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64 Castle Street, Canterbury CT1 2PY, England
+44 1227 457538
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (85 reviews)
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Open Now
12:00 - 21:00All hours
Seafood, Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
64 Castle Street, Canterbury CT1 2PY, England
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1 - 10 of 987 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once again using trip advisor we found this gem of an eatery, we don’t really want to shout about it but feel we can’t keep it to ourselves! We shared sea bass fish cakes and mussels starter, the fish cakes were delicious and perfectly cooked,...More

Thank Allychauffeur
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a family gathering, including 8 week old granddaughter, and had a fabulous evening. On comment, the restaurant ought to have baby changing facilities somewhere in the building.

Thank LawrenceHH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a few birthdays as part of a large group - service was quick, staff were attentive, very polite and very helpful (especially Dee!). The food was very good, again quick to come out and incredibly tasty. The meatballs were the most tender I'd...More

Thank Ryan T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Following other reports on TripAdvisor we visited Pinocchio's and were not disappointed. Possibly the best Italian restaurant I have visited outside of Italy. We ate from the lunchtime menu and it was wonderful food with fabulous service. Cannot wait to visit again

Thank gab9714
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I decided to try Pinocchios after hearing good reviews, having not been here for years. The restaurant was busy and we were shown to a table toward the back. The staff were great, very friendly and welcoming, took our jackets and ordered...More

1  Thank Sarah J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed our first trip to Canterbury last weekend for my husband's birthday and decided to try Pinocchio's on the basis of the positive reviews on tripadvisor. Pinocchio's met all our expectations and more. Staff couldn't have been more helpful or friendly, there was a real...More

Thank Judi B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for a pre-show meal and weren’t disappointed. It’s very popular, and by the time we left was packed out so I’d definitely recommend booking. I enjoyed tagliatelle with sea food and the Pinot Grigio Blush was very good. My husband said that this...More

Thank Emjtbex
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was average - have had better antipasti but the gnocchi was pretty tasty. However, the decoration and atmosphere of the restaurant does not make you want to stay very long. Service was ok

Thank Elisha K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The welcoming,friendliness,and helpfulness were excellent. Special offers of the day explained and what they could also do for us. The dinner was really out of this world being extremely tasteful. They did not skip on either quantity or quality of the meal. My steak was...More

Thank oysterman2010
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We are here our last night in Canterbury and our meals were excellent! I had the daily special, Tagliatelle with smoky veal and mush room ragu. It was delicious!!

Thank Pat H
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Eric Z
29 September 2017|
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Response from Mike C | Reviewed this property |
10 minutes walk maximum
3 August 2017|
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Response from Massimo F | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry, whilst not always necessary, we would advise booking to avoid disappointment, especially if you are more than 2 people. There is a booking facility on our website or you can call the restaurant... More
12 June 2016|
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Response from Dolcevitas | Reviewed this property |
Yes lots of gluten free including GF pizzas, pasta, risotto and desserts - now marked on the menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$54
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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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