We cannot lie - Pinocchio's, formerly known as La Dolce Vita, offers the
best Italian cuisine in the area. Chef Giuseppe not only expertly prepares
the expected pasta, but has created a wonderfully varied menu of seafood,
beef and veal dishes using the freshest of herbs and other ingredients. His
rosemary potatoes are to die for!
We give a ***** (5 star) rating to Pinocchio's, no lie (yes, our noses are still short!)
James & Kate Morgan
As a hard core regular (and being 100% Italian), I can attest with some degree of expertise that Pinocchio's is the best Italian restaurant in the area.
P.S. Don't tell my Italian mother I said Giuseppe can cook as well as she can. I'm no fool!
I've been to Pinocchio's only three times...because I live in Indianapolis, Indiana! I've learned it's a great place to eat when I come through on my way to an annual conference. Giuseppe even saved some Gelato Aceto Balsamico last year when I told him I was on my way! I've run a gourmet market and have friends who are restaurateurs in Rome, and Giuseppe's creations measure right up there with the best of them. I have complete confidence that I can order anything on the menu and enjoy it! I just wish I lived closer so I could attend the Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre nights!
The best restaurant anywhere is Pinocchio's in Spencer. The authentic Italian food, prepared by chef Giuseppe is delicious .The perfectly prepared food bursting with flavor can't be beat. With numerous wines to choose from, delectable homemade desserts (mmmm, gelato!) and an atmosphere that says you, the customer, are an old friend, Pinocchio's is like home. We're there EVERY Friday night!
Stephen Smith and Deirdre Parker Smith
I USE THIS RESTAURANT FOR EVERYTHING FROM PIZZA TO THE MOST HAUTE CUISINE.
R BUSBY ET AL
|We were in Collodi, Italy,
Pinocchio's birthplace. Pinocchio
told us that Giuseppe was the best chef ever to come out of Italy. At
that point, his nose grew an extra six inches.
Bill and Jane Osborne
I just wanted to say that, once again, the drive back from Charleston, SC, to Spencer to eat at Pinocchio's was well worth it. Well actually we didn't make the drive for Pinocchio's, but it was a major reason. In the last month, we have eaten at several "fancy" Italian restaurants in Charleston, several chain Italian restaurants, and many years ago we had our wedding rehearsal dinner at La Cava's. Pinocchio's is still our hands down favorite. The atmosphere is such a good blend of casual and "nice" compared to other restaurants, and the food is excellent. It is one of the only restaurants in the US that reminds me of the atmosphere of restaurants in Europe. Thanks for the wonderful meal.