Pinocchio Restaurant - Temple Bar

4.2
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27 reviews
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€30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Authentic
  • Comfort Food
A flavour of Italy in the heart of Dublin. We serve only excellent food prepared using top quality ingredients and cooked with passion and love.
What 27 People Are Saying
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KW
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian restaurant! The food was outstanding!

PJ
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Was promised a choice of aperitif cocktails on arrival but were simple served something in a glass and not told what is was, and definitely wasn’t offered a “choice”.
We were only given the set menu, we weren’t even offered the normal full menu even though the table sat down near us at the same time were given normal menus. However, we couldn’t get any staff’s attention at all to rectify this and were left to just choose from what we were given.
The food (pizza and arancini) left me and my partner feeling terribly sickly and uncomfortable for the rest of the night, sending us back to our accommodation early. How fresh was the cooking if it could aggravate our stomach this much?
Overall, it wasn’t terrible and when the staff need actually check on us they were very
polite and friendly, I just doubt I would revisit here again due to our listed disappointments.

AM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. We just had a great time with excellent food and smiling staff.

BS
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Advertises itself as a celiac friendly restaurant. They do not have gluten free pizza bases or gluten free bread. And the only gluten free pasta is penne. Food compleletly tasteless. Service bad and attempt to overcharge by one meal.

PS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Staff are very friendly and helpful.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing venue for our trip to Dublin, partners birthday which the staff all sang Happy Birthday and made her night, great food, great staff, totally recommend

TM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff is really nice and the food is authentic traditional italian food, handmade fresh pasta is amazing. My favorite restaurant in Dublin.

C
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice dinner, my family and I thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The lasagna is fabulous, they offer a lovely Chianti well priced. The restaurant is small, neighbourhood place that is busy, fun, and well appointed. We will definitely return.

OT
Dublin
12 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great service and better food. Totally recommend this place if you like proper Italian food

S
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome Italian! All in our party of seven enjoyed their meal!

A
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and wine, and very friendly staff. Would definitely recommend.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was really nice, place was nice. Staff were very friendly. Easy to locate. Would go again. Free drink with reservation

AB
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

tasty food and warm welcome
great location
rather noisy

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pizza in Dublin!

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SS
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice staff, really enjoyed the truffle ravioli.

GB
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this restaurant, it looks like a really authentic Italian which is cosy and romantic, the food was amazing, I wouldn’t have gone for a pudding but based on how good the main was I knew the tiramisu would be homemade and deliscious and it did not disappoint! The staff were great and friendly and made it a lovely experience I would highly recommend to anyone visiting Dublin

FR
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

It was Valentines, so very hard to judge - restaurant was very busy.

SG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely ambience...no rushing...staff excellent and not pushy but very helpful...lovely food..good location😊

D
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service will definitely go back when in Dublin again

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

First night in Dublin, very nice restaurant but quite small. Food good, service good. Only downside was a cooking class which was extremely loud and partially blocked toilets. Free cocktail on arrival and very good prices (used set menu!). Would come here again :) thank you!

C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We loved the food, but for some reason they took 1/3 of our table and gave it to someone else. We had to press us together and sit very close. It was a very strange experience, since we booked 3 weeks before.

KO
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

We came for dinner in this restaurant on our last night in Ireland with a large group, excited to find somewhere that could accommodate all 10 of us. When we arrived, it took a while to track down our 7:45 reservation. Finally, we were showed to our table. It wasn't until 15 minutes later that someone came to take our drink order. Drinks were finally delivered and we ordered our food- 2 appetizers (bruschetta and mozzarella caprese, neither of which required cooking), and 10 entrees, all of which were pasta dishes or pizzas. We waited a half an hour after ordering for our simple appetizers to arrive. Once they were finished, nobody came to clear the plates, or ask if we needed drink refills. We waited, and waited, and waited... and waited for our entrees to come. Finally, around 9:15 (1.5 hours after arriving), I asked for an update on the status of our food, and was told that since we ordered appetizers, our food was going to take longer. Our party included 3 kids and 1 infant, who was starting to get fussy by this time. Our food was not delivered until 9:45 PM, 2 hours after we had arrived. I was told time and time again, with very little actual empathy, that we ordered appetizers, and that there were several large tables that night, and that's why our food was so late. I'm sorry, but if you can't accommodate large quantities of people, don't offer reservations for them. And appetizers or not, there is NO excuse for food to not be ready for 2 hours from the time of arrival at the restaurant, especially when every item we ordered was a very simple dish. Thankfully, the food was quite good, but we were all so frustrated and ready to leave by the time it arrived that we hardly enjoyed it. Skip this restaurant and take your business elsewhere.

CH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing staff, food and ambiance. I loved every bit of it! We had a great time. We ate here as a group pre theatre and it was lovely.

CB
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall everything Ok. I would like to mention that the staff name Adela She was amazing

E
Dublin
10 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Great food and very friendly service
Pretty good value for money

A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Plasantly surprised by authentic and delicious Italian food. Very friendly staff.

AM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great night out for New Years even dinner with the family. Excellent, authentic Italian food in a vibrant setting. The chicken with mushroom sauce and Capricosa calzone were amazing.