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“Good Italian food done quickly” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pino's Pizzeria

Pino's Pizzeria
49 Willoughby Road, Crows Nest, North Sydney, New South Wales 2065, Australia
+61 2 9439 2081
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Ranked #45 of 144 Restaurants in Crows Nest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $47
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Pino's Italian Restaurant is located in the vibrant heart of Crows Nest. We aim at bringing our customers authentic, fresh Italian food. All our fresh meat and poultry is free-range and grain fed and from Australia. Our cold-cuts, sausages and aged meats are imported directly from Italy. Our fresh cheeses are all from Australia and our mature cheeses are imported directly from Italy. Our restaurant is full of atmosphere and our chefs can meet all your venue and menu requirements. Our seasonal menu changes every few months, so we can use the best of ingredients and have the best dishes for that season. It is based on our Sardinian roots with traditional dishes from this beautiful region which is an amazing natural and culinary part of Italy.
Canberra, Australia
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“Good Italian food done quickly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

My partner and I had an hour to dine before hitting the road for the trip home to Canberra. Being in Crows Nest we decided to try Pino's and were glad we did. We were quickly seated inside (as outside was full) and within minutes our orders had been taken. The pizzas were well prepared without an excess of toppings (the curse of commercial pizza makers) and hit the spot, as did the espresso to finish the meal. Next time we will have longer and will try out the extensive menu and wine list.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney
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“Good overall, even though it's lost a bit of it's warm feel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Was a great place to eat that felt like walking into an inviting, warm old Italian lady's home. It's been redecorated & is a bit more upmarket & austere looking & prices have gone up a bit. Lost a bit of it's "homey" feel.
Overall, still a good place to eat Italian food, especially on a cold night as the pizza oven keeps patrons warm & the aroma keeps them salivating.

Pizza is fresh with a nice crusty base that's pleasantly chewy (not soggy or insipid at all). Toppings are excellent & flavour is fresh & distinctive. Meat dishes have a robust flavour. Pasta with veal had the earthy deep flavour & the veal was tender.

One of the better (best?) Italian eateries in Crows nest.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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“new digs but lost some old charm”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We have been a Pino's customer for about 15 years. Always full, good value and good food.
It has revamped premises and looks good, but the food has dropped a notch and it's a "average" value now.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney
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“Tasty pizzas with emphasis on the toppings, not the cheese”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

I live within walking distance of Willoughby Road in Crows Nest, So I've been to Pino's a few times now. It used to be a little bit of a dark and old-looking place, but since their refurbishment, it's nice and modern, and customers are queueing up to get seats. Definitely book in advance if you don't want to be one of them!

I found the service attentive and friendly, and we didn't have to wait too long for our two large pizzas. I find them very delicious - the base is not too thick, but also not so thin that you're feeling you're eating a glorified piece of cardboard (which is unfortunately the case in many pizzerias in Australia). The tomato mix they are using is nice and tasty, but it's the toppings that really stand out. Luckily, they're not overloading the pizzas with cheese, so when I ordered a pizza with ham, mushrooms, olives, artichokes, and salami, these are the things that I also tasted :-) My girlfriend was very happy with her pizza, and with her profiterole for dessert.

With our two large pizzas, we had two glasses of red wine, one entree and a dessert, which amounted to $95. Not cheap, but not unheard of in Sydney. I'm 100% certain we'll be visiting again.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney
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“Great!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

Love the pizza here. One of the best in crows nest, make sure you get there early or book or you'll be disappointed.

Visited March 2012
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