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Pinocchio Bournemouth

18 Poole Hill, Bournemouth BH2 5PS, England
+44 1202 291081
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (56 reviews)
“breadsticks” (6 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
18 Poole Hill, Bournemouth BH2 5PS, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This family run Italian is always good value. The two course special lunches are excellent but all of the pizzas are worth having - especially the Pinocchio special. No parking nearby. No lavatory access for wheelchairs.

Thank Alan F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for my wife's birthday on Saturday night. We had a table for 11 and the food was excellent with some fantastic service. We would highly recommend this local independent restaurant 👍🏻.

Thank markbQ7827ID
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a table for a Saturday night, when we arrived were told to go to their bar & wait for a table, as was everyone else who had not booked, so did not matter if you had booked, only got table in order you...More

Thank Gloryhornetboy08
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Obviously a popular eating place for locals. Generous helping of good Italian cuisine. We were made welcome and served quickly

Thank merrycroft
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Bournemouth for 2 nights in July. We found this restaurant and sat outside to eat. It was a fab warm evening but there are heaters outside also which work brillaintly. We had sharing dishes and they were the best Italian I have...More

Thank Jacqueline M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Found by chance and walked in. Only one table in use, so we sat down to be served. We waited, and waited, and... finally walked out. Three members of staff looked at and ignored us during this time!

Thank Simon S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We visited whilst staying nearby and had a very enjoyable meal. Pleasant, authentic surroundings with a decent menu, the food was tasty and the service friendly and attentive. Very good value for money also. All things that you are unlikely to get in a chain...More

Thank Tongo79
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We enjoyed the meal; it's a traditional Italian, probably second generation; decent menu, sensible wine list. The decor is a tiny bit old fashioned, and we wish they had put the air conditioning on, but we had a good meal and a good experience. Thoroughly...More

Thank Afterbrunel
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Happened upon this restaurant by accident. Staff very friendly and welcoming. Felt like a proper old style Italian restaurant. Food was extremely enjoyable and there was a good selection on the menu. Well worth a visit and certainly will visit again. Recommended.

Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Good food, a little expensive , the portions are average size but delicious. we were 4, there for dinner, we had a bottle of wine and a bottle of beer. Had risotto seafood, veal in mushroom sauce which came with a big plate of veg....More

Thank shamali s
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Jayne F
25 April 2017|
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Response from Ash B | Reviewed this property |
They had enough trouble understanding what a vegetarian was during my visit. Go elsewhere!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Poole Hill, Bournemouth BH2 5PS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 291081
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Established in 1979 we are a charming and friendly Italian Restaurant.
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