Bistro Italia

4.5
57 reviews
£25 and under
Italian
In true traditional Italian style, we are a family run restaurant and bar based in the heart of Poulton-Le-Fylde, serving traditional Italian food from freshly sourced local produce, prepared daily by our chefs.

The bar has recently been renovated and transformed into a new Bar area offering a more modern and relaxed atmosphere, perfect for customer’s to enjoy a refreshing Peroni on draught or a selection of cocktails.

Tables can also be booked in the bar area for pre-dinner or after dinner drinks.


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 57 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Peterb
Lancashire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and wonderful team. Excellent value for money

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Lisa
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Just abit noise amount of birthdays to many in one night

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Chrissy
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good choice for all tastes. We had steaks and pizzas in our party of 5 and all were pleased with their food. I really enjoyed a fillet steak with peppercorn sauce cooked perfectly

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PaulT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Lovely meal and good service however the constant ‘birthday music’ (x5 times during our meal) spoiled our occasion.
Maybe you should limit the number of ‘celebrations per night’

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EileenM
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very enjoyable evening, excellent service from young male waiter. Food very good an well presented

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SuzyM
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were polite and extremely helpful.
The food was outstanding and served in a served promptly.
I have booked to return.

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HodgsonT
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food we will be back, fabulous service thank you

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CarolynD
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food here was great but got to admit the place was pretty noisy. Limited soft furnishings to muffle the sound and struggled to have a conversation with our friends which was quite disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food and very friendly staff. Gorgeous interior. Definitely recommended

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was outstanding will definetly be back good value for money thank you so much

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Pepper
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely setting, great staff and amazing food. Will definitely come by again soon.

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StevenL
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service. Excellent food. Well worth a visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always made to feel very welcome at Bistro Italia. We shared the ribs to start, delicious, then we had pizzas. Mine was gluten free and it was excellent 😊

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s my third time eating here and it was excellent as always. Everything about the restaurant is lovely, the food, the surroundings, and the staff. Highly recommend

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Bee12344
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Staff very lovely our waitress was very nice could put up with the men’s stupid jokes and was very help full. Some staff Had no idea about anything could do with training on the menu and Italian food.. food could be better. Chicken was very dry, And little things like a sauce on the side, fresh garnish or some caramelized onion with starters makes a difference. We love starters. Our pasta Dishes needed needed more taste was not much garlic or any herbs or even salt to say it was Italian. We had three separate dishes that tasted pretty much the same.
The price of soda water or blackcurrant and water for the kids was stupid! Adult portion was same as a child’s also.

All in all what it cost us was a lot for what we had.

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RonY
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

The food was very bland and disappointing. Great shame as the staff were very good and the restaurant very pleasant to eat in.

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DamianH
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came for my wife's birthday great food great atmosphere great price staff fantastic 20/10 we will be back

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Catriona
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to celebrate some good news, they helped with my special request (prosecco on arrival) and were very attentive and provided swift service. A lovely evening with good food - we will go back soon!!!

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Watto
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Good choice on menu, food well presented and very good. The main gripe was the service.... it was ok but we constantly had to attract attention to get drinks, place orders. Once an order had been placed, it was fine.

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CatherineS
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely surroundings, friendly efficient staff, and the best and tastiest food we’ve had in this area or in Preston (and we eat out regularly). Mushroom starter declared delicious by my companions, calamari not chewy, large portion of very moist cod, fantastic lasagne. The brandy basket dessert was huge; a bit too big for me but difficult to stop eating! Great value for money. We will definitely be back

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ReneeA
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food ,very friendly staff,a lovely update to decor.Good value for money.

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Mark
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good solid Italian meal in pleasant surroundings at a good price

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MikeP
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good yet again food and service excellent thanks for fitting us in we will be back

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MrsLegenDilly
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I haven't been for a while however inside looks beautiful now. The service was gpod and the food served quick and to a great quality. I will be back!

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PatM
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was lovely and service was very good. Very friendly staff.

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SteveL
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never ever have a bad meal here. The fillet steak is superb and the wine is great too. Always welcomed with a smile and a handshake by the owner. His staff are excellent at looking after you too. Can’t fault the place.

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PhilG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb in every way
Food exactly how we hoped it would be. Steak was succulent. Salmon just melted off the fork. Two of us tried the dessert "special" of cannoli an loved it.

