WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT US
Some feedback from our guests.
PINOCCHIO RESTAURANT - "Amazing Italian food!!! The atmosphere is really nice and all staff are very friendly. I loved!!!"
TCD at Pinocchio Temple Bar - "We really enjoyed it we had great fun and great food and wine :) thank you so much. I would love to along for a cooking lesson with a friend, that would be great."
CAPITA - "Ciao Giuseppe, thank you so much for last night. We had a fantastic time and this morning everybody is in good humour talking about it. I think some people would go again tonight if they could :) You were very entertaining and it was a real education."
"Big Big Thank You to Maria & all the professional staff at Pinocchio's, what a great night we had, I brought over 20 family & friends to celebrate a family event, every person loved the food & the friendly staff, this is the best Italian Restaurant in Temple Bar, you have to try it. Thank you once again Pinocchio's for a night we will never forget. 10/ 10”
"Thank you for a very enjoyable cooking class last Saturday – we had so much fun. Would definitely recommend it to friends. I left you a lovely review 5 stars :) Many thanks."
"Last month I went to Pinocchio Restaurant during the Saturday class. The teacher, Giuseppe was very brilliant and kind! I want to suggest this experience to everyone who loves spending time in cooking!"
PINOCCHIO RESTAURANT - "Not easy to find abroad restaurant 100% Italian. Tasty meals, good atmosphere, kind staff and not too expensive for Dublin standard. Highly recommended."
"Authentic Italian dishes made with passion, warm and inviting atmosphere and an amazing team of people behind it. I can highly recommend going to Pinocchio for the overall experience!"
Cookery event - "We had a great evening! Everybody loved the food and the enthusiasm. Thanks."
FIDELITY at the Italian School of Cooking - "The team LOVED the experience and are still talking about it two days later. Thanks again!"
HOPSCOTCH at Pinocchio in Temple Bar – We really had a fantastic time! Thank you again for such a lovely evening – and for sending on the recipes to us, so we can practise at home :)
"We had a great time at the cookery class on Saturday! Will definitely recommend them to others! Thanks."
GOOGLE at the Italian School of Cooking – "Thank you for an amazing evening, it was so much fun, and all of my colleagues really loved it! Feedback wise, I have only received very very good feedback: the food was delicious, it was a lot of fun, everybody was so nice, it was good to have groups etc."
"We had a wonderful time at the cookery school. It was such fun and we really learned a lot. My girls are still talking about it. Thanking you again."
"My husband and I loved our experience learning and cooking Italian food. It was a fantastic way to spend a few hours and I can’t recommended it enough to family and friends. I see you have a class on 7th Jan for Making Italian Homemade Pizza. I would love to take my daughter to it."
"I took part in one of your superb Flavour of Italy 3-course cookery evenings in Pinocchio Restaurant in Temple Bar. Hopefully we'll be back again & I have recommended the evening highly to a number of colleagues & friends since!"
"The food was amazing. I am going to order from you again very soon. None of my Italians complained. It makes my life so easy. THANK YOU."
"Many thanks Giuseppe! Everyone had a wonderful time – the feedback has been fantastic, thank you. Looking forward to meeting you again soon! Thanks again for your flexibility and for putting on such a great event for us."
"Had a lovely meal here this evening. The staff who served us were really helpful and attentive. I loved Pinocchio in Ranelagh. The food was excellent. We will be back. Wishing you every success in your new branch in Temple Bar."
VHI team building - "The team really enjoyed the event last Friday and in particular Giuseppe’s teaching style! It was a great success."
GOOGLE at Pinocchio Temple Bar - "Thanks Giuseppe, really appreciate everything you've done. Everyone loved it."
"Grazie Giuseppe, a brilliant class and very enjoyable. Love Nonna's recipes - true Italian cooking! We will be back for dinner!"
BCD TRAVEL team building - "Thanks for the recipes. We are all looking forward to trying them out. We all really enjoyed the night last Friday. It’s really an enjoyable experience and something different to sitting in a pub. I am sure we were not the easiest group you have had. A little giddy :) You managed to keep us all focused to produce all that amazing food. My kids loved the left over chocolate cake. I hope the Temple Bar cookery lesson venue is a success for you. I have no doubt it will be."
REGENERON team building - "Now I know how to make pasta I will be a good Italian wife!! I will come back to you with a date :) The team LOVED the evening and especially you ;) It was a great night and I will highly recommend the class to my friends and family."
