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“Back to the good old days”

Ponchinellos Hinckley
Ranked #19 of 101 Restaurants in Hinckley
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Fresh home made Italian food made on the premises daily when it comes to pizza accept no imitations Don't have a takeaway have a Ponchinellos
Leicester, United Kingdom
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“Back to the good old days”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014

We stayed away from 'Ponchies' after having a terrible takeaway a few years back. Then we heard it had been taken back over by Tina's nephew and the old recipes were back so we thought we would give it a try.
We were not disappointed. The food was amazing and the owner who served us was really lovely. We have been back a couple of times and the food was just as yummy. Amazing food, kind, friendly staff, just like it used to be. The only downside is that now my kids are constantly nagging for a Ponchinellos 'cos they're the best pizzas ever!'

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
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391 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
“Still as good!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2014

Visited here again after a gap of some time. New owner manager apparently used to work at Cafe Latino. Thought that we recognised him. He is obviously striving to continue the good reputation of this excellent food outlet. Had quite a large order.All ready on time. Top quality and fresh. He will be glad to note the Tagliatelle Crema was one of the best ever!

Keep this up we will be returning regularly

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Delighted_Client2014
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Burbage, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“FANTASTIC PIZZA & PASTA”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

We had a family event and decided we'd order 10 x large pizzas, a load of pastas and some fantastic home made coleslaw. The food was tremendous, and they make everything fresh so great work to get an order that big done and cooked to top standards. The pizzas here are so tasty. Ace varieties and unlike the usual high street big pizza franchises. This is the place to visit. Carnevale is my personal favourite.

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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“excellent take away definitely the best pizza in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

Excellent pizza freely made and completely delicious. Very accommodating if you want to alter things and the staff are really friendly. Only down side is they don't deliver but definitely worth collecting much better than any of the chains in Hinckley.

  • Visited February 2014
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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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“Simply the Best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

A few years ago Ponchinellos was sold by the family that opened it originally and standards sadly fell, but late last year we were really excited to hear that Gianni had taken it over and now it is back in the family and back to its best! The pizzas are just fabulous, plenty of choice of toppings and simply mouth-wateringly good. The kitchen is open - you can watch them making fresh dough and using fresh toppings - no mass produced chain pizza rubbish here! We probably visit a bit too often now to be honest, but we just can't get enough!

No, they don't deliver, and they aren't open every night, but make the effort to go and collect a pizza and you won't regret it. If you had the misfortune to visit while the other owners were there, please go and try again.

Welcome back Ponchinellos, I really hope you are here to stay again now!

  • Visited March 2014
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