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Le Pinocchio

#38 of 1,297 Restaurants in Lille
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Lille Centre 11
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23 rue de Roubaix, 59800, Lille, France
+33 3 20 06 31 48
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 19:30 - 23:30
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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Very good restaurant for lunch. Value for money. Good straight forward French lunch menu as well as pizza's and pasta.

Thank Marcel B
Emmanuel L, Propriétaire at Le Pinocchio, responded to this review

Many thanks for your congratulations, yours sincerely. More 

Genoa, Italy
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I decided for Pinocchio basing on the good evaluations I read on Tripadvisor to have a typical italian dinner, with pizza, a coke and a dessert. Everything was quite good but nothing was special, the base for the pizza was good and very thin but tomato sauce seemed to be just a packaged sauce, with its packaged taste; all pizzas... More 

Thank Dallarik
Emmanuel L, Propriétaire at Le Pinocchio, responded to this review

What about a typical italian dinner with Coke !!!! Concerning the tomato sauce, it's home made like all the other sauce. When you say me you don't want emmental I propose mozzarella with out extra charge. More 

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95 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

This is a nice little Italian place 5 mins from the train stations We called and booked for 8pm as we read that it gets very busy with locals - this was definitely correct. And you don't need to speak good French to book on the phone - the manager and staff speak great English so don't let this put... More 

Thank Melanie F
Emmanuel L, Propriétaire at Le Pinocchio, responded to this review

All the staff read your congratulations with a lot of satisfaction. Yours sincerely. More 

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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Having researched the many different restaurants in Lille and tried out several others during our many years of visiting Lille, "Pinocchio" caught my eye. A real hidden gem tucked away from the busy main streets of Lille. With an Italian inspired Menu. The food is wholesome, freshly prepared and cooked to a high standard and all to a very reasonable... More 

Thank Susan B
Emmanuel L, Propriétaire at Le Pinocchio, responded to this review

Many thanks for all your congratulations, we hope to see you next time ! More 

Watford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

After reading all the reviews on Tripadvisor, I put this restaurant on the top of my list to visit while in Lille. This place is only a 2 minute walk from the main railway station. We called in on the Friday evening to book our table for the next night, and I'm so pleased we did. The owner speaks much... More 

Thank tinytroll
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I'd read the reviews and headed straight for Pinocchio when we arrived at lunchtime from England on the Eurostar. Even though it was 10 minutes to closing time and the restaurant was very busy we were allocated a table straight away. I'd studied the menu at home so knew I wanted to try the lasagne and my husband would like... More 

Thank HouseofHippo
Emmanuel L, Propriétaire at Le Pinocchio, responded to this review

Many thanks for your congratulations. More 

Brussels, Belgium
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354 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

I went to this restaurant couple weeks ago. I had spaghetti bolognese, expecting to have an "italian experience". It wasn't the case, Let's put it this way, it was the French version of the dish. This was a tomato meat sauce, bolognese sauce is something else. A friend had a pizza an it was definitively overcooked and the cheese doesn't... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016

We were drawn to this restaurant on our first night in Lille by the excellent reviews, which I would say are accurate, for the most part, in my opinion. The restaurant is fairly small inside, but was buzzing when we arrived at about 8pm. We were immediately struck by the Pinocchio memorabilia on the wall, bringing back warm memories of... More 

Thank Traveller581
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

A must when visiting Lille. Great food, massive portions...don't eat anything during the day. Service was excellent with staff very friendly and accommodating, nice atmosphere. Really good prices and VFM. Gets very busy booking recommended.

Thank andywaugh28
Emmanuel L, Propriétaire at Le Pinocchio, responded to this review

Many thanks for your congratulations. We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you another time. More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Very friendly even with our limited French. Food very nice and home cooked. Seems very popular with locals and many were greeted as regulars. Great place for a relaxing meal.

Thank Roxydd
Emmanuel L, Propriétaire at Le Pinocchio, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your congratulations about our restaurant. We hope to see you another time in Lille. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 33
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 23:30
19:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 rue de Roubaix, 59800, Lille, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Hauts-de-France  >  Nord  >  Lille>  > Lille Centre 11
  • Neighbourhood: Lille Centre 11
  • Phone Number: +33 3 20 06 31 48

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