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29 Thompson Ave., Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 5952 2808
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Established in 1991 family run restaurant with the love of good food and...
Established in 1991 family run restaurant with the love of good food and service, with big open spaces, different levels for enjoying Traditional Italian Cuisine. Great for small large family groups.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good steak and great veal.

My wife and I went to Pinos based on the recommendation of our B&B owner. We are from the United States and wanted to try some Australian beef. Although this is primarily an Italian restaurant, we had a very nice dining experience. This was one of the better meals that we had while in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Mark R
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Hartsville, SC
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English first
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Service was great but meals were very uninspiring and overpriced for what they were. Very 'safe' and very basic bordering on bland. Wine tasted like it had been sitting open for a while. Better options in town

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Hartsville, SC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I went to Pinos based on the recommendation of our B&B owner. We are from the United States and wanted to try some Australian beef. Although this is primarily an Italian restaurant, we had a very nice dining experience. This was one of the better meals that we had while in Australia. I had a scotch fillet.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I can honestly say that our meal was very ordinary on the quiet Sunday afternoon that we ate here. Considering that only 2 other tables were occupied in this large restaurant, our pizza as well as our coffees were not hot and the service was slow.

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Vancouver, Canada
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The food was good. We shared appetizers to start, the bruschetta was great and aranccini which was o.k. (Not hot, rice a bit crunchy) We had a variety of dishes including fettuccine carbonara, gnocchi and pizza. All were well done. Service was a bit slow even though it wasn't very busy. We were never sure who our server was since... More 

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Noosa, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Good traditional Italian pizza, pasta and desserts in a family friendly atmosphere. The decoration of all the MotoGP memorabilia show how well regarded this restaurant is by the riders and their teams. So good, we went back and didn't bother trying any other restaurants on the island.

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Rosa S, Manager at Pino's Trattoria, responded to this review

Great to read that you came back for a second Pino's fix! Thank you for your review we will keep up the good work. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Its bloody cold down there in July and Pinos was a great feed at a reasonable price for 4 people. Plenty on the menu for kids and adults and local to everything there.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Visited this place on an overnight stay in Phillip Island. We chose Pino's from the good reviews and was not disappointed. Whilst the menu was not extensive, the service was good and the meals were good. I had the saltimbocca and thoroughly enjoyed it, the best I have had. Would recommend this place for families.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The staff were extremely helpful when there was a shortage of 1 of our dishes ordered. The food was lovely, hot and absolutely delicious. Good value for money for 4 of us 2 adults and 3 children. Would definitely eat here again. Must be very popular as when we were leaving there was an extremely long queue of people waiting... More 

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Rosa S, Manager at Pino's Trattoria, responded to this review

We Love our Team and am so happy to read your review that you loved them too! Thank you for taking the time to review us, we appreciate it! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

What a wonderful Italian restaurant one not to be missed serving authentic Italian meals and fantastic Pizzas. They cater very well for large or small group and is situated in the main street of Cowes. The staff and management are very friendly and attentive. I would recommend this restaurant to all

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Rosa S, Manager at Pino's Trattoria, responded to this review

Great review, we appreciate it and happy to read that you enjoyed your food! Many Thanks More 

australia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A great place for children and family get togethers, Pino's offers traditional Italian food at a reasonable price. The pizzas are great, take away available, and the family run their Trattoria in a very friendly and efficient manner.

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Rosa S, Manager at Pino's Trattoria, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we love to read that families enjoy a gathering in a comfortable atmosphere which is what Pino's is all about. Thanks Again. More 

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Additional Information about Pino's Trattoria

Address: 29 Thompson Ave., Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 5952 2808
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
Average Prices: USD 7 to 22
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 29 Thompson Ave., Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5952 2808

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 to 22
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Description

Established in 1991 family run restaurant with the love of good food and service, with big open spaces, different levels for enjoying Traditional Italian Cuisine. Great for small large family groups.

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