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Pinocchio's Restaurant

518 S Salisbury Ave, Spencer, NC 28159-2102
+1 704-636-8891
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Overview
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good8%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“gelato” (7 reviews)
“ravioli” (4 reviews)
“pizza” (8 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
518 S Salisbury Ave, Spencer, NC 28159-2102
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1 - 10 of 69 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

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

5  Thank Nick R
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

Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were steered to this local gem by a nearby hobby store that specialized in toy trains. We were pleasantly surprised to find a cozy, warm, and intimate environment and a very personable owner. The waitstaff was professional, accommodating, and prompt. The...More

Thank JLatzMD
Tracy A, Owner at Pinocchio's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2016

I'm so glad we talked you into trying the Brussels sprouts! It was a pleasure serving you two. Thanks for the review!

Reviewed December 9, 2016

Family style Italian with a real funky charm. Dad cooks, Mom runs the front. We tried Eggplant Parm, Gnocchi, and Filet Marsala. All perfect. The appetizer, a type of cured beef, is made in-house. Home made Gelato for desert. Very reasonably priced. A relaxing place...More

Thank stephen m
Tracy A, Owner at Pinocchio's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2016

Yeah, about that bread.... LOL. My husband bakes the bread daily, his grandmother's recipe. Some customers rave, and others look at me like, where's the Italian bread? Well, it's HIS bread, and he's Italian, and so.... I totally get you! Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Food is great. Service is excellent. Prices are reasonable. Highly recommend. Veal is the best you will find in the area.

Thank Elizabeth V
Tracy A, Owner at Pinocchio's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2016

Thank you!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$7 - $20
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Wednesday
5:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Thursday
5:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Friday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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
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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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