Serving up rustic Italian delights from its location on Groom Place in swanky Belgravia, Pizzeria Pinocchio lives up to its upscale location by being a traditional Italian restaurant that maintains the highest possible standards in terms of service and what goes into every dish and pizza. Masters of creating the perfect pizza, feast on their delicious wood-fired oven selection, all made from scratch with their own special sourdough and loaded with an array of tasty toppings. We recommend trying the Pinocchio's speciale, topped with buffalo mozzarella, parma ham, rucola and shaved parmesan, and you’ll also find a range of classic Italian pasta dishes too, from old favourites like spaghetti to tagliatelle and linguine.
We always walk away happier than ever with their delicious pizza. The service is quick and polite as always! We keep going back for more and more!
Firstly, the restaurant was so narrow that you could hardly move between the furniture. When we opened the front door to enter in it, for example, we bumped the customer sitting behind. Next, the hygiene, if any, was below acceptance - you could literally get stuck to the floor, cutlery, menus or table surfaces. Moreover, restaurant`s online menu, appeared to be discontinued God knows when and why. And if you only would mention that you have booked a table via website, you are about to receive a look that would make you very uncomfortable. Finally, we all did agree to quit that torture before ordering a thing. In fact, I cannot understand how this restaurant can be rated any more than two points (one in case you were starving at that exact moment)?! I would not recommend it to anyone.
Not quite what I expected. More of a café than a restaurant but I was very pleased with my choice. Set in a quaint mews, it had a good atmosphere and would have achieved a strong mark of 6 had it not been just a tad noisier than a restaurant might have been. Would I go there again though?. Categorically yes!! The food, service and value for money were all excellent.
Frequented by the pizza and Italian cuisine-loving population of London’s Belgravia and neighbouring Knightsbridge and Chelsea, Pizzeria Pinocchio can get busy. The restaurant’s popularity is largely down to the attention to detail the kitchen pays when it comes to ingredients. As a traditional Neapolitan-style pizzeria, Pinocchio maintains its own lievito madre mother yeast to make fresh sourdough bread-bases, left to proof and rise for at least 24 hours before being topped with premium imported ingredients over exclusively San Marzano tomato and paddled into the perfectly controlled pizza oven.
Besides fabulous pizza – Pizzeria Pinocchio’s clear forte – this Belgravia Italian restaurant does a fine line in traditional pasta dishes, simply prepared fresh and properly al dente. The tagliatelle with creamy porcini sauce or the Neapolitan clams and garlic on linguine are top options. Naturally, you’ll want something to wash all this goodness down with, and to this end Pizzeria Pinocchio maintain a good selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages. San Pellegrino while you eat and a good Italian espresso after your meal are standard, but you can also find Italian beer and quality wines, ranging in price with most available by the glass. Clearly a cut above most Italian pizza restaurants in London, avoid having to wait by booking a table at this popular pizza joint on Groom Place in advance!