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NoreenS
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is lovely this was a return visit . On both visits everyone cleared their plates . Wine was good and good value Would definitely go back but noise was too high in extension . Will try and book main room next time

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SylviaB
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal as always. Very good service and lovely ambience. Good value and great choice of menu;

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

Very poor experience in restaurant tonight, as a result would never return.

1. Manager/owner extremely domineering over a very young and inexperienced bunch of waiters, shouting instructions at them and loudly correcting errors - not a smile amongst them, not their fault, I’m sure they are terrified.

2. As we sat down we were immediately served tasters, very nice we ate the 2 nibbles of bread and tomato, nothing much and unusual here. However, the same manager came to our table and aggressively said “ you were spoiled there, they weren’t for you” not sure why he had to point out the mistake of his team, again very passive aggressive. It seems they were for the couple at the next table….

3. The table wobbled, I asked the young waiter if he would fix it. No comment and he walked away. I nicely asked another and the manager descended on the table and aggressively told me he would fix it, as he did. Not sure I deserved all that aggression.

Was wondering about customer service at this stage and the aggression was clear.

Here’s the final issue, as we left, my elderly mother and I first, my sister following. As she passed the cash point one of the waiters shouted at us and across the restaurant “have you lot paid the bill”! You lot… We most certainly had and tipped when actually we should have left none. Very embarrassing and totally uncalled for. The managers reaction was to shout at him and ignore us. We put my mother in the car and I went back to talk to the manager. Not handled well, no apology, no understanding of the offence and insult caused, just the same loud aggressive shouting at me, like it was my problem. He actually said to me did you not hear me shouting g at him… I left and we won’t be back.

You go… at your peril, I feel sorry for the kids working there!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

My only fault is the food is served a bit quickly. As soon as the starter was finished, our main meal was served. There wasn’t much time between courses to chat with friends. I felt slightly rushed. Apart from that It was lovely. The food was delicious, and the presentation was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely relaxed atmosphere. Everyone is very friendly and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have just finished a lovely 3 course meal at Bistro Italia after having it recommended by the owner of the Air BnB we are staying at just a 5 minute walk down the road. This is the first meal we have had out in a restaurant since getting engaged a couple of weeks ago and our first experience of eating out without the requirement of any coronavirus restrictions too. The restaurant felt very safe and we felt comfortable as we chose to continue to wear our masks moving to and from our seat, taking them off whilst seated, with one server (I think the owner), opting to wear his mask when approaching our table too. All of our servers were very polite and chirpy and dealt with us in a professional manner. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and drinks - we would definitely recommend the lobster stuffed pasta and duck pappardelle and we were informed of specials on offer too. We appreciated the owner of the restaurant also taking the time to chat to us about where we had travelled from and the reason for our visit. He finished off our meal nicely with a complimentary shot of Limoncello as he had remembered reading on our booking that we were celebrating a special occasion. We received best wishes for the rest of our stay as we left and we’re thanked for choosing to dine at Bistro Italia.

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GillianA
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

This was our first time and the food was lovely very friendly staff and would recommend you go and try it will definitely return agsin

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ClaudiaD
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely meal in this fully renovated restaurant is like being abroad in a little town in Italy! Great atmosphere fabulous cocktails and food!! We can wait to go back!!
Service was excellent and very friendly
we had a fab night!! see you soon :)

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IanR
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

very nice food and atmosphere would go back again definately, the waiters didnt have set tables so would ask if you've been served by 3 different people at times

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OpenTable Diner
Lancashire
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely friendly staff attending us and the food is just brilliant.

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franny
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The staff were very rude as soon as we arrived. The food was at a very poor standard. I am disappointed as i have visited many times before.

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ella
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love bistro Italia probably the best restaurant in plf

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LauraA
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow! Completely blown away by Bistro Italia! I found it by chance on Open Table and can’t believe I hadn’t been here before.
I came with my sister and mom and we shared four starters which were incredible. We all had the same pasta dish for our mains, which were in a raspberry vodka sauce and it was outstanding. Desserts were delicious too!
Every single part of our meal was lovely and we cannot wait to return after lockdown. Definitely the best restaurant in Blackpool! So glad we found here, incredible food at great value and nice service.

FAQs

Bistro Italia offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01253 894059.

Bistro Italia is rated 4.5 stars by 57 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.