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1. Little piece of Italy
1. Little piece of Italy
"Fantastic food in a great setting with lovely staff."
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2. Delicious Food, Lovely Vibe
2. Delicious Food, Lovely Vibe
"Amazing food."
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3. Family restaurant, the best
3. Family restaurant, the best
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About
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...
PRICE RANGE
£15 - £40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian, Neapolitan
FEATURES
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went on valentines and it was average, staff friendly enough but not really feeling it! Food was ok, tables a bit too close together even though it was almost empty! Rather fast re service, didn’t offer pepper or Parmesan cheese on pasta until we asked

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 10 June 2023

Nice ambience, good lighting and decor. Attentive service by friendly and efficient staff. Every dish we took was really tasty! Portions were generous and the wine was really good. I will be back to enjoy the comfortable, relaxing and pleasant stay.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner in Pinocchio's. It's a traditional Italian restaurant in the middle of Canterbury city centre. The food was excellent and well-priced for the quality of what you get. We've discovered a new favourite and will definitely be returning.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 January 2024 via mobile

A lovely little Italian dining experience. Food was brilliant, staff were very friendly and the specials board had some great choices.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 16 December 2023 via mobile

What a nice place. The food was excellent. Reminded us of Italy. Staff were very kind and helpful. Great choice of food. We shall return when back in Canterbury

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 10 December 2023

Really tasty food and staff were lovely. Thanks for a great evening. I had the Swordfish which was incredible.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 10 December 2023 via mobile

Lovely authentic Italian restaurant. Excellent food and excellent service. Would thoroughly recommend. Food was fresh and piping hot and well presented.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2023

Absolutely amazing food & service, will definitely be back. Had the spaghetti vongole & pistachio cheesecake.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 26 October 2023

An old school Italian restaurant where they really care about food. We have been many times and always enjoy the atmosphere and authentic pasta dishes. They also offer a range of pizzas which are popular with my teenage son. Tucked away on a picturesque street...slightly off the beaten track in Canterbury, this is a lovely spot for a family dinner served with charm and enthusiasm.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 20 October 2023

Having read the reviews, i thought that this would be ideal for a group of friends and I to have a meal. one review said"A little piece of Italy" which sadly it was not. The service was very good , but the food came no...where near Italian food, which I do know very well, large quantities but totally bland, to the extent that I had to apologise to my friends for choosing PinocchiosMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 9 October 2023

Friendly. Good food and wine. Closes very early for a Saturday Night. At 9:30 we were the last ones in restaurant. We didn't like staff standing at back of restaurants waiting for people to finish their meals but apart from that a cosy restaurant.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 7 October 2023 via mobile

We were recommended by our hotel to visit. They said don’t walk past it as it’s the best Italian in the City and it lived up to it. Lovely service and the food was first class at a price that wasn’t a rip off given...that the City is full of tourists.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 28 September 2023 via mobile

Gave this restaurant a try during our holiday in Canterbury and would definitely return in the future . The food was wonderful and the staff were very welcoming and friendly. They were happy to answer any questions we had regarding the menu including the specials...on the blackboard. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal including the house wine and a limoncello to finish.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 9 September 2023

The service was pleasant and attentive, the tables were well spaced. I had the mozzarella salad to start with which was a cheap watery ball of mozzarella with some dried herbs sprinkled on it on a bed of rocket and a few plum tomatoes no...fresh herbs at all. The pasta was chewy and undercooked. All the dishes seemed to be based around same basic pasta sauces bland but edible. The pizza was greasy and when picked up the topping just slid off the base. The calzone was mainly crust and when we asked for other ingredients to be added they said no so they clearly were not fresh. I didn't complain but I definitely wouldn't book againMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 9 September 2023 via mobile

Small quaint restaurant Excellent friendly welcoming service Freshly cooked food hot and delicious. Great desserts

Date of visit: September 2023
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14 September 2023|
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The nearest car park is the Castle Street carpark - multistorey, but there is an open air one too, across the street. a hundred yards or so from the restaurant.
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10 minutes walk maximum
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Pinocchio's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5