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3 Kitchener Street, Martinborough 5711, New Zealand
+64 6-306 6094
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“duck” (41 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 Kitchener Street, Martinborough 5711, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 September 2018

We booked for 27 last night (Friday) Chose a set menu with two mains and two desserts. Very good value at $42 per head inluding sides of broccolini and hand cut chips with aioli. Everyone very happy. I had the pork belly which just fell...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank L G
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

I scoured menus all around New Zealand, looking for the perfect place to have my fiancé’s birthday meal and I couldn’t have found a better place. The wine list was full of local wines and the menu sounded so good. We started our dinner with...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Misty M
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I reviewed Pinocchio back in 2015 and I am pleased to say their food offerings may have changed but their standards have remained consistently high. Food and service is excellent - how fortunate are we to have a restaurant of this quality in our village....More

Date of visit: July 2018
6  Thank Nellybrown0
Reviewed 25 July 2018

My wife and I had the 7 course degustation in July 2018 for a special occassion. Chef Paul, his wife Elly and their team have Pinocchio running as a well oiled machine. The food is amazing, perfect wines to match and all amongst a relaxed...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Tim C
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

What a memorable meal! So flavorsome, and such lovely staff. Well done Team! And most importantly, well done the owners! Admire your energy and vision. Good luck to meeting your goals for staff incentive! You’ll absolutely nail it 🤗 everyone who recommended you said it...More

Date of visit: July 2018
3  Thank 252karene
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We’d had a number of people recommend a visit to Pinocchio, so we were delighted that they reopened (after a short winter break) during our time in Martinborough. It seemed popular with locals & visitors, which is always a good sign. We visited on Wednesday...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank JJG2012
Reviewed 4 June 2018

This is the 4th time we have eaten here - we always make a point of going there when we stay in martinborough. Once again it totally delivered. I had the duck and my husband had the steak - soooo darn delicious. Great wine list...More

Date of visit: June 2018
2  Thank L0ttstar
Reviewed 4 June 2018

The menu looked great and we came here after recommendations from other travellers at our hotel. The mushrooms as a side was great. Between our group we had the duck, the mushroom main and the pork belly. Great food and presentation. Really liked the chocolate...More

Date of visit: May 2018
2  Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Nice ambience, lovely staff. Promoted an entree to a main with no problem. Interesting flavours, and perhaps strangely, one of the best salads I've had in a while. A bit pricey, but just worth it. Only gripe - excessively warm, even when we were the...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank TonyFromHackney
Reviewed 26 April 2018

This restaurant was located below our hotel and because of the proximity, we thought we'd give it a try. Were we ever surprised.! The food was top quality-expertly and creatively prepared.The wines were from the region and also very good. Our waitress and wife of...More

Date of visit: February 2018
2  Thank franee0409
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$27
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Kitchener Street, Martinborough 5711, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wairarapa  >  Martinborough
  • Phone Number: +64 6-306 6094
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Pinocchio is a family owned and operated restaurant, we pride ourselves on using fresh produce from around New Zealand. We offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, in relaxed and friendly environment. Pinocchio has an extensive wine list, selected from local vineyards and from around New Zealand. Our Head chef Paul has combined his fine dinning knowledge and experience to create a menu that consists of sensational flavours combined with eye catching presentation in our bistro experience. Pinocchio has the capacity to seat forty-five people. Pinocchio has a sunny courtyard to enjoy your dinning experience or just a Peroni on tap. Private functions are available on request.
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