As the OLDEST Italian Restaurant in Brighton we are proud of our heritage and the fact we have been serving delicious and authentic Italian food from our Ristorante to our community for over 30 years.

Our History

Pinocchio is a family-run Italian restaurant in the very heart of Brighton’s bustling theatre district. Famous for our delicious, fresh food and friendly atmosphere, Pinocchio has been a firm favourite with the people of Brighton for 30 years.

The restaurant has recently been redecorated from top to bottom. We have been busy with the fit out with many new and exciting features including new restaurant branding, a brand new kitchen, simple yet stylish refurbishment of the restaurant, fun revamp of our loos and a fantastic new and fresh layout upstairs making more use of our amazing skylights. These really do give a light and airy feel to our upstairs dining area which we are sure you will love!


The Family at Pinocchio and our talented chefs have also been redesigning our famous menus which now also include new plant based dishes for you to enjoy. We have also been tasting many different wines to include in our new wine menu as well as new Aperitivos as a welcome addition to your delicious meal.
Together with the newly refurbished restaurant and our updated menus, the team at Pinocchio are eagerly awaiting to welcome you, cook fresh, authentic Italian food for you and ensure you have a wonderful time and leave with fully belly and a smile.

Why You'll Love Pinocchio