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64 Castle Street, Canterbury CT1 2PY, England (Formerly Pinocchios Italian Restaurant)
+44 1227 457538
12:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All 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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Bexley, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were staying in Canterbury overnight and wanted a nice meal and chose Pinnocchios. We looked at the reviews on trip adviser first and we could not fault the restaurant at all. The food was just beautiful and the wine and the ambience. It was very busy which is a good sign, the waiters were on top form. Very pleasant... More 

Thank Jackie O
Dartford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our table was in the conservatory at the back of the premises and was bright and well laid out - the garlic bread was good and we only had a main meal – my wife had the risotto and I had the bolognaise both very tasty and fresh – my favourite was the Limoncello after my expresso – overall a... More 

Thank Paul T
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went to Pinocchio's last weekend after being told to go on recommendation. I was NOT disappointed. If you want authentic Italian food then this is the place for you. I eat gluten free and they had homemade gluten free pasta and pizza bases which pleased me immediately as I was then spoilt for choice with what I could have.... More 

Thank Liv M
Crawley, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were recommended to eat here by a family member and so glad we did! This is a gem of a restaurant in Canterbury's City Centre and the food is AMAZING! It's no wonder they called to reconfirm our booking - the restaurant gets very busy on a Saturday night and hence the tables are quite close together to get... More 

Thank LondonTravelAgent
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It looks more like a cafe than a restaurant. The chalk board has very messy writing on it. The menu is fairly decent we ordered our meal and some bread and oil. The bread and oil came out followed straight away by starters which left little room on the table. The mains were nice with good sized portions. We decided... More 

Thank NTerry85
Olney, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very friendly family run restaurant. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The range of food was very good with something for everybody. The choice of Italian wines was very good. Efficient service. Would highly recommend and go back again next time I am in Canterbury.

Thank RCRice
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful food, amazing wine and perfect pudding!! What more could you ask for?! Absolutely lovely atmosphere and would highly recommend to anyone who loves Italian food. Will definitely be going back.

Thank Jenny R
Ewell, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small and hidden away restaurant in Canterbury. It's a small restaurant but friendly and a friendly atmosphere. Food very fresh and place must have a good reputation and it was pretty much fully booked. Looking forward to my next visit

Thank Cojib
Exeter, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a really nice, friendly Italian. The menu was good. We both had pizza and the base was amongst the tastiest I have ever had. The toppings were good. It is a relatively small restaurant but with a nice ambience. Offers a discount to cathedral lodge guests but offers value for money without this. The staff are friendly and... More 

Thank Gill M
Canterbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here many times but first review. Took family along on Saturday and as ever food and service excellent. Best Italian in Canterbury by a mile. They didn't let me down having talked it up to my family.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$51
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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?