Dublin Eats - Pinocchio - On the Right Side of the Tracks in Ranelagh

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.
Fresh bread helped to calm our appetites before our entrees and mains arrived.
While waiting for our food, we admired the Pinocchio themed decor.
We tried hearty pasta e fagoli soup in a huge bowl.
Salmon and potatoes with rocket...
...and chicken with a mushroom cream sauce rounded out the meal.
We took a look around while stalling for time to see if we could digest enough to make room for the delicious desserts in their glass case.
No way!  We were so full we'd have to save dessert for another time.  Now that the secret is out and we know Pinocchio is a fantastic spot for authentic Italian food, we'll be back!

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