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“Mixed Bag”
Review of Pinocchio Restaurant - CLOSED

Pinocchio Restaurant
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 11 August 2014

The good:
Most of the service is amazing. The waiter we had and the manager were welcoming, warm and lovely. The waitstaff are Italian, and it is like being welcomed into a big Italian family dinner. We were originally sat inside but they asked if we wanted to move outside when a table became available. There was also no waiting for anything - service was quick, friendly and good.

However, I did overhear another table's waitress refuse to give them table service for ice cream after their main meal. They were told to stand and order by the (unmanned) gelato counter by their waitress. Other servers took their customers' ice cream orders.

The meal was rounded off with complimentary port which was a lovely Italian touch.

The not so good:
My partner and I ordered the smoked meat (veal and pork ribs). The portions are huge, but it's just really average. My pork ribs were the largest ribs I have ever seen, but they were really dry. My partner's veal ribs were just really fatty. The highlight was the coleslaw. I normally hate coleslaw but this stuff was fresh and light. Lovely.

So, I would avoid the BBQfather stuff - and stick to classic Italian food for a good experience.

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1  Thank HAGustin
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Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

Went to Pinocchio's on our trip around Australia and were very impressed with both the food and service. Asked to have pork belly main as an entree to share between the four of us and were advised the beef brisket would be easier to share so ordered that instead. Talk about mouth-watering! Came with chips and home-made coleslaw and was just divine! Followed this with 2 different pizzas, both of which were amazing. Guys had complimentary beers and, on ordering a bottle of port to share, we were each given a free port as well. Also took home some gelato made by owner Sabrina who was very friendly and a delight to chat to. Lindt dark chocolate and tiramisu flavours were to do for! Really must visit Pinocchio's if you are anywhere in the vicinity of Exmouth

Thank Belinda C
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

The prosciutto and mushroom pizza is excellent with thin crest and generous amount of topping. However the smoked pork belly is bad. The helping is huge and generous. But the bottom half of belly is totally dried out and hard like cardboard. I notice similar problem with the beef brisket at the next table.

1  Thank starfire888
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Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

Generous, delicious meals. Friendly staff. The place gets very busy so booking in advance is a good idea. Probably some of the best value in Exmouth where dining out is generally expensive due to the remoteness.

Thank BennyKriks
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

Great - busy with both campers and locals having a good time and enjoying great food.
The owner and staff were excellent and service great. Food was lovely: huge portions of seafood spaghetti for me!! Also, interestingly, they have a choice of smoke-house meats smoked on the premises so so can choose from either excellent Italian or some lovely brisket or ribs!

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Thank MRJ852
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