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Established in 1991 family run restaurant with the love of good food and service, with big open spaces, different levels for enjoying Traditional Italian Cuisine. Great for small large family groups.
PRICE RANGE
AU$10 - AU$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
FEATURES
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am turning 19 this year and have been coming to Pino’s with my family ever since I was a little girl. Phillip island is a second home to me and Ive come down every year of my life. Pinos is always our first stop!...From day 1 we’ve always experienced top notch Italian cuisine, fast service, and all the staff are exceptionally kind. It is also easily the most popular and best restaurant in Cowes. I am writing this as we just arrived home from the island after our week stay and I decided to change my usual pinos order from the pumpkin gnocchi to a pizza. Tasted amazing like usual. Good job pinos!! 👏🏻👏🏻More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food and great service even during this extraordinarily busy time of the year. The atmosphere was fantastic despite how busy it was: not too noisy and certainly not too crowded. Many other restaurants on the Island could learn from you!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 18 January 2024

Bought a takeaway Aussie Pizza and a Margherita pizza for my Granddaughter. Ordered a Medium, paid for a Large (not sure if they didn't do medium as nothing was mentioned when I ordered). I didn't try the Margherita, but the Aussie has to be close...to the worst pizza I have eaten in the last fifty years! Not only were the toppings extremely sparse, overly oily and the base was rubbery ...... never again, appalling!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 2 January 2024 via mobile

We wanted Italian on new years day while holidaying in Cowes this week so we went to Pino's. There was a long line of dinners wanted to get so we where somewhat apprehensive but the line moved quickly we were seated at our table the...service was quick and our waitress Pruella was delightful and charming we ordered pastas and pizza's both delicious drinks cold and great service for such a large venue it is run like a well oiled machine and with such a large packed restaurant the dishes came out quite quickly So thank you Pino's and Pruella for a good night.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 17 December 2023 via mobile

The reviews weren’t great, however, thought we would give it a try. Went in and this place is huge, no need to book. Indoor and outdoor, we sat indoors. Service was quick, had a pasta and glass of wine each. Pasta was great, generous portions...and good flavour. Shiraz was ok, would come back againMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 26 November 2023

On Friday night the food was fab. So we went back next night. Ordered same pizza and pasta . Not a patch on Friday night. Different chef perhaps? Very disappointed.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 25 September 2023

This is a great place to visit or to order takeaway. The staff are friendly, the menu is good, the food is fresh and so tasty.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 17 September 2023

$10 for a bowl of chips, $26 for a Carbonara which was just over entree size and barely any bacon. Everything was in my opinion overpriced. Won't be going back as we wouldn't be able to afford it.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 July 2023 via mobile

Exceptional service - attentive and friendly. We got there right on 5pm on a sat night as they don’t take bookings which was handy as by 6pm there was a line out the door! We had a capresi salad, Margherita pizza, calabresi pizza and kids...Napoli gnocchi. The atmosphere was laid back and great for families - food was delicious. While the pizza’s are not D.O.C, it was tasty, the service was great and attentive and we enjoyed our time.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 26 June 2023

Only staying on Phillip Island for 1 night, I had to find somewhere outstanding to eat. I found this restaurant. Service was fast and friendly even though I didn't have a reservation. My meal (Lasagne) arrived promptly and it was quite nice.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 1 May 2023

Don’t miss this restaurant. We went for dinner. Such a lovely place. For couples, friends, families and couples. Extremely good food, wine and beer list, serving with a smile and good vibe. Loved it.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 26 April 2023 via mobile

Absolutely spot on just perfect we asked for an off the menu meal and easy as it was done. Beer was cold wine was great definitely recommend dinner here. Seat at the bar stools at the front and watch the world go by with good...food and wineMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 16 March 2023 via mobile

Pizza was as good as it has been for 20 + years. Busy take away. My daughter's spaghetti bolognese was above average side note chef wounot change pasta to penne. Pizza with the lot good my only negative $15 corjage why do places do that...they should realize it is a big turn off !!!!!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 11 March 2023

This restaurant is located centrally on Thompson Ave in Cowes, Phillip Island. It is a big restaurant serving an excellent range of reasonably priced Italian food. Service was friendly and efficient, prices were reasonable, and the range of food excellent. I wished we had discovered...it earlier!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 4 March 2023 via mobile

Pretty reliable Italian restaurant. Big place used to dealing with large groups. Have eaten here a few times. But recently has been disappointing to arrive at the restaurant and see it’s closed. I know there are staff shortages, but there is no reason why you...can’t put a sign up outside to say the restaurant will be closed. After all, outside advertises it is open every day of the week!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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PINO'S TRATTORIA, Cowes - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Pino's Trattoria offers takeaway services.

Pino's Trattoria is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4