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Romano's Italian Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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2718 "B" Street, PO BOX 2351, Julian, CA 92036 (Formerly Romano's Dodge House)
+1 760-765-1003
11:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 20:30
Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

A popular spot, so make a reservation. Waitress Raquel was delightful. Food excellent and plenty of leftovers came home with us.

Thank sjmilleraz
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

ive been here many times but always years apart because i am not in julian often. The family who owns it always makes sure the quality is consistent. The restaurant is small and cozy but the food is outstanding. the pizzas looked amazing with generous toppings. The pasta was al dente. i arrived late but the place was still buzzing... More 

Thank pete c
Chula Vista, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten at this resraurant for years and the food was wonderful. My favorite meal from years ago is Anti-pasta plate with wonderful meats and breads and cheese, as well as the ham and cheese hogi style sandwich.. The food is wonderful and the servers are very nice and know their food. My grandson last time he was with... More 

Thank oopslorrie
Borrego Springs, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pretty average Italian restaurant, but at least you have an Italian restaurant to eat at while visiting Julian!

Thank DesertWRX
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for a nice drive to Julian and Yelped for food. Saw the reviews and pics and decided to partake. It was a bit if a bumpy entrance on a knee scooter (broken ankle) but I made it in ok. It was rather odd, though, that as I struggled to hold the door open for myself, scoot inside on the... More 

Thank fun2bhad_4
Escondido, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All food choices were appealing, delicious, and the staff was friendly and accommodating. An added bonus was the ability to meet Jeremy himself!

1 Thank Pam M
Blaine, Washington
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135 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Went through Julian about lunchtime on our way to the desert to see the flowers. We chose Romano's for no real reason other than we really like Italian food. Romano's didn't disappoint. I had lasagna and my wife had pasta and veggies. No complaints. The decor is nice, seating comfortable. There were plenty of people there that day. The outdoor... More 

Thank TJHill
Temecula, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Enjoyed the meatballs and pasta. Simple fare and pizzas for lunch or dinner. We have eaten here several times and have had their pizzas, meatballs, chicken and other dishes. Always good quality.

Thank vickieemanuel
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We went for a hike near Cuyamaca lake and decided to hit town afterwards, we found this place and had a very enjoyable meal, the quality vs price rate is very good and the ambient very good, just aside from busy main street.

Thank Armando N
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

First time here was last year and it was very good. We came in today and were asked to wait outside while they got our table ready, then when we were outside we were asked to leave our stroller outside. This did not happen last year when we entered with a stroller. We took my daughter off and she was... More 

Thank Melissa M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2718 "B" Street, PO BOX 2351, Julian, CA 92036 (Formerly Romano's Dodge House)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Julian
  • Phone Number: +1 760-765-1003
Romano's is a cozy and classic Italian and Sicilian restaurant located in historic Julian, California.

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