Monte Carlo Delicatessen & Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 3103 W Magnolia Blvd

    Burbank, CA 91505

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  • 818-845-3516

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I could never ask for more whenever I am here. They have a great menu everyday in here and everything that they serve is fresh out of the oven.

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I could never ask for more whenever I am here. They have a great menu everyday in here and everything that they serve is fresh out of the oven.

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This place has incredible service and a delicious menu. The prices are very reasonable given the location. Definitely worth checking out.

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This place has incredible service and a delicious menu. The prices are very reasonable given the location. Definitely worth checking out.

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The portions are great for what you pay. Very tasty and theres a deli built into the place awsome for some of your fave meats cheeses or deserts to take home.

4
★★★★☆

The portions are great for what you pay. Very tasty and theres a deli built into the place awsome for some of your fave meats cheeses or deserts to take home.

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If you are looking for some Italian food that is not only authentic but won't cost you an arm and a leg, this is the place. You have a wonderful deli/mini mart built into one of the best Italian restaurants you'll eat at. You get a lot of food for so little money. You also got to love the Pinoccio theme throughout the building. Great place to eat at with friends and family. Don't forget to get some dessert at the Gelato counter on the way out. :)

5
★★★★★

If you are looking for some Italian food that is not only authentic but won't cost you an arm and a leg, this is the place. You have a wonderful deli/mini mart built into one of the best Italian restaurants you'll eat at. You get a lot of food for so little money. You also got to love the Pinoccio theme throughout the building. Great place to eat at with friends and family. Don't forget to get some dessert at the Gelato counter on the way out. :)

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Got a pizza with mushrooms, they used caned mushrooms which was a little disappointing. The pizza itself was good, would get it again, probably just plain next time. Great old school cafeteria vibe and the italian market has anything you

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Got a pizza with mushrooms, they used caned mushrooms which was a little disappointing. The pizza itself was good, would get it again, probably just plain next time. Great old school cafeteria vibe and the italian market has anything you

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Great Italian food. Cute place. I had lunch there quite a few times and left ready to fall asleep. It's a great deal and local to Burbank. I had spaghetti and meatballs.

5
★★★★★

Great Italian food. Cute place. I had lunch there quite a few times and left ready to fall asleep. It's a great deal and local to Burbank. I had spaghetti and meatballs.

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I probably visit this restaurant at least twice a month. Food is good and dependable. Atmosphere is casual and fun. Good place for a quick lunch or dinner. Cheap prices, big portions. I could elaborate, but just read the other positive reviews and you get the idea.

Several reviews have commented on poor service. I have always found the servers behind the counter to be fast, friendly, and accommodating of requests. The staff does have a laid-back attitude and is often joking amongst themselves while dishing orders. None of that has ever bothered me, but I suppose if you are uptight, demanding, or impatient, the attitude of the staff could rub you the wrong way.

Give it a try, hope you like it.

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★★★★☆

I probably visit this restaurant at least twice a month. Food is good and dependable. Atmosphere is casual and fun. Good place for a quick lunch or dinner. Cheap prices, big portions. I could elaborate, but just read the other positive reviews and you get the idea.

Several reviews have commented on poor service. I have always found the servers behind the counter to be fast, friendly, and accommodating of requests. The staff does have a laid-back attitude and is often joking amongst themselves while dishing orders. None of that has ever bothered me, but I suppose if you are uptight, demanding, or impatient, the attitude of the staff could rub you the wrong way.

Give it a try, hope you like it.

Pros: Lots of tables. Fast. Cheap. Tasty.

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You will absolutely love Pinocchio's. The service was wonderful and the food was great. I also thought the prices were good for what I received. They don't offer waiter service, but the food is so good it doesn't matter. I recommend Pinocchio's for lunch or dinner.

4
★★★★☆

You will absolutely love Pinocchio's. The service was wonderful and the food was great. I also thought the prices were good for what I received. They don't offer waiter service, but the food is so good it doesn't matter. I recommend Pinocchio's for lunch or dinner.

