Pinocchio Bar and Restaurant

★★★★★
Pinnochio closed in December 2008.

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This restaurant has closed and is no more. The bar was lovely and the drinks were fabulous. The owner and his family were superb. Although the location was wonderful and the ambience was lovely, the food was fairly mundane. I am very

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This restaurant has closed and is no more. The bar was lovely and the drinks were fabulous. The owner and his family were superb. Although the location was wonderful and the ambience was lovely, the food was fairly mundane. I am very

Pros: Atmosphere and drinks were wonderful.

Cons: Food was a bit uninspiring.

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Pinocchio Bar provide reliable, clean, good service, and a nice atmoshphere. It is really nice to meet a date in the bar, and then go to the restaurant

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Pinocchio Bar provide reliable, clean, good service, and a nice atmoshphere. It is really nice to meet a date in the bar, and then go to the restaurant

Pros: Great for taking dates

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I am perplexed. It's like night and day with the good and bad reviews. Only one explanation, the staff or owner are writing false reviews, maybe perhaps? No one would stoop that low. A good establishment would rest is laurels, spend

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I am perplexed. It's like night and day with the good and bad reviews. Only one explanation, the staff or owner are writing false reviews, maybe perhaps? No one would stoop that low. A good establishment would rest is laurels, spend

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My husband and I visit Portland,OR at lease once a year. We enjoy eating at all the restaurants around the cultural district. We ate at Pinocchio restaurant, we weren't impress at all.

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My husband and I visit Portland,OR at lease once a year. We enjoy eating at all the restaurants around the cultural district. We ate at Pinocchio restaurant, we weren't impress at all.

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I went to Pinocchio last Friday for the Portland Opera opening night party. The appetizers were creative, well executed, and plentiful. The servers came by frequently, were very pleasant and knowledgeable about the food they served. Who

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I went to Pinocchio last Friday for the Portland Opera opening night party. The appetizers were creative, well executed, and plentiful. The servers came by frequently, were very pleasant and knowledgeable about the food they served. Who

Pros: Ambience, Service, Food

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Stopped by the place last week with some co-workers for lunch and loved it. Thanks for a great meal.\r
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Chandler.

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Stopped by the place last week with some co-workers for lunch and loved it. Thanks for a great meal.\r
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Chandler.

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I can promise you this... you will not be disappointed. We have been here a few times already and our experience has only gotten better with each visit.\r
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All of the appetizers and main course offerings we have tried have been

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I can promise you this... you will not be disappointed. We have been here a few times already and our experience has only gotten better with each visit.\r
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All of the appetizers and main course offerings we have tried have been

Pros: Great service, Great Atmosphere, Great Foods

Cons: We live in Vancouver... wish we lived across the street!

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The atmosphere is friendly and upscale. The food is delicious and authentic. Drinks are outstanding. Children are treated with respect should their parents treat them to a fancy meal after seeing Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre at the

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The atmosphere is friendly and upscale. The food is delicious and authentic. Drinks are outstanding. Children are treated with respect should their parents treat them to a fancy meal after seeing Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre at the

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Pinniochio's is an experience that must be enjoyed over and over. The wait staff is professional, clear with explaning the menu, provides insightful recommendations on wine and food which is authentic, delivered in a timely way and is just

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Pinniochio's is an experience that must be enjoyed over and over. The wait staff is professional, clear with explaning the menu, provides insightful recommendations on wine and food which is authentic, delivered in a timely way and is just

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I am from Columbia, South Carolina and I was in Portland with my family and my director of the pageant title I help at the time, Miss Earth United States 2006, and we ate at Pinocchio... OH MY HEAVENS!!! Absolutely DELICIOUS, and the

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I am from Columbia, South Carolina and I was in Portland with my family and my director of the pageant title I help at the time, Miss Earth United States 2006, and we ate at Pinocchio... OH MY HEAVENS!!! Absolutely DELICIOUS, and the

Pros: Ambience (the historic paintings on the wall all have Pinocchio noses- very fun to see! and the decor is gorgeous!); Service; Ownership; FOOD!!

