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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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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We each had a main course and a bottle of wine between us. House red was very nice and the food (salmon and liver) was excellent. The atmosphere was nice, not too noisy. Staff were attentive and professional.

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Thank ShatterlingDave
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having visited Italy and eaten in some amazing restaurants I honestly never thought I'd find Italian food as good in the uk. Everything about the restaurant was superb, the service, the atmosphere, the wind and most importantly the food. Very impressed, like finding a little bit of Italy in Canterbury! Will definitely be returning

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Thank JessD83xxx
Canterbury
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We regularly visit this Italian restaurant, positioned slightly away from the main thoroughfare. In fact with birthday celebrations we have now visited three times since December. The quality of food is always consistently excellent and the willingness of the staff to please is much valued. Highly recommended Trevor and the Smith family Ashford Kent

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1 Thank aatrs
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried to get a table at Pinochio's on a Saturday night unsuccessfully, the hostess was lovely and tried her best to squeeze us in but unfortunately they weren't able to seat us. We booked for the following week and were really looking forward to having some great Italian food. We were not disappointed. The service at Pinochio's was excellent,... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food ...beautiful and tasty, service..... friendly and hospitable...... all excellent! Just like a proper Italian family restaurant should be! Just the place to cheer you up on a grey January day in Canterbury. Came by train....5 minutes from the East Station! Will be back...thank you. Grazie!

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Thank Maggie G
sutton
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at this italian restaurant one evening during out visit to Canterbury. This restaurant is not very plush but the food was very good, as was the atmosphere. Worth a visit.

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Thank Gazat63
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner visited canterbury for a few nights and thought we would try this place out. The place had a great atmosphere and was full on a Thursday night (pretty much everywhere else was dead that evening). We shared some bread & oil to start and then both had pasta dishes which we loved. I had the seafood... More 

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Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for a relaxing dinner which was excellent. The antipasto was great, and we had a round of drinks that paired well. For dinner we had veal ravioli, spaghetti and meatballs, and lasagna. Desserts were creme brûlée and chocolate caprese. Very tasty!

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Bedford UK
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the family here for an evening meal whist visiting Canterbury. Wife and I had the scallop starters which were excellent, lovely saffron sauce and my sons calamari was like you get abroad, not just the rings. For mains I ate the veal ravioli in mushroom sauce and The kids had the two gnocchi mains, all of which were made... More 

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Essex, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We was recommended this restaurant by the hotel and it was lovely. Generous portions, very well presented and good value for money, The chef walks round chatting to the diners making sure everything is ok, I would definately eat there again.

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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$49
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, 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, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, 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?