"Big hello to evryone at Flavours of Italy Cookery School. Myself and my friend attended class on Tuesday and I want to say how much we enjoyed the night. We felt warmly welcomed and the staff were very friendly and helpful. We shared our table with some lovely people and we had a great laugh with them. As for Giuseppe, he was fantastic, he made the night for everyone and was up for a laugh, thanks Giuseppe you are great."
"A short email to say sincerest thanks to Giuseppe and his team who were fantastic this morning. Really loved the cooking class. So much fun and I learned a lot. Giuseppe is so warm, friendly and helpful. I'll spread the word about the courses and hopefully I'll be back again soon to try another."
"Ciao Giuseppe, thank you so much for the fantastic event! We all had so much fun! - Sorry for my late reply but I enjoyed some time in bella Italia. We all had such a great time and the event definitely brought the team together. Exactly what I was hoping for! The food was delicious! It even convinced some skeptics and brought back childhood memories for Alessandro. Everybody was praising how well you performed the lessons and the warm welcome we received from the Pinocchio staff. I think we will all recommend both, the class and the restaurant. So thank you again and thank you for sharing the fantastic recipes! My team will be delighted to have them! I'll see you soon at a class!"
"Agreed! It was a really super event. Is there somewhere I can post a glowing review for you guys? Thanks!"
"The class was amazing! Now we really want to take the pizza class! Thank you very much!"
"Hi Giuseppe, I just wanted to say a bit thank you for all your help at the event for Michelle's hen, I was the coeliac there on the day and it was wonderful to have all your guidance and assistance on the day. Carmel and Claire did a fantastic job with organising the event. I really enjoyed the day."
"Myself and my husband had a great time at your course on 28th August – the pizzas were delish! We are having some people over in a couple of weeks and I was thinking of making pizzas for sharing. Thanks a mil, and thanks for a great morning!"
"Hi Giuseppe! Thank you for a great night, it was fun and everybody enjoyed it. I’ve received very positive feedback."
"Hi there! We had an absolute blast this past weekend at the cooking class! We will definitely be taking one of your other cooking classes again soon! Thanks very much!"
"Thanks for the recipes and we had a great day! Will try out the restaurant soon!"
"Thank you for a great morning's cooking on Saturday 6th last. We had a great time & loved our lunch especially the Gnocchi & the wonderful tomato sauce. Would it be possible to have a recipe for the tomato sauce which we decided was the best we have ever tasted. Again thank you. I am trying to persuade my husband (not a great Italian food fan) that we have to have lunch in your restaurant & I hope we will change his mind! Continued success to you all."
CARTRAWLER at Pinocchio in Temple Bar - "We really enjoyed Wednesday night. Everyone on the team was delighted with the food, the experience and of course the host! Thank you again."
VHI at Pinocchio - "Thanks for a great night we all thoroughly enjoyed the evening and the food was lovely :) You had great energy which I felt really got the group in the mood so thank you very much!"
VHI at Pinocchio - "Thank you to you and the entire team at Pinnochio for what was a fantastic night on Friday. Everyone had an absolute ball and loved the food."
Family Party Buffet - "The food was absolutely amazing! Everyone was so impressed! The Lasagna & Chicken dish was divine! As was the sandwiches and everything else. We will definitely be ordering from you again in future! Thank you so much! Thanks again, I really appreciate everything you have done for us."
"My colleagues told me they had a great night last night for the cooking class. They enjoyed it very much. Thank you very much."
"I have had excellent feedback from a lot of people that participated in the event, it went down very well. I definitely think this is something our group would look at doing again! :) Thank you again for the event."
"Thanks a million for a brilliant morning cooking and learninmorning. It was a lot of fun and very well taught. Also thanks a million for adding tiramisu to the course. I really appreciate that."
"Thank-you so much for the pizza party on Saturday. The girls enjoyed every minute thanks to your enthusiasm and humour. I expect you'll have some repeat custom as a result. Holding the class in your Temple Bar restaurant really added to the atmosphere (& the convenience for the hen party). Everyone thought it was really great value for the class too given the quantity & quality of the food we ate both before and after."
SEB, Pizza party event - "Thanks so much for last Friday, everybody loved it!"
You made my life so much easier yesterday. The food was amazing. So much so I think they are visiting Pinocchio later. Thank you so much, everything was perfect. I will be using you on a regular basis. Thank you.
The next time you are in town, please head into Pinocchio’s, it’s the best Italian restaurant in Dublin, this one only opened on the 17th March this year, and I cannot recommend it enough, that have a great list of wine’s, you can buy products to bring home and cook, the menu is fantastic, it is proper Italian food, cooked by Italians, who make you feel welcome, and do not rush you away from the table, they also run a cookery school “The Italian School of Cooking” with Marco Giannantonio & Giuseppe Crupi, so if you like real Italian food, a place with nice staff and somewhere to improve your cookery skills, Pinocchio has it all under one roof. Buon appetito.