Cons: NONE!!!! Honestly- none!

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My husband and I have been frequenting Pinocchio since it opened a year ago. We are from the San Francisco Bay Area and quite selective about restaurants. Pinocchio has it all: amazing food, great ambiance, and personable, attentive

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My husband and I have been frequenting Pinocchio since it opened a year ago. We are from the San Francisco Bay Area and quite selective about restaurants. Pinocchio has it all: amazing food, great ambiance, and personable, attentive

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I'm always taken care of at Pinocchio. Lots of Italian classics to choose from, along with a few with a twist. The salmon carpaccio I had was to die for and the pasta fruitti di mar was chock full of seafood--as it should be. The wine

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I'm always taken care of at Pinocchio. Lots of Italian classics to choose from, along with a few with a twist. The salmon carpaccio I had was to die for and the pasta fruitti di mar was chock full of seafood--as it should be. The wine

Pros: Very good, great wine list, delightful staff

Cons: Food fairly and reasonably priced--but don't look for a bargain there. That's on the wine list.

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Portland is without a doubt one of the best cities on the West coast. Had a great dinner and a couple of glasses of great wine tonight and was taken by the attentive service, good food and nice, comfortable surroundings. Great spot just

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Portland is without a doubt one of the best cities on the West coast. Had a great dinner and a couple of glasses of great wine tonight and was taken by the attentive service, good food and nice, comfortable surroundings. Great spot just

Pros: Atmosphere, good wine, good food, good time for all

Cons: No New York Pizza

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The service was great! Our waiter was always there when needed! The food was great too and atmosphere felt like Europe without the 16 hour plane flight. Go here if you want something completely different from anything you've experienced in

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The service was great! Our waiter was always there when needed! The food was great too and atmosphere felt like Europe without the 16 hour plane flight. Go here if you want something completely different from anything you've experienced in

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We've been coming to Portland for several years and just found the best Italian place on SW Park and Salmon. Fun atmoshere and owner was very gracious. We asked for a dish without wheat products and they were very accomodating. House

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We've been coming to Portland for several years and just found the best Italian place on SW Park and Salmon. Fun atmoshere and owner was very gracious. We asked for a dish without wheat products and they were very accomodating. House

Pros: Best in town

Cons: Not open on Sunday

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We've lived in the cultural district now for more than six months...we enjoy all that this neighborhood has to offer, including our favorite dining spot, Pinocchio's Restaurant. Want a beautiful drink? Want to relax while dining with

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We've lived in the cultural district now for more than six months...we enjoy all that this neighborhood has to offer, including our favorite dining spot, Pinocchio's Restaurant. Want a beautiful drink? Want to relax while dining with

Pros: Atmosphere, friendly staff, location

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Stumbling around downtown after having dinner and drinks at Dragonfish my parents and I wandered by Pinocchio. We saw the fabulous decor and decided to stop in for a few martini's. Vanessa (the owner's daughter) was one of the best

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Stumbling around downtown after having dinner and drinks at Dragonfish my parents and I wandered by Pinocchio. We saw the fabulous decor and decided to stop in for a few martini's. Vanessa (the owner's daughter) was one of the best

Pros: Atmosphere, beverages, menu, service, beverages, beverages, beverages, beverages,

Cons: parking... but it's downtown, WHAT DO YOU EXPECT!?!

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Ok, I've been here 3 years and only miss the real Italian food we used to get. This was a charmiing experience. The owner introduced himself and I felt I was home. Michael has done a great job of recreating the original New York Italian

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Ok, I've been here 3 years and only miss the real Italian food we used to get. This was a charmiing experience. The owner introduced himself and I felt I was home. Michael has done a great job of recreating the original New York Italian

Pros: Great place for New York Italian, charming, great menu and wine. Very comfortable

Cons: Large serving for multi-course dinner

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This is my first review but when you find something REALLY good you want to tell others, so here goes.\r
I don't know where the previous reviewer went but it wasn't the same place we were! \r
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I'm not a drinker but stopped in at Happy

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This is my first review but when you find something REALLY good you want to tell others, so here goes.\r
I don't know where the previous reviewer went but it wasn't the same place we were! \r
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I'm not a drinker but stopped in at Happy

Pros: Warm, inviting, great food, good service, a great place to go with friends.