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The food here is good, not the best, but the prices are a plus. However, if you are looking for courteous and decent service, you've picked the wrong place. The bus boys and serving staff are arrogant and ignorant. I've even seen the staff talk down to customers? even the owner is a schmuck!? but, they have learned to respect me because I give it right back to them, and in front of everyone! ?No, I don?t like burnt garlic bread. Why don?t you eat it for me, Jose??All that said? if you are looking for Southern Italian, fast-food at a value, Pinocchio?s is the place! The pastas, meat dishes and salads are already prepared and ready to go. It's the basics, spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna, pizza, assorted salads, even submarine sandwiches. The food is edible, but not great. It's cafeteria style. And although some of the food looks like it's been sitting there all day, for under $10, with a soda, find something fresh to eat. Be forewarned, lettuce that has been marinating in dressing all day is not fresh! This cafeteria-style restaurant offers great value - big portions -and the food is at least hot. There is a choice of three dining rooms as well as outdoor patio, nothing fancy, but Sinatra's music plays in the background! I usually opt for the middle dining room because there is less noise, no service to speak of, so you can steal more cheese from the unoccupied tables virtually undetected. However, if you decide to take a photo for memories sake, a surely, Hispanic ?bus boy?? in his late twenties or early thirties? will run up and accost you. Ignore him. I've been going to Pinocchio?s for twenty years or more, and I?ve been successfully ignoring all of the rude, minimum wage ?Rubes? that have passed through there. And they still don?t get it.

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★★★☆☆

The food here is good, not the best, but the prices are a plus. However, if you are looking for courteous and decent service, you've picked the wrong place. The bus boys and serving staff are arrogant and ignorant. I've even seen the staff talk down to customers? even the owner is a schmuck!? but, they have learned to respect me because I give it right back to them, and in front of everyone! ?No, I don?t like burnt garlic bread. Why don?t you eat it for me, Jose??All that said? if you are looking for Southern Italian, fast-food at a value, Pinocchio?s is the place! The pastas, meat dishes and salads are already prepared and ready to go. It's the basics, spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna, pizza, assorted salads, even submarine sandwiches. The food is edible, but not great. It's cafeteria style. And although some of the food looks like it's been sitting there all day, for under $10, with a soda, find something fresh to eat. Be forewarned, lettuce that has been marinating in dressing all day is not fresh! This cafeteria-style restaurant offers great value - big portions -and the food is at least hot. There is a choice of three dining rooms as well as outdoor patio, nothing fancy, but Sinatra's music plays in the background! I usually opt for the middle dining room because there is less noise, no service to speak of, so you can steal more cheese from the unoccupied tables virtually undetected. However, if you decide to take a photo for memories sake, a surely, Hispanic ?bus boy?? in his late twenties or early thirties? will run up and accost you. Ignore him. I've been going to Pinocchio?s for twenty years or more, and I?ve been successfully ignoring all of the rude, minimum wage ?Rubes? that have passed through there. And they still don?t get it.

Pros: It's in Burbank-- safe, parking, cheap eats.

Cons: Who are these guys working here-- misfits from Army Cooking School?

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The food here is good (not the best) and prices are a plus. However, if you are looking for courteous or even decent service (I've seen toddlers with better social skills than the people who work here), you've picked the wrong place. My first trip to Pinocchio's was on a crowded night and I happened to find an empty table that needed to be cleared. I asked a bus boy (if you go there I'm sure you will know who I'm referring too), if he can clear it and he waved me off and kept walking as if I was asking him to perform a miracle.
I've seen the way they talk down to customers, like they are so superior to them, and are bothered to take orders or fix an order they screwed up. You better know the rules of ordering and keep the line moving or else they will belittle you. Be warmed when you go there...you need to have your guard up and ready to be talked down to.

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★★★☆☆

The food here is good (not the best) and prices are a plus. However, if you are looking for courteous or even decent service (I've seen toddlers with better social skills than the people who work here), you've picked the wrong place. My first trip to Pinocchio's was on a crowded night and I happened to find an empty table that needed to be cleared. I asked a bus boy (if you go there I'm sure you will know who I'm referring too), if he can clear it and he waved me off and kept walking as if I was asking him to perform a miracle.
I've seen the way they talk down to customers, like they are so superior to them, and are bothered to take orders or fix an order they screwed up. You better know the rules of ordering and keep the line moving or else they will belittle you. Be warmed when you go there...you need to have your guard up and ready to be talked down to.