Everyone had a wonderful time, it was a really good event and the talk of the office this morning. Your teaching style is brilliant, thanks so much, looking forward to cooking again together already :)
AON at the School - "Thank you so much for last night, I have heard only great reports so far!"
REPAK at the School - "Thank you so much we had a fantastic night, everyone was singing the “Cork Mans” praises this morning. Please can you send me the recipes from last night so everyone can re-create their delicious dishes at home. Again, thank you."
"Thanks a lot for such a great event! It was EXCELLENT, everyone loved it :) Ciao!"
PEPSICO at the School - "Thanks a million Giuseppe, we had a great time. The event was great fun and the team really enjoy it."
SAGE masterclass at Pinocchio - "We had such a wonderful evening, everyone enjoyed themselves and there is great chat in the office today about the event. Great food, great wine, great service. We will definitely be back."
"That is really good a lovely thing to have. Thank you so much for Saturday everybody had a great day and I will definitely recommend the school to friends and family. Hopefully I will see you again soon for another class."
"Marco and Maurizio, thanks so much for such a lovely trip. We enjoyed it all immensely and every one made us feel so welcome. Hope to see you soon again."
"Really enjoyed your class on saturday, I was reading your recipes today, hope to see you again. I really enjoyed the experience and would like to lern more, thanks again for a very enjoyable day"
"Thanks again for a lovely class on Saturday. My friend and I really enjoyed ourselves and the food. You put great effort and energy into the class as always and we both found it very informative. We were particularly proud of our treccia (spelling?) - plait. We had a very sociable table - table No. 3 and really it was a lovely way to spend an afternoon - great food, leisurely company and nice wine - la dolce vita - what more could a body want?"
"Thanks so much for yesterday. We had so much fun and the food was lovely! It was really relaxed but we learned a lot!"
"Hi Giuseppe, I just wanted to thank you for a fantastic cookery class yesterday. Dave and I both thoroughly enjoyed it - we will be recommending to our friends. Thanks again."
"AirBnB at the School : The event last night was exactly want we wanted. We liked that it was only for us and the atmosphere was so authentic, so it was a bit like having dinner at a friends place. Also you do a great job making cooking fun for everybody! :) I will certainly be happy to join another day."
"Food was sooooo good. Lasagne was a masterpiece. It disappeared in a few minutes :) We were very happy with taste of food and quality of service."
"Non ho parole per esprimerrti quanto ti sono grata per il pomeriggio di ieri :-D. I bambini erano tutti estatici e si vede bene dal bellissimo video realizzato da Giammarco, che ringrazio di cuore insieme a tutto lo staff di Flavour of Italy.Tutto è andato alla perfezione e tutti più che soddisfatti, direi felici! Mi hanno già chiesto di organizzarne un altro e sto pensando seriamente a Pasqua :-) "
"I have no words to express how grateful I am for yesterday afternoon :-D. The children were all ecstatic and one can see it in the beautiful video made by Giammarco, who I heartily thank togheter to all the staff of Flavour of Italy. Everything went perfectly and everyone was more than satisfied, I'd say happy! They have already asked to organize another event and I'm thinking seriously about Easter :-) "
"Ciao Giuseppe. Many thanks to you and team for a most enjoyable evening; we had a fantastic time and are still raving about it! It was a great alternative to the usual Christmas team outings and a super fun group activity. We will be sure to recommend to friends and colleagues here at Salesforce. It was fabulous! Wishing you a safe and happy Christmas."
"Thank you very, very much for such a lovely evening. It was a lot of fun!! I received only but good feedback from the crowd :-) "
"The food and service as always was excellent, thank you. Thank all the staff for Saturday night."
"Giuseppe! Thank you and the team very much for a terrific evening :) Everybody had a really great time and we did have a bit of a thirst for a few beers after, so it was a late night. You have a super operation there and you brought great fun and merriment to the event. Thanks again."
"I'm just emailing to say thanks for the catering on Saturday. The teachers are always impressed and full of praise for the variety and quality of the food. I ate so much crostata and so much cheese that day! Thanks again and compliments on the delicious food!"
"Personally I had a great night...really enjoyable and hands on. I would be delighted to return! My children are having the Tagliatelle all'amatriciana for lunch!!! Devoured it."
"Thanks Giuseppe the team had a great time yesterday and the food was amazing. I reckon there’ll be a fair few pizza’s made this weekend!"
