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518 S. Salisbury Ave, Spencer, NC 28159
+1 704-636-8891
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Cozy little hole-in-the-wall bistro with fine dining aspects, warm...
Cozy little hole-in-the-wall bistro with fine dining aspects, warm atmosphere, authentic Italian food (mostly Southern Italy cuisine), and revolving selections of homemade ravioli and gelato. Only twelve tables inside, six outside if weather permits (May 1 - October 1 only), so reservations are highly recommended.
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pinocchio's is one of our go to restaurants in the area. And now it has an expanded menu of gluten free and some dairy free items. This is especially important to my wife who tries to limit gluten in her diet. Try the gluten free ravioli - several varieties and very tasty. Also an expanded wine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
Gene K
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Salisbury, North Carolina
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Spencer, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The wine is in a very small glass, however they do offer half price bottles on certion days. The last time I went I envited a couple I work with for the roasted rabbit. We were serived the back meat. Not much to eat. I and my wife were embarrassed. I would have rather they said we are out of... More 

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JohnS235098, Owner at Pinocchio's Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm so sorry that the rabbit was boney. Giuseppe picks a random 3 or 4 pieces of rabbit when plating up; if we'd been made aware of the problem at the time, we would have brought you a couple of more meaty pieces without delay. Our wine glasses are standard sized 8 ounces, and we pour 6 ounces in a... More 

Salisbury, North Carolina
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305 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Pinocchio's is one of our go to restaurants in the area. And now it has an expanded menu of gluten free and some dairy free items. This is especially important to my wife who tries to limit gluten in her diet. Try the gluten free ravioli - several varieties and very tasty. Also an expanded wine selection (Tip: Thursday is... More 

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Old Lyme, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We haven't been to Salisbury, NC since last February but appreciated being greeted and remembered by owner Tracy and waiter Anthony. Dined with family and had wonderful Italian meals, special of the evening was stuffed calamari which was excellent. Our son had the Beef Ossobuco, another special that was superb, so tender that he never needed a knife. Service was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Chocolate Ravioli, among many others.... and all the Gelato flavors. It's was all unbelievably delish!

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Salisbury, NC
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Made a reservation a month before NYEve they lost it (I guess) no compassion when we showed up. Too busy raking in the sales well we won't be back and we were good customers. Not even a come back we will fix it or whatever. Very disappointed.

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JohnS235098, Owner at Pinocchio's Restaurant, responded to this review

This was a disaster on our end too. An honest mistake made by me, the owner, and the victim couple were regulars who absolutely loved our restaurant. The reservation was accidentally omitted when I transferred info from one system to another. We offered bar seating, a free meal that night, plus a $100 gift certificate for future visits, but alas,... More 

Salisbury, North Carolina
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I received a gift certificate to Pinocchios and thought two of us could have dinner and pay a little extra after the dollar amount of the certificate was met. Dinner for two with dessert and wine for one was very pricey. Food was good. Service was good. But we will not be going back at those prices.

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Hopewell Jct. NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

Just love it there. The best outside of Italy and New York. New Jersey too. The perfect place for a date or just a good old dinner night with friends or family.

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Stopped in for dinner. Sat outside on a nice evening. Excellent choices on the menu. I couldn't decide what I wanted. Our waiter Andy was great. Everything was good except the Veal Marsala. It was a little bland, not much flavor & the sauce a bit watery. The veal was a little tough. I would like to try the pizza... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We went Pinocchio's last week only to be disappointed. Been there many times, but this time I took an ole grade school friend from the 50's. It's really a nice cozy place and to eat good Italian fare but they dropped the ball this time. We had a assorted seafood w/ clams,mussels,and shrimp over fettuccine pasta. It was cold !!... More 

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Salisbury, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Just a great little family restaurant ....where the food is wonderful Get lots of personal attention .... Food is fresh and the menu offers a wide variety ...prix fixe on Monday/ Tuesday/ Wednesday offer great value

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Additional Information about Pinocchio's Restaurant

Address: 518 S. Salisbury Ave, Spencer, NC 28159
Phone Number: +1 704-636-8891
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Spencer
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 518 S. Salisbury Ave, Spencer, NC 28159
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Spencer
  • Phone Number: +1 704-636-8891

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Cozy little hole-in-the-wall bistro with fine dining aspects, warm atmosphere, authentic Italian food (mostly Southern Italy cuisine), and revolving selections of homemade ravioli and gelato. Only twelve tables inside, six outside if weather permits (May 1 - October 1 only), so reservations are highly recommended.
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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