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3 Kitchener Street, Martinborough 5711, New Zealand
+64 6-306 6094
18:00 - 23:00
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Wed - Sun 18:00 - 23:00
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Wellington, New Zealand
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing service, ambience and food. Service was attentive but not too intrusive, pleasant surroundings that made me feel I was dining at the owners' home and pork belly with Asian flavours to die for.

Thank kiwiteepee
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stunning fine dining meals in a quaint restaurant. A small menu but everything on the menu was devine. We were fortunate to get a last minute booking over easter and highly reccommened this spot.

Thank PatrickPJ32
Auckland, New Zealand
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136 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It had taken our friends (who have family in the region) several visits over the years to get a table here and it did not disappoint on any level. These friends are true gourmands and they were delighted with their meal. Book well in advance is my advice.

Thank Mums4Kids
Swansea, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were in Martinborough for a wedding and had a family get together in this restaurant the night before the wedding. 20 of us were looked after really well. Great steak and lovely wine. All staff very friendly and efficient. Couldn't have asked for more.

Thank Haydn C
Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fine dining meets quaint bistro in the heart of Martinborough. The freshly baked bread with local olive oil was so delicious- a wonderful way to wash down a gorgeous pinot noir. We both had the fillet of beef w bacon croquettes and sweet potato purée. Every component was cooked beautifully and worked well together. We ended the evening with a... More 

Thank tannie24
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We completely enjoyed a great evening meal. We went on a Wednesday night when they offer a burger special menu, although we ate from the standard one. We skipped entree and enjoyed the comfit of duck (which is the chef’s signature dish) and the fish of the day (groper, pan baked) followed by chocolate terrine and affogato. Everything was fabulous... More 

Thank markmarChristchurch
England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In town for 1 night only Had lunch across the road but was looking for something special to finish what had been a great day of wine tasting Booked late but was accommodated very easily with charm and grace Front of house relaxed but professional - good advice that was followed and appreciated Excellent cooking delivering us exactly what was... More 

Thank David M
Wellington, New Zealand
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food. We booked this time because it was full last time we visited. The food was great. The attention to detail a real highlight. Staff were lovely and gave great advice on the menu and wine list. If you want a lovely meal. that just works well then highly recommend.

Thank Steve H
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and perfect service Fillet steak was delicious and so was the belly pork. Great night in a perfect setting.

Thank Liz P
Wellington, New Zealand
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had been recommended Pinocchio for somewhere to go to celebrate an important birthday and ilm so pleased we did. The service, food and atmosphere was fantastic. I have dinner at some very high end restaurants but this place knocked spots of them. Can't wait to come back!

Thank Yonnamalone

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$23
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Kitchener Street, Martinborough 5711, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wairarapa  >  Martinborough
  • Phone Number: +64 6-306 6094
Pinocchio is a family owned and operated restaurant, we pride ourselves on using fresh produce from around New Zealand. We offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, in relaxed and friendly environment. Pinocchio has an extensive wine list, selected from local vineyards and from around New Zealand.

Our Head chef Paul has combined his fine dinning knowledge and experience to create a menu that consists of sensational flavours combined with eye catching presentation in our bistro experience.

Pinocchio has the capacity to seat forty-five people. Pinocchio has a sunny courtyard to enjoy your dinning experience or just a Peroni on tap. Private functions are available on request.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?