Pros: parking

Cons: Service, the people working there

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Looking for good Italian fast-food at a Great Value? Pinocchios is the place! The pastas, meat dishes and salads are already prepared and ready to go. The place is always busy so the prepared food goes fast and replaced immediately with freshly made food. If you?re ?germ phobic? and hate buffets, not to worry because the prepared food is behind glass and served by the restaurant staff. The pizza is fantastic, thin crust and crispy. There?s lots of topping choices and it?s freshly prepared once you order. Wine is served by the glass, or a bottle may be purchased in their adjoining Italian Market. Dessert is no problem; there?s an excellent Gelato bar with great flavor selections, and a good assortment of pastries and cakes in the adjoining Italian Bakery. The atmosphere is casual and kid friendly. It's a great place to stop on your way home from work for to-go orders. The servings are large, and enough for two "lite - eaters" to share.

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★★★☆☆

Looking for good Italian fast-food at a Great Value? Pinocchios is the place! The pastas, meat dishes and salads are already prepared and ready to go. The place is always busy so the prepared food goes fast and replaced immediately with freshly made food. If you?re ?germ phobic? and hate buffets, not to worry because the prepared food is behind glass and served by the restaurant staff. The pizza is fantastic, thin crust and crispy. There?s lots of topping choices and it?s freshly prepared once you order. Wine is served by the glass, or a bottle may be purchased in their adjoining Italian Market. Dessert is no problem; there?s an excellent Gelato bar with great flavor selections, and a good assortment of pastries and cakes in the adjoining Italian Bakery. The atmosphere is casual and kid friendly. It's a great place to stop on your way home from work for to-go orders. The servings are large, and enough for two "lite - eaters" to share.

Pros: Great Value, Great Italian Fast Food

Cons: None

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i've been coming to this place for years. it's not fancy italian at all -- certainly no pesto sauce here! it's like an old fashioned chicago joint. there's a menu on the wall, but mostly people just line up and point at what they want. it's the basics, spaghetti, meatballs, parmesagnas, lasagna, etc. there are some healthier salads. they have submarine sandwiches too, but i never seem to order them. old school little shop attached too for basic wines, breads, salamis. they serve gelato now too

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★★★★☆

i've been coming to this place for years. it's not fancy italian at all -- certainly no pesto sauce here! it's like an old fashioned chicago joint. there's a menu on the wall, but mostly people just line up and point at what they want. it's the basics, spaghetti, meatballs, parmesagnas, lasagna, etc. there are some healthier salads. they have submarine sandwiches too, but i never seem to order them. old school little shop attached too for basic wines, breads, salamis. they serve gelato now too

Pros: great value, parking not a problem, good salads

Cons: not a whole lot of variety, lines can be long

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What a great place. The food is incredible.. from the lasagne to the pasta salad. From the hand tossed ceasar salad to the large selection of spumoni. And the deli is one of the best italian deli's in the area. Eat there or take it home.. mmmmm.

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★★★★★

What a great place. The food is incredible.. from the lasagne to the pasta salad. From the hand tossed ceasar salad to the large selection of spumoni. And the deli is one of the best italian deli's in the area. Eat there or take it home.. mmmmm.

Pros: Food. Price. Convienience.

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The food is not great. Edible, yes. But very not great. They have some kind of machine that makes the entire corner smell like yummy Italian food, but once you get in there it's straight cafeteria/jail style. The food looks and tastes likes it's been sitting there all day. They mask the grossness with the aroma and the amount of food you can get for $10, but if you've ever been to Italy (yes, I have) or eaten really good Italian food (mmm...ditto there), then you know that this place is horrible. I mean, lettuce that has been marinating in dressing all day should not be considered a salad! The only saving grace is the deli section. They must use different hiring managers for each section of the building too, because for some reason the deli guys are cool, but the cafeteria guys aren't. I shouldn't take it out on the ENTIRE cafeteria staff. Actually, there's one guy in particular in the cafeteria that makes this place horrible. I think he was an old lady who used to work the elementary cafeteria lunch line in his former life (who was was severely abused, hasn't realized that he has a problem and has yet to break the cycle). In short, he is a total ($%*^&($&%. He's the one with the goatee and red hat. He never gets our order correct and then makes threatening faces, gestures and comments when he has to correct them. It happens 100% of the time. I live so close by, but I never want to go there because of that one guy! Back to the food...the cookies are good, the deli selection is good and overall it's edible. But I really, really hate that one guy!

