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5 Church Street | Christchurch, Dorset, Christchurch BH23 1BW, England
+44 1202 484910
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2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Expensive small almost cheeseless pizza tasteless rubbish spagbol starter awfull and not worth the money , left feeling hungry and definitely never again but the staff were great

Thank mantisbournemouth
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading some of the reviews i was a bit dubious about trying Pinocchios. Being a local I used to visit a lot but haven't been for a few years! Took the family there last night for dinner and We were pleasantly surprised. The restaurant hasn't changed a bit...still a lovely little Italian. Pasta was lovely, scampi was plentiful and... More 

Thank jackanory40
Poole, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in for lunch and had a very enjoyable meal. I ordered linguine marinara which looked quite small when delivered but proved to be a filling and very enjoyable meal for lunch. Service was very friendly and efficient.

Thank John T
London, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to try this place rather than pizza express across the road and received a warm welcome on arrival. The restaurant was fairly empty when we arrived but got busier, cannot see the attraction. Menu was limited and pizza choice did not allow for extra toppings. We ordered the garlic bread and bruschetta as starter's which arrived quickly,but consisted of... More 

Thank iprodrick
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looked busy when we walked in, staff polite & quick to offer drinks, whilst we looked through menu, which did not have much of a variety in it I have never been to an Italian restaurant that does not serve meatballs & spaghetti until now hmm. Placed our food order & the food arrived really fast, in fact to fast.... More 

Thank Dave F
Quimper, France
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

After a good experience at the Bournemouth Pinocchio's, we were expecting the same quality in Christchurch. We were quite disappointed. On the good side, the restaurant being quite empty, our dishes were made fresh to order and the pastas tasted really nice, however were far too small portions. However, we went there to please our pizza-lover and she couldn't even... More 

Thank France D
Wimborne Saint Giles, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

I sometimes need an early table on Saturday evening pre-concerts. Pinocchios are always obliging and provide quick, friendly and efficient service. I usually have a pasta which is well cooked and good value for money. The place is not flashy or dressed up to be something it is not but a very happy atmosphere prevails often with all age family... More 

Thank Martyn C
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Pizza tasted frozen, interior is drab and dated. Staff seem friendly but it does not compensate for just how terrible the food is. This place used to be one of the best, but has gone downhill. What a shame.

Thank Emily C
Southport, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We decided come here for Italian, a change from a meal at the hotel. The place looks nice, it's not modern looking but the name of the Resturant says it all when you go inside and see the Decor. We did look at the reviews from others and it had a mixed review. We only had a main and a... More 

Thank Yuen L
Pewsey, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

A very cute Italian restaurant, my husband and I had lunch here, it was delicious and the service was good, the owners wife was very friendly and talkative, the restaurant has ornaments and puppets connected to Pinocchio scattered around the restaurant, which was a little over done, the food was served hot and quite quick, I had salmon and my... More 

Thank deehigg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Church Street | Christchurch, Dorset, Christchurch BH23 1BW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 484910

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