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That's Italian

9 Big Blue Road, Kernville, CA 93238
+1 760-376-6020
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
1 week ago
“New Owners - Same Quality!!”
3 weeks ago
“Pleasant Outdoor Dining”
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9 Big Blue Road, Kernville, CA 93238
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

So this was a dinner stop in this small community and was welcomed warmly by the manager. After the server took our drink and dinner order, she came back promptly with the wine and water. But then after that, all we heard were crickets -...More

Thank Pat S
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

7 of us went to dinner. All the food was great. Service was excellent, and they had a party of 20 in the banquet room. Very good bar.

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 10 September 2016

After about a quarter century, the original owners retires and sold the place. We held our breath, as new owners of restaurants often make changes, some for better, some not. Fortunately, the new owners retained the chef, didn't change anything that was already good on...More

Thank bobsacerdo
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We finished our tubing adventure around 4pm, and had early dinner at the restaurant, as a family of 5. They did not have a table of 5 but managed to put two tables together. Mexican lady was very friendly, food was very good and fresh....More

1  Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 23 June 2016

It was late and we thought we were destined to eat our leftover snacks from the day, but when we walked in at 830, they greeted us warmly with open arms. Meal was great, service just perfect. Shout out to Jenae, our server. Sweetest girl.

1  Thank ceeubye
Reviewed 15 June 2016

To be honest, I wasn't expecting to get such great Italian food in a small "mountain" town like Kernville. However, I tried both the meat lasagna and penne pasta. Both were excellent as was the side said and garlic bread. Very fair prices and wonderful,...More

1  Thank Mike S
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Nice sauces and the service was great. It was nice that you could split a meal for $4.95 plus they gave you an additional salad so there was no cost.

1  Thank njgirl16
Reviewed 11 June 2016

I ordered spaghetti and my wife ordered fish. By the time the meal came we were ready to leave so we went home. It was about a twenty five minute drive. We decided to eat there and started into our meals. Mine was alright but...More

Thank rickmcgrathart
Reviewed 9 June 2016

We had dinner. The food was great, nice menu selection. The staff was friendly and very informative about the area.

1  Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

We came to the Sequoia National Forest to explore & have an adventure with our dogs. We stopped in Kernville for a bite to eat & found That's Italian. We asked if they could seat us outside with dogs & were gracious to give us...More

1  Thank Akiko A
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Joanna M
I loved the tomato caper pasta dish! But since I don't live nearby and want to recreate this dish at home, would you share the recipe? At least what it is called? All I find are sauces with olives, and I don't believe they were in your delicious spicy sauce. Thanks in advance!
4 March 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Big Blue Road, Kernville, CA 93238
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Kernville
  • Phone Number: +1 760-376-6020
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