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86 High Street | Town Centre, Burton upon Trent, England
+44 1283 537526
18:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 18:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Been meaning to try this place out for a while now, so went on Thursday night. Was pleasantly surprised. Very good food served by equally pleasant staff. Service was very well paced i.e. not rushed but not having to wait for ages, Will come back and try some of the other mouthwatering dishes from the vast menu. Only slight down... More 

Thank KIMBOBranston
Derby, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and my partner went here last night for Valentine's Day. We ordered off the normal menu. He has a special of crispy beef and I had smoked salmon and prawns. We also had the tomato garlic pizza bread. For mains we both had fillet Buckingham - fillet steak with blue cheese inside wrapped in Parma ham with port sauce.... More 

Thank Laurakate1
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my partner. Made to feel welcome from the moment we stepped foot in the door. Small car park at back no problem to park in. Ordered drinks and sat in the reception comfy sofa first and when the table was ready we were taken to the table. Ordered food quick service excellent high standard Italian food. Friendly staff... More 

Thank princess2388
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We visited Pinocchio's by accident after there being no room in the place we were planning to eat. They sat us down straight away and there was just one woman in front of house serving and taking orders. Orders were taken quickly and efficiently and the woman serving us was really friendly and welcoming. The food was AMAZING! The best... More 

Thank Alanaw359
Burton upon Trent
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We went with family for a pre christmas meal and get together and was extremely pleased with the welcome from friendly staff. The food selected from an extensive menu was well presented and very very tasty. A treat all round

Thank Geoff B
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Family of 5. Really enjoyed the set menu. Quality was first class, quantity first class, service first class. Will be returning very soon. Fantastic

Thank Ian B
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Thank you so much to Marianna and her team for looking after us so very well. I organised a retirement party for around 50 people and the feedback from everyone was so positive. The tables were laid out beautifully and the service was exceptional. The starters were served together and the mains came out table by table. The orders were... More 

Thank LadyM61
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The place was quite empty, the seating was tired and dull. I ordered lasagne along with 3 others in the party, it was bland and uncooked. I wouldn't visit again, sorry

1 Thank floozy40
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Have been a few times now and it never disappoints. The family are lovely, just giving you the right amount of attention, but nothing is to much trouble. The food is gorgeous with large portions and lots of choice. The price is very reasonable and certainly somewhere to go.

1 Thank Susan O
Derby, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This place may not wow from the outside but on the inside it's totally different. This is a family run restaurant and the owners children can often been seen there although I must stress they do not bother the guests. From the moment you walk in your made to feel welcome. Nothing is too much trouble. There is a set... More 

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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$6 - US$31
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 High Street | Town Centre, Burton upon Trent, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Burton upon Trent
  • Phone Number: +44 1283 537526
Marianna Frusciante, and her partner Paul Cookson, became the new proprietors of Pinocchio’s Italian Restaurant in 2005.This was somewhat of a homecoming, as Marianna’s father Antonio, had first opened and ran the restaurant for three years in the 1980’s. It was then known as 'Torino’s, in the former Bargates Shopping centre.Now pinocchios is serving up home cooked Italian food in friendly relaxed surroundings.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?