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5 Church Street | Christchurch, Dorset, Christchurch BH23 1BW, England
01202-484910
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 26
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  • 19
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  • 28
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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
Appreciated independent Italian

Starters were excellent, generous portions. Pizzas for mains were great; staff were happy to add an extra topping. Desserts were what you would get in your local curry house; the chocolate ice cream was fine by mean, but on ordering cheese and biscuits we were informed that the kitchen had closed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
Cherub2014
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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English first
Coventry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We selected Pinocchio's on the basis the menu had something to offer everyone. This was despite some negative reviews on TA. The food and service was excellent. There is no need to book; they will fit you in. A proper Italian restaurant offering VFM food.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Starters were excellent, generous portions. Pizzas for mains were great; staff were happy to add an extra topping. Desserts were what you would get in your local curry house; the chocolate ice cream was fine by mean, but on ordering cheese and biscuits we were informed that the kitchen had closed, so could not have cheese and biscuits. Checking the... More 

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Bournemouth
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

great atmosphere, small and cozy, excellent food. Very friendly staff, nothing is too much trouble. great location in Christchurch

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Chose Pinocchio's for a meal whilst staying at the Travelodge in Christchurch, just 5 minutes walk from the hotel. Warm welcome from lovely staff, excellent service and the food was delicious, really nice and they cooked everything to your liking. No problem to take away or add your likes and dislikes. Very impressed with the whole restaurant and lovely staff,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I really like the food at Pinocchio's - tried their pizza and pasta, both dishes were very tasty. Great price and friendly staff. Fun decorations give it a character.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

this could be an amazing place to enjoy real Italian food, Christchurch is a vibrant little town and good places to eat do well. This resultant needs an overhaul and I'm sure people will come flooding back. Sad food and decor make this a disappointing choice to eat.

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surrey uk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The main course was very nice we had veal,£16.99 dessert was all bought in mainly ice cream,basic wine glasses,plastic table cloth,cheep cutlery and decor needs to be updated.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We went for a pre-theatre meal and found most of the staff friendly and obliging. The food was pleasant but nothing special. I sat facing a framed picture with blobs of grease on the glass which made the decor appear rather grubby and tired. Not a bad restaurant but not good enough for us to want to return.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We arrived at Pinocchio’s at around 7pm on a Sunday evening and were warmly welcomed by both the young ladies serving that evening. We hadn’t booked and just took pot luck, but we were able to secure a table immediately and were invited to sit where we liked. None of us are great pizza lovers so we all bypassed the... More 

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

My wife and myself were in Christchurch for the weekend, and so we went to Pincchio's on a busy Saturday night, rather than go Prezzo's we thought why not give the local guys a go. We hadn't booked a table but they managed to sqeeze us in, the place was jammed to the rafters. Everyone seemed to someone else within... More 

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Address: 5 Church Street | Christchurch, Dorset, Christchurch BH23 1BW, England
Phone Number: 01202-484910
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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  • Address: 5 Church Street | Christchurch, Dorset, Christchurch BH23 1BW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: 01202-484910

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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