Welcome to Pinocchio Restaurant

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About Us

A few words about us

Let us introduce ourselves

Pinocchio is a charming traditional Italian restaurant with a welcoming and lively atmosphere. Established in 1979, and Italian owned since, we have been offering freshly cooked genuine Italian food to locals and visitors alike for over 30 years. From your favourite style pizzas and pasta dishes, plus a wide range of poultry, fish, succulent steaks and tender veal. Spacious and friendly, Pinocchio genuinely welcomes families and children. Our prices are sensible and service is always friendly.

A place to wine, a place to dine

How it all came to be…

With large separate function rooms for all types of parties, fully air conditioned and with a newly refurbished heated terrace, Pinocchio is the perfect place for every occasion – be it birthdays, anniversaries or other types of celebration.

Most bookings are taken by phone and we do recommend making a reservation by contacting us

We are open

7 Days a Week

Monday to Thursday
12.00pm to 2.00pm
6.00pm. to 10.00pm

Friday & Saturday
12.00pm to 2.00pm
6.00pm to 10.30pm

6.00pm to 10.00pm


  • Minestrone Soup
  • Melone al Porto
    Melon with Port Wine
  • Pate Maison
  • Bianchetti Fritti
    ( White Bait )
  • Prawn Cocktail
  • Avocado Prawns
  • Funghi Trifolati
    Whole Mushrooms in Breadcrumbs with a Garlic Dip
  • Butterfly Prawns
    Deep Fried in Breadcrumbs with a Garlic Dip
  • Calamari Fritti
  • Bocconcini Tricolore
    Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato and Avocado
  • Antipasto Pinocchio
    (Selection of cured Italian meats)
  • Prosciutto e Melone
    Parma Ham and Melon
  • Garlic Bread
  • Bruschetta
    Topped with Fresh Tomatoes, Oregano, Olive Oil


  • Spaghetti Napoletana
    Tomato Sauce
  • Spaghetti Bolognese
    Beef Meat Sauce
  • Spaghetti Carbonara
    Cream, Bacon, Egg & Parmesan Cheese
  • Penne All`arrabbiata
    Penne Pasta Tossed in Tomato, Bacon & Chilli
  • Tagliatelle Pinocchio
    Egg Noodles in Tomato, Cream, Ham and Mushrooms
  • Tortellini Boscaiola
    Tossed in Cream, Ham and Mushrooms
  • Tortellini al Dolcelatte
    Tossed in Cream, Ham, Peas and Dolcelatte Sauce
  • Tagliatelle Mare Monti
    Egg Noodles in Cream, Prawns, Chicken and Pesto sauce
  • Lasagna al Forno
    Layers of Pasta, Bolognese and Béchamel Sauce
  • Pennette al Tonno
    Penne Pasta Tossed in Tomato, Tuna, Olives and Garlic
  • Linguine al Salmone
    Flat Spaghetti with Smoked Salmon, Tomato and Cream
  • Linguine Allo Scoglio
    Flat Spaghetti with Mussels, Prawns, Garlic and Tomato Sauce


All Our Pizzas Are 11” Round Freshly Baked to Order on a Thin and Crispy Italian Style Base.

  • Margherita
    (Mozzarella, Tomato, Oregano)
  • Boscaiola
    (Mozzarella, Tomato, Mushrooms, Oregano)
  • Geppetto
    (Mozzarella, Tomato, Ham, Mushrooms, Oregano)
  • Vulcano
    (Mozzarella, Tomato, Hot Sausage, Capers, Oregano)
  • Tropicana
    (Mozzarella, Tomato, Ham, Pineapple, Oregano)
  • Luisa
    (Mozzarella, Tomato, Bacon, Artichokes, Oregano)
  • Quattro Stagioni
    (Mozzarella, Tomato, Peppers, Onions, Mushrooms, Olives, Origano)
  • Pescatore
    (Mozzarella, Tomato, Prawns, Tuna fish, Anchovies, Oregano)
  • Pizza al Dolcelatte
    (Mozzarella, Tomato, Dolcelatte Cheese, Spinach, Oregano)
  • Pinocchio
    (Mozzrella, Tomato, Anchovies, Peppers, Ham, Onions, Mushrooms, Olives, Oregano)
  • Pizza alla Rucola
    (Mozzarella, Tomato, Parma Ham, Rocket, Oregano)


Please See Our Blackboard for Today`s Specials
All Our Meat and Fish Courses Are Served with Chef’s Choice of Vegetables and Potatoes of the Day or Salad.

