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“Just like its menu board – this place is full of specials!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pinocchio Italian restaurant & Wine bar

Pinocchio Italian restaurant & Wine bar
Luas Kiosk | Ranelagh, Dublin D6, Ireland
(0)1 497 0111
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Ranked #78 of 1,890 Restaurants in Dublin
Price range: $18 - $49
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Just like its menu board – this place is full of specials!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

This is my all-time favourite restaurant - have been a good few times and service and food is always amazing, love the setting, really feels like you are in Italy, so cosy and romantic. We recently celebrated my sisters birthday in the snug, oh wow, it was one of the best nights ever, we were treated exceptionally, nothing was too much hassle for any staff member, we were all greeted on arrival in a truly welcoming and friendly manner as if we were coming home for the night. Everyone even the chef came to meet us and we all enjoyed chats over fantastic food and wine. On special request we had a Tiramisu cake made for my sister, which is her favourite dessert and they didn't disappoint, she was so surprised and delighted with it and oh was it yummy! Can’t say enough about how amazing this place is, you just have to go to experience it! Pinocchio's will not disappoint! Just like its menu board – this place is full of specials!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Dublin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“An Italian gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Tucked away beneath the Luas bridge in Ranelagh is this great wine bar and restaurant. Three of us visited on Friday night and had a fabulous meal prepared by Alberto and his colleagues in the kitchen (You can see straight into where the guys are cooking ) .Janina , who looked after us for the night was extremely helpful and recommended a beautiful white Italian wine to go with our meal ( we shared 2 bottles). We all started with the crab special , served in a shell and topped with cheese,it was delicious. My friends had the spinach and cottage cheese ravioli for main course while I had the seafood linguine which was full with clams, prawns and squid ( I couldn't finish the portion and I have a good appetite). The atmosphere was great, the staff extremely friendly and the food was delicious and competitively priced - what more could you ask for ? Pinnochio's - if you haven't been in, then you are missing out !

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“True italian restaurant ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Really is an amazing Italian restaurant not like the fakes here in Dublin. Food is very tasty and is cooked very well. This is a true Italian restaurant with Italian food and atmosphere. I'm looking forward to have another amazing meal at Pinocchio's restaurant :)
Enjoy your meal

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best Italian restaurant in Dublin!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

It's the best Italian restaurant without doubt! I went the last weekend and it was amazing: great food/dishes, courtesy and good prices!
It was like a dinner in friend's house! Nice atmosphere!
It's like come back in Italy :)

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“A little gem.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Visited recently. Food was seriously good and authentic. Best Italian I've been to in Dublin. Generous portions and really tasty. Staff are really friendly. I'll be visiting again very soon.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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