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Pinocchio Restaurant - Temple Bar, Dublin, Co. Dublin

Pinocchio Restaurant - Temple Bar

4.5
4.5
28 reviews
€30 and under
Italian
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.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 1:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 1:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 671 9524

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Gianluca Verardi

What 28 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Dublin

    Italian

  • Dublin 2

    Business Meals

  • Dublin 2

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  • Dublin 2

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  • Dublin 2

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  • Dublin 2

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  1. RH

    RonanH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good food for the price, not much room between tables so felt very cramped, hot and noisy.
  2. RL

    RicLyon

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    La comida es excelente y la atención muy buena. Los precios no son baratos pero la calidad lo compensa. Está casi al terminar temple Bar por lo que no es muy ruidoso. Totalmente recomendable.
  3. OM

    OmMama

    San Antonio

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 November 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The welcome and service are exceptional. Very friendly and warm. There was a cooking class in session in the dining room. They seemed to be having a great time, but they were very loud. It made it difficult to hear my friend across from me. Food was good, but not remarkable.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday… Staff and food wre excellent Service was delightful Really enjoyed it
  5. DG

    DianaG

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had an enjoyable meal tried the pizza and pasta
  6. RY

    RifatYavuz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Special thanks to Marica who welcomed us in a very kind, friendly and smiling face. 😃 It has been a great evening with high quality food and service.
  7. IL

    InesL

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. It was nice not to get rushed out for a second sitting as is often the case in other restaurants .
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    The food is very poor. Restaurant come across as a tourist trap. 9 euro for the bruschetta, which is 3 slices of a small breadroll with chopped tomatoes. No vinaigrette, olive oil or herbs. The worst ove ever had. Carbonara was thick and felt like it came out of a microwave meal. Lots of fake positive reviews on restaurants thee days, believe me, stay away.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and lovely staff. Best garlic bread in Dublin.
  10. KE

    KimE

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good portions, the food was delicious, 10 guests and not one complaint and the service was fantastic.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and authentic I am always nervous when ordering Carbonara because so many times the sauce isn’t an egg yolk (it’s something more like an Alfredo) and the pork is bacon or pancetta. This was generously filled with guanciale, a creamy egg yolk and pecorino sauce, over perfectly al dente pasta. Highly recommend!
  12. GE

    GrantE

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful wait staff, excellent food and deserts. Would definitely go back.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great meal! Nice service. Quick and politely.
  14. NS

    NicolettaS

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good Italian cuisine. Very kind waitresses. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Recommended to families with children.
  15. EM

    EmmaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent restaurant with absolutely outstanding food. We really enjoyed our time and the kids portion was perfect. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
  16. f

    foodlover13

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Stopped here while in Dublin. Great food- a nice change from the bar food we had eaten most days. Great service. Good for groups. Highly recommend.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Loved it! Good atmosphere and nice service
  18. S

    Slimjim288

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was a last minute reservation due to a craving for Italian. It was off the main thoroughfare which was a plus. The food was authentic and the portions were perfect. A nice value and a delicious meal. Would definitely return if we visit Dublin again.
  19. MR

    MarcR

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Authentic italian restaurant, good food and big portions, I highly recommend it.
  20. m

    marilisap

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Nice but overrated. Enjoyed the pizza base but not the toppings
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic Italian food generous portions worth a visit
  22. F

    Food8well

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    True Italian restaurant with a true Italian menu. As with Italian food it was simple in style but very tasty . The restaurant is just off the beaten track in Temple Bar which is also a good thing.
  23. ID

    IsidoroD

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very extensive list of wines. Main was excellent and generous. The service was very good. Overall we were very satisfied about the experience. Really recommended to those who like to try an Italian restaurant in Dublin
  24. WB

    WillB

    Des Moines

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It wasn’t open. Went to restaurant and the googled and it was closed Monday and Tuesday. Didn’t line up with Open Table.
  25. C

    Caoimhe

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food was really nice but we were seated near the door and it was very cold with big groups coming in and out. Had to remind servers about our orders.
  26. AM

    AmyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was amazing and the service was excellent!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Service was commendable, very friendly staff, ambience was cozy with soothing music. Formaggi pizza and Petto di pollo were delicious and quantity was also good. Just the pasta arriabta was too tangy for me. Best at the end was Tiramisu literally yummm!!! 🤩 Must Try!!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fresh and very tasty. Service was excellent! Will definitely return.
  29. The reviews below were submitted before 3 February 2022, when this restaurant changed its chef.

  30. HB

    HelenB

    Dublin

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2020

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    On arrival they said we didn't have a reservation. But managed to give us a table. The service was very slow. The starter were a little over cooked the mains and dessert were lovely. We were seated at 8.05 and didn't get out mains until 9.30. I have eaten there before and it was lovely but the service was just very slow. The table beside us was turned over twice while we were there and it was just because we were kept waiting. I would be slow to return.
  31. C

    Christopher

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    7 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten dinner here several times and the food is always great. We like the sweets afterwards as well. Great selection of wines.
  32. L

    Lombardi

    Dublin

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Decent food and decent service, carbonara was not great.
  33. NK

    NataljaK

    Dublin

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    A mediocre place. Staff is friendly but highly unprofessional (mixed the orders; didn't clarify how and when we wanted our plates; I ended up waiting for my main for over 20 min when my friends were already served; brought the wrong bottle of wine; we had to wait for the bill even the place was nit busy; other customers had to continuously look for the waiters' attention as they did not scan the room and were instead congregated around the bar area; one waiter was serving tables all the while chewing and chewing gum). The place probably has a potential but definitely will not be back.
  34. AS

    AngelaS

    London

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2020

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    My husband’s birthday
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2019

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Lovely stuff but food was bland
  36. H

    Helodl

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great staff! Raviolli was also very good. Only suggestion is more deserts options but the ones they have are pretty good
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Really great experience. Super friendly staff and service.
  38. CW

    ChrisW

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food good,although white wine rather bland.Service satisfactory ,overall fine,but not spectacular!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely meal and great service.
  40. D

    Derryqr

    New England

    5 reviews

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food in nice surroundings and the food was great value
  41. KW

    KimW

    Atlanta

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian restaurant! The food was outstanding!

FAQs

Pinocchio Restaurant - Temple Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 671 9524.

Pinocchio Restaurant - Temple Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 28 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Pinocchio Restaurant - Temple Bar

Pudding Row, Essex Street West, Dublin, Co. Dublin D08 N592

Additional information

  • Area

    Temple Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 1:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 1:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Gianluca Verardi

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options

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