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Pinocchio's

64 Castle Street, Canterbury CT1 2PY, England (Formerly Pinocchios Italian Restaurant)
01227 457538
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Ranked #12 of 283 restaurants in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Staffordshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Visited Pinocchio"s whilst on a break to Canterbury.Rang on the off chance they had a table available at short notice on a Friday evening and we were in luck. My wife had bruschetta and I had a chicken,spinach and tomato soup to start.Both were presented beautifully and tasted the same. For the mains my wife had a Pizza O Sol... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Once again we used trip advisor to pick a restaurant and we were not disappointed the food was very good as was the service and really nice people. A nice family run restaurant at reasonable prices would defiantly eat there again

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I recently hosted an academic conference in Canterbury. Base on very good past experiences I picked Pinocchio's for the conference dinner. The food was excellent as always and the staff and chef were fantastic. We had one vegan participant and one who has a gluten intolerance, the chef made special arrangement which looked excellent. Everyone who attended was very impressed... More

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Martlesham Heath, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I was worried about going to an Italian Restaurant as I'm not overly keen on Pizza or Pasta but assumed there would be other options and there were! We ordered calamari and I'm always worried that I'm going to be served a frozen, rubbery version that is swamped by the batter. What a delightful surprise this dish turned out to... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

After a quick Tripadvisor search for Canterbury restaurants for our last night in the city, we decided to visit Pinocchio's and we weren't disappointed! The staff were very welcoming and friendly, taking our coats and pulling our chairs out for us. We each had a starter, one of which was from the specials board, a pizza and we shared a... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Service and food the best! Away from the cathedral crowds. The lasagna was the best I've had in a long time. A real Italian restaurant!

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The restaurant was empty when we arrived but it soon filled up. This is a popular eating venue in a central location in Canterbury. The menu is not particularly extensive, but there are some specials chalked up and we went for those. Duck in balsamic vinegar sauce sounded good, and there were several seafood pasta dishes on offer, also some... More

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Alton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We were doing an overnight stay in Canterbury, in order to attend the University's Open day, and after reading reviews on Trip Advisor I'd booked a table for the Friday evening. We were not disappointed. This restaurant is a short walk from the main City Centre/cathedral but was clearly very popular with local people . The décor and atmosphere was... More

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Wow! Thank you everyone at Pinocchios. Not only did we have really friendly staff, we were able to watch Holland vs Argentina at the end of the night. Disappointing result but never mind. The meal was fab and the Italian brandy was to die for. Good luck Andrea (excuse spelling if wrong) in your forensics at University. Would I recommend... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We celebrated my wife's birthday here. Excellent food, friendly with a personal approach & great with the kids. Brilliant

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