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Pinocchio

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3 Kitchener Street, Martinborough 5711, New Zealand
+64 6-306 6094
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18:00 - 23:00
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Wed - Sun 18:00 - 23:00
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Arequipa, Peru
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of our favourites in all of NZ. Fantastic service and food is superb to match. Must visit. Classic NZ food but done in a modern and delicious way. We'll definitely be back soon

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1 Thank jamie_povall
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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158 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this restaurant last year and was blown away. Without hesitation booked here when recently back in Martinborough. Food was sublime, full of contrasting flavours that worked well. Service was friendly, knowledgable, and professional. Excellent wine list with a number having a glass option. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening meal. Portions were generous, so much so, that we did not... More 

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1 Thank Rob S
Porirua, New Zealand
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got an early table for dinner and was seated promptly on arrival. Service was fantastic right from the start. We both had the signature dish of duck and it was delicious. I would recommend a side with this dish while it is a good portion size I have a bigger appetite. The dessert was amazing the deconstructed passion fruit cheesecake... More 

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1 Thank TrevorKeough
Wellington, New Zealand
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140 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped on here for a coffee and desert. Ordered a soy flat white and a green tea. The soy flat white was good. They can be a bit hit and miss but this was very enjoyable. We also ordered the coconut panacotta with mango sorbet and berry mousse. It also came with some mini meringue. It was $17.00 but expertly... More 

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1 Thank Sean F
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At the end of our beautiful meal at Pinocchio tonight (chef's choice tapas which were ah-maze-ing), we were treated by Elly to a tasting of their new dessert. It's Paul's take on a deconstructed cheesecake with the creamiest most divine cheesecake mousse, the sharpest smoothest passionfruit curd and the zingiest mango sorbet. It was a smash hit and we had... More 

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1 Thank shaneandalice
Wellington, New Zealand
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing service, ambience and food. Service was attentive but not too intrusive, pleasant surroundings that made me feel I was dining at the owners' home and pork belly with Asian flavours to die for.

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1 Thank kiwiteepee
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning fine dining meals in a quaint restaurant. A small menu but everything on the menu was devine. We were fortunate to get a last minute booking over easter and highly reccommened this spot.

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Thank PatrickPJ32
Auckland, New Zealand
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142 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It had taken our friends (who have family in the region) several visits over the years to get a table here and it did not disappoint on any level. These friends are true gourmands and they were delighted with their meal. Book well in advance is my advice.

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Thank Mums4Kids
Swansea, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Martinborough for a wedding and had a family get together in this restaurant the night before the wedding. 20 of us were looked after really well. Great steak and lovely wine. All staff very friendly and efficient. Couldn't have asked for more.

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Thank Haydn C
Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fine dining meets quaint bistro in the heart of Martinborough. The freshly baked bread with local olive oil was so delicious- a wonderful way to wash down a gorgeous pinot noir. We both had the fillet of beef w bacon croquettes and sweet potato purée. Every component was cooked beautifully and worked well together. We ended the evening with a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$23
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Kitchener Street, Martinborough 5711, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wairarapa  >  Martinborough
  • Phone Number: +64 6-306 6094
Description
Pinocchio is a family owned and operated restaurant, we pride ourselves on using fresh produce from around New Zealand. We offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, in relaxed and friendly environment. Pinocchio has an extensive wine list, selected from local vineyards and from around New Zealand.

Our Head chef Paul has combined his fine dinning knowledge and experience to create a menu that consists of sensational flavours combined with eye catching presentation in our bistro experience.

Pinocchio has the capacity to seat forty-five people. Pinocchio has a sunny courtyard to enjoy your dinning experience or just a Peroni on tap. Private functions are available on request.

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