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Pinoli Ristorante

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414 Ave de Diego | Puerto Nuevo, San Juan 00920-3707, Puerto Rico
+1 787-273-1611
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Marlboro, New Jersey
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family of six had a totally superb dinner at Pinoli. The gnocchi with sage was fantastic. Other gnocchi dishes were also great as were the risottos. Service was attentive and we had a great conversation with the owner. We highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Lynn F
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

My favorite destination when the craving is pasta. Personal attention from the owner / Chef enhance the authetic Italian experience.

Thank kitbenavent
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 January 2017

The restaurant has a nice and quiet atmosphere. I have been here many times and go every time I visit Puerto Rico. The rabbit is always cooked to perfection and I have no complaints about eating veal that pretty much dissolves in your mouth. The best dish I have ever had is definitely the rabbit liver ravioli, this item is... More 

Thank FoodieYummers
Humacao, Puerto Rico
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

This place is a bit off the beaten path but it has free valet parking and security. The decor is cozy and the owner/chef personally comes and explains the menu, recommends the wine. The menu is always interesting with a fairly large mix of different types of dishes from pasta, to rabbit, meat and fish. All of it is put... More 

Thank MichaelB88
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This is a cozy and beautiful small restaurant, with an exclusive Italian menu. The chef obviously takes great pride in his creations. You can taste the freshness of the ingredients as you enjoy your dinner. Wine menu is noted to be carefully selected. Excellent choice!

Thank GloryNV
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Puerto Nuevo is mostly a working-class neighborhood of San Juan, so finding a place like Pinoli here is curious if not outright out of place. Yet, this is not a dangerous area, so don't let that deter you. This is probably one of the best Italian restaurants in San Juan. Their fare is really, I mean, really good! we started... More 

2 Thank ShrekPR
Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Don't be fooled by the structure on the outside inside this place is beautiful! The chef caters to you directly we had the beef carpaccio which was absolutely delicious and the risotto of the day with the veal chops my god it feels like you're sitting in Italy enjoying traditional fare. Definitely a place to come back!

Thank Sashaenyse1
Miami, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

This short review will help understand the type of place it is. Great! Don't be fooled by the surroundings or the immediate vicinity. A journey for the palate! Chef Christian Darcoli manages to maintain real italian cuisine in the island of PR. We went through a degustation menu. My favorites: pork sausage apple chutney, pappardelle with rabbit saragù to name... More 

1 Thank Drvalenzuela
San Juan, Puerto Rico
1 review
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Service and food are excellent! Fresh pastas and sauces, not as pricey compared to other restaurants in town. The quality of food is outstanding. They have a private dining room for groups and peaceful ambiance. Highly recomended!

Thank prgourmet
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Best upscale Italian Menu with seasonal ingredients. Personal service from owner. Great service and outstanding food

Thank aprendaaviajar

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 414 Ave de Diego | Puerto Nuevo, San Juan 00920-3707, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-273-1611
Authentic Italian Restaurant, just a block away from Roosevelt Avenue. Pinoli is a warm and rustic restaurant that gives you an all Italian experience... Opened in 1999 by Italian Chef, Christian Darcoli. Offering Urban Lunch Mon-Sat from 12-3pm...

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?