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64 Castle Street, Canterbury CT1 2PY, England
+44 1227 457538
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (85 reviews)
“tiramisu” (48 reviews)
“scallops” (37 reviews)
17:00 - 21:30 Hours
Seafood, Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
64 Castle Street, Canterbury CT1 2PY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heard from my friends that the pizza was nice and so we all decided to try here. We booked this time to make sure that we got chairs; the owner (or the waitress) said that they didn’t have chair for that many and I told...More

Thank verzeihen
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was visit this restaurant in September and love it, back with my wife and family recently. still very nice, I can say very good food and wine here with reasonable priced. I miss the place from now. I wish I can go more often...More

Thank Mehmetmd69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited lunch time today with my husband and daughter and as always the food and service was superb. We visit Canterbury about once a year and always eat here - the food is always excellent and the service is top class. The owner/chef always pops...More

Thank Jet31468914663
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked here last minute for a family/birthday meal out and whilst I at first thought the choices were minimal I could see they were aimed at being traditional quality dishes and not mass produced. All the pastas were delightful, a simple product that can...More

Thank Leigh K
Massimo F, Owner at Pinocchio's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your comments, we are delighted you and your family enjoyed your meal at Pinocchio's and we hope to welcome you again in the near future. Best regards, Massimo and Dee

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

visited friday evening, shared starter good, Pasta main excellent, boy they know how to prepare pasta here. Vino good, service very good. Will definately visit next time we're in town

Thank wbwlincoln
Massimo F, Owner at Pinocchio's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much, we look forward to seeing you again next time you are in Canterbury

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Italian food as well below most Italian Restaurant prices try it you will like it and go back for more

Thank rmiller11101952
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We have often visited this Italian restaurant since it was recommended to us over 10 years ago. But sadly things change and we all felt the menu and the food were lacking the taste and selection it used to offer. A very small menu and...More

Thank leboisbourdin
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Six of us aged 10 to 70 all very satisfied. Excellent food, friendly and professional service. We were time limited and unable to try their delicious looking desserts.

Thank SusanHF2016
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Limited menu, but as we were a group of 6 we tried most options, all were lovely. The pasta was perfect, and all of the pasta dishes were delicious. The calzone was deemed superb. Deserts were gorgeous, tirimasu and chocolate mouse, lovely. They had run...More

Thank bellrosie
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Just down the street from the Castle House Hotel where we stayed, we had a very enjoyable dinner at this cozy Italian restaurant. The food and service were outstanding.

Thank Bill C
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Eric Z
29 September 2017|
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Response from mikec244 | Reviewed this property |
10 minutes walk maximum
3 August 2017|
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Response from Massimo F | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry, whilst not always necessary, we would advise booking to avoid disappointment, especially if you are more than 2 people. There is a booking facility on our website or you can call the restaurant... More
12 June 2016|
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Response from Dolcevitas | Reviewed this property |
Yes lots of gluten free including GF pizzas, pasta, risotto and desserts - now marked on the menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$51
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Castle Street, Canterbury CT1 2PY, England (Formerly Pinocchios Italian Restaurant)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 457538
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An authentic Italian restaurant housed in an historic building just a short walk from the high street in Canterbury. All the dishes are prepared from scratch each day using the best Italian and locally sourced ingredients and lots and lots of passione!! Come and enjoy our freshly made bread and pasta, our traditional Neapolitan pizza, fresh meat and seafood dishes, not forgetting our mouthwatering home-made desserts. Whatever the occasion, you can be sure of great service in a relaxed atmosphere where you are free to savour the flavours and aromas of the Italian kitchen. We look forward to sharing them with you...
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