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5.8 /6 Wonderful 31 Reviews


Town Centre Italian ££££ +100
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About Pinocchio

Established all the way back in 1979, Pinocchio has established itself as a favourite among Bournemouth’s aficionados of Italian cuisine, the go-to place of many locals when looking to indulge in authentic pizza, pasta and other rustic Italian favorites. With its cosy and traditional ambience, Pinocchio provides the perfect setting for a family meal or celebrating a special occasion. Start off with some appetisers like the avocado prawns or a selection of cured Italian meats, before moving on to the homemade lasagne, some market-fresh seafood like the fillets of lemon sole pan-fried in lemon, butter and parsley, or another Italian classic like the vitello alla giotto (veal cooked in mushrooms, onions, cream and white wine). Is your mouthwatering? Book a table now for an unforgettable meal in Bournemouth!

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 00:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 00:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 00:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 00:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday 18:00 - 00:00
Pinocchio, 18 Poole Hill, BH2 5PS Bournemouth


31 Reviews

5.8 /6 Wonderful 31 Reviews
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Atmosphere: excellent
Noise: quiet
Food: heavenly
Service: extraordinary
Quality/Price: great value
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1 review so far 6
15.07.2017 12:38

Really busy but a great atmosphere friendly efficient staff and above all delicious food. I had not realised that this restaurant has been open for over 40 years - that in itself says something!

2 reviews so far 6
14.07.2017 10:00

There is a unique atmosphere with a Pinocchio theme that is presented extremely well. They have a wide comprehensive menu & they give you good sized portions.

1 review so far 6
10.06.2017 09:51

A very friendly family owned business which we go to each time we visit Bournemouth. Our last visit to the restaurant was as enjoyable as every other time we have been the high standard of food and the service is always consistent and we are always highly recommending it to others as we know they won't be disappointed.

1 review so far 6
01.06.2017 07:24

Great atmosphere, great service, great food. People queuing to get a table can only mean that people are eager to eat here. Would definitely come again when I'm Bournemouth.

1 review so far 5
15.11.2016 07:40

This is a traditional Italian restaurant serving all the old favourites. Its still just as it was in the 80s, which some people might hate, but we love as it has a lot of memories for us. The food is always tasty and the staff friendly although last night we did quite a bit of waiting which got irritating towards the end when we wanted to get away. But all in all I love Pinocchio's would recommend it, and we'll certainly be going back!

1 review so far 6
04.12.2016 20:14

Just amazing atmosphere,food and staff brilliant .. my partner and myself had the avocado and prawns to start .pasta and pizza and bottle of red wine.all very tasty £52.00. Left there very happy ..great place will defo return again when In area ..thank you Pinocchio top restaurant

1 review so far 6
14.11.2016 13:15

Really enjoyable experience and we had a lovely meal to celebrate my 50th birthday. I have always wanted to visit as I collect anything to do with Pinocchio. Well worth a visit and we will certainly be returning

1 review so far 5
09.07.2017 09:39

Brilliant food brilliant service atmosphere was very nice prices were reasonable and our waitress was happy and perky that really set the mood, very attentive to the customers needs despite us being outside when came to the end of the meal (what I assume to be manager) was ready to hand the bill and we paid promptly, change took a while but that was the only thing I could fault them on. Overall brilliant meal and I would recommend to anyone

1 review so far 6
01.04.2017 08:59

We were eating several times in Pinocchio. Friendly personal, good service, very good meal. Clean restaurant. The prices are reasonable. Location is very good. I would recommend to all

1 review so far 6
10.04.2017 16:16

After a warm welcome, we were shown to our table, given time to read and decide on our wine order, and food required. Delicious, freshly made and piping hot. Will definitely return to this little slice of Italy (only downside was the music.....if you have to have it playing, then make it something more tradionally Italian!)

1 review so far 6
24.11.2016 10:11

I would rate 10 if I could! I've been to Pinocchio's loads of times, and I've always had amazing meals and had a good time.

1 review so far 5
20.02.2017 09:56

We went for dinner on Tuesday 14th Febraury 2017 which on any account is a busy night. The service we received was proffesional, welcoming and helpful which was nice to receive on such a busy night. The food was tasteful and plenty of it, they were accomodating when we wanted to share food amongst the group.

1 review so far 5
18.06.2017 21:05

Nice evening in Pinocchio. Food very good and service quickly and friendly. Bill in line with the service received and great value for money. Raccomanded.

1 review so far 6
23.12.2016 11:05

this was my wife and I"s 6th time at pinocchios and once again the service and the food were great.there was a large group of ladies there but it all added to the atmosphere.Many thanks and we will be back.Terry Cracknell

1 review so far 6
28.11.2016 07:23

An excellent restaurant. Very friendly and helpful staff, lovely atmosphere, amazing menu and choice of food. We have just dined there and were eight guests for a special birthday celebration, all guests were very happy. I would certainly recommend it!

1 review so far 6
06.11.2016 08:36

Pinochios is a lovely hidden gem in Bournemouth, so good at what they do.. can't fault them. Also three course in less than an hour for our evening at the bic was amazing... well recommend food so good..

1 review so far 6
15.04.2017 22:13

Have visited many times and have always found the service and food extremely good and the staff always attentive and friendly. Took our young granddaughter on Good Friday and we had a great evening

1 review so far 6
12.11.2016 17:35

Very attentive and friendly staff. Service was prompt and the food well prepared. As well as the usual choice of pizzas and pasta there was a delicious selection of mains and specialities.

1 review so far 6
15.02.2017 16:17

The restaurant has a great vibe, the team are very friendly and the food was absolutely delicious. Went on Valentine's Day and the atmosphere was great Would recommend to all couples.

1 review so far 6
01.05.2017 08:44

An excellent evening, despite being very busy the service was quick and friendly. The food is tasty and good value for money. A definite to return to in the future

2 reviews so far 6
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2 reviews so far 6
14.02.2017 09:35

I liked the pnocchio themed pictures everywhere which made a nice atmosphere PLUS the meal was really good in terms of quality, quantity & getting the order as requested.

1 review so far 6
14.11.2016 18:30

It was lovely and warm when we arrived, the food was really scrumptious!! And although very busy, the service was very good. Definitely go again and recommend.

1 review so far 6
29.12.2016 09:27

Very good and fresh food, tagiatelle with mussels were so tasty. But tbone steak was amaizing with pepper sose. Best I ate. friendly and helpful Staff

1 review so far 6
09.01.2017 08:40

The service was great and the food was amazing! It wasn't too expensive and overall had a brilliant experience! Will definitely be arranging to go again!

1 review so far 6
23.04.2017 09:29

Great service, great homemade food and we'll presented restaurant. The facilities were clean and the service was quick and efficient. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

1 review so far 6
20.02.2017 07:08

Been here a few times and it never disappoints. Service, atmosphere and food is top notch. Would definitely recommend, can't wait to go back again soon!

1 review so far 6
13.04.2017 11:36

really good food and very tipical and tasty italian food with big dishes and kind treatment. The prices are fair. and the local is warm

1 review so far 5
04.02.2017 15:07

Superb food as always. Great choice of pasta, and pizza, together with some good typical Italian dishes. Quaint but charming interior. Staff very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

2 reviews so far 5
23.10.2016 07:57

Always good here. Good food at good prices. Very friendly. Recommended. Will go back again. Nice atmosphere family run business. Also they are Italian. Thanks

1 review so far 5
09.12.2016 08:24

Excellent food and service. Only negative was the noise of a numbe of Xmas parties. Nothing to put us off going again. Will be revisiting.