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Pinocchio's

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5 Church Street | Christchurch, Dorset, Christchurch BH23 1BW, England
+44 1202 484910
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent authentic Italian restaurant. Food unpretentious and very good. Staff friendly and attentive. If you like Italian food and atmosphere give it a try. If you don't go to one of the quasi Italian restaurant for rubbish food at inflated prices.

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Thank Robert C
Bournemouth
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is convenient location if on foot. Quieter during the day, the restaurant becomes busy in the evening. Beware of extremely hot platters. You'll need to wait a while before food can be safely eaten. There can be a 'production line' feel here at worst, which is unfortunate.

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Thank Colin M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tatty decor. Dirty menus. Worst pizza ever in a restaurant. The starter was ok but the garlic bread was a slice of toast with some garlic on it.

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Thank Ginette P
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been coming here for over 30 years and it's been consistently excellent. All of the staff are friendly, welcoming and efficient and the food is always delicious. I particularly recommend the Pizza Pinnocchio or the Lasagne followed by Tirami Su with a bottle of house red to wash it down. Many restaurants in the area have come and... More 

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Thank JohnboyausGastein
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was friendly and with a relaxed Italian theme. The food was rustic in style but enjoyable. Not a venue for a special /romantic evening out but the food was palatable and filling.

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Thank Vickytrainer49
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

I simply can't believe mine wasn't a frozen base from a budget supermarket. Terrible, thankfully my wife chose this restaurant otherwise I would have been in real trouble.

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Thank Paul_Ream_T2
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

100% incredible, been coming here with my parents since I was a little girl and il never forget the experience

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

I cannot believe they have the cheek to call themselves an italian restaurant - how embarassing for my relatives when I took them there. The food was revolting. The service was dreadful.

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Thank S L
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

3 of us went for dinner with our 2 year old daughter. The staff were friendly and made us welcome. They brought us the starters quickly, however when they bought the mains the pizza was a small size, with very meagre toppings and the base was not very tasty. The pasta was also small size nothing special, could get better... More 

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Thank George B
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

There is always a friendly welcome here,and a very Italian atmosphere.Pinocchios has been flourishing for many years,and has remained popular.

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Thank Hilary B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Church Street | Christchurch, Dorset, Christchurch BH23 1BW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 484910

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?