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64 Castle Street, Canterbury CT1 2PY, England (Formerly Pinocchios Italian Restaurant)
+44 1227 457538
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We got a bit stuck one evening when we wanted to get some food, but had our small dog with us, luckily we found this quirky little place that is dog friendly! The staff were really accommodating and didn't mind too much that my dog decided to be a little gremlin. The garlic bread we had to share was absolutely... More 

Thank Cesca M
West Malling, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family was invited to a birthday meal here yesterday (Sunday evening) and we experienced authentic fresh Italian food coupled with excellent customer service. Antipasto served with love, veal ravioli on the specials board in a mushroom and cream sauce a memorable 10/10 dish, Tiramisu as it should be in a good Italian restaurant was spot on. A well-deserved 5... More 

Thank Aves1972
Adelaide, Australia
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Cold, windy evening while travelling, we dropped in for a quick meal. We were warmly welcomed and accommodated immediately even though they were very busy. The meal was amazing with flavours not tasted before - Gnocchi and Lasagne with garlic, mozzarella bread. Simple choice but wow it was SO good. The recommended accompanying wine was perfect for our choice of... More 

Thank Marns08
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you for a wonderful night! Myself and a group of 12 friends celebrated my boyfriends 40th birthday. Amazing food and service and couldn't have asked for a nicer night. Would highly recommend to anyone and will be back soon. Thank you to all the staff who looked after us that night and a particular thank you to Dee.. you... More 

Thank Jenny P
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to eat here on Friday night and it was excellent. Nice food in a nice setting with efficient service. A little on the pricey side but this reflects the quality of food/service. Would definitely return if back in the area.

Thank Ice1968
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here on a quiet Sunday night. The food was excellent and good value. They also provided gluten free food without any problems. Would have no hesitation in recommending based upon our experience. The staff were friendly and helpful.

Thank Charlieboy0
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very pleasant evening although I would have preferred to be in the main restaurant as opposed to the entrance area... too much coming and going for my liking. But you can't always be choosy especially when it's busy! It therefore pays to book a week early to guarantee where you sit if you are fussy like me! Food was good,... More 

Thank theth0mps0ntw0
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked because we knew this was quite a popular restaurant. However, this seemed to give us the honour of either sitting near the door (cold draft) or right in front of the ladies toilet. We chose the cold draft. It was very busy but people walking in off the street got better tables than those that booked. I am... More 

1 Thank Jay M
London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic Italian place with great pizza but could be better. Starters: poor bruschetta, abundance of oil, mediocre bread. Parmiggiana had a very bland sauce and wasn't exciting at all. This dish is a poor choice with a tiny slice of bread. Pizza: well cooked bases, excellent thickness and most importantly texture. Good toppings, mozzarella and basic sauce. Slight excess oil... More 

1 Thank Dev J
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139 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner .The staff was very nice and polite . The focaccia very nice , caprese salad simple , the staffed ravioli very nice and the nioki as well . The whole atmosphere very Italian ! Prices fair


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$50
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?