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64 Castle Street, Canterbury CT1 2PY, England (Formerly Pinocchios Italian Restaurant)
+44 1227 457538
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our second visit , we had a lovely meal with very friendly attentive staff. The only thing that spoilt our meal was where we were seated. It was a table for two , which is right next to a table of four on a slightly raised area. As it was only 7 pm it was quiet and we... More 

Thank woody4london
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110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were there a little bit before 1pm on Sat and there was nobody lol. But soon it was filled and really busy. I am so glad we were there before packing because it was really slow for the kitchen. The food itself was good. I am saying the ingredient was really tasty. The material (Seafood) was ok. The tagliatelle... More 

Thank goccmm
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a gem of a place. From the biggest smile to welcome us, through excellent food in a casual but comfortable surroundings, to the chef coming to check we'd had a lovely meal, this place was excellent. No wonder it's been there so many years and was so chock block full. The best part was all this excellence was at... More 

Thank Martin R
Lincoln, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was busy when we got to Pinoccio'so so booking a table is recommended. We were seated straight away. The staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious, and well presented. I would definitely recommend visiting Pinocchio's restaurant.

Thank standbytizz76
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the restaurant convinced on eating something good but not as good as in Italy (my husband is Italian) and I must say that we were completely wrong! Great Easter lunch for an affordable price!

Thank AmaiaEric
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wine and food both excellent best restaurant i been to in years service second to none will be going back again and again

Thank David P
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lunch at Pinocchio today on our quick lunch stop in Canterbury and it was absolutely delicious. All pasta was fresh, homemade and 'true italian' quoting one of the previous posts. If you are in Canterbury, don't hesitate to come for a lunch or diner, I'm sure you will not regret it!

Thank AD8889
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87 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really wonderful food from start to finish. The calamari is superb. The specials are excellent, particularly the fish. No separate children's menu, but kids can have a half-sized portion of most of the mains. Service was friendly and attentive. Can't fault it.

Thank exiguusmus
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely family like atmosphere. We came to lunch menu, well worth for the money we payed. The pasta arabiata was to die for:) lovely pizzza and we r very picky in italian food... the dishes were real authentic ... marvelous!!! The ownerw and stuf were generous and nice!!! The coffe was the best in Canterbury!!! Thnxxxx

Thank ma79
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best Italian meals I have had. Really worth a slight detour off the high street. Great service as well as food. Highly recommended.

Thank Paul B

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?