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Pino's Trattoria

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29 Thompson Ave, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 2808
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12:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Always great food the best on the Island. Pizza's are fantastic.Marco thanks for the great service as usual.

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Thank Sharon E
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went there tonight for a family meal and had a very enjoyable time. It was a Saturday and very busy, but everything was well organized and service was very prompt. Food was excellent pizzas were a highlight, we will definitely be back.

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Thank Benno358
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We recently visited and were amazed that some people lined up for up to 30 minutes to get into this restaurant. When we went to Pinos we did not have to wait how we we thought it was very similar to la porchetta. The food was nice but we didn't feel it was worth a 30 minute wait. Service was... More 

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Thank Stephen C
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in the long line waiting to be placed because they don't take bookings and all of a sudden a big group by passed everyone and got to go in. I went up front to ask if they had a table for 2 they said we have to wait in line. I guess if I told them we were... More 

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Thank Heidi D
Rosa S, Manager at Pino's Trattoria, responded to this review

Thanks for touching base with us in regards to your above comments. When customers arrive we don't ask what nationality they are, however we do ask for group numbers and on that note take groups through to the restaurant accordingly and to what tables we have available inside or outside at the time. It may seem we pull groups in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there 3 times this week and even on a Saturday night,service was as efficient as ever. The queue system is well managed by a friendly young man and 10 mns later we had our table for 4.Order was taken promptly by an another friendly waiter and 15 mns after that we were served.Well, the place is bursting and all... More 

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Rosa S, Manager at Pino's Trattoria, responded to this review

Thank you for noticing the the hard work our team put in to provide our customers with a great Pino's experience. See you next time. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have lost count of how many times we have either had lunch or dinner at Pino's. The staff are all so friendly and the food is amazing. In the countless times we have been here the food is always on time and the service is second to none. The prices are also reasonable and I highly recommend the meringue.

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Thank Elizabeth L
Geraldton, Australia
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have the opportunity make sure you eat at Pinos. Authentic Italian food, family bussiness, in an eclectic setting in the heart of Cowes. The food here is fresh and flavourful and so delicious. Been here several times and never disappointed. Top service too.

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Thank 131jodieg
Rosa S, Manager at Pino's Trattoria, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review everyone that works with us is family and we hope that it comes across in the Pino's experience. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place takes no bookings so you have to line up but we waited around 10 minutes. It was the height of summer holidays so that was good. Our meals were a little average for the price we paid. Pasta size was small and the cotoletta needed a bit more salt. Prosecco and gelato were both excellent! Service was very... More 

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Thank LynchyA
Rosa S, Manager at Pino's Trattoria, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we aim to make the experience as unique and as best we can especially in the peak summer seasons when the influx is greater. We appreciate the feedback and hope to see you next time. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food ,awesome service ,well priced ,has to be the best place in comes to date that's for sure. Great with the kids too

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Thank Memphis83
Sydney
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably because of not many places to eat at on the island We went there for dinner and of course had to wait for aboit half an hour. We ordered Pizza which was not as on the picture of the website. And gnocchi were blunt taste wise and overcooked, almost soggy

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Thank Natalya Z
Rosa S, Manager at Pino's Trattoria, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to dine with us we are one of many restaurants in Cowes and at this time of year it is expected to experience a wait, we do our best in these circumstances to reduce any waiting time however we are not a fast food establishment. We do however appreciate the feedback. Thank you. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:30
Monday
12:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Thompson Ave, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5952 2808
Description
Established in 1991 family run restaurant with the love of good food and service, with big open spaces, different levels for enjoying Traditional Italian Cuisine. Great for small large family groups.

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