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“Average pizzas - poor garlic bread.”

Pinocchio Italian Restaurant
Ranked #86 of 272 Restaurants in Khao Lak
Price range: $2 - $17
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The oldest Italian restaurant and wood fired oven Pizzeria in Khao Lak. Imported ingredients from Italy to always have high quality and original Italian food.
Bristol, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Average pizzas - poor garlic bread.”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

Fancied a pizza one night so g/f and I came here. Admittedly, we did want to go to the Amici but the consistent rain meant we didn't want to risk the open-air restaurant...so we went here instead.

And it was okay.

The pizzas were large and more or less authentic. The amount of topping on the pizzas was fine. If I had to improve their pizzas, I would add the non-meat toppings (the peppers, mushrooms etc) a little earlier than they do.

The tomato and garlic bruschetta was good.

The mozzarella topped garlic bread was simply awful. If the bread was a steak it would have been "blue". Not convinced it had ever seen a flame! The garlic was non-existent. Avoid, this as a starter in case wasn't an isolated incident.

In spite of this, it was still okay. Probably a little expensive compared to other establishments in the area but not greatly so.

  • Visited April 2013
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The Entrance, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Excellent Authentic Italian”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

I can't understand how people can fault this place...My wife and I went twice in three nights the food was THAT good. For those that say it is expensive...it depends what you compare it to...if you are comparing the price of a gorgonzola cheese gnocchi with a Pad Thai across the road...then yep, its expensive...But if take a mouthful of this wonderfully crafted Italian food and it takes you to Naples, or Florence with every bite that you take...then what price do you put on that?

The owner Ramon is well travelled and very hands on with the customers...always trying to improve the offering and keep things at reasonable prices without compromising on the quality of any dish that is presented. The bruschetta ranks among the best that I have ever tasted anywhere in the world, the pasta's are made in house and you can taste the love and passion that goes into every pizza that comes out of the wood fired oven. This place is always full but nothing is ever too much trouble...I would say that this place was the best "non-Thai" food that we had in our three week stay in Thailand

Visited April 2013
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Good Calzone,beautiful lighting,perfectly located with car-parking space”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Pinocchio located in Soi BangNieng with car parking space.
Pizza is thin and crispy,their Calzone is very good ,too.Probably one of our most favorite italian resteraunts in Phangnga and Phuket.
The seat is semi-outdoor with beautiful lighting,beware of some mosquito.

  • Visited February 2013
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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Not bad but there are better cheaper options”
Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

Came to Pinocchio to try some Italian food for a change. We shared a pizza one day and it was pretty good so we decided to come back another day and have two pastas. They got our orders wrong and the pasta was overpriced compared to Thai food and what you get at home. Pasta dishes were $12 a dish vs $5 you pay for Thai food. Wine was bad stick to Singha beer. Overall the food was ok just really overpriced for Thailand.

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North Yorkshire
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“Relatively expensive”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

We tried Pinocchio to give us a change from the Thai food elsewhere. We sat outside in pleasant and comfortable surroundings. Many of the chairs seemed in need of replacement with years of ingrained muck, although non loose to damage your clothes. The menu consists of many pizza's and some pasta dishes plus the ususal Italian appertizers. Pizza's come in two sizes with the small one big enough for most appertites. Our prosciutto pizza and spaghetti carbonara were both good although not outstanding. The prices were expensive for the area - Our 4/5 star hotel La Flora charges 25% less for the same dishes. Service was prompt and friendly.

  • Visited March 2013
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