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“Great Family Meal” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pinnochio's

Pinnochio's
Ranked #64 of 528 Restaurants in Randwick
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sydney, Australia
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213 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Great Family Meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2014

A great variety of Italian inspired dishes. Our table of six all ordered different dishes. The roast duck was succulent and crisp, the veal schnitzel was literally melt in your mouth, the pepper steak was cooked to perfection, the creamy pasta dishes were yummy, however the spaghetti with king prawns was a little dry and the prawns overcooked.
The service was very efficient and the staff friendly.
Being a Friday night the restaurant was very crowded and atmosphere was a little noisy but the wonderful food certainly made up for it. Bookings are recommended. .
Parking is available in the surrounding streets or in car park near the cinema.
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  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank paloma057
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
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English first
Mascot, Australia
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109 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Average”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

This was my second time to this restaurant. I found the service quite slow - we waited close to half an hour for the meals to be served. The servings were large but the barrumundi was a little soggy after the vegetables/salsa was on top. The veal parmigana was average as the veal was a little tough. Prices were reasonable but it would not be my choice to go back there.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank izyphotos
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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2014

Great local restaurant for variety of meals- pizza,pasta, seafood, steaks, kids meals and a licensed bar with reasonably priced cocktails. Service was good. Recommend for family dinner. Parking is an issue.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Michmar111
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107 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2014

Sadly disappointed with this restaurant at the Spot as it had been recommended to us. Garlic bread was lovely as was the service. The fisherman's basket was presented in two cutesy mini deep fryer baskets, as is the current trend, which made it difficult to cut up. The serving was generous with chips, prawns, sea scallops, calamari and fish. Whilst the fish was ok, unfortunately the batter was very floury, the scallops were the babies of the real ones I expected and the calamari was very tough. My husband had the Pescara Veal with king prawns and found the prawns gritty and tough. Our son had the marinated lamb rump which he enjoyed. Dessert was chocolate mousse which was pedestrian. The coffee was nice though. Bill was quite reasonable, but due to our experience with the food, we won't be back.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Jeni R
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Sydney
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2014

The food is always fantastic at this place the Balmain bugs with penne pasta are just fantastic.
We had a rocket and Haloumi salad and it was lovely.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank ConLambrou
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