Everything is so good. My fav is the Ruspante salad and the whole baked chicken. They are so kind and generous. Wonderful little neighborhood find!
Kim Chase, via Facebook
I moved in Los Angeles from Italy a year ago and Pinocchio represent for me the unique place where I feel at home still. Authentic recipes, great quality of ingredients and respect for the Italian flavours. Pino is the owner and he’s very kind and warmly with all clientele, he seems like a friend that you know since long time. Believe me, not exist in Town another Italian restaurant where you can eat so deliciously and pay this cheapest price. It’s not a 5 stars restaurant, maybe you don’t will find the selection of fine wines and the park valet service but you will find the truly Italian tradition into the kitchen. Don’t miss the Pizza!
Mealano M., Los Angeles, CA (via Yelp)
wow! and also hell yes!
#1 the bread!
#2 how cute is the store? (def not a chain super adorable)
#3 pasta primavera with pomodoro sauce is the business!
#4 pino is actually the name of the owner!
go there. eat. be happy. pick me up along the way….nuff said!
ps (next door super cute ice cream spot in
case you cant do a canoli-freshly made there though and also very delicious)
Arielle B., Inglewood, CA (via Yelp)
If I could, I would eat Pinnochios every day! Go say hi to Pino! The best Italian food I ever had.
Jeremy M., Los Angeles, CA (via Yelp)
If you are Italian and looking for a corner of Italy,
Pinocchio is the place…
I was born and raised in Milan, Italy, my mother is an exceptional cook and ONLY, ONLY Pinocchio was able to remind me my own mother’s cooking style.
One hint: The Polletto is to die for!!!
Alessandro N., Glendora, CA (via Yelp)
This place is perfection. One time I think they made a mistake on one of our orders but rectified it by giving us some of the best cookies I’ve ever had. Their food is super delicious and prices are great. I order from here regularly and have tried a ton of different things and everything I’ve tried is fantastic. My favorite is the Caesar salad, margarita pizza, and penne pink sauce. My whole family loves their food too. Yuuummm. Best food in the Palisades in my opinion.
Cat N., PACIFIC PALISADES, CA (via Yelp)
What an incredibly authentic and extremely delicious kitchen full of delicious & healthy options for lunch & dinner. Every time I come here I am more than satisfied with my choice! The food is fresh and always hits the spot!! And the customer service is always impeccable!
I highly recommend anyone in the Palisades area stop by for a homemade treat for your stomach and soul! Excellent in every way. Also a great place to relax, and listen to soothing music to go with any meal.
If I could give it 10 stars I would!
Tony C., Van Nuys, Los Angeles (via Yelp)
AMAZING love the food plus they have amazing products from Italy that you can buy including gummy chocolate candy. Which if you didn’t know is gummy bears inside a chocolate bar. It’s amazing I’ve been looking all over the states for it for three years and never found it. Definitely will be back!
Alexis H., Vancouver, WA (via Yelp)
The food here is authentic, delicious, and very reasonably priced. The service is always prompt and friendly.
The chicken parmigiana is one of my favorites!!
I highly recommend Pinocchio to anyone in the mood for some authentic Italian cuisine.
Justin S., Santa Clarita, CA (via Yelp)
This place is a hidden gem.
$10.99 for lunch special (pasta or sandwich plus soup or salad). Got the Gorgonzola pear salad and fettuccine bolognese.
Loved the candied pecans and ripe pear slices in the salad but felt there was too much olive oil used for the dressing. The bolognese was hearty and the pasta tasted homemade and was cooked al dente. I used the free focaccia to soak up the leftover sauce– it was too good to go to waste!
Use the Yelp check-in offer for free ice tea or can of soda.
Will definitely come back!
Lillian C., Los Angeles, CA (via Yelp)
Yesterday I had lunch here, with a companion & his dog.
I’d go with 3.5 – 4 stars for the food, adding an extra star for a couple acts of kindness:
– When I wondered out loud if we should order something for the dog, the proprietor offered to give him a meatball.
– I didn’t do my Yelp check-in until we were seated & had already paid, so didn’t see the Yelp Deal offering a free iced tea with a meal. Our server overheard me commenting “oops, too late” and brought me a huge cookie to make up for the missed deal.
Joan S., Los Angeles, CA (via Yelp)
As a vegan it’s hard to find a place that makes food fresh to order and allow non dairy substitutions. This place is the spot. Don’t let the meat heavy menu fool you. You can dine like a king regardless of food diet or allergy. They have gluten free or wheat, they have many veggies, and can make pastas non dairy! The panini bread has milk but sub for hamburger bun and enjoy. Or request no cheese or cream on pasta.
But if you are free to eat anything then this place is even more of a dream
I’ve taken a lot of my friends here because I don’t feel like they’re forced to get something only I can eat. There are weekly specials, lamb shank, veal, lobster, beef tenderloin, calamari, etc… so I’m not coming from a purely vegetarian view here when I say this place is the bomb!!
Ton F., Inglewood, CA (via Yelp)
italian food at its best!!
Eneida Silva, via Facebook
we just moved to the neighborhood and with all our boxes still piled up we needed to eat and could not reach the kitchen, nor had the energy. Pinocchio to the rescue delivered in 25 minutes and with our two pies and chicken marsala and we ate like kings on boxes. The pizza was fantastic they were very nice and delivery in 25 minutes can not be beat!!