We found ourselves in Ranelagh on a Saturday afternoon and were looking for an early bite to eat. We'd passed Pinocchio many times as it sits directly under the Luas Station in Ranelagh. It almost looks like it's part of the station itself. We didn't have high hopes given the location (we were expecting it to be very 'fast food' like before reading some reviews online). However, we were very pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed this high quality, value-priced meal. The place seems quite authentic and is run by Italians.
We sat down and were immediately given a little treat, a small sample of an egg-based tortilla.