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Pinocchio's

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64 Castle Street, Canterbury CT1 2PY, England (Formerly Pinocchios Italian Restaurant)
+44 1227 457538
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited on a Monday; seemed like a nice place when passing the day before so booked for the following evening - probably didn't need to as not over busy when we arrived. Given a choice of tables - left with menus for to be honest a little while before the waiter returned. Ordered scallops & olives for starters - olives... More 

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Thank Chrishel
Hassocks, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were greeted by the owners fiance and she made us feel most welcome. Specials were on boards and we hardly looked at the menu and chose the scallops starter and fillet steak main course. Both were a real treat and for filet steak not out of the way on price. She (Fiance) was most helpful with the wine and... More 

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1 Thank pixer2016
Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My second visit to this lovely restaurant and first visit for my Husband and Daughter. We all loved our meals and will definitely be visiting again. Wonderful service :)

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Thank 273nicki
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic restaurant. Could not fault the service or food. Would definitely recommend and most definitely will be visiting again. Glad to have found Pinnochio's, which has given us a Valentine's to remember.

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Thank PaulandFrankie
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spur of the moment Valentine's Day lunch - coveniently falling in half-term holiday for the missus. Popped into Canterbury and walked passed, having forgotten exactly where it was. Lovely meal, and good service. Freshly-cooked good food, nicely presented. Varied menu. Glad we returned and definitley future visit.

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Thank hic-et-procul
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fab valentines Day lunch, wonderful warm welcome even though it was our first visit. Seafood was beautifully cooked and so so tasty. Excellent service from all members of staff can't wait to visit again. Went in as newbie's and came out feeling like old friends.

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Thank LizS123
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

High price tag for a below average uninspiring Italian in Castle Street. Its been there for years and frankly it shows!

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1 Thank Tim G
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner at Pinocchios while visiting Canterbury on a cold bleak Evening in February. What a find! Beautifully cooked fresh food, excellent menu, welcoming staff. All the ingredients for a great evening. Cannot recommend too highly.

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Thank Shirley C
Hove, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am new to Canterbury and live here only half the week. As a fan of small independents, stumbled across this last night with a friend. What a delight! Two members of staff - authentic, friendly and efficient, and delicious food. Would highly recommend and all be going back.

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Thank dyefa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff were wonderful, the food was delicious, it wasn't too pricey, honestly the best Italian meal I've had outside of Italy!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$50
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Castle Street, Canterbury CT1 2PY, England (Formerly Pinocchios Italian Restaurant)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 457538
Description
An authentic Italian restaurant housed in an historic building just a short walk from the high street in Canterbury. All the dishes are prepared from scratch each day using the best Italian and locally sourced ingredients and lots and lots of passione!!

Come and enjoy our freshly made bread and pasta, our traditional Neapolitan pizza, fresh meat and seafood dishes, not forgetting our mouthwatering home-made desserts.

Whatever the occasion, you can be sure of great service in a relaxed atmosphere where you are free to savour the flavours and aromas of the Italian kitchen. We look forward to sharing them with you...

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?