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We welcome all families to enjoy our restaurant. Giuseppe asks that all under 18’s are kept under constant adult supervision during your visit.

Welcome to Southsea's most loved Italian Restaurant; authentic Italian food paired with an atmosphere like no other. Whether you’re looking for a casual lunch, evening out or just a coffee break, Giuseppe's Italian Restaurant is Southsea's No.1 choice. World renowned for the fun atmosphere, food and giant pepper mill, there's no Italian Restaurant better to experience Italian food at its finest.

About Giuseppe

Born in Italy’s autonomous region of Sardinia, Giuseppe grew up in a scenic town on the East coast called Lanusei. Raised in a large family as one of ten children, authentic Italian food was always at the heart of family culture.

Giuseppe’s graduation from catering school in the 1960’s provided the early foundations of an international career in hospitality.

Learning his trade in senior catering positions in Sardinia, Rome, Milano and Switzerland Giuseppe then moved to the UK in 1974 to further pursue his passion for Italian cooking. Giuseppe gained experience in Italian restaurants across London and Southampton; then in 1977 he settled in Portsmouth and opened the famously known “Pizza House” based in Hilsea. 

Having earned the reputation on the South Coast as the “place to be seen”, the Italian Restaurant was often frequented by celebrities from all walks of life. 

Having served famous sports stars such as George Best, Harry Redknapp , Peter Crouch, David James and the likes of TV’s Gabby Roslin and Fred Dinage, the family run Italian restaurant was well known and loved by many. It can also boast a visit from the former Prime Minister David Cameron and of course not to forget Ferrari’s 5 time ‘Le Mans’ winner and Scuderia driver Derek Bell.

Giuseppe’s success was further acknowledged with the accolade of being awarded the “Key to the City” from his home in Sardinia.

 After 39 successful years; Giuseppe retired but his lifelong passion for Italian cooking and providing a customer experience like no other, soon led him out of retirement and in 2017 Giuseppe’s Italian Ristorante was born.

Having found the perfect location in the heart of Southsea, Giuseppe’s Italian Ristorante is situated at the entrance to Southsea’s historic Castle Road. With views overlooking The Common and the seafront, the building is steeped with a history of serving residents and visitors of Portsmouth dating as far back as 1762.

The well-considered renovation boasts an authentic, spacious and cosy interior to enjoy fantastic Italian food and a fun atmosphere for all occasions.

Giuseppe’s is proud to boast their customer feedback and reviews continue to be among the best across the city.

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Giuseppe's Italian Ristorante

Restaurant Amenities

Free WiFi

Family Friendly

Live Music

Parking Nearby

Our Location:

Giuseppe's Italian Ristorante

1 Kent Rd, Southsea, Portsmouth, Southsea PO5 3EG

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    "So glad that someone recommended this place for our 22nd wedding anniversary. We were not disappointed. Food, atmosphere and price was great. Will definitely be visiting again 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟"
    - Jacqui Beeston

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