Pinocchio Restaurant - Ranelagh

3.8
30 reviews
€30 and under
Italian
Pinocchio is an authentic Italian restaurant in Dublin. At Pinocchio you can find real Italian quality gourmet food prepared by our Italian chef an his professional team. Come at Pinocchio and enjoy the flavours of Italy.
Open in Ranelagh since August 2008, Pinocchio tells no lies.
We offer simple, fresh, delicious Italian food.
Marco Giannantonio and Maurizio Mastrangelo invite you to come and see what we can offer, not only good food but also excellent wine, the warmest welcome in Dublin and great party nights... Benvenuti!!!

In our restaurants we serve only excellent food prepared using top quality ingredients and cooked with passion and love. All served in a typical Italian ambiance, cozy and familiar: a place where you can experience real Italian cuisine.

PINOCCHIO IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR: parties, special events and corporate meetings/events.
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.5
Food
4.1
Service
3.7
Ambience
3.6
Value
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJamieC
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Pizza good but rest of the food poor and overpriced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
6 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Worst service I have experienced in a very long time - waited almost two hours for food which was wrong - we simply had to leave and go elsewhere for dinner

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Lucy
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyable meal with pleasant service. My cod special was perfectly done. It was a busy night for all restaurants, so things were a little noisy and slow at times, but this was understandable. Tables are a little bit too close together but the overall experience was very good & we will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience4

Great restaurant

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JoanB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, great location and friendly staff. Would recommend for small groups and larger parties

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RichardT
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Italian restaurant - lovely food & 1st class service - well worth a visit

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Gregor
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sunday night dinner... Lovely place, a touch of Italy close to public transport so easy accessible. Food was absolutely amazing, specially the Parmigiana di Melanzane which I would highly recommend. Staff was very friendly and efficient. Definitely will come back again

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Claire
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely meal before we went to the Stella . We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Food was not appetizing nor enjoyable. It was disappointing all round really

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JonathanC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

really disappointing meal. The bread was so salty. The prawn started was tasteless, as was the risotto special. worst meal I had in a long time. really surprised with the positive reviews. Thought it was awful. would never return

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was delicious m, very decent price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Brilliant, food. Service was lovely guy
Five of us thoroughly enjoyed
Wine good and fair price!
Authentic Italian

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Ladycross
London
11 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Pleasant, friendly service, good food.

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WesleyS
Dublin
7 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience3

The food was lovely. I had the arancini and the gnocchi with nduja and my girlfriend had pizza and the soup of the day which was vegetable soup. We both agreed the food was superb. However, it was very expensive. Food of similar quality can be easily gotten for cheaper in most restaurants, even in restaurants within a stones throw from this one. Even the wine was quite pricey. The service was very friendly and helpful, but it was a bit slow. The restaurant was also oddly empty for a Friday evening at 7pm, despite being very well located in Ranelagh, a popular spot for restaurants, and most other restaurants in this area were busy. This made the experience slightly more uncomfortable as we felt like there must be a reason nobody was coming here. At the end, we concluded that it must be because of the poor value. Would be a great restaurant if it was cheaper, as the food was genuinely fantastic.

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Jacqueline333
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I Went for dinner with friends and we definitely loved it the food and customer service.
Everything was marvelous.

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ConorL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and service. A lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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IreneM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent food, starter & main course were super. Service good, tables a little too close together so difficult to have a private conversation but otherwise no complaints

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KarlB
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Food was flavourless and bland. Forgettable and will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a lovely, personal restaurant. I booked because I was looking for good food, reasonably priced with a nice, non intrusive, non loud music, relaxed ambiance. It was the 34th anniversary of my father's death - an important date. We were not dissapointed. Pinocchio is staffed with pleasant, authentic and attentive staff, easily located under the Luas tram station in Ranelagh. The overhead trams are irrelevant in the ambiance of this unique restaurant. As it is a small restaurant I encouraged booking. Open Table.ie is excellent. There is on street parking but I recommend public transport so you can enjoy some wine. Excellent food, reasonably priced. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent food at a very fair price. Service was friendly but efficient. Strongly recommended.

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IvanaZ
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant 😊 lovley Food , ambient was nice ,

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful authentic Italian food, great service from the staff and no service charge on group bookings.

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SarahM
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, in a fabulaous private booth perfect for a small group up to 6.
Food was divine and a great selection. wine was great and waitress gave us a good idea of all the wine choices.

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CHJH
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
8 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely spot, great service

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MaryO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff are so nice at Pinocchio's. They made a fuss of our birthday boy. He was chuffed!

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vipDaleD
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Reasonably price, great service, tasty food. Decent wine choices and good place to bring kids.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Refreshing to go to a restaurant in Dublin where there is actual diversity among staff and to see a business hiring people who live with disabilities. Seems to have made a very happy and friendly staff team at this place!

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MarkW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous Italian food with excellent staff & atmosphere. :)

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vipJudie2000
Dublin
42 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pinocchio in Ranelagh is a fabulous restaurant. I highly recommend it. The staff including Antonio are amazing and a warm welcome is always guaranteed. Food is the best Italian food in Dublin - authentic and delicious. 100% perfect!

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Pinocchio Restaurant - Ranelagh is rated 3.8 stars by 30 OpenTable diners.