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Pinocchio's

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86 High Street | Town Centre, Burton upon Trent, England
+44 1283 537526
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Thu 18:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Pinocchio's by accident after there being no room in the place we were planning to eat. They sat us down straight away and there was just one woman in front of house serving and taking orders. Orders were taken quickly and efficiently and the woman serving us was really friendly and welcoming. The food was AMAZING! The best... More 

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Thank Alanaw359
Burton upon Trent
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with family for a pre christmas meal and get together and was extremely pleased with the welcome from friendly staff. The food selected from an extensive menu was well presented and very very tasty. A treat all round

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Thank Geoff B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Family of 5. Really enjoyed the set menu. Quality was first class, quantity first class, service first class. Will be returning very soon. Fantastic

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Thank Ian B
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Thank you so much to Marianna and her team for looking after us so very well. I organised a retirement party for around 50 people and the feedback from everyone was so positive. The tables were laid out beautifully and the service was exceptional. The starters were served together and the mains came out table by table. The orders were... More 

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Thank LadyM61
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The place was quite empty, the seating was tired and dull. I ordered lasagne along with 3 others in the party, it was bland and uncooked. I wouldn't visit again, sorry

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Have been a few times now and it never disappoints. The family are lovely, just giving you the right amount of attention, but nothing is to much trouble. The food is gorgeous with large portions and lots of choice. The price is very reasonable and certainly somewhere to go.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This place may not wow from the outside but on the inside it's totally different. This is a family run restaurant and the owners children can often been seen there although I must stress they do not bother the guests. From the moment you walk in your made to feel welcome. Nothing is too much trouble. There is a set... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Me and my partner went to Pinocchio's on a Friday evening. When we sat down there was a table of around 50 people. We ordered our food, see the photos, and it was really really nice! The calzone I had was the best pizza I've ever eaten!! The food was so quick considering they had that massive table! No more... More 

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Thank Frankie C
Hatton, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Went here middle of July, fillet steak was amazing, friendly staff, great service, will definitely be going back.

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Thank sharon w
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

A recent mid-week visit on business and yet again such excellent service from the owner Marianna. You could not fault the way she looks after her customers. The food is always of a very high quality and the selection is wide. You don't see too many places serving whole Sea Bass in this country and it was delicious. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$31
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
18:00 - 21:30
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 High Street | Town Centre, Burton upon Trent, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Burton upon Trent
  • Phone Number: +44 1283 537526
Description
Marianna Frusciante, and her partner Paul Cookson, became the new proprietors of Pinocchio’s Italian Restaurant in 2005.This was somewhat of a homecoming, as Marianna’s father Antonio, had first opened and ran the restaurant for three years in the 1980’s. It was then known as 'Torino’s, in the former Bargates Shopping centre.Now pinocchios is serving up home cooked Italian food in friendly relaxed surroundings.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?