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“Really good and real Italian pizza” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pizzeria Pinocchio

Pizzeria Pinocchio
Altestadt 14, 40213 Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Altstadt)
0211 / 13 14 22
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Ranked #172 of 1,384 Restaurants in Dusseldorf
Neighborhood: Altstadt
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Neighborhood: Altstadt
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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“Really good and real Italian pizza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We found this place on TripAdvisor while on a weekend break and city trip to Düsseldorf. We did not have a reservation and had to wait for a table like the rest of the people. The staff, while busy serving seated customers were friendly and welcoming. We could see the pizza's coming out of the over were good quality an doomed very Italian. We ordered a bruschetta (not on the menu) which was nice (ask for extra garlic) and als a specialty/"new" pizza. They were amazing. We also ordered a bottle of red wine (Salice Salento) which also was very good. We finished our dinner with espresso and digestive (Verneth amaro and a grappa). Delicious. On top of all that most staff do speak Italian which we don't see in many Italian restaurants outside if Italy. I recommend this pizzeria wholeheartedly.

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Machynlleth, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Great little wood-fired Pizzaria”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Very happy with the good reviews that guided me to this place tonight. On a quiet little street the service is fast and efficient and ambience, although old fashioned and manufactured suits the personality of the place. Make no mistake, this is no gastronomic delight but it has high integrity food prepared fresh in a wood fired oven by guys who have clearly been running the place for ever. A good experience in a fine atmosphere. I'd go back.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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“Nice restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Friendly staff, tasty food and good atmosphere.
Best italian restaurant in Dusseldorf.
My best dinner at Dusseldorf...

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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Pizza. Meh.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Someone calls this the best pizza in Düsseldorf. I hope it's not. It's not bad but the crust has nothing to do with the real pizza. It is supposed to be soft, slowly risen, with a high fluffy lightly burned border. Here is not the case just a dry, boring crust and no border at all. The topping was good quality but wrong as well. If you order Margherita (just tomato and mozzarella) either you get the German version with gouda or if you specify mozzarella you get five slice of cheese instead of the normal uniform layer. Sorry pizza backer, this is just an average pizza for Germans.
The place is nice, very busy with only small tables.

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Belgium, Germany and Australia
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Surprisingly tasty, good value Italian food in the Düsseldorfer Altstadt.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

Friendly staff with good advice, surprisingly tasty food - especially the sambucca snails! There is construction work happening across the road, so the view is not the best if you are sitting outside. We went on a Sunday evening and had no difficulty getting a table. I don't know if they have an English menu, but the staff did speak English.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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