Pinocchio
Calle Cristo 51
29780 Nerja
Tel: (0034) 95 258 72 48

Pinocchio, Nerja

Pinocchio, located on Calle Cristo, is a popular and charming restaurant offering both Italian and International dishes. A log fire oven makes for tasty pizzas.

The restaurant also has a ‘patio Andaluz’ for those who want to enjoy alfresco dining.

Opening Times:
Open Daily 12:30 – 15:30 and 18:30 – Late

  1. We ate there once. Both our starters were tasty as was my wifes maincourse but mine wasn’t very good.
    They were also served halfway the starters wich wasn’t very pleasant.
    I ordered a Risotto Marinara but I never thought Italians could rape a pleasant dish like a risotto.But when you try to cut corners by using a cheap rice intead of arborio the result will not meet the standard obviously.The staff wasn’t very friendly or serviceminded either.

  2. mick kirwan says:

    my wife and i have to force ourselves to stay away from this great restaurant
    we pass many others to get to it
    always good – always full – excellent prices – lovely atmosphere – terrific staff

  3. The food here has got worse in the past year, even went back a couple of times just in case it was a bad night.
    Shame because it used to be so good.

  4. I have eaten in Pinocchio’s several times, the first time was great but as Ray has already said has gone downhill in quality. Is there a new chef? I also find that the staff are very hit and miss, sorry won’t rush back there.

  5. We had a superb meal here on New Years Eve. Although we hadn’t booked, the waiter managed to prepare an extra table for us, in a really good position. The NYE set menu consisted of five courses, all of which were good, with all drinks, including a bottle of wine, plus a pack containing party hats, garlands, rattles etc, and then a bottle of bubbly and a pack of grapes to see the new year in (as per tradition) on the Balcon.
    The staff were extremely helpful and friendly.
    We will be back.

  6. We have eaten here a few times over the last 5 or 6 years but not so much recently as we found that the service was incredibly slow – although it goes get so busy in high season that you do expect to wait then. Lovely terrace which is fab on a nice warm evening, and the food is nice, but you need to get right into the manana mentality and be prepared to wait a long time for your food at certain times of the year!

  7. We were given a table for 4 within minutes of coming through the door, which considering the place was busy was unexpected.
    Two guitarists came in as we were ordering & meandered through the place strumming and singing, which created a very authentic experience.
    The starters came to the table quickly & these were polished off and declared delish. My warm bread & alioli was very moreish!
    A glance around at our fellow diners the mains portions seemed generous and many people were umming and swapping tasty morsels which we usually take to be a good sign.
    Our main courses arrived and my husbands spaghetti with olive oil & garlic tasted like the garlic had been charred a little too much, possibly burnt. We arent greedy by any means but he found the portion a bit mean, barely covering the base of the plate. He didnt want to create a fuss and our Spanish isnt fantastic and we didnt want to offend. Perhaps you get smaller portions if you have a starter?
    My sons cannelonni was just that in a small square dish although my daughter said her pizza was delicious, it was large and looked very tasty. My spaghetti vongole was ok. I wasnt asked if I wanted a cream or tomato base sauce (which I recall is the choice on the menu) so I received neither, which was my fault for not asking when I ordered.
    No pepper or parmesan was offered at the table although when we received the bill, which I had to ask for twice, the manager asked us if we cared for a liquer on the house which we thought was a nice touch, but declined.
    All in all it was ok, but we’ve had better on our travels.

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