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★☆☆☆☆

The food is not great. Edible, yes. But very not great. They have some kind of machine that makes the entire corner smell like yummy Italian food, but once you get in there it's straight cafeteria/jail style. The food looks and tastes likes it's been sitting there all day. They mask the grossness with the aroma and the amount of food you can get for $10, but if you've ever been to Italy (yes, I have) or eaten really good Italian food (mmm...ditto there), then you know that this place is horrible. I mean, lettuce that has been marinating in dressing all day should not be considered a salad! The only saving grace is the deli section. They must use different hiring managers for each section of the building too, because for some reason the deli guys are cool, but the cafeteria guys aren't. I shouldn't take it out on the ENTIRE cafeteria staff. Actually, there's one guy in particular in the cafeteria that makes this place horrible. I think he was an old lady who used to work the elementary cafeteria lunch line in his former life (who was was severely abused, hasn't realized that he has a problem and has yet to break the cycle). In short, he is a total ($%*^&($&%. He's the one with the goatee and red hat. He never gets our order correct and then makes threatening faces, gestures and comments when he has to correct them. It happens 100% of the time. I live so close by, but I never want to go there because of that one guy! Back to the food...the cookies are good, the deli selection is good and overall it's edible. But I really, really hate that one guy!

Pros: A lot of food for the $ you spend

Cons: That one guy

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i love this place. i love the fresh deli meat, the cheese, the wine and the lunch and dinner specials. i would eat there every day if i could afford it!!!
it reminds me of the good old days when we had little ma & pa's corner stores in the neighborhood. I am proud to have them as my neighbors.
It takes me back to Italy ( and i have been there) and/or New York. Very east coast - which is a good thing!!!

5
★★★★★

i love this place. i love the fresh deli meat, the cheese, the wine and the lunch and dinner specials. i would eat there every day if i could afford it!!!
it reminds me of the good old days when we had little ma & pa's corner stores in the neighborhood. I am proud to have them as my neighbors.
It takes me back to Italy ( and i have been there) and/or New York. Very east coast - which is a good thing!!!

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go any further if you want good deli food, good lunch, good dinner etc.
They also have a handy little market with crackers, milk, cheese, wine, juice and such. I WISH i had this deli and market everywhere i went, cause this doesn't get any better. Unless you're in New York.
You might get lucky and find a place like Pinocchio's in Burbank

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★★★★★

go any further if you want good deli food, good lunch, good dinner etc.
They also have a handy little market with crackers, milk, cheese, wine, juice and such. I WISH i had this deli and market everywhere i went, cause this doesn't get any better. Unless you're in New York.
You might get lucky and find a place like Pinocchio's in Burbank

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If you love eggplant parmesan and want a big, delicious plate of Italian comfort food, then this is the place. Try it with the sauce on the side (meat and marinara). Add a Greek salad and you're good to go. Comes with garlic bread.

Sit in the main dining area and people watch or try the middle section, the "VIP" room with retro red booths. Listen to the sounds of Frank, Dean and Dinah. For big family outings or parties, there's a large back room.

And you can't beat the prices.

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★★★★★

If you love eggplant parmesan and want a big, delicious plate of Italian comfort food, then this is the place. Try it with the sauce on the side (meat and marinara). Add a Greek salad and you're good to go. Comes with garlic bread.

Sit in the main dining area and people watch or try the middle section, the "VIP" room with retro red booths. Listen to the sounds of Frank, Dean and Dinah. For big family outings or parties, there's a large back room.

And you can't beat the prices.

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This is a hidden gem in Burbank! All of the food is outstanding, the people who work there are friendly and always willing to accomodate. My gf is vegan and many of their standard dishes have to be changed to accomodate that, and the people who work there are always more than happy to help. This place is awesome! Easy parking, cheap prices, big and tasty portions, and always a smile and people willing to work behind the counter.

Dine in and get a sandwich with 2 sides - this deal cannot be beat! For under $10 you'll get a gigantic deli sandwich, and two delicious side dishes. It's wonderful. The food is fresh, and with the plate you'll get - you would have spent a lot more elsewhere.

I eat there every Thursday and have for the past few years and have never once had a single bad experience. I highly recommend this place. If you haven't gone, GO NOW! You won't regret it.

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★★★★★

This is a hidden gem in Burbank! All of the food is outstanding, the people who work there are friendly and always willing to accomodate. My gf is vegan and many of their standard dishes have to be changed to accomodate that, and the people who work there are always more than happy to help. This place is awesome! Easy parking, cheap prices, big and tasty portions, and always a smile and people willing to work behind the counter.

