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Domenic's Italian Ristorante

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12719 Poway Rd, Poway, CA 92064-4403
+1 858-748-9563
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Today
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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San Diego, California
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90 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I love this restaurant. If you want true Italian food, this is your place. Back in the day they would hand out card with words to a song. Everyone was encouraged to join in. It was so much singing with everyone. They had to stop this because some jerk complained. However, the restaurant still remains an authentic family place where... More 

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Poway, California
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56 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

You don't have to travel far, or spend big bucks, for a nice Italian experience. Unlike many restaurants, the staff turnover here is virtually non-existent. For more than ten years I have experinced excellent service with a smile from the wait staff. Intimate, quiet, relaxing atmosphere. Food very reasonable priced for a cloth napkin-type restaurant. Best of all, it tastes... More 

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San Diego, CA
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We have gone to Domenic's Italian Ristorante on and off for many years, but lately, unfortunately, the restaurant has changed for the worse. I rather the prices be raised a dollar or two instead of charging an extra $2.00 if you request a Caesar Salad instead of a house salad and charge $3.00 for extra bread knots. Being nickel and... More 

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San Jose, California
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195 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Was recommended by a colleague who was also with me. For a Friday afternoon the place appeared a bit slow with a number of tables empty. But the food was good. We went for the day's special chicken preparation in a tomato base - this was tasty. The service was excellent.

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Thank Sandy D
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Haven't eaten here in awhile, now I remember why. Very overpriced, unless you don't care how much you spend for two meals and 2 glasses of wine. Dark atmosphere, seating too close together. Not going back.

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Thank Linda S
Athens, Alabama
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79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

I went it here on my last business trip for lunch it was good and seemed like they used fresh ingredients. There pasta I believe was mad in house which made it reply fresh. They had the best garlic knots I have ever had I would recommend it to everyone. The chicken Parmesan was great I would recommend it to... More 

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Temple, Texas
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

A quaint restaurant with an excellent atmosphere to meet all moods. The food was delicious and very filling. Service was as good as it gets...very attentive to add to an overall great dining experience.

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Thank Dan04u
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

The food was amazing, and so was the attention. Plus, the personnel speak Spanish, which might be helpful for tourists as ourselves. We ordered the funghi antipasti, and I swear those where the best mushrooms I've ever had. The atmosphere at the place is also very nice. I'll definitively come back.

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Thank NikuChouji
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

The food is great, the Calamari appetizer is really good. Both my husband and I really enjoy this. Nothing beats the basket of bread that they bring to the table. Those little bread balls are out of this world. Addicting and I always eat to many. They do have a night where you can bring in your own bottle and... More 

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Thank Sharon S
San Diego, California
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89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

We enjoy this classic Italian restaurant in Poway. They have the best cannoli in town. The food is always good and they will work with you if you have an allergy. The wait staff is attentive and you can always enjoy a good meal here.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12719 Poway Rd, Poway, CA 92064-4403
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Poway
  • Phone Number: +1 858-748-9563

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?