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Re: Pinocchio s Restaurant [Re: Short] #345436
07/18/09 11:50 AM
07/18/09 11:50 AM
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Posts: 81
San Pedro
Banana Beach Offline
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I Ditto RI Beth and Short.

They are new and have a few kinks to work out but the food is absolutely fabulous IMO. And for menu prices- outstanding when you consider how much we have to pay for and how hard it is to get import products to work with.

Re: Pinocchio s Restaurant [Re: Banana Beach] #345451
07/18/09 12:49 PM
07/18/09 12:49 PM
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,206
Ambergris caye
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We ate there a couple of weeks ago (after hearing the rave reviews) and our opinion is that while it is not "great", it is much better than "good" and the prices seemed fairly reasonable.

The service was excellent (the chef came to our table and mixed us custom sauces/ dishes, etc). We love the patio/ bar. Very nice. We needed a good Italian restaurant on the island and hope they make it!

Re: Pinocchio s Restaurant [Re: Banana Beach] #345452
07/18/09 12:55 PM
07/18/09 12:55 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 13
San Pedro
PEIguy Offline
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I met this nice couple when they first came to town and as I have a background in the industry, I had several interesting conversations with them. The wife, sorry I can't remember your name, grew up in a traditional Italian family with 3 generations still living together and was taught to cook by her grandmother and her mother. What you will experience at their restaurant will be the most authentic Italian food that you will find here and in many places in Central America.

No, I have not made it down yet, saving the experience for a special occassion but definitely looking forward to the adventure!

Re: Pinocchio s Restaurant [Re: Cooper] #348273
08/14/09 02:41 PM
08/14/09 02:41 PM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 10
San Diego, California USA
Karisse Offline
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Do not waste your time or money here. We ordered food to pick up. ALL the orders were prepared wrong and they charged USD $90.00 when they said it was BZ $90.00. This was for 1 lasagna, 1 pasta dish and one antipasta appetizers (all very small portions). The food was gross, we would have been better off with ketchup on spaghetti.

Re: Pinocchio s Restaurant [Re: Karisse] #348274
08/14/09 02:44 PM
08/14/09 02:44 PM
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,740
Las Vegas, NV
deadserious Offline
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Sorry to hear that. We will give it a try in October while we are there. They opened just after our last trip in May and the atmosphere looks terrific. I hope they figure out these issues before then.

Now back to your regularly scheduled drivel...
Re: Pinocchio s Restaurant [Re: deadserious] #348278
08/14/09 03:13 PM
08/14/09 03:13 PM
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 3,054
Asheville, NC USA
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
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I had a very different experience than Karisse. Five of us ate there in June, and everything was great. I think the total came to a little over US$100 for five, including appetizers and a few drinks. The antipasto (US$15) was big enough to share among all of us, and the salami and cheeses were from Italy.

--Lan Sluder

Re: Pinocchio s Restaurant [Re: Lan Sluder/Belize First] #348286
08/14/09 04:21 PM
08/14/09 04:21 PM
Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 2,160
San Pedro
Phil Offline
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Did you talk to the restaurant before blasting them on here with both barrels?

Re: Pinocchio s Restaurant [Re: Phil] #348290
08/14/09 05:19 PM
08/14/09 05:19 PM
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Posts: 1,603
iluvbelize Offline
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I cannot wait to try it! sounds delish!

Re: Pinocchio s Restaurant [Re: iluvbelize] #348291
08/14/09 05:20 PM
08/14/09 05:20 PM
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Inplub Offline
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They are now closed till 1st Oct

Re: Pinocchio s Restaurant [Re: Karisse] #348292
08/14/09 05:21 PM
08/14/09 05:21 PM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 609
San Pedro
Tim Callanan Offline
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We had a good dinner, found out I don't like authentic Italian pizza,that is me NOT them.Tina and our guests enjoyed the food.Karisse, maybe you don't like authentic Italian food.Did you look at the menu for prices???? The pasta is fresh every day,you are pretty rough with your review.If they quoted you the wrong price, why would you pay specially if you were taking it out. Not like you were sitting at a table and there would have been an uncomfortable scene. What are you leaving out?

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