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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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Poway (San Diego) CA
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Owner has retired and sold the building. There is a remodel going on. Not sure of type of new business gong in.

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2 Thank cm1000
San Diego CA, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A very good neighborhood restaurant with excellent service and staff. The food is very, very good. It is just a very pleasant dining experience. The one place I can get a custom olive and garlic pasta dish! Most won't make it for you.

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Thank larye2017
Cincinnati, Ohio
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178 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I wanted to give this restaurant a better rating because I liked the atmosphere, but my meal was just not that good. Overcooked ravioli and bland sauce. Maybe just an off experience. I would try again.

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Thank Capn_C
Poway, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful find. The service is great and the food is divine. The ravoli Romano is a must!!!! My boys love the chicken lasagna. They even give the kids pizza dough to play with.

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1 Thank kimberleyt575
Trabuco Canyon, California
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667 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Disappointed in our pasta but we nearly left without paying because our server (after multiple issues) couldn't manage to bring us a check. We had an event to go to. Limited selections of wine by the glass. No parking at all. I can cook better at home.

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Thank Anonymous855
San Diego, California
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103 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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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Thank Sue D
Poway, California
