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5 Church Street | Christchurch, Dorset, Christchurch BH23 1BW, England
+44 1202 484910
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible15%
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“lasagna” (17 reviews)
“ice cream” (7 reviews)
“pudding” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5 Church Street | Christchurch, Dorset, Christchurch BH23 1BW, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous fast service, lovely food and really reasonable. Decor a bit dated and qwerky but it adds to the atmosphere! Worth a try

Thank goldensnowfairy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spotted this quaint looking authentic Italian on our way back to our hotel and decided we would go there for dinner the next evening. We were pretty excited as it looked like a an old traditional Italian and after reading it had been going...More

1  Thank MC D
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing dinner tonight! Have been once before and was as lovely as the meal a few years ago! Very welcoming and friendly! The children loved their pizza!

Thank Anna W
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We used to live in Southampton back in the 70s/80s and often visited this place when in the Bournemouth area. It has not changed and still has its authentic Italian charm that so many have lost over the years. It supplies great food at sensible...More

Thank barkhall
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

An insult to the art of Italian pizza making. Pizza dough with the consistency of undercooked sponge, cheap cheese and scant toppings. The only saving grace being that the portion is very small, so the whole horrendous experience is at least over with quickly. Pasta...More

Thank Anthony778899
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We turned up here on a Tuesday evening without a reservation having tried two other places first and were very warmly greeted and seated in this deceptively sized restaurant. All the staff were very friendly, high chairs were provided and the food was very reasonably...More

Thank Rachel E
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Pinocchio's in Christchurch, a firm favourite: delicious pizzas & wine, a perfect Saturday lunch. Helpful, friendly staff. plenty of tables inside, excellent Italian décor, and a 2min stroll from the nearest car park, by the Priory. Great food, great service, great value.

Thank Johnfrisbee
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We've eaten in Pinocchio several times and always enjoyed the pizza and pasta. But the poor quality of the pizzas on our most recent visit means we will not eat there again. The pizza bases were so dry and hard they were unpleasant and difficult...More

1  Thank Manxman45
Reviewed 7 July 2017

First visited Pinocchio's 35 years ago. Everytime we go to Dorset we return for yet another brilliant Italian meal. I am a veggie and it doesnt matter what I choose to eat they will always adjust it so there is no meat. Absolutely fantastic even...More

Thank Elaine L
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Called in on the offchance around 6ish and was found a table straight away which bearing in mind the time wasn't surprising. I have to say the food and service was first rate and I would definitely go again.

Thank bertthefish
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Dulcie S
20 September 2017|
Response from HilaryElizabeth | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for the delay in replying. Just returned from Kenya! So sorry I cannot answer your question about the mushrooms, I live in another country from the venue. May I suggest you try to contact the restaurant directly... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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