Cons: Had to park in a parking garage, could be a little more in the wine glass. The 7 and 7 drink was strong!

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Food here is sub-par. Service follows suit. Management has attitude, but they are drowning in debt because they have no bums on seats. Why? save your money and get a decent meal at their competition. The steak was hard, dry and

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Food here is sub-par. Service follows suit. Management has attitude, but they are drowning in debt because they have no bums on seats. Why? save your money and get a decent meal at their competition. The steak was hard, dry and

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I appreciate the inviting and un-stuffy style. The food is very good and the staff works hard to make you feel welcome and comfortable. I saw a large office party accommodated beautifully in the dining room without a hitch in service or

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I appreciate the inviting and un-stuffy style. The food is very good and the staff works hard to make you feel welcome and comfortable. I saw a large office party accommodated beautifully in the dining room without a hitch in service or

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This is a great restaurant for couples who are searching for a nice, romantic evening. The recommended red house wine was great, as was the prompt service of the waiter who recommended it. I had the gnocchi, which was incredible and my

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This is a great restaurant for couples who are searching for a nice, romantic evening. The recommended red house wine was great, as was the prompt service of the waiter who recommended it. I had the gnocchi, which was incredible and my

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I was pleasantly suprised by the resturaunt. The theme in the bar area was very charming. The food was good. I don't normally try new items, but the muscles caught my eye and were very satifiying. I will make a special trip to go here

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I was pleasantly suprised by the resturaunt. The theme in the bar area was very charming. The food was good. I don't normally try new items, but the muscles caught my eye and were very satifiying. I will make a special trip to go here

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I have eaten here a couple of times. The food on both occasions was fantastic. The service was wonderful. We were seated right away and the food was on the table before we finished the wonderful bread. I recommend this resturaunt to

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I have eaten here a couple of times. The food on both occasions was fantastic. The service was wonderful. We were seated right away and the food was on the table before we finished the wonderful bread. I recommend this resturaunt to

Pros: Ambience and service

Cons: I wish it were closer to where I live

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Conveniently situated near the concert halls and theatres, it's staffed by helpful people who are mindful of the patron's showtime obligations. One visit that regrettably will be our last. I had a mediocre gnocchi with lamb ragu, and as

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Conveniently situated near the concert halls and theatres, it's staffed by helpful people who are mindful of the patron's showtime obligations. One visit that regrettably will be our last. I had a mediocre gnocchi with lamb ragu, and as

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We were reffered to this resturant from a friend. I enjoyed the atmosphere & food. The service however was slow. Sunday night dinner???? We sat the bar first & didn't get for at least 5min. (we were the only people at the bar)\r
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We were reffered to this resturant from a friend. I enjoyed the atmosphere & food. The service however was slow. Sunday night dinner???? We sat the bar first & didn't get for at least 5min. (we were the only people at the bar)\r
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This place is a complete farse. We will NEVER go back. My wife and myself got very illl after eating here the last time. The management not only denied it upon our initial notification, they would not return our call to consider

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This place is a complete farse. We will NEVER go back. My wife and myself got very illl after eating here the last time. The management not only denied it upon our initial notification, they would not return our call to consider

Cons: Food, management/staff

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Four of us had dinner on a Friday night before a concert .The location is perfect and just what concert and theater patrons have been waiting for. The servings were quite substantial, much to the delight of the two men in our group who

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Four of us had dinner on a Friday night before a concert .The location is perfect and just what concert and theater patrons have been waiting for. The servings were quite substantial, much to the delight of the two men in our group who

Pros: Great value and food,terrific location for dining before concerts or theatre.

