By my standards this is a bistro rather than restaurant. But let's not argue over semantics, it's a nice place to eat. On the edge of the city centre, it is a short walk from the multistorey car park.
From the outside it is unprepossessing with an old shop front with two large windows. Inside is a boarded floor, a bar that looks as though it might have been the original shop counter and plenty of seating with more upstairs.
We arrived without a booking early on a Saturday evening. It was already busy and we got the last table for two. Our waitress, Alice, almost overwhelmed us with her friendliness.
It was a good meal with friendly and efficient service. At fifty quid with tip, it was a bit more than I was expecting to pay. However I had neglected to turn over the menu card for there were much cheaper pasta and pizza dishes that I would have preferred. Silly me.
Pinocchio's is one of a set of four restaurants in Norwich under the same management. One, Benedicts, is next door.
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