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Pinocchio's

5 Church Street, Christchurch, England
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Ranked #79 of 127 restaurants in Christchurch
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 3, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
england
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Authentic Italian it may be , but it needs updating.Plastic tablecloths and old salt and pepper pots, come on its 2014. Pizza was hot, but bland and a bit tasteless. We wont go again, we will wait for a table at SOHO next door.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Pinocchios is my favourite Italian restaurant, the food is amazing, the staff are so friendly and polite, great atmosphere and the decor is very cute and goes well with the restaurant!

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Sheffield, UK
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We were looking for a restaurant in Christchurch and came across Pinochios. Decided to go in and pleased we did. The restaurant is typical Italian style with gingham table cloths. We are a couple and had my elderly mother with us. We decided to have bruscheta to start but my mum just wanted a bit of ours. No problem, when... More

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Slough, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Scaffolding on the outside but still open.The service was very quick,maybe too quick as it did not give you time to take it leisurely,maybe because it was not too busy. good value but average Italian fare

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

pasta was brilliant/ good service . we come to christchurch once a year for a karate event shame its not closer to us ( lancashire) the menu has a great choice something for everyones taste.. staff where friendly and helpful. cannot fault the service or food . keep it up

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Perth
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I read reviews that the base of the pizzas was 'just a frozen base from the supermarket' but I disagree. Also the prices are very reasonable, and you get more for your £ than at pizza express across the road (which we also went to) we found the pizzas great, and they can change it to what you want, add... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Lovely friendly welcome from so many staff as soon as we sat down and before we even ordered!!! Food choices were great and I loved the steaks and deserts. Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Popped in here today as we would rather go independent when we eat out (which we do 2-3 times a week so not green around the gills). Yes the inside is dated and a little like a cafe rather than a restaurant, but the food was fantastic. I had chicken, husband had veal and daughter had a pizza. All turned... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Yes it is dated but I love there food always so fresh and tasty staff lovely too and nice too see the same staff after years!!

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I popped in here as from the outside it suggests an authentic Italian restaurant. The Pinnochio theme is carried through with pictures on the walls and, as stated, a dated feel to it. Tables are sparsely decorated, a knife fork and folded paper napkin are about all you get. The menu was already on the table. I ordered wine, French... More

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