Pinocchio Restaurant - Temple Bar

3.9
15 reviews
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€30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Comfort Food
  • Authentic
  • Casual
A flavour of Italy in the heart of Dublin. We serve only excellent food prepared using top quality ingredients and cooked with passion and love.
What 15 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
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3.8
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3.8
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4.1
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Went in opentable last night late to see if I could find anywhere open for some decent food. This restaurant appears that I was taking bookings till 2:15am so we turned up at 1:15am and the place was closed. Such an inconvenience and obviously the restaurant providing the wrong information was a let down.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best pizza in Dublin!

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SS
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice staff, really enjoyed the truffle ravioli.

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GB
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved this restaurant, it looks like a really authentic Italian which is cosy and romantic, the food was amazing, I wouldn’t have gone for a pudding but based on how good the main was I knew the tiramisu would be homemade and deliscious and it did not disappoint! The staff were great and friendly and made it a lovely experience I would highly recommend to anyone visiting Dublin

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FR
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

It was Valentines, so very hard to judge - restaurant was very busy.

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SG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely ambience...no rushing...staff excellent and not pushy but very helpful...lovely food..good location😊

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D
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service will definitely go back when in Dublin again

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OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

First night in Dublin, very nice restaurant but quite small. Food good, service good. Only downside was a cooking class which was extremely loud and partially blocked toilets. Free cocktail on arrival and very good prices (used set menu!). Would come here again :) thank you!

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C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

We loved the food, but for some reason they took 1/3 of our table and gave it to someone else. We had to press us together and sit very close. It was a very strange experience, since we booked 3 weeks before.

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KO
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

We came for dinner in this restaurant on our last night in Ireland with a large group, excited to find somewhere that could accommodate all 10 of us. When we arrived, it took a while to track down our 7:45 reservation. Finally, we were showed to our table. It wasn't until 15 minutes later that someone came to take our drink order. Drinks were finally delivered and we ordered our food- 2 appetizers (bruschetta and mozzarella caprese, neither of which required cooking), and 10 entrees, all of which were pasta dishes or pizzas. We waited a half an hour after ordering for our simple appetizers to arrive. Once they were finished, nobody came to clear the plates, or ask if we needed drink refills. We waited, and waited, and waited... and waited for our entrees to come. Finally, around 9:15 (1.5 hours after arriving), I asked for an update on the status of our food, and was told that since we ordered appetizers, our food was going to take longer. Our party included 3 kids and 1 infant, who was starting to get fussy by this time. Our food was not delivered until 9:45 PM, 2 hours after we had arrived. I was told time and time again, with very little actual empathy, that we ordered appetizers, and that there were several large tables that night, and that's why our food was so late. I'm sorry, but if you can't accommodate large quantities of people, don't offer reservations for them. And appetizers or not, there is NO excuse for food to not be ready for 2 hours from the time of arrival at the restaurant, especially when every item we ordered was a very simple dish. Thankfully, the food was quite good, but we were all so frustrated and ready to leave by the time it arrived that we hardly enjoyed it. Skip this restaurant and take your business elsewhere.

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CH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing staff, food and ambiance. I loved every bit of it! We had a great time. We ate here as a group pre theatre and it was lovely.

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CB
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Overall everything Ok. I would like to mention that the staff name Adela She was amazing

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E
Dublin
9 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Great food and very friendly service
Pretty good value for money

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A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Plasantly surprised by authentic and delicious Italian food. Very friendly staff.

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AM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Great night out for New Years even dinner with the family. Excellent, authentic Italian food in a vibrant setting. The chicken with mushroom sauce and Capricosa calzone were amazing.

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