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“Pre theatre lunch”
Review of Pinocchio

Pinocchio
Ranked #139 of 1,307 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 31 - USD 31
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: A long standing family run Italian restaurant in the theatre district of Brighton. Quality food at affordable prices with traditional Italian charm
Reviewed 4 January 2018

My wife and I visited Pinocchio before a show at theatre royal. We chose the £10 menu which includes 2 courses. Food was good, hot and plentiful. This is not top end Italian but then neither is the price. The only thing that lets it down is the drinks are a little pricey

Thank Stuart H
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pinocchio-brighton, Public Relations Manager at Pinocchio, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thanks so much for your review - we are glad you enjoyed your overall experience and we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

a quick dinner before a show. welcomed in by staff and found a table upstairs very bright and clean we ordered mulligatawny soup and fried chicken. The soup had no resemblance to mulligatawny( my personal favorite). a watery vegetable might be a better discription. then came the chicken very dry and tastless did not bother with the sweet left the restaurant hungry

Thank jack m
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pinocchio-brighton, Public Relations Manager at Pinocchio, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Hi there - we don't think you have reviewed the right restaurant as we are an Italian restaurant and mulligatawny is not on our menu.

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

We booked to go here before going to the theatre - glad we booked as the restaurant was rammed. We arrived approx 20 mins early for our booking and thankfully a table had just become free so we didn't have to wait.

Having been to their other restaurant (Donatellos) recently I decided to go with the same main - spaghetti Alla Marinara to see how good it was compared to theirs. The 4 us shared 2 portions of the Calamari starters which was very good. It had a light crispy batter and was cooked really well. The portion size was enough for me and my son so a good start.

The main meal was a decent size portion and tasted very good (better than the meal I had at Donatellos recently). My son had a kids spaghetti bolognaise which was also a good size portion while the girls shared a Pizza, Salad and Fries.

Excellent value meal and good portions of food. Be sure to book as this restaurant get busy. People were being turned away or told a wait of 30mins for a table. Although it was busy we were never rushed for our table and the service was very good.

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Thank Clayts1234
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pinocchio-brighton, Public Relations Manager at Pinocchio, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Thank you for your review; we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Came here on Xmas eve as it was the only place open.

Food was cheap, the portions was huge and it all tasted fantastic. I asked for my pasta to be really spicy which they were happy to do.

The only disappointing thing was the cocktails, not very strong at all (maybe only 1 shot?). I opted for a beer after and was lovely.

All in all, a lovely non pretentious place for a good filling Italian meal. Would go back for sure.

Thank outandabout5000
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pinocchio-brighton, Public Relations Manager at Pinocchio, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Thank you for your review; we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful pre theatre meal on Saturday, great food ,Wonderful atmosphere, it was really busy but we felt
Very looked after. This is one of the best value restaurants I have been too ! Always busy and food is never disappointing. Highly recommended.

Thank Martin H
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pinocchio-brighton, Public Relations Manager at Pinocchio, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to review! We hope you had a great day and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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