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Pinocchio - South Yarra

South YarraItalian, Pizza
Excellent
5.0/6
20 Reviews

About Pinocchio - South Yarra

Established all the way back in 1971, Pinocchio of Melbourne now serves handmade Italian food in three locations. This one, in South Yarra, can be found just off Toorak Road and is open seven days for dining that is fun and heartwarming. Inspired by the Italian tradition of enjoying food with friends and family, Pinocchio places its emphasis on menus that can be shared, using the freshest of fresh ingredients as well as recipes unique to various regions of Italy. The main menu is packed with antipasti, pasta and prime cuts of meat, while the pizza can be customised with a tomato or cheese base, then stretched up to a metre long – almost as long as Pinocchio’s nose after one too many fibs! For Pinocchio to have three locations, it must be doing something right. This South Yarra branch is decked out stylishly but with simplicity in mind, and the service is always top draw. Reserve a table while there are still some going.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Address

Pinocchio - South Yarra
152 Toorak Road, South Yarra
Melbourne 3141

Menu Highlights

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Mains

Porterhouse Steak

Cooked to your liking, served with porchini sauce and roasted root vegetables
A$32.50

Double Roasted Pork Belly

Served with braised cabbage, caramelized apples and a red wine jus
A$34.50

Lamb Shank

Slow cooked lamb shank served with potato mash and baby carrots in a rosemary jus
A$29.90
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Shared Dishes

Arancini del Giorno

Please ask your server about our arancini of the day
A$4.00

Nonna's Meatballs

Veal meatballs in napoletana sauce, served with fresh made bread
A$18.90

Bruschetta

Fresh tomato salsa with basil and olive oil
A$9.50
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Pizza

Bufala - Regular

Freshh bufala mozzarella, fresh basil. oregano and olive oil
A$24.00

Calabrese - Regular

Fior di latte, sopressa salami, roasted red capsicum, artichokes, olives and oregano
A$23.50

Rustica - Regular

Fresh bufala mozzarella, chilli and fennel pork sausage and roma tomatoes
A$24.50

Pasta

Classic Lasagna

Fresh pasta layered with cheesy white sauce & a pork and beef ragu
A$25.50

Basil Ravioli with Lobster & Prawn Filling

Served with napoletana sauce, cherry tomatoes and crispy basil
A$26.50

Rigatoni at Ragu di Angello

Slow braised lamb ragu, topped with pangrattata & dried olives
A$24.50
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More about Pinocchio - South Yarra, South Yarra

Pinocchio ran away, into all kinds of mischief, or so the story goes. You, on the other hand, will not be running away from anywhere once you’ve tried the handmade Italian food on offer at this, the South Yarra branch of Melbourne’s well-loved Pinocchio. It’s one of a family of three restaurants and it certainly delivers when it comes to simple, fresh and delicious plates that are ideal for sharing with good company. Sitting just off the bustle of Toorak Road and a hop, skip and jump away from South Yarra Station, Pinocchio’s interior is clean, crisp and the walls tell the story of Pinocchio. It’s the perfect spot for the little ones and the adults to enjoy the pleasantries of a proper Italian kitchen.

We weren’t lying when we said the food at Pinocchio’s South Yarra restaurant is ideal for sharing – there’s antipasti in the form of bufala mozzarella and calamari fritti, classic pasta plates and some extremely juicy cuts of prime meat, too. As good as all that is, though, for us, the main attraction at Pinocchio is the pizza. There are traditional toppings to suit all tastes and then diners can customise, depending on how doughy everyone is feeling: there’s regular, half metre, or full metre. Yes, you read that correctly, a full metre of pizza – we guess you have Pinocchio and his often rather long nose to thank for that, friends. Finish with a glass of wine from the vineyards of either Australia or Italy and you’ll soon see why this Melbourne institution is so popular. Reserve a table now!

20 Pinocchio - South Yarra Reviews

Excellent
5.0/6
20 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Very good
Atmosphere:Pleasant
Value for money:Good value
Food:Outstanding
Service:Great
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"Excellent"6/6
John T.11 days ago · 1 review

This restaurant always delivers. Parma nights on Thursdays don't disappoint - A delicious, generous parma with chips and salad and a beer or wine for $20 is great value. The staff are always friendly and accommodating. Won't be my last visit!

"Excellent"6/6
Mayumi H.18 days ago · 7 reviews

The metre pizza is worth trying! We also valued this restaurant as kid's and baby friendly. It's perfect location to have a party with friends!!

"Excellent"6/6
Adam T.a month ago · 1 review

Great food & service. I had had a great night for my 18th Birthday. All my friends said the food was great also. Thumbs up

"Excellent"6/6
Jacquie K.2 months ago · 1 review

We booked a booth for 4 people for my partners Birthday- the main meals were so fresh, including my partners seafood Fruti Di mare. The staff also came out singing happy Birthday during cake time and when we were the last ones there, staff didn't rush us to leave which was really nice.

"Great"5/6
Emma P.a month ago · 1 review

Pizzas are great... tasty not too thick.. fresh toppings and a good selection.. pasta was very fresh and good serving size !! I ordered fresh chili on the side.. of as disappointed when the waitress asked for it after 5 mins of putting in on my table... very strange Service was okay... But overall food is great ... a bit expensive for pizza

"Excellent"6/6
Maryanne P.10 months ago · 1 review

Greeted at the door by Marco, very friendly and helpful with menu choices. We started with Aroncini balls, delicious! Then onto the main of veal, kale and mash potatoes Which, again, was absolutely delicious . Great experience, would highly recommend this Restaurant.

"Excellent"6/6
Nicole B.2 months ago · 1 review

Fantastic pizza and great service. Food is consistently good every time we visit 😊👍 We always return to Punocchios if we want a great pizza! Pasta is very good too! And always feel welcome with our kids too.

"Great"5/6
Leigh A.10 months ago · 1 review

Delicious food, cheerful service. Noisy at times but only because people are having fun so if you're looking for a quiet conversation, maybe try somewhere else. I've been here several times and every time the food has been wonderful.

"Excellent"6/6
Sofie F.3 months ago · 1 review

Our dinner at Pinocchio's was very good! The service was professional, yet relaxed, and the food was delicious as always! Very nice gluten free options as well!

"Excellent"6/6
Mandy B.7 months ago · 1 review

Pizzas were outstanding. toppings were fresh and not overloaded. We also loved the happy hour drink prices before 7pm...... so get there early! Will return.

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