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Pinocchio's Restaurant

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518 S Salisbury Ave, Spencer, NC 28159-2102
+1 704-636-8891
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Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good8%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“gelato” (6 reviews)
“ravioli” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
518 S Salisbury Ave, Spencer, NC 28159-2102
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1 - 10 of 72 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Walked over for a nice lunch while at the train museum. Apparently they’re under new management since January. They haven’t found their niche honestly but with some tweaking they could have a great thing. They’re pushing a brunch at a Italian restaurant at 11am. That...More

Thank 4TravelingFoodies
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Made my third trip in 3 years to Spencer visiting the North Carolina Transportation Museum. Each year in addition to the museum visit , I have to stop across the street at Pinocchio ‘s for dinner. Reading that the previous owners had sold the restaurant...More

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Faith P, Owner at Pinocchio's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

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Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

Recently, Michael and Faith became the owners of this intimate Italian restaurant. During our recent dining experience, my wife and I were pleased that they are continuing the tradition of great tasting food and friendly service. If you haven't been to the restaurant, I encourage...More

Thank Gene K
Faith P, Owner at Pinocchio's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2018

Thank you..

Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

Went the restaurant before going to the Polar Express at the train museum. Restaurant is very small so you will need to make reservations( Didn’t know that before getting there, but the owners were able to work us in) Great good and atmosphere. I will...More

Thank Maren F
Tracy A, Owner at Pinocchio's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2017

Thanks for the great review! It was a pleasure serving you.

Reviewed April 2, 2017

This is a truly unique italian restuarant. It is a small place that has that intimate homey feeling. The food is superb. The service is over the top.

Thank swicegoodfamily
Tracy A, Owner at Pinocchio's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2017

Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

Our first visit to Pinocchio's and we were not disappointed. The server (Anthony) was very helpful and professional. All of the entrees and appetizers were fantastic. Best part was the homemade gelato, especially the coffee flavored one...yum! Next time we're in the area, we will...More

Thank Linda T
Tracy A, Owner at Pinocchio's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2017

Thanks! We enjoyed your company.

Reviewed February 22, 2017

I've always had good meals at Pinocchio's, and Giuseppe makes a great puttanesca. They have excellent Wine Tastings, usually a four course meal with four different wines. Giuseppe does a wonderful job of pairing the food with the wine. If your in the area try...More

Thank awayfromhome12
Tracy A, Owner at Pinocchio's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2017

Thank you!

Reviewed January 22, 2017

I made reservations for our group of 9 at Pinocchio's Restaurant following a fantastic experience at the NC Transportation Museum which featured The Polar Express train ride excursion. The restaurant was located directly across the street from the museum. We called Pinocchio's to let them...More

Thank itobelieve
Tracy A, Owner at Pinocchio's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2017

Serving you was a pleasure. Thanks for the great review.

Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Small restaurant, but great food! Highly recommend. Great selection, many varieties of ravioli, other fresh pasta. Great service as well! !!

Thank Suzy C
Tracy A, Owner at Pinocchio's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2017

Thanks, Suzy!

Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

I had a terrible experience. Save your money. I had a bland stomboli that came with sauce that clearly was not homemade, bland and watery. My wife had the chicken fettuccine alfredo. The waitress/owner went on a tirade before she ordered it saying that this...More

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Tracy A, Owner at Pinocchio's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2016

I'm so sorry to hear you were so unhappy. We clearly had a communication problem on a number of issues, and the fact that we were crazy busy didn't help. The dough and the sauce of the stromboli is homemade, we've not had complaints about...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$7 - $20
Meals
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 518 S Salisbury Ave, Spencer, NC 28159-2102
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Spencer
  • Phone Number: +1 704-636-8891
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Description
Cozy little hole-in-the-wall bistro with fine dining aspects, warm atmosphere, servers who care about you, authentic Italian food (mostly Southern Italy cuisine), and revolving selections of homemade ravioli and gelato. Only twelve tables inside, six outside if weather permits (Mid April - Mid October), so reservations are highly recommended. Private parties available Sunday - Tuesday.
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