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

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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
inexpensive, friendly - and open after the theatre!

After a visit to the Regent Centre, we can be sure that Pinocchio's will find us a table on even the busiest night - and that's without booking! We sometimes roll up after 9.30pm, but it doesn't seem to be a problem for them. A family-run Italian restaurant, it doesn't serve haute cuisine, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
sue r
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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a visit to the Regent Centre, we can be sure that Pinocchio's will find us a table on even the busiest night - and that's without booking! We sometimes roll up after 9.30pm, but it doesn't seem to be a problem for them. A family-run Italian restaurant, it doesn't serve haute cuisine, but basic Italian dishes at a very... More 

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Thank sue r
New Milton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very enjoyable lunch Pizza and house wine - great Staff very helpful - do everything to make your visit memorable Pleased to recommend

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Thank Oceans4903
Christchurch
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here with three friends just before christmas at 8pm. The place was less than half full and we asked if we could sit at the window table. They made a fuss as this was laid up for 6 people not 4 and said they liked to keep the large tables free for when it gets busy later, but after... More 

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Thank Carol F
Christchurch, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been visiting this little place since I was 11 and earlier this year celebrated my 18th birthday here. I am a big fan of Italian food and have as a result eaten at most of Christchurch's Italian serving restaurants. Whether it's Pizza Express or Prezzos I always find myself returning to the rustic atmosphere of Pinocchios. It isn't without... More 

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Thank Leoria
Lymington, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Went in for lunch, sat by a wall in the middle. Very old fashioned, including the toilet! And that wall was filthy!! However, lovely welcome and service from a nice young woman. Chose pizza and lasagna, both of which was very good. Nice place, far rather support these restaurants than the chain pizza place opposite. Would go again.

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Thank chipwick
Bournemouth
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Pinocchio' s has been here for years. I don't think the menu has changed over this time, and the price are very reasonable. The lasagne is amazing and the pizzas are lovely. Lovely atmosphere. Probably the best place for food and value in Christchurch.

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Thank rhodes2003
Cheshire
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138 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I had spotted this Italian restaurant during my visit to the Ship, so I could resist the opportunity to give my taste buds a spin there. There is nothing like a family run Italian restaurant. Pinnochio’s has few pretentions, even down to plastic bottles of water. The staff know their stuff, no need to ask if the food is alright,... More 

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Thank MalvolioCheshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Went for food with friends and was very disappointed. The pizza base seemed to have been bought in, my kids have made better pizza base than that. The pizza itself was bland and uninspiring.The garlic bread was a slice of white bread (from seemingly a shop bought loaf)!!! with some garlic and herbs on. Staff were polite which is why... More 

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Having been to Italy in the summer we were keen to re-live it a little, and as this place describes itself as a trattoria we thought we'd try it. The decor was interesting and the welcome and service was friend and attentive. This is a fairly cheap place to eat so you're not getting many frills and it's quite 'old... More 

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Thank Dunna100
Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Friends took us to this restaurant fully confident that we woud enjoy the meal - and they were right! I have to admit the decor was a little dated and typical of a cafe, which gives a lower expectation of the quality. The food was certainly of a very good standard, with every effort made by staff to accomodate changes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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