Pinocchio is Brighton’s oldest Italian restaurant. We have been serving Brighton and her visitors with great value, authentic, Italian food for going on 40 years.
In that time, we have tweaked and honed our menu to offer the freshest, most delicious food we possibly can at the best possible prices, accompanied by a range of wines, cocktails and aperitifs designed to perfectly complement our delicious food.
In the last few months our family owners have been busy behind the scenes, putting together this new wine list which we think is our best ever. We have sourced wines from every corner of Italy and her islands to bring you, the customer, the authentic taste of Italy right here in our little corner of Brighton.
Our journey starts in North East Italy with the Zenato winery and their 50 year history of winemaking on the picturesque shores of Lake Garda. Zenato are unquestionably one of the most celebrated and venerated family-run wineries in all of Italy – their flagship Amarone wines are recognised the world over for their delightful intricacies of flavour. We carry five Zenato wines, representative of the full spectrum of their award-winning range including Amarone Classico della Valpolicella DOC 2009 which has won admiration and awards from numerous wine industry authorities.
Staying true to the roots of Pinocchio founder, Pietro, we simply had to have wines representing the beautiful island of Sardinia. After much deliberation, we settled on a selection of wines from the family-run, Argiolas winery. Their company ethos of using indigenous Sardinian grapes results in some wonderfully complex wines, notably the Turriga, which is widely regarded as one of Italy’s finest reds. We offer five wines from Argiolas, including a deliciously fresh Rosé wine, Serra Lori Rosato, Isola dei Nuraghi IGT – a lovely summer wine, bursting with fruity flavours.
Our full new wine list features wines from six different regions of Italy, plus a selection of new world wines from Chile and beyond. You are sure to find the perfect tipple to enhance your meal at Pinocchio, and our friendly staff are on hand to talk you through our food or drink menus and recommend the right choice for you.