Cons: Parking on the street can be a challenge

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I am a native New Yorker and I am also Italian. I had heard about this new "transplanted" restaurant owner and had to taste his food for myself. I met with my friend and we were seated promptly. I was so happy with the ambiance. It was

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I am a native New Yorker and I am also Italian. I had heard about this new "transplanted" restaurant owner and had to taste his food for myself. I met with my friend and we were seated promptly. I was so happy with the ambiance. It was

Pros: Service, Antipasti, Entrees and the owner.

Cons: Charging folks for bread. That is the change that MUST occur.

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My husband and I had a very romantic, fun and enjoyable dining experience here! Great service, wine and menu. We had the water buffalo mozzarella salad shared, eggplant parma and seafood spagetti. Everything was very good! We will

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My husband and I had a very romantic, fun and enjoyable dining experience here! Great service, wine and menu. We had the water buffalo mozzarella salad shared, eggplant parma and seafood spagetti. Everything was very good! We will

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Went to Pinocchio's for lunch with a friend. No reservation but was seated promptly. They had a great wine list and the food was amazing. The service was friendly and explainedthe menu well. I had Chicken lemon fettuccini alfredo which was

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Went to Pinocchio's for lunch with a friend. No reservation but was seated promptly. They had a great wine list and the food was amazing. The service was friendly and explainedthe menu well. I had Chicken lemon fettuccini alfredo which was

Pros: Service, Cuisine, and Ambience

Cons: ZIP!

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My boyfriend and I have eaten at Pinocchio twice over the past month. Both meals have been excellent. My boyfriend (who is Sicilian and VERY picky about Italian food) thinks their calamari is the best in Portland. We've had the gnocchi

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My boyfriend and I have eaten at Pinocchio twice over the past month. Both meals have been excellent. My boyfriend (who is Sicilian and VERY picky about Italian food) thinks their calamari is the best in Portland. We've had the gnocchi

Pros: service, well prepared food

Cons: parking, bread doesn't come gratis with dinner

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Visited Pinocchio when South Park was booked. It has a nice atmosphere. The food was horrible. I would have been more satisfied if I had stayed home and put a Hungry Man in the oven. No joke, I mean that literally. My 8 ounce steak was

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Visited Pinocchio when South Park was booked. It has a nice atmosphere. The food was horrible. I would have been more satisfied if I had stayed home and put a Hungry Man in the oven. No joke, I mean that literally. My 8 ounce steak was

Pros: atmosphere

Cons: everything else

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My husband and I have been to Pinocchio several times, and always have the best experience. The staff is so friendly and prompt, and really took care of us. The calamari is to die for-- I could eat plates of it and still want more. The

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My husband and I have been to Pinocchio several times, and always have the best experience. The staff is so friendly and prompt, and really took care of us. The calamari is to die for-- I could eat plates of it and still want more. The

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We read about Pinocchio in the Oregonian and were intrigued that a Hawaiian chef was heading up an Italian restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised with the cool interior with "modified" Pinocchio artwork, comfy tables and a whimsical bar

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We read about Pinocchio in the Oregonian and were intrigued that a Hawaiian chef was heading up an Italian restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised with the cool interior with "modified" Pinocchio artwork, comfy tables and a whimsical bar

Pros: Well prepared food, great service, warm ambience

Cons: Parking downtwon Portland

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This new hot spot right in the heart of the Park Blocks and the cool summer action is GREAT. Michael Bazzani and his chef from the Heathman do fabulous things to everything...from appetizers to dinner, to desserts and original fun drinks.

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This new hot spot right in the heart of the Park Blocks and the cool summer action is GREAT. Michael Bazzani and his chef from the Heathman do fabulous things to everything...from appetizers to dinner, to desserts and original fun drinks.

Pros: great food, wine, drinks, bar ambience and people watching

Cons: None...well, maybe parking?

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Pinnochio closed in December 2008.

 

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