Pinocchio Restaurant - Ranelagh

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€30 and under
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Italian

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Pinocchio is an authentic Italian restaurant in Dublin. At Pinocchio you can find real Italian quality gourmet food prepared by our Italian chef an his professional team. Come at Pinocchio and enjoy the flavours of Italy.
Open in Ranelagh since August 2008, Pinocchio tells no lies.
We offer simple, fresh, delicious Italian food.
Marco Giannantonio and Maurizio Mastrangelo invite you to come and see what we can offer, not only good food but also excellent wine, the warmest welcome in Dublin and great party nights... Benvenuti!!!

In our restaurants we serve only excellent food prepared using top quality ingredients and cooked with passion and love. All served in a typical Italian ambiance, cozy and familiar: a place where you can experience real Italian cuisine.

PINOCCHIO IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR: parties, special events and corporate meetings/events.
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JB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great location and friendly staff. Would recommend for small groups and larger parties

RT
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian restaurant - lovely food & 1st class service - well worth a visit

G
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday night dinner... Lovely place, a touch of Italy close to public transport so easy accessible. Food was absolutely amazing, specially the Parmigiana di Melanzane which I would highly recommend. Staff was very friendly and efficient. Definitely will come back again

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was not appetizing nor enjoyable. It was disappointing all round really

JC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

really disappointing meal. The bread was so salty. The prawn started was tasteless, as was the risotto special. worst meal I had in a long time. really surprised with the positive reviews. Thought it was awful. would never return

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious m, very decent price.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brilliant, food. Service was lovely guy
Five of us thoroughly enjoyed
Wine good and fair price!
Authentic Italian

L
London
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant, friendly service, good food.

WS
Dublin
7 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

The food was lovely. I had the arancini and the gnocchi with nduja and my girlfriend had pizza and the soup of the day which was vegetable soup. We both agreed the food was superb. However, it was very expensive. Food of similar quality can be easily gotten for cheaper in most restaurants, even in restaurants within a stones throw from this one. Even the wine was quite pricey. The service was very friendly and helpful, but it was a bit slow. The restaurant was also oddly empty for a Friday evening at 7pm, despite being very well located in Ranelagh, a popular spot for restaurants, and most other restaurants in this area were busy. This made the experience slightly more uncomfortable as we felt like there must be a reason nobody was coming here. At the end, we concluded that it must be because of the poor value. Would be a great restaurant if it was cheaper, as the food was genuinely fantastic.

J
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I Went for dinner with friends and we definitely loved it the food and customer service.
Everything was marvelous.

CL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service. A lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

IM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food, starter & main course were super. Service good, tables a little too close together so difficult to have a private conversation but otherwise no complaints

KB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was flavourless and bland. Forgettable and will not be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a lovely, personal restaurant. I booked because I was looking for good food, reasonably priced with a nice, non intrusive, non loud music, relaxed ambiance. It was the 34th anniversary of my father's death - an important date. We were not dissapointed. Pinocchio is staffed with pleasant, authentic and attentive staff, easily located under the Luas tram station in Ranelagh. The overhead trams are irrelevant in the ambiance of this unique restaurant. As it is a small restaurant I encouraged booking. Open Table.ie is excellent. There is on street parking but I recommend public transport so you can enjoy some wine. Excellent food, reasonably priced. Highly recommended.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent food at a very fair price. Service was friendly but efficient. Strongly recommended.

IZ
Dublin
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant 😊 lovley Food , ambient was nice ,

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful authentic Italian food, great service from the staff and no service charge on group bookings.

SM
London
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, in a fabulaous private booth perfect for a small group up to 6.
Food was divine and a great selection. wine was great and waitress gave us a good idea of all the wine choices.

CH
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Will be back again.

OT
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely spot, great service

MO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are so nice at Pinocchio's. They made a fuss of our birthday boy. He was chuffed!

DD
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Reasonably price, great service, tasty food. Decent wine choices and good place to bring kids.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Refreshing to go to a restaurant in Dublin where there is actual diversity among staff and to see a business hiring people who live with disabilities. Seems to have made a very happy and friendly staff team at this place!

MW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous Italian food with excellent staff & atmosphere. :)

J
Dublin
30 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pinocchio in Ranelagh is a fabulous restaurant. I highly recommend it. The staff including Antonio are amazing and a warm welcome is always guaranteed. Food is the best Italian food in Dublin - authentic and delicious. 100% perfect!