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Pino's Trattoria

29 Thompson Ave., Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 5952 2808
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Ranked #3 of 36 restaurants in Cowes
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $9 - $28
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
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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English first
Boronia, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

My family and I were visiting the island recently for a holiday after a couple of substandard meals from other local businesses while we were there we eagerly decided to try Pinos The food was average across our table ranging from kids meals to mains. Our entree still had not turned up after we finished main meals and drinks approx... More

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Whyalla, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Our initial contact with the staff was not good...we ordered takeaway and lucky for us we checked the order on the docket we were given and they had ordered most things wrong. Once the order was corrected they were unable to refund us our first payment so had to then give us cash as we had paid using a credit... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The food was absolutely fantastic! Everything had so much flavour and we didn't have to wait long for our meals. The service was fantastic and the memorabilia around the restaurant was interesting to look at. Will defiantly go back again

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Frankston, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I have always dined at this restaurant when visiting Phillip Island. It has great food, a good atmosphere. The staff are friendly and helpful.

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Essendon
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121 reviews 121 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Pino's has the potential to be fabulous. The food coming off the pass is a cut above....but the front of house is (sadly) well & truly a cut below, bordering on appalling. If they could sort this out PT would be a dining juggernaut in PI.

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Phillip Island, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I have eaten at Pino's Trattoria often and have always been pleased with the staff and quick service. I love the Veal Saltambocca. Most definitely recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Was here for lunch. Lovely grilled calamari salad and pinos pizza special. One of the best pizzas ever. Thx

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Cozy place, prompt service, food was filling and good value, the atmosphere was great! Smiling and friendly staff! Definitely recommend!

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Fishkill, New York
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

During high season buses drop off passengers to find their own lunch and many riders come to Pino's for the lure of the food and setting. The wait staff is extremely friendly and the menu is very good. I ordered the pizza but was underwhelmed by it. Perhaps I order the wrong thing.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

wont be long,we were seated waited waited ,eight of us,waited,after thirty minutes our order was taken,then waited an hour for some of the order to arrive,some of our party finished there meal prior to other meals arriving.sloppy service,below average food.we will never go back.

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

How unfortunate that you and your group didn't experience a smooth service with us. Let me assure you that what you have describe in your review is not at all what we offer at Pino's. To be waiting the wait you had is unusual and at times we may experience nights where they get a little out of hand. Unfortunately... More

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