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Pinocchio Italian Restaurant Temple Bar

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1 Pudding Row | Essex Street West, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 671 9524
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“bruschetta” (10 reviews)
“pizza” (13 reviews)
“fresh pasta” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1 Pudding Row | Essex Street West, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Authentic Italian food
"we was impressed about the authentic italian food"
Ancutza M
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2. Quality ingredients
"Ingredients are accurately selected"
Alessandro B
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3. Smiling and professional staff
"The staff were very friendly and the service was excellent "
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1 - 10 of 93 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I visited here with some friends. The restaurant was close to our apartment and the first visit was mainly due to convenience. We all ordered pizzas, which were absolutely delicious. Service was great too. We visited a second time because we had enjoyed our food...More

1  Thank dorism1979
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Husband and I had just spent 8 hours travelling to Dublin and this was within walking distance of our apartment. And I am so glad we decided on this Italian restaurant as it was just amazing! I had the Penne all'Amatriciana and requested mushrooms &...More

Thank Monika G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch on a rainy lunchtime. My husband had a very delicious looking pizza and I had gluten free pasta which was really tasty and perfectly cooked. They don’t do gluten free pizza unfortunately. Staff were friendly and service was prompt. Doesn’t look...More

Thank Liz R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this restaurant with my husband and siblings and enjoyed a delicious meal. Fantastic service and I would definitely recommend the spaghetti al pesto and pizza vegetariana which tasted very authentic!

Thank Rajpal89
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As an Italian living in Dublin, whenever I get homesick I come here to taste a little bit of home. They truly represent the Italian cousine as most of their products, like pasta and wine, are directly imported from Italy. The chefs are italian, and...More

Thank Camilla S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just the perfect place, for a quiet meal. Intimate, amazing food, pure Italy on a plate, and ready for the night life.

Thank Q6641OCrobertm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff here are super friendly and nice. The restaurant itself gives you this Italian feeling and it is confirmed when the food gets on the table! We got ravioli and lasagna, and they are absolutely delicious and on point, but the carbonara is not...More

Thank Mie L
Reviewed 25 February 2018

They have a two course menu that is just under 20 euros. A terrific bruchetta and salad were first courses and we went for the excellent pizza as a second. Great wine at reasonable cost. Great service.

Thank saek
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Had a great dinner there. The lasagna is perfection. Also enjoyed the tiramisu for dessert. A great place to stop by for a good Italian meal.

Thank Noah S
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

As Italians, we never eat italian food abroad. ‘Cause we usually find out restaurants with fake italian cuisine, good for locals and tourists but far away from authentic flavour and taste. Pinocchio is the exception. This is real italian food! Perfect Arancini, crunchy outside and...More

1  Thank Criecolella
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Pudding Row | Essex Street West, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 671 9524
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Pinocchio is an Italian restaurant, wine-bar in Dublin We offer simple, fresh, delicious Italian food in our two venues this in Temple Bar and the other in Ranelagh. 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!!! Pinocchio was born to offer the authentic Italian cuisine: The menu served is a seasonal menu that privileges the use of fresh and local products (meat and fish) selected with care and attention to offer a quality finished product and always a unique tasting experience. PINOCCHIO IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR: parties, special events and corporate meetings/events.
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