  • Vitello alla Milanese
    (Veal fried in Breadcrumbs)
  • Vitello Alla Giotto
    (Veal Cooked in Mushroom, Onions, Cream and White Wine)
  • Vitello Alla Valdostana
    (Veal Topped with Ham and Mozzarella Cheese)
  • Fegato Alla Toscana
    (Calves Liver Cooked in Butter and Sage)
  • Filetto Al Dolcelatte
    (Fillet Steak Blended in the Rich Italian Blue Cheese Sauce)
  • Filetto Al Pepe Verde
    (Fillet Steak in Green Peppercorns, Cream and Brandy Sauce)
  • Tournedos Voronoff
    (Fillet Steak Dressed with Bacon, Red Wine, Cream and Brandy)


  • Rib-Eye Steak
    (8oz on Charcoal)
  • Fillet Steak
    (8oz on Charcoal)


  • Grilled Chicken
    (Chicken Fillet grilled on Charcoal)
  • Pollo Principessa
    (Chicken Fillet fried in Breadcrumbs Topped with Asparagus)
  • Pollo Boscaiola
    (Chicken Fillet in White Wine, Cream, Onions and Mushrooms Sauce)


Please See our Blackboard for Today`s Fresh Fish

  • Scampi Fritti
    (Fried Scampi Freshly Prepared)
  • King Prawns
    (Cooked in Butter, Parsley and White Wine, Served With Rice)
  • Fillets of Lemon Sole Grilled

Children’s Choice

(14 Years Old and Under)

  • Spaghetti Bolognese
    (Meat Sauce)
  • Penne Napoletana
    (Tomato Sauce)
  • Scampi and Chips
  • Pizza Jiminy Cricket
    (Mozzarella, Tomato, Ham)
  • Pizza Cleo
    (Mozzarella, Tomato, Ham, Pineapple)


  • Insalata Pinocchio
    (Prawns, Chicken, Tuna, Parma Ham, Avocado and Cheese)
  • Insalata di Pollo
    (Chicken Salad)
  • Insalata di Tonno
    (Tuna Salad)

Side Dishes

  • Roll and Butter
  • Mixed Side Salad
  • Marinated Olives
  • Portion of Chips
  • Rocket and Parmesan Cheese Salad

Please advise us if you have any special dietary requirements or if you would like something that is not on the menu. We will always try to accommodate your request.

Most Major Credit Cards Accepted

Cheques Accepted Only by Prior Arrangement

Special Lunch Menu


  • Garlic Bread
  • White Bait
  • Minestrone Soup
  • Funghi Trifolati
    (Deep fried Mushrooms with a Garlic Dip)
  • Bruschetta
  • Melon
  • Pate Maison

Main Course

  • Veal Milanese
    (Fried in Breadcrumbs served with Chips or Salad)
  • Scampi Fritti
    (Served with Chips or Salad)
  • Pizza Napoletana
    (Cheese, Tomato and Onion)
  • Pizza Geppetto
    (Cheese, Tomato, Ham, Mushrooms)
  • Charcoal Grilled Fillet of Chicken
    (Served with Chips or Salad)
  • Spaghetti Napoletana
    (Tomato Sauce)
  • Spaghetti Bolognese
    (Meat Sauce)
  • Penne Arrabbiata
    (Pasta in Bacon, Tomato and Chilli)
  • Lasagne al Forno
    (Layers of Pasta, Bolognese and Bechemal Sauce)

