rd

With an impressive rating of 4.8 and more than 360 happy customers on Google Reviews, Pizzeria Via Roma is one of the best pizza restaurant in Bournemouth - and one review definitely agrees: "The best pizza!!!!!!"

Da Mario Wood Fired Pizza

12 Queens Rd

This delightful, pared-down eatery serves delicious Italian wood-fired pizza with creative toppings and a range of beer, cider and wine for those who don't fancy taking their pizza home.

4.7 - 478 reviews

Bournemouth Pizza Co

44 St Swithun's Rd

Bournemouth Echo:

Bournemouth Pizza Co offer delivery to the beach.

This cool restaurant also serves wood-fired pizzas and has a range of rustic communal tables to eat at or you can take away.

4.7 - 430 reviews

El Murrino

154 Old Christchurch Rd

With a whopping 921 reviews El Murrino's wood-fired pizzas have a rating of 4.7 on Google Reviews.

The family-owned eatery is a hit with residents and visitors alike.

One customer said: "Had a great meal at El Murrino on the beach last week and today we went to the restaurant in Bournemouth for an authentic wood-fired pizza which really was fantastic!

"So good to see a business like this so busy and turning out excellent service and food. Totally recommended!"


Banks House, 295-299 Wimborne Rd

Classic Italian dishes and pizzas are available from this family-friendly venue, which is the ideal location for a day night or chilled out dinner, with it's exposed brick walls and open kitchen. 

4.6 - 788 reviews

  • Christchurch: 


12 Wick Ln, Christchurch BH23 1HX

Bournemouth Echo:

Bodega in Christchurch.

Bodega has a rating of 4.6 with 98 happy customers on Google Reviews. 

One review said: "Had a great evening here. Cory was an awesome host, took us on a tour of the world with some unusual wine choices and was great to talk to! Will definitely come back when next in town!"

The Paddle Cafe Bar Eatery

397 Lymington Rd, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 5JN

The ultimate in relaxed bistro dining, The Paddle Cafe Bar Eatery has had more than 280 reviews and has a rating of 4.6.

One review said: ""Just the best pizzas ever. Also probably my favourite breakfast in Dorset - smashed avocado with halloumi."

Pizzeria Via Roma

20 Church St, Christchurch BH23 1BW

This Italian delicatesen has to feature on the list as it's had some incredible reviews from previous customers. One reads: "WOW. Everthing at Roma tastes delicious but OMG the vegetable pasta bake is divine." 

4.8 - 49 reviews

  • Poole:

Bournemouth Echo:


44 Haven Rd, Canford Cliffs, Poole BH13 7LP

There are a number of popular Baffi restaurants across the conurbation including Poole and Southbourne. 

The quirky name means 'moustache' in Italian and the fun-loving restaurant serves divine Neopolitan pizza. 

 One review said: ""I just had the best pizza of the year from Baffi. They really do the best dough and quality toppings. Best in the area. Perfect pizza, thanks guys." 

4.5 - 273 reviews 

Le Bateau Wood Fired Restaurant & Bar

141-143 Commercial Rd, Poole BH14 0JD

If you're after something a little different, why not give Le Bateau Wood Fired Restaurant & Bar a try? 

One happy customer said: "Best pizza's you will ever eat! Good quirky choice, I highly recommend hoi sin duck with spring onion."

4.2 - 551 reviews


87 High St, Poole BH15 1AH

This popular spot in a relaxed nestled on Poole High Street offers Italian favorites and relaxed outdoor seating.

With a rating of 4.6 and 390 reviews, it's an absolute storm with customers.

One said: "Could not be faulted. The Italian food was absolutely delicious. I had lasagne that could not be faulted, one of the best Italians in BCP hands down."

If we haven't featured your favourite in this list, then give them a shout-out in the comments below.