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Pinocchio's Restaurant

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518 S Salisbury Ave, Spencer, NC 28159-2102
+1 704-636-8891
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The owners of Pinocchio's go out of their way to make dining in their restaurant a new adventure, whether serving a dish no one has ever had (something made out of camel) or the traditional Italian Cuisine you would expect at an Italian Restaurant. I can tell they never get tired of running their business. They are known for working... More 

1 Thank Nylarcp
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113 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food! Owner is very knowledgable about gluten free items. They are extremely careful with the preparation of gluten free items. The eggplant Parmesan is delicious!! I am very appreciative to have found a restaurant that offers my favorite food with gluten free options. To know you can eat without the fear of getting sick is such a relief. The... More 

Thank Psteinauer1
Wyckoff, New Jersey
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Times have it been kind to Spencer since the railroad shut its main repair center some years ago. But a reborn transportation museum at the old Spencer yards is leading a rebirth. Best business in town is Pinnochios, a culinary gem in a rehabbing neighborhood, wonderful specials, homemade raviolis, gelatos, well priced wines and craft pizza are just a sampling... More 

Thank T2x
Macon, Georgia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

One of my favorite Italian restaurants in the area. The pasta dishes are sensational. The atmosphere was nice and quaint.

Thank Phil A
Hamilton, Canada
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100 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Very nice small town restaurant, certainly above average. The Lobster Bisque is the best that I have ever had and I have had lots over the years, koodos to the chef. Everything else was very good, pleasant staff and nice home town atmosphere.

Thank Allan1234
Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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101 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

We for my mothers 90th birthday dinner. Party of 10. Restaurant was very accommodating. The food was very very good and waitstaff very attentive. Sonya and Tracy were great. Giuseppe is a great chef. We all left fully stuffed and happy.

Thank DiggerDan14
Winston Salem, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The food was both authentic and delicious, the atmosphere was cozy and inviting, and the service was first-rate. The Eggplant Parmesan was the best I've ever had, and the Chef's homemade herb bread was a work of art. I will be going to eat there again in the future.

Thank ACooksOpinon
Salisbury, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

My husband and I always choose Pinocchio's when we eat Italian. The food and service we receive couldn't possibly be any better. We also love the small town quaint atmosphere and the enjoyment of dining at a family owned restaurant where the owners care about our satisfaction. We feel so welcome there and love the attention we receive from Tracy... More 

1 Thank Monica M
Spencer, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

We had tried the pasta at Pinocchio's and knew that it was first rate but tonight we decided to give the pizza a try because being new to the area we have not really found an outstanding one yet. We have found one now! The Pizza was awesome. My bride liked the meatballs so much on her pizza that she... More 

1 Thank Terry S
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

A company rep recommended this restaurant to me. My wife and I decided to give it a try as we both love Italian food. The restaurant is in a well kept older building in downtown Spencer. I was shocked by how good the food was! I did not expect to find the quality of food we did. Will be going... More 

1 Thank Daniel P
JohnS235098, Owner at Pinocchio's Restaurant, responded to this review

So glad you found us! We enjoyed your company thoroughly and look forward to seeing you soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 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
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 (May 1 - October 1 only), so reservations are highly recommended.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?