2 Courses for Just £9.45

Served Midday to 2pm Monday to Saturday

Wine List

House Wine

  • Grecanico l.G.P (White)
    (Fruity, Fresh and Delicate)

    £5.00 – glass (175ml)
    £6.60 – large glass (250ml)
    £18.60 – bottle (750ml)
  • Frappato l.G.P (Red)
    (Full Bodied Fruity Flavours with Spicy Notes)

    £5.00 – glass (175ml)
    £6.60 – large glass (250ml)
    £18.60 – bottle (750ml)
  • Rosato Salento l.G.P (Rosé)
    (Fresh with Floral and Fruit Aromas)

    £5.00 – glass (175ml)
    £6.60 -large glass (250ml)
    £18.60 – bottle (750ml)

Red Wines (750ml)

  • Merlot Del Veneto I.G.T
    (Intense Ruby Red, Rich Full Bodied, Supple Good Structure)
  • Primitivo Della Puglia I.G.T
    (Primitivo also known as “Zinfandel” is deep red in colour with a Distinctive bouquet of spices and red fruit. Full bodied taste)
  • Negroamaro I.G.T
    (From southern Italy, intense ruby red in colour with fruity and
    Persistent nose, outstanding structure)
  • Montepulciano D`Abruzzo D.O.C
    (Medium Bodied Ruby Red with Intense Flavour, well Balanced)
  • Bardolino Classico D.O.C
    (Light Ruby Red from Lake Garda. Delicate Bouquet, Fruity and Enjoyably Fresh.)
  • Chianti D.O.C.G
    (Medium Dry with a Wonderful Cherry Fruit Flavour Well Balanced
    Clear Brilliant Ruby Red Colour. Just What Chianti Should be)
  • Sangiovese Sassoregale I.G.T
    (From Tuscany, Brilliant Garnet Colour, Elegant and Velvety Harmonious Flavour with a rich and Intense Nose)
  • Barbera D`Asti D.O.C
    (Ruby in Colour, Fresh Fruity Nose, Dry and well Balanced)
  • Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso D.O.C
    (Not your Average Valpolicella. This Full Bodied Rich and Velvety
    Wine is Made Using the Traditional “Ripasso”Technique, Which Involves
    Re-Fermenting the Finished Wine on the Skins of Amarone.)
  • Barolo D.O.C.G
    (The King of Wines and the Wine of Kings. Austere, Robust And Intense)
  • Amarone Della Valpolicella D.O.C
    (A Fantastic Wine. Full Garnet Colour.Distinctive, Vinous Intense.The Palate is well Structured Smooth and Velvety)

White Wine (750ml)

  • Chardonnay l.G.P
    (Intense fruity nose with notes of citrus. Thanks to the hot and dry Climate of southern Italy the palate is soft fruity and dense)
  • Frascati Superiore D.O.C
    (Dry Fresh Pleasant Wine from the Hills of Rome)
  • Orvieto Classico Secco D.O.C
    (Classic Wine from Umbria, Gentle and Delicate Bouquet With an Elegant Dry Finish)
  • Sauvignon Bianco Del Veveto I.G.T
    (Straw yellow in colour, Dry and elegant with a Delicate and Aromatic Bouquet)
  • Verdicchio Castelli di Jesi Classico D.O.C
    (Pale Straw in Colour, Dry Soft Well Balanced With a Persistent and Pleasant Aftertaste of Bitter Almonds.)
  • Orvieto Classico Amabile D.O.C
    (Amabile is a Classic Traditional Style for the Local White Wine And Means “Softly Sweet”. Nutty Flavour with a Gentle Sweetness)
  • Falanghina I.G.T
    (Intense and persistent nose, rich and fruity with floral notes
    Well structured)
  • Pinot Grigio Della Valdadige D.O.C
    (Dry, Full-bodied but firm in Structure with an Intense & Typical Aroma)
  • Gavi di Gavi D.O.C.G
    (Soft Delicate and Persistent Bouquet, Dry Persuasive Taste Full of Character)

