What a lovely place this is from the outset, first impressions from the outside was how lovely the place looked and then from going in the restaurant has the true Italian ambience. Service 1st class, friendly and attentive staff and the food was wonderful with good size portions. The only slight negative would be that once we had finished the starters, the main came out straight away so would had liked a bit of a gap but hey next time we can ask for a gap would 100% recommend this place
Having made a booking for six earlier in the day, we turned up for our dinner only for the chef to immediately turn around from the kitchen and shout "can't you see on the sign... we are closed!"
With a confirmed booking, we were a bit bemused and when mentioned this was rudely dismissed with an added "we don't have space anyway" before the chef turned his back to us.
When the waitress came along and confirmed that we had made a booking and he was mistaken, we took one look at his thunderous face as we were waiting for a table to be ready and decided this was not somewhere we wanted to eat. A real shame, but we went to Rimjhim instead and received a much friendlier welcome.
We were staying at Gordon House, a lovely little B&B around the corner (from this restaurant) in West Borough. We chose Topogigio because 1. It was an Italian restaurant and we like Italina food 2. It had good reviews on TA and 3. It was just 3 mins stroll from our B&B. Can't fault it.
Located in Mill Lane, Topogigio is a traditional, family-run restaurant offering a comprehensive menu of Italian fayre with pastas, pizzas, meat dishes, starters & desserts. Good selection of alcohol and soft drinks. I like a glass of cold, draught Birra Moretti and maybe a glass of house red with a meaty pasta and my wife only drinks Coke or fruit juice. I had a Carbonara and my wife had a pizza. Food was delicious and plentiful, Service was friendly and efficient. Panna Cotta and a coffee for dessert. Monday evening was busy. To attract customers after a busy weekend, Topogigio offer a Two-for-One on Pasta & Pizza so its a genuine decent offer. Our mains were £10.50 each so we ended up paying £10.50 for both rather than £21. Obviously drinks and dessert were extra. Highly recommended. You won't be disappointed.
We were very happy with the beautifully cooked carbonara with a bottle of good house white. This is a really nice, traditional Italian, good, efficient and prompt service and a nice unpretentious atmosphere. Its a shame so many restaurants have had a trendy make over, this one has stayed with cosy, real Italian style and it is all the better for it. Fantastically good value special lunch menu. We will definitely return next time we are in Wimborne, thank you for a very good lunch.