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Pinocchio Bournemouth

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18 Poole Hill, Bournemouth, England
+44 1202 291081
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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323 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes the restaurant is a little cluttered, but that may be the charm of the place. Good choice on the menu, food tasted good. Some members of staff more helpful than others

Thank Jane D
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Miserable wet night before xmas, called on the offchance and they fitted us in in spite of being booked up with xmas office parties. Had to ask to be moved because of screechy girl at hen party on next table (there's always one). Bad start, but were completely won over by excellent main course food, friendly staff and warm homely... More 

Thank Victoirae
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best thing about this restaurant is the garlic bread! We had booked a family dinner and were in a small, dull, box room upstairs next to a large party of about 20-25 year olds. It was so noisy we could not even have a conversation and even the customers downstairs were commenting on how loud it was upstairs! Complaints... More 

Thank Frances C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Home cooked Italian foods good bottle of gavi fantastic atmosphere the place could do with good tidy up looks a little tired It's a shame no home made fresh dessert.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Devon, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly, efficient staff! Lovely ambiance! Great food! Good prices! Highly recommended. Fitted us in even though a busy evening just before Christmas.

Thank Deborah M
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Love this restaurant, great for going with family and or with large groups! The food is always good! And I love the birthday song they play when it's someone's birthday. Never had a bad meal here.

Thank Anniekidner
Vancouver Island, Canada
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We returned to England to celebrate my husband's 65th birthday with family ... and chose Pinocchio as it was where we had our first date 35 years ago. We ate exactly the same meal and it tasted just as good as the first time. The restaurant was very busy but the staff never pushed and we enjoyed a wonderful evening.... More 

Thank Anne F
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Recommended by out hotel so checked it out on a Friday night. Busy with Christmas Groups so lucky to get a table, served quickly with friendly staff. Décor reminded me of an Italian restaurant we used to go to in London in the 80's, clearly not changed for a long time which gives it its charm. Hand painted walls of... More 

Thank Pez62
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Probably the creamiest and sickliest carbonarra I have ever tasted. To be fair, the restaurant seemed quite busy and popular - I'd give it another go, but would be much more careful with my menu choice.

Thank marcruse
Cinderford, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Visited with three South Africans who are business guests of mine. Two of them are vegetarians. When the waiter was taking the orders one of the vegetarians asked for a "Pasta with vegetables" to which he was somewhat abruptly told "you'll have to explain better than that!". How rude. Thankfully a waitress took over, at least she had the manners... More 

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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$ 11 - US$ 31
Italian, Pizza
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Poole Hill, Bournemouth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 291081
Established in 1979 we are a charming and friendly Italian Restaurant.

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