Half Bottles Selection (375ml)

  • Orvieto Classico Secco D.O.C (White)
  • Frascati Superiore D.O.C (White)
  • Chianti D.O.C.G (Red)

Rose Wines

  • Bardolino Chiaretto Classico D.O.C
    (Delicate Floral Bouquet, Smooth Flavour)

Sparkling / Champagne

  • Spumante D`Asti
    (Refreshing Sweetness with Moderate Alcohol)
  • Prosecco di Valdobbiadine Brut
    (Fine Soft Effervescence with a Rich Bouquet of Fruit and Flowers)
  • Moet et Chandon

Bar List

Wine & Aperitifs

  • Wine by the Glass

    £5.00 – glass (175ml)

    £6.60 – large glass (250ml)
  • Spritzer
    (With Soda or Lemonade)
  • Prosecco 200ml Bottle
  • Aperol Spritz
    (Prosecco, Creme de Cassis)
  • Kir Royal
    (Prosecco, Creme de Cassis)

Beer & Cider

  • Poretti Draught 4.8% ABV
  • Poretti Draught 4.8% ABV
  • Peroni Nastro Azzurro
    330ml Bottle
  • Strongbow Cider
    330ml Bottle
  • Beck’s Blue
    (Alcohol Free)

    275ml Bottle


  • Vermouths & Sherry
  • Campari/Punt & Mes/Pernod
  • Pimms & Lemonade
  • Scotch/Smirnoff Vodka/Bacardi

    £3.70 – Single

    £6.10 – Double

  • Southern Comfort/J.Daniels

    £3.90 – Single

    £6.50 – Double

  • Malibu/Archers

    £3.60 – Single

    £5.90 – Double

  • Malt Whiskey/Jameson Irish

    £4.50 – Single

    £7.50 – Double

  • Lamb’s Rum/Spiced Rum

    £3.70 – Single

    £6.30 – Double


  • Gordon’s

    £3.80 – Single

    £6.60 – Double

  • Tanqueray

    £4.20 – Single

    £7.20- Double

  • Bombay Sapphire

    £4.50 – Single

    £7.80 – Double

Soft Drinks

  • Squashes
    £1.60 – Regular

    £2.60 – Large

  • Diet Pepsi, Pepsi, Lemonade
    £2.60 – Regular

    £4.50 – Large

  • Coca Cola
    330ml Bottle
  • Tonic Water/Slimline Tonic/Ginger Ale
    £1.60 – Regular

    £2.90 – Large

  • Orange Juice
    £2.60 – Regular

    £4.50 – Large

  • Pineapple/Tomato Juice
  • Cranberry Juice
  • Apple Juice

    £2.80 – Regular

    £4.60 – Large

  • Appletize
  • Orange & Passion Fruit J2O
  • Still/Sparkling Mineral Water
  • Baby Mixers
  • Dash

Liqueurs/ Brandy/ Port

  • Continental & Italian Liqeurs

    £3.60 – Single

    £6.60 – Double

  • Carvoisier vs/Vecchia Romagna

    £3.90 – Single
    £6.90 – Double
  • Calvados/Remy Martin VSOP

    £5.20 – Single

    £8.50 – Double

  • Port

    £3.20 – Single

    £5.80 – Double

  • Vintage Port

    £4.80 – Single

    £7.80 – Double


Book now on 01202 291081

Please give us a call or contact us via our enquiry form, we are more than happy to help should you have any questions and will do our best to accommodate you.

Pinocchios are looking forward to welcoming our customers very soon.

Get in touch

Opening hours:

Monday – Saturday
12pm – 2.30pm & 6.00pm til late

5.30pm til late

Please note that during these unprecedented times our opening times may vary.

Contact us


(Italian Restaurant)
18 Poole Hill

01202 291081