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Pinocchio's

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86 High Street | Town Centre, Burton upon Trent, England
+44 1283 537526
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18:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Thu 18:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Derbyshire
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked Pinocchio's for my friends leaving meal,we were a party of 40+ the service we received was outstanding ,the staff were very friendly and the meal's were great,we all got served more or less at the same time which was amazing as they had other quests in the restaurant. I would highly recommend to any one to try it,... More 

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Thank Helen A
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Having read some good reviews, I went with friends at the weekend. What a disappointment. At best it was average. Someone had reviewed and said the best Italian outside Italy??? Well, as an Italian, i can only assume this person has never been to Italy before. The place didn't feel Italian, intimate and personable but was more like eating in... More 

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Burton on Trent - UK
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We have visited Pinocchio's for a number of years and have always had a very good experience. Tonight the performance has shown some slight inconsistency - it was excellent. As always the service, staff and teamwork was brilliant. The efficiency of organisation and speed of service in a full house was impressive. What really impressed was the mussels in a... More 

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Thank Mikob
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere was great, typical Italian chatter, not library silence like you get in many restaurants now. The food and wine was honest and yummy, plus reasonably priced. The staff were really friendly. Definitely will be going back. Thank you.

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Thank Joanne C
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 25 March 2017

The food was lovely service great even though it was extremely busy. The portions were very generous .My Sea Food pasta was delicious top marks. Can highly recommend this place.

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Thank christinayoung2017
1 review
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic meal at Pinocchio's last night! We attended as a party of 28, for a birthday party. Both the food and the service were incredible, all the food arrived together and was delicious, with good size portions! Staff very attentive and welcoming. Would highly recommend and will be returning soon!

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Thank Caroline H
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Last night, 28 of us came to Pinocchio's to celebrate my Father's 70th Birthday. We just cannot fault it at all. The staff were so friendly and accommodating; very attentive and every single one of us had a wonderful time! The food was absolutely delicious, all home-made, fantastic portion sizes, arrived in a timely manner and was hot; we all... More 

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Branston
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Been meaning to try this place out for a while now, so went on Thursday night. Was pleasantly surprised. Very good food served by equally pleasant staff. Service was very well paced i.e. not rushed but not having to wait for ages, Will come back and try some of the other mouthwatering dishes from the vast menu. Only slight down... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Myself and my partner went here last night for Valentine's Day. We ordered off the normal menu. He has a special of crispy beef and I had smoked salmon and prawns. We also had the tomato garlic pizza bread. For mains we both had fillet Buckingham - fillet steak with blue cheese inside wrapped in Parma ham with port sauce.... More 

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Visited with my partner. Made to feel welcome from the moment we stepped foot in the door. Small car park at back no problem to park in. Ordered drinks and sat in the reception comfy sofa first and when the table was ready we were taken to the table. Ordered food quick service excellent high standard Italian food. Friendly staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$33
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
Tuesday
18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
18:00 - 21:30
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 High Street | Town Centre, Burton upon Trent, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Burton upon Trent
  • Phone Number: +44 1283 537526
Description
Marianna Frusciante, and her partner Paul Cookson, became the new proprietors of Pinocchio’s Italian Restaurant in 2005.This was somewhat of a homecoming, as Marianna’s father Antonio, had first opened and ran the restaurant for three years in the 1980’s. It was then known as 'Torino’s, in the former Bargates Shopping centre.Now pinocchios is serving up home cooked Italian food in friendly relaxed surroundings.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?