Pinocchio Restaurant - Ranelagh

4.2
17 reviews
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€30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Cosy
  • Casual
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.

Special Offers

Welcoming Aperitif

From a choice of welcoming cocktails.

Terms and Conditions: .

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 24 May 2019

Ends: 24 June 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-22:00

What 17 People Are Saying
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WS
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

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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J
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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CL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

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IM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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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KB
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

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IZ
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant 😊 lovley Food , ambient was nice ,

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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SM
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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CH
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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

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OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely spot, great service

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MO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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DD
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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MW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Gorgeous Italian food with excellent staff & atmosphere. :)

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J
Dublin
21 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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