Dine in and get a sandwich with 2 sides - this deal cannot be beat! For under $10 you'll get a gigantic deli sandwich, and two delicious side dishes. It's wonderful. The food is fresh, and with the plate you'll get - you would have spent a lot more elsewhere.

I eat there every Thursday and have for the past few years and have never once had a single bad experience. I highly recommend this place. If you haven't gone, GO NOW! You won't regret it.

Pros: Great Prices, Great Food, Great Costumer Service, Fresh Food, Good Deserts

Cons: Can get crowded at different times

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You basically get what you pay for at Pinocchio's. Prices may be low, but the quality reflects the lower prices. Service at this place is non-existent and you better tip more than $1 at both the entree and gelato lines or else the staff will let you know about it.

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★★★☆☆

You basically get what you pay for at Pinocchio's. Prices may be low, but the quality reflects the lower prices. Service at this place is non-existent and you better tip more than $1 at both the entree and gelato lines or else the staff will let you know about it.

Pros: Prices

Cons: Service

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A combination of gelatto shop, deli, and restaurant than anything else, Pinnochio's is an old-fashioned multi-faced establishment that conjures up images of the 1930s. I came here to try the gelatto, which to me was their specialty. They have a 5-flavor sampler cone which was delectable and fully satisfying if not a trifle overpowering. I would like to come back for their restaurant but from what I hear, it's not as good as other eateries in the immediate area. I'll update this review once I try it.

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★★★★☆

A combination of gelatto shop, deli, and restaurant than anything else, Pinnochio's is an old-fashioned multi-faced establishment that conjures up images of the 1930s. I came here to try the gelatto, which to me was their specialty. They have a 5-flavor sampler cone which was delectable and fully satisfying if not a trifle overpowering. I would like to come back for their restaurant but from what I hear, it's not as good as other eateries in the immediate area. I'll update this review once I try it.

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The food quality is incredible, everything from the meats to the breads is fresh and delicious! The line can get pretty long, but it's well worth the wait!

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★★★★★

The food quality is incredible, everything from the meats to the breads is fresh and delicious! The line can get pretty long, but it's well worth the wait!

Pros: Quality, Easy Parking

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MY friend would ofetn talk to me about wanting to go out somewher comfy where she could get some good cheap food, have a glass of wine and have a night out without feeling like se blew the bank on it all. She would invariable do this at Pinocchio's.

So, finally when I was visitng her out in Burbank, I asked her to take me there. Boy, was she ever right on the money. As a native New Yorker, I am pretty picky about my Italian food, both the classy upscale Northern cuisine and the down home Southern Italian style the immigrants brought over and dump excellent red sauce all over.

Pinocchio's is the latter kind, and I am ever so glad for it. There seem to be plenty of chi-chi Italian places around in the LA area, but we all need sloppy gloppy melty cheesy cheap and easy, and dang, that's good, down home pasta. Pinocchio's delivers!

As an added bonus, they even have an Italian market and bakery attached-- and homemade gelatto, if you ever leave room for dessert.... deeeeeelicious!

PROS: everything
CONS: nothing

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★★★★☆

MY friend would ofetn talk to me about wanting to go out somewher comfy where she could get some good cheap food, have a glass of wine and have a night out without feeling like se blew the bank on it all. She would invariable do this at Pinocchio's.

So, finally when I was visitng her out in Burbank, I asked her to take me there. Boy, was she ever right on the money. As a native New Yorker, I am pretty picky about my Italian food, both the classy upscale Northern cuisine and the down home Southern Italian style the immigrants brought over and dump excellent red sauce all over.

Pinocchio's is the latter kind, and I am ever so glad for it. There seem to be plenty of chi-chi Italian places around in the LA area, but we all need sloppy gloppy melty cheesy cheap and easy, and dang, that's good, down home pasta. Pinocchio's delivers!

As an added bonus, they even have an Italian market and bakery attached-- and homemade gelatto, if you ever leave room for dessert.... deeeeeelicious!

