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Pino's Trattoria

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29 Thompson Ave., Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 5952 2808
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Great menu with loads of choices. Gnocchi was delicious & calamari was superb. Can be a little noisy so not the place for a quiet romantic dinner, was also a little cold. Our meals did get forgotten & service was a little slow, but the managers / owners were apologetic & very nice. Will be back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Great menu with loads of choices. Gnocchi was delicious & calamari was superb. Can be a little noisy so not the place for a quiet romantic dinner, was also a little cold. Our meals did get forgotten & service was a little slow, but the managers / owners were apologetic & very nice. Will be back.

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Cowes, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Rosa,Luciano,Annalisa and Romina are the classic Italian hosts! Yummy authentic Italian food and great Pizza's.Nothing is to much trouble...One of my favorites in Cowes

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We ordered the calamari starter, it completely blew me away. We also had a large half/half pizza potato and veggie. The pizza was big enough to fill both myself and my wife. It was out of this world delicious! I wish I lived closer to keep going back.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

3 of us went for dinner , Good Italian beer selection Great Pizza , really good best we've had in a while , soft doughy dough 1 of us had Rigatoni bolognese & it wasn't great , pasta was dry / chewy & sauce uninspiring Good friendly service Would return for the pizza

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

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 - 21
  • 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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