"Grazie mille Giuseppe, i ragazzi hanno detto che è stato il team bonding event più bello che abbiamo fatto fino ad ora! Tornerò a trovare te (e Flavio LOL!) per un altro corso, fosse la volta buona che imparo anche io a cucinare :) "
"Thanks so much Giuseppe, everyone said that the team bonding event has been the most beauty they have ever done! I'll come back soon for another class, may be I'll finally learn to cook :) "
"La serata da voi è stata meravigliosa. Complimenti per il vostro progetto di insegnamento. Ho imparato alcune chicche stupende. Come me tutti i ragazzi! Proverò a fare la frolla una di queste sere! La crostata è il mio dolce preferito. Tutti si son divertiti! Spero di riuscire a venire con qualche amico un'altra sera prossimamente. Ti ringrazio e a prestissimo!"
"The evening was wonderful. Congratulations on your teaching project. I learned some amazing goodies. Like me all the boys! I'll try to make the pastry one of these evenings! The pie is my favorite dessert. Everyone had fun! I hope to come up with some friends one evening soon. I thank you and see you very soon!"
"Thank you so much for such an enjoyable evening! Everyone had a fantastic time and the food was great. I've already started recommending the evening to as many people and teams as possible. Look forward to cooking there again!"
"Everybody loved the class last night. It was great fun! We are all looking forward to doing something with you again, sometime soon!"
"Hi Giuseppe, many thanks for sending through the recipes and for a great night. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed it!"
"Hi Giuseppe, so far I have received only positive feedback. The participants loved both the cooking itself and the taste of the delicious food. I know you are not an attention seeker at all J but I think the fact that you brought a lot of character and humour to the cooking event made it so much more fun for everyone. Looking forward to the next class! Thank you very much for everything."
"Ciao Giuseppe, we really enjoyed the cooking class, and cooking with you too. We both are looking forwarded to cooking with you again. We had a brilliant time."
"Thanks for the great event the other day. Everyone really enjoyed it and they only had positive feedback, they all liked it !
I will spread the word about your cooking class :)"
"Thank you so much for Saturday. I had a great time, It was fun but we also learnt a lot. I will highly recommend it to all of my friends & family."
"Thanks for the wonderful morning. I learned to cook 5 new dishes that I'm sure will be sure fire hits with my family when i go cooking again this Christmas eve for them. Thanks for the new skills."
"Good morning Giuseppe. Thank you so much for a fantastic evening, the girls are still raving about it. The pasta making was brilliant fun, the Treccia was playful and the Chocolate cake delicious. But none of these would amount to anything if we hadn't your great personality to bring out the real Italian flavour!!!"
"We all really enjoyed ourselves last night, we had a great laugh! You will definitely see us back! They are all still talking about it this morning in the office. Many Thanks once again."
"Myself & Rachael had a fab time on Saturday. Besides ‘learning’ from your Brilliant self, it was a lovely social outing that I would highly recommend it to anyone – makes me want to go out & buy Pasta making & cutting machines! Joking aside, found the course very informative – the set-up in the school was great – very hands on – which surprised me as I have done cookery classes before in the city centre & we just sat & watched the Chef do the cooking and got to do a very small bit of cooking at the very end then sat eating it off paper plates using disposable forks– this was so much better – let’s face it at the end of your ‘cookery lesson’ you have a 3 course meal made by yourself & your group, seated at a table with proper plates & utensils & not forgetting a ‘lovely’ glass of wine yum! What better way to spend your Saturday morning – beats cleaning the house any day!!"
"Great experience. Plus you get to eat your cooking efforts :) Highly recommended for groups of friends or colleagues. I'm going again for sure!"
"Thank you so much for a great evening, the guys all had a great time - even those that were not so enthusiastic at the start! It's such a fun way to spend an evening."
"The feedback has been really super here in the office – everyone really enjoyed it. The friendly hospitality, warm atmosphere and of course the creative cooking class and experience itself all made for a very memorable afternoon / evening. All the very best and thanks again for a wonderful event!"
"I can't thank you enough for yesterday, everybody had such a great time, we've had some awesome feedback!"
"Let everyone know in your business your lunch was lovely everyone was mad about the sandwiches. Thanks again."
"Dear Antonio, Just a quick note to say thank you to you and all the team in Pinocchio for making the Dublin Lions Club Charter Night a very special one. The whole night was a huge success, food delicious and service excellent. All the staff were so friendly and efficient and even though the restaurant was so busy they all managed to keep smiling. Everyone had a wonderful evening and the atmosphere was unbeatable. Thank you all – you will be seeing a lot more of us!!!"