PROS: everything
CONS: nothing

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Come early cause the line gets long by noon! This cafeteria-style restaurant offers great value and delicious food - big portions - hot and tasty. Spinach ravioli in pink sauce with meatballs was outstanding. The Sausage Sandwich with onions and peppers, accompanied by two side salads, very satisfying. Ask for pitcher by the beer. Choice of three dining rooms as well as outdoor patio. Nothing fancy, but for around $10 per person, you get authentic Italian cooking plus Sinatra's music in the background!

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★★★★☆

Come early cause the line gets long by noon! This cafeteria-style restaurant offers great value and delicious food - big portions - hot and tasty. Spinach ravioli in pink sauce with meatballs was outstanding. The Sausage Sandwich with onions and peppers, accompanied by two side salads, very satisfying. Ask for pitcher by the beer. Choice of three dining rooms as well as outdoor patio. Nothing fancy, but for around $10 per person, you get authentic Italian cooking plus Sinatra's music in the background!

Pros: extensive menu, friendly service, reasonable prices

Cons: self-serve, long order line

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Monte Carlo Deli has the best & freshest selection of Italian goodies around. Rare/hard to find canned foods, candies, wines, meats, cheeses, pastas, even cappucino/expresso & pasta makers. One stop shopping for all of your Italian needs. There are also side dishes, like fresh green salads, macarroni and antipasto salads. If you need some catering, they do this to! And will make a 12 foot long submarine sandwich for your next special gathering. Next door is Pinocchio's Restaurant, yummy Italian food & full service sit down dining. The prices are low, service is top notch, the ambience as if you were right in Italy. Lots of parking, too!

PROS: Variety, quality, taste, price, service
CONS: Sometimes a long line at the deli

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★★★★★

Monte Carlo Deli has the best & freshest selection of Italian goodies around. Rare/hard to find canned foods, candies, wines, meats, cheeses, pastas, even cappucino/expresso & pasta makers. One stop shopping for all of your Italian needs. There are also side dishes, like fresh green salads, macarroni and antipasto salads. If you need some catering, they do this to! And will make a 12 foot long submarine sandwich for your next special gathering. Next door is Pinocchio's Restaurant, yummy Italian food & full service sit down dining. The prices are low, service is top notch, the ambience as if you were right in Italy. Lots of parking, too!

PROS: Variety, quality, taste, price, service
CONS: Sometimes a long line at the deli

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This place is a hidden family run treasure in Burbank. The Gelato Bar is to die for! You can't miss it when you walk in the door it jumps out like a delicious rainbow! It's homemade there, as fresh as can be! You can order a sampler, one flavor and they even have larger sizes for take home etc...Next time you're looking for a cold Gelato treat this is the place. The ambience is Italian American Delivery cute, very authentic.They are in the middle a remodeling the sit down section restaurant so they are fixing it up a bit.

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★★★★☆

This place is a hidden family run treasure in Burbank. The Gelato Bar is to die for! You can't miss it when you walk in the door it jumps out like a delicious rainbow! It's homemade there, as fresh as can be! You can order a sampler, one flavor and they even have larger sizes for take home etc...Next time you're looking for a cold Gelato treat this is the place. The ambience is Italian American Delivery cute, very authentic.They are in the middle a remodeling the sit down section restaurant so they are fixing it up a bit.

Pros: Inexpensive, Great for pick up, Casual/Authentic

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My family loves the food at Pinocchio Italian Restaurant. You seat yourself and order your food from a buffet style counter. They serve garlic bread with every entree and side salads are available for a small additional charge. Beer and wine are on the menu if you can to have them. Servings are large and prices are very affordable.

My favorite entree is the eggplant parmesan. This dish is difficult to do well. I've had it at more expensive places and it has never been as good as it is at Pinocchios. It isn't gourmet, but it is cozy, home-made comfort food.

PROS: Fast service, great prices
CONS: If you ate like this everyday you would weigh 400 lbs

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★★★★★

My family loves the food at Pinocchio Italian Restaurant. You seat yourself and order your food from a buffet style counter. They serve garlic bread with every entree and side salads are available for a small additional charge. Beer and wine are on the menu if you can to have them. Servings are large and prices are very affordable.

My favorite entree is the eggplant parmesan. This dish is difficult to do well. I've had it at more expensive places and it has never been as good as it is at Pinocchios. It isn't gourmet, but it is cozy, home-made comfort food.

