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5 Church Street | Christchurch, Dorset, Christchurch BH23 1BW, England
+44 1202 484910
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible15%
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“tiramisu” (7 reviews)
“pasta dishes” (5 reviews)
“ice cream” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5 Church Street | Christchurch, Dorset, Christchurch BH23 1BW, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pinocchio's in Christchurch, a firm favourite: delicious pizzas & wine, a perfect Saturday lunch. Helpful, friendly staff. plenty of tables inside, excellent Italian décor, and a 2min stroll from the nearest car park, by the Priory. Great food, great service, great value.

Thank Johnfrisbee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've eaten in Pinocchio several times and always enjoyed the pizza and pasta. But the poor quality of the pizzas on our most recent visit means we will not eat there again. The pizza bases were so dry and hard they were unpleasant and difficult...More

1  Thank Manxman45
Reviewed 1 week ago

First visited Pinocchio's 35 years ago. Everytime we go to Dorset we return for yet another brilliant Italian meal. I am a veggie and it doesnt matter what I choose to eat they will always adjust it so there is no meat. Absolutely fantastic even...More

Thank Elaine L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in on the offchance around 6ish and was found a table straight away which bearing in mind the time wasn't surprising. I have to say the food and service was first rate and I would definitely go again.

Thank bertthefish
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just the best Italian! Fantastic Italian atmosphere, lovely staff and consistently excellent food. We just have to keep coming back! Consistency is so important and we have never been disappointed. Highly recommended.

Thank Tahoe2013
Reviewed 5 June 2017

love this place traditional Italian restaurant a little rough round the edges but that is part of the charm good food great service

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

10 of us went food wasnt the best no draft larger just bottles wont be going back in a hurry Menu very poor

Thank alrightfoodtime
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Late into town one evening we went into Pinnochio's. The staff were polite and attentive but as there was only one other table occupied you would expect that. The food arrived promptly and was good, however, the decor was a little dated and overbearing. Basically...More

Thank Ian W
Reviewed 19 May 2017

If you read my review from 2012, you might be wondering why I went back. Well..... I was invited to a birthday meal by a friend and could not decline or question their judgement. It is still as bad as ever and if you are...More

1  Thank stevesmithpoole
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Casual atmosphere, friendly staff. Even the house wine is good. Try the cannelloni and the spaghetti carbonara.

Thank Gerda B
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Church Street | Christchurch, Dorset, Christchurch BH23 1BW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 484910
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