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5 Church Street, Christchurch, England
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night

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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Itallian food fun.

This place has been here for yonks! I love it though. my wife and I walk from home and have a great old fashioned Italian meal like it was the 1990s again. brilliant fun. always friendly staff good service. never regretted going to this place we just do not get around to going often enough.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Mike P
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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151 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I've been going to eat at Pinocchio's since the 1980's and I have never had a bad meal in all that time. It's a classic Italian restaurant with great food at extremely reasonable prices. The staff are always friendly and the service is good. I'm looking forward to taking my in-laws there when they come to visit in June. Ok... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place has been here for yonks! I love it though. my wife and I walk from home and have a great old fashioned Italian meal like it was the 1990s again. brilliant fun. always friendly staff good service. never regretted going to this place we just do not get around to going often enough.

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London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Popped in for lunch, wasn't very busy and we served efficiently and friendly. Food arrived in good time and was very nice., garlic bread was dripping in garlic butter and was very nice. Overall a nice, pleasant lunch.

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My daughter was keen to try Pinocchio s rather than the pizza express over the road. We all left disappointed by a lack of care and imagination in the decor, food and menu. The service was fine and fast but the processes have been pared down to be as easy as possible over the last 30 years and it shows... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We were here in our trip to Christchurch as another restaurant well positioned on Tripadvisor closes on Sunday... and we really regret it. The menu doesn´t give you many options for starters. I love italian restaurants and all the ones I´ve been in have some seafood such as mussels or scallops but it wasn´t the case in this place. Anyway,... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Only one other customer at lunch and the staff did not seem to be expecting anyone else to arrive. The decor is getting very worn and dated. Annoying music playing - it used to be better. Most importantly the food was substandard with sloppy undercooked pizza. Friendly staff but this is going downhill fast. It used to be much better... More 

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Jersey, Channel Islands
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172 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

A straight forward and somewhat dated Italian. Food and service average, decor in need of some TLC, with a selection of Italian football scarfs and various Pinocchio bits and bobs dotted around. If you want an average Itlian meal this is OK but nothing special. Children's meals £6.50, pizzas between £6.90 and £8.50. Tel 01202 484910

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We had brushetta and two pizzas and as I really like brushetta this one had no taste for me... dry herbs instead of freshly chopped, too much olive oil.... in my opinion chef should go and visit Italian Gossip in Poole where brushetta is just a heaven in your mouth. I won't review deeply the pizza I had as it... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

well tried this out as having 50th birthday soon and was going to book . glad I tried first. plastic table clothes ,cheapest cutlery that didn't match . not shown to table just pointed. limited and basic menu,decor looks like never been touched for 20 years plus .only one type of beer poor wine selection , food average and so... More 

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New Milton, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

But it stops at that . Was not keen on the little man coming in & out of the kitchen & bar area (in his 60,s)as he was not a happy chap & was dressed very grubby in black but old clothing passing our table we noticed his armpit sweat . Food not too bad though

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Church Street, Christchurch, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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