PROS: Fast service, great prices
CONS: If you ate like this everyday you would weigh 400 lbs

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okay when I say 5 star I don't mean the dining (it's very kitchy retro dining atmosphere) I am talking about the EXCELLENT!! food there. It is cheap, good and served fast in a cafeteria like style. the all around "can't beat it" bargin is thier uber yummy garlic bread for ONLY $.65 YOU CAN'T BEAT THAT!

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okay when I say 5 star I don't mean the dining (it's very kitchy retro dining atmosphere) I am talking about the EXCELLENT!! food there. It is cheap, good and served fast in a cafeteria like style. the all around "can't beat it" bargin is thier uber yummy garlic bread for ONLY $.65 YOU CAN'T BEAT THAT!

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I wouldn't say it's the greatest, but it is very decent food and very fair prices. The portions are generous as well. Lots of the typical tomato-y dishes, lasagna, parmigiana... but the hot sandwiches make the guys from work salivate at the thought. Good for a filling and hot lunch -and easy on the wallet.

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★★★★☆

I wouldn't say it's the greatest, but it is very decent food and very fair prices. The portions are generous as well. Lots of the typical tomato-y dishes, lasagna, parmigiana... but the hot sandwiches make the guys from work salivate at the thought. Good for a filling and hot lunch -and easy on the wallet.

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Man, oh, man! $10 will get you a feast at Pinocchio's. Don't let the prices fool you, the food here is very good. I do not know how they stay in business. The eggplant parmesan is to die for! The cannolis are heavenly! The feta salad is marvelous!
As a starving student, I trully appreciate a good value. This place is the one of the valley's best kept secrets. I wish they were open 24hrs. a day.!

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★★★★★

Man, oh, man! $10 will get you a feast at Pinocchio's. Don't let the prices fool you, the food here is very good. I do not know how they stay in business. The eggplant parmesan is to die for! The cannolis are heavenly! The feta salad is marvelous!
As a starving student, I trully appreciate a good value. This place is the one of the valley's best kept secrets. I wish they were open 24hrs. a day.!

Pros: Eggplant Parmesan, Deli/Market, Prices

Cons: Parking, Hours

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Excelent food, service and ambiance. Try the pizza, lazagna, tortellini, the sandwiches.

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★★★★★

Excelent food, service and ambiance. Try the pizza, lazagna, tortellini, the sandwiches.

Pros: Great Food, Great Service, Great Ambiance

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I recently tried Buca di Beppo for the first time, and I couldn't help but thinking that Pinocchio is sooo much better and only 1/5 the price. No, it's not a special occasion favorite like Buca, but who cares? Why pay $22 for spaghetti and meatballs when I can pay $5?

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★★★★☆

I recently tried Buca di Beppo for the first time, and I couldn't help but thinking that Pinocchio is sooo much better and only 1/5 the price. No, it's not a special occasion favorite like Buca, but who cares? Why pay $22 for spaghetti and meatballs when I can pay $5?

Pros: cheap food, good service

Cons: only wine and beer

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I've been going to Pinocchios for as long as I can remember. Friends have told me it reminds them of neighborhood bodegas in New York and Chicago. The food is delicious if you like basic old style southern Italian. There's nothing elaborate about it. The choices are simple: spaghetti, egglplant, squiggly noodle spaghetti, meat or vegetarian lasagne, chicken or sausages. That's about it.

The sandwiches are good at lunch time, and they do make pizza as well. Out of place as it sounds, try the Greek salad. It is soooo good. Pinocchio's also sells bottles of very reasonably priced wines to enjoy with your meal. The complimentary garlic bread is much improved.

You order everything at the counter and then take your food to your seat. It's an expensive but wonderful meal. Dine in or take it to go.

2
★★★★☆

I've been going to Pinocchios for as long as I can remember. Friends have told me it reminds them of neighborhood bodegas in New York and Chicago. The food is delicious if you like basic old style southern Italian. There's nothing elaborate about it. The choices are simple: spaghetti, egglplant, squiggly noodle spaghetti, meat or vegetarian lasagne, chicken or sausages. That's about it.

The sandwiches are good at lunch time, and they do make pizza as well. Out of place as it sounds, try the Greek salad. It is soooo good. Pinocchio's also sells bottles of very reasonably priced wines to enjoy with your meal. The complimentary garlic bread is much improved.

You order everything at the counter and then take your food to your seat. It's an expensive but wonderful meal. Dine in or take it to go.

Pros: very inexpensive, good food, deli in back

Cons: not a full bar

 

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