25 August 2009

Pinocchio's Restaurant: Italian Seafood & Steakhouse, Randwick (14 August 2009)

35 Perouse Road, Randwick NSW 2031
Phone (02) 9326 7775

Pinocchio's has grown!

I remember when Pinocchio's came to 'The Spot' in Randwick many years ago (possibly over 10 years now?) and was one of the first restaurants in the area to have those modern looking wooden framed concertina doors at the front — back then it was considered very fancy. I see they are still very popular and have expanded their premises in the last year to take over the neighboring shop to cater for up to 180 guests now. The food is down-to-earth comfort food which I think is reasonably priced for the area. Mushrooms with seafood were a nice starter although a bit more seafood on top would have been welcomed. The lamb rump was very tasty and the generous chicken breast dish was moist and tender and tastier than it looked. I couldn't fit in any dessert but hope to try them next time. The service was friendly and efficient.

Mushrooms filled with fresh seafood: Prawns, scallops and smoked salmon topped with shaved Parmesan and baked $15.90

Lamb Rump marinated with fresh herbs and char grilled served with baked potatoes and roasted vegetables$23.90

Valdostana: Chicken breast with ham, tomato melted cheese served with baked potatoes (ordered without) and roasted vegetables $21.50

Dessert menu

Dining area

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Iron Chef Shellie said...

ooooo we have a Pinocchio's here in Melbourne too, but it's no where near and nice looking as this place. yum!!

Betty said...

I used to always go to The Spot for dessert after uni or instead of going to uni. Lol. I only ever tried one Thai restaurant there, which was ok. This looks pretty good!

Brenda said...

Those mushrooms filled with seafood and melted parmesan look sooooo delicious.....*drooooool*

Bean Sprout's Cafe said...

Simon ! I just drop by to tell you that I got a job at Bacco.. hehehe... I was first thinking about you when I got a job there.. lol.. But chef still don't really know about food blog yet.. I will try to let him know about us and let him know you. :D

Simon Food Favourites said...

Hi Iron Chef Shellie, I wonder if it's the same owners, I'm thinking perhaps not but just coincidence?

Hi Betty, The Spot has helps of nice restaurants now, especially lots of Thai ones.

Hi Brenda, Mushrooms were nicely cooked and I love how they become really juicy when cooked.

Hi Bean Sprout's Cafe, That's fantastic! Congratulations. I hope it's a great experience. I noticed they were in Good Living 12 Aug but I was on to them way before then hehe. Can you request for them to do a raspberry tart like the strawberry tart – that would be so French! I've yet to try their macaroons but I'm enjoying their chicken schnitzel wraps at the moment. :-)

Turid Mari said...

Hi Simon :)
Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog :) The illustrations on my cards are stamps, so I don't draw them, I just colour them :P
Great blog! :) Makes me hungryyyy :P
-Turid Mari-

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