"My son brought me to your class this evening as my Birthday present, and what a present! We had great fun cooking together, met some lovely people, ate a beautiful meal and learned some good recipes too. Those amaretti biscuits were amazing!!! A brilliant night out-thank you."
"Thanks very much we all had a fab day and looking forward to trying the recipe again!!!!"
"I wanted to thank you for the wonderful evening at Flavour of Italy on Wednesday. We really enjoyed the enthusiastically demonstrated cooking, your very fun approach and the tasty authentic Italian food. We have been spreading the word and will definitely return for another class soon. Grazie per tutto!"
"Hi Giuseppe, thanks for a great day, your teaching style is lovely (relaxed and funny!). I'll be back again!"
"We had a brilliant night! You and Sebastian were great fun and very patient. Everyone is still talking about the evening. Some of us our now converted to fresh pasta making! Loved it and we shall certainly be back again to do another cooking evening. Loved it!!"
"Many, many thanks for the entertainment and education at the SAP event on Sunday. It was a really special experience both on a personal and team level."
"Great day, would highly recommend it!"
"Supremely professional whilst making it interesting, engaging and enjoyable. The most memorable use of a few hours on a Saturday. Truly remarkable experience. Compliments to Giuseppe and team."
"Thank you for a lovely time and super food."
"Grazie mille per la consegna di oggi. Ottimi prodotti (no, non abbiamo ancora stappato, tranquillo) e grandiose presentazione dei voucher."
"Thank you again for Saturday, I really enjoyed it and it was good to see exactly what Flavour of Italy is all about."
"I higly recommend the cookery course at Flavour of Italy with Giuseppe Crupi, it is fun, you make new friends and most important you learn to cook beautiful Italian food. Simple cooking and amazingly tasty. Try it."
"Thank you maestro for the cookery class this evening, great fun and delicious results!"
"Jus a note to say thank you so much for such a wonderful evening last night. We had an amazing time learning how to cook "proper" Italian cuisine. I hope we see you all again soon."
"Many thanks for hosting such a fantastic evening last night, my husband and I have done a number of classes with you and will certainly be returning again, we always have such a great time!"
"We really enjoyed the class on Saturday we had a blast and highly recommended to our friend. Thank you"
"Thank you so much for a wonderful experience. You are a very talented chef
but you are just fantastic as a teacher. I hope to meet up with you and your wonderful team again in the near future. Ciao"
"We did an event with you last year, which was a wine tasting, pasta making dinner.... it was great fun, so we're back for more!"
"I am looking forward to your class on 8th March. I have cooked with you before and enjoyed it so much I was telling my family and friends who decided that they too would like to attend, hence why there are five of us this time. I am looking forward to making more pasta!!"
"Thank you for looking after our group yesterday!! The whole team had a fantastic time and judging from their tweets and Facebook statuses, as well as the many emails I've received, they will be returning!! This was definitely the best team event we've had, I cannot recommend it highly enough!"
"Grazie a te! We had a brilliant night, everyone really enjoyed it, you helped create a great fun atmosphere and we were thrilled at how nice the food turned out! "
"Thank You Giuseppe, our team hugely enjoyed their time with you ….. they are all still talking about it today!!"
"Thank you so much for Saturday, Giuseppe. It was a great experience and I’m delighted to have finally learnt how to make my own pasta… if only to show off."
"Fantastic staff and fantastic food!!"
"I have done two cooking classes with you and really enjoyed them, so now I'm bringing my husband and sister with me."
"Thank you for a most enjoyable pasta making class on Saturday."
"Guiseppe and his team gave an amazing class. We learned so much and the food was so so tasty. Would highly recommend and will definitely be returning!"
"Great evening the two chefs are so passionate about food and what they do it really adds to the cooking. They also have a very good sense of humor."
"Thanks for a great fun eve, food was Delish! who knew we were all great cooks lol thou made easy having such good teachers! :) Will be back again."
"I had a great time and the food was amazing! Great instruction, great atmosphere - loved it. I'll keep practising ;)"
"Have been to 2 cookery courses so will probably not go to another."* * * * *
"Great experience for people of all ages!"
"Thank you for hosting us yesterday. The feedback has been so positive, everyone had a great time and agreed that the aubergine rolls were the highlight. You have an excellent cookery school and I am sure you will see us all again soon and I will also be in touch shortly to buy some vouchers as Christmas presents for my family."
"Many Thanks for a fantastic day last Saturday really enjoyed it my mum was making focaccia bread all weekend. Looking forward to going home today hopefully she will have made more!!"
"Thanks a million for looking after my friends so well on Saturday. They raved about the experience - loved the food - and th