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Pinocchio's

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5 Church Street | Christchurch, Dorset, Christchurch BH23 1BW, England
+44 1202 484910
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Quimper, France
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After a good experience at the Bournemouth Pinocchio's, we were expecting the same quality in Christchurch. We were quite disappointed. On the good side, the restaurant being quite empty, our dishes were made fresh to order and the pastas tasted really nice, however were far too small portions. However, we went there to please our pizza-lover and she couldn't even... More 

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Thank France D
Wimborne Saint Giles, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I sometimes need an early table on Saturday evening pre-concerts. Pinocchios are always obliging and provide quick, friendly and efficient service. I usually have a pasta which is well cooked and good value for money. The place is not flashy or dressed up to be something it is not but a very happy atmosphere prevails often with all age family... More 

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Thank Martyn C
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pizza tasted frozen, interior is drab and dated. Staff seem friendly but it does not compensate for just how terrible the food is. This place used to be one of the best, but has gone downhill. What a shame.

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Thank Emily C
Southport, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided come here for Italian, a change from a meal at the hotel. The place looks nice, it's not modern looking but the name of the Resturant says it all when you go inside and see the Decor. We did look at the reviews from others and it had a mixed review. We only had a main and a... More 

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Thank Yuen L
Pewsey, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very cute Italian restaurant, my husband and I had lunch here, it was delicious and the service was good, the owners wife was very friendly and talkative, the restaurant has ornaments and puppets connected to Pinocchio scattered around the restaurant, which was a little over done, the food was served hot and quite quick, I had salmon and my... More 

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Thank deehigg
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a lovely little restaurant in a great location. The décor is really sweet - lots of Pinocchio memorabilia dotted around (from posters to little ornaments) and it has an authentic Italian restaurant vibe, which is sadly missing from a lot of more modern establishments. They are also really friendly and clearly have their regulars who look to be... More 

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Thank wstacey070
Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I always try to drop-in when visiting family in Christchurch/Highcliffe. I love the garlic bread - not a baguette in sight! - and I highly recommend the pasta dishes. The staff are very cheerful and the atmosphere is warm and friendly. Hope to be dropping-in again very soon!!!

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Thank jackiebb2017
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

You can always guarantee a nice meal in here but recently I was shocked at how dirty the cloth table cloth was under the plastic top one. It might only be the edges that are showing but its very off putting to see how dirty our cloth was.

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Thank Thecatsatonthemat
London
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64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

A traditional Italian restaurant decor wise. Decided to try for lunch for four of us. They were friendly and the food, whilst not standout by any means was acceptable and reasonably priced. Would visit again.

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Thank ElljayT
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent authentic Italian restaurant. Food unpretentious and very good. Staff friendly and attentive. If you like Italian food and atmosphere give it a try. If you don't go to one of the quasi Italian restaurant for rubbish food at inflated prices.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Church Street | Christchurch, Dorset, Christchurch BH23 1BW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 484910

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