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Pino's Trattoria

29 Thompson Ave., Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 5952 2808
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Ranked #5 of 40 Restaurants in Cowes
Price range: $9 - $26
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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  • Italian first
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English first
Ripon, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to Pinos. The staff were extremely friendly and the food was good. The various displays of motor cycling memorabilia were interesting, particularly if you are a fan of the sport.

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Oakland, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Food was good overall. Excellent arancini balls. Pizza was fine but nothing to write home about. Good coffee. Prompt, professional service. Do not agree with the raves reviews for this place but certainly it was satisfactory.

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

Thank You for taking the time to review us, everything we aim to do is to provide simple authentic Italian style meals along with positive & up-beat service. We hope that your experience was satisfactory enough to come back. More

Pakenham, Australia
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Had dinner here on a busy Saturday night. Ordered calamari and salad and husband ordered spaghetti and meatballs however the staff came back to inform me that that had run out of calamari. Offered to make me up a pears , walnut and rocket salad with chicken which sounded nice. Even though they were very busy, the meals arrived within... More

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

Thanks for the review and the feedback, we are pleased to read that you enjoyed your meal and experience with us, maybe next time you can try the calamari! More

Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Lots of people eating here midweek suggesting good feed. Service a bit slow. Pizza eaten by partner. He stated was good. Thin crust , well cooked and enough toppings. I had pasta as main course and side salad. Both small servings. Pasta served on plate so got cold quick. Both Tasted great Desserts $11.00 delicious. One was smallish serving Other... More

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

Thank You for taking the time to write up your review, we appreciate the feedback and will take on board any areas we feel we can improve on. More

Ventnor, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

As always a warm, friendly welcome. Chose from the 'Specials Menu' and were delighted. We had a great Risotto filled with calamari, salmon, scallops and prawns, absolutely delicious. A side dish of green vegetables were cooked perfectly and complimented the meal. Our host, Romina recommended a delightful Italian red wine which really went hand in glove with the meal.

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

This was our third visit over the space of eight years and it is still a great place to eat. Service was quick and friendly and the food was delicious. The friendly waitress recommended great wine and food for a reasonable price.

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

It is great to read that customers return to enjoy our food, atmosphere & service.. We hope to continue to make people smile through food! Thank You. More

Singapore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Having read the reviews, we decided to give Pino's a try. My husband is always more concerned with the portion of food with restaurants but I must say Pino's trattoria did well with both the quality and quantity of the food. We had the osso bucco and a gnocchi with roasted pumpkin sauce. It was just sooo yum and satisfying.... More

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

WE love that you Love our restaurant we aim to please everyone that comes through our doors and we appreciate your feedback on your experience with us. Thank You. More

Phillip Island
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Pino's is great, took a friend there recently who is allergic to garlic - they bent over backwards to ensure her meal was garlic free. Lots of choices on the menu & it all tastes wonderful.

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Berwick, Victoria
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We had tea here after going to the penguins with 3 kids. It was fast service, pizza's were nice & the staff very friendly & helpful. Depict come back again!

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Been to Pino's many times and the meals are always great and excellent value for money. It can get very busy but the staff work very hard to ensure that everyone get served quickly. Will always have a meal at Pino's when were on the Isalnd..

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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 9 - 26
Cuisine: Italian

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