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Pinocchio's Pizza

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1449 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91104-2302 (Rio Grande)
+1 626-791-7591
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Altadena, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I, in our 60s, love week night supper at Pinocchio's! The salad (especially the fresh Ranch dressing), personal pizzas, are great! I've also had the chicken marsala and was inspired to try to make it at home. It was a great comfort dinner when my husband was on travel. The staff are very attentive; we always feel... More 

Thank Lorraine32000
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Pinocchios has been in business in Pasadena for over 40 years. the Pizza here is really good as is the antipasto salid and the grilled salmon is some of the best in town. Excellent full bar, decent wine selection and attempt to make it on a night when the awesome Alen Wassermann Jazz Ensemble is playing. Thats a PERFECT NIGHT

Thank Scott L
Santa Cruz, California
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253 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We came here with a large group. The food was very good. I had eggplant, but was expecting spaghetti with it,but got fettuccine instead. The iced tea was out of the tap which wasn't good at all.

Thank timteresa0
Rosemead, CA
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138 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Our family went here because of my daughter's jazz music class assignment. It wasn't too crowded when we got there on the late side of dinner (7:30p). The restaurant is on the smaller side, about 50-75 seats plus a small lounge/bar area. They have several large screen monitors showing different sporting events, baseball and COPA soccer match between Chi and... More 

Thank AFonger
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015

My husband & I went there, after a funeral wake about between 7 & 8pm for dinner. We walked in, no greeting of any kind or a sign telling us to sit ourselves, so, we finally went to the counter & asked if we can sit at a table or what to do. She said," I'll be right with you,... More 

Thank Ritagirl77
Pasadena, California
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93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

Great food and service at a decent price. This is our go-to place for happy hour, after hours, take out, delivery, anytime!! Sign up for their email specials. We got garlic bread, salad, spaghetti with meat sauce and a pizza for just over $20. Also try their wings and fries. Great price and it tastes terrific!!

Thank KatPlay
Pasadena, California
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

The menu says "authentic NY style thin crust"...which, no, not even close. It is much thicker than NY style and more bready. However, we liked the pesto linguine and my husband loved the Chicken Parmigiana.

Thank argus18
Pasadena, California
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Pinocchio's Pizza is a terrific little neighborhood Italian restaurant. I've been aware of it for over 20 years ago but only recently ventured in to try the food. The mood is very relaxed, and the food is great! They host live music on Saturday evenings, so if you want to converse over dinner, avoid live music times. If you want... More 

Thank hsano6294
Altadena, California
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84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

We go here all the time. The pizza is really good, nice salads and pasta and they have Saint Bernardus on tap. The owner, Armen, runs a tight ship and the service is always good and friendly. What's not to love!

Thank Janethebrit
Altadena, California
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014

I had the pasta with salmon, which was very poor quality: frozen grade salmon, and overcooked pasta. The pizzas were ok though.

Thank Nicolas H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Pizza, Italian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Delivery, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1449 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91104-2302
    (Rio Grande)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-791-7591
Pinocchio's Pizza is an Italian restaurant with a main focus on pizza. We have a great selection of micro brew beers and wines with a great happy hour to go along with it. Pinocchios pizza is a great place to bring your family and friends to enjoy food and drinks while watching some of your favorite team on our big plasma televisions.

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