Do Jae-jin (Kim Do-wan) and Yang Hye-sun (Kim Han-na) come here for a meal on their date in episode 11 of My Roommate Is A Gumiho/Frightening Cohabitation (간 떨어지는 동거) (tvN, 2021), and Hye-sun notices how he takes care of her.
Good friends Yoo Ja-sung (Kim Ji-seok) and Shin Gyeom (Jung Gun-joo) have dinner at this restaurant in episode 2 of Monthly Magazine Home/Monthly House (월간 집) (JTBC, 2021).
Jang Geun-won (Ahn Bo-hyun) has a blind date with Seo Jeong-in (cameo by Jung Yoo-min) from Sea Foods at this restaurant in episdode 6 of Itaewon Class (이태원 클라쓰) (JTBC, 2020).
Lee Soo-jin (Kim Ha-neul) comes to this restaurant in episode 1 of The Wind Blows (바람이 분다) (JTBC, 2019) and after waiting some time, she gets up an announces her husband Kwon Do-hoon (Kam Woo-sung) over the phone that she will have an affair.
Lee Dae-chan (Kim Joo-hun) asks Jang Mi-jin (Kwak Sun-young) over dinner here is she would accept to date him in episode 12 of Encounter/Boyfriend (남자친구) (tvN, 2018-19) and she accepts even though she is later embarrassed by his car.
Eun Chae-A (Hwang Seung-Un) brings her ‘friend’ Shin Min-Seok (Kim Joon-Han) here to a lunch business dinner with a friend of her dad in episode 12 of Time (시간) (MBC, 2018). When leaving, she hands Min-Seok a gift in a box that looks like it is a watch but in fact it holds his blood tainted necktie as he finds out later.
Choi Seo-hyun (Lee Da-in) and her father Choi Jae-sung (Jeon No-min) have a heart to heart talk here in episode 50 of My Golden Life (황금빛 내 인생) (KBS2, 2017-18).
In Introverted Boss/My Shy Boss/Sensitive Boss (내성적인 보스) (tvN, 2017), Kang Woo-il (Yoon Park) meets for dinner here with his fiancée Eun Yi-soo (Gong Seung-yeon) on Christmas Eve in episode 5 – even if he doesn’t stay long.
Lee Hwa-shin (Cho Jung-seok) and his mother go to eat here in episode 18 of Jealousy Incarnate (질투의 화신) (SBS, 2016) – unknowing that Pyo Na-ri (Gong Hyo-jin) is also there having lunch with Ko Jung-Won (Go Kyung-pyo) and his mother Kim Tae-ra (Choi Hwa-jung), which becomes quite awkward once everyone (except the two mothers) realizes the situation.
Lee Sang-tae (Ahn Jae-wook) and Ahn Mi-jung (So Yu-jin) go also eat here in episode 33 of Five Children/Five Enough (아이가 다섯) (KBS2, 2016).
Choi Se-hoon (Jung Il-woo) brings Yoo Yi-ryeong (Jin Se-yeon) for a meal at this restaurant in episode 13 of High-End Crush (고품격 짝사랑) (MBN, 2015-16) and tries to put in practice all the dating tips given by Department Head Heo (Lee Si-eon) — which unfortunately, don’t quite seem to work out.
Ban Ji-yeon (Uhm Jung-hwa) has two blind dates set up by a mother at this restaurant in episode 6 of A Witch’s Love/Witch’s Romance (마녀의 연애) (tvN, 2014).
This is where Yong Tae-mu (Lee Tae-sung), Yong Tae-yong (Park Yoo-chun) and Park-ha (Han Ji-min) meet up in Rooftop Prince/Attic Prince (옥탑방 왕세자) (SBS, 2012).
Also, Kim Do-jin (Jang Dong-gun), Seo Yi-soo (Kim Ha-neul) and Colin (Lee Jong-hyun) meet up here in A Gentleman’s Dignity (신사의 품격) (SBS, 2012).
Also seen in episode 11 of The World of The Married/A World of Married Couple (부부의 세계) (JTBC, 2020); Let’s Eat 3 (식샤를 합시다 3) (tvN, 2018); Here Comes Love (사랑이 오네요) (SBS, 2016, episode 2); Beautiful Gong Shim (미녀 공심이) (SBS, 2016, episode 10); Listen to Love/My Wife’s Having an Affair this Week (이번 주, 아내가 바람을 핍니다) (JTBC, 2016); Yoo-Na’s Street (유나의 거리) (JTBC, 2014); King of Ambition/King of the Beast/Yawang/Queen of the Night (야왕) (SBS, 2013); Just Like Today (오늘만 같아라) (MBC, 2011, episode 12).
Pino Bistro Italiano [피노 이탈리안 레스토랑] (also stylized as pino) is an Italian restaurant that’s considered to be a K-Dramaland staple over the past decade or so. Located in Goyang’s neighborhood Pung-dong [풍동] —part of administrative neighborhood Pungsan [Pungsan-dong/풍산동]— in the Ilsandong District [Ilsandong-gu/일산동구], it is a 10 min. walk to/from Cafe Island in the Woods [숲속의 섬] (closed).
72 Aenigol-gil, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
경기도 고양시 일산동구 애니골길 72
Geolocation: 37.673828, 126.792192
Pungsan Station [풍산역], Gyeongui Jungang Line, Exit 2
(10 min. walk)
— submitted by Marion KDL
— The World of The Married added by Thom Musni
— High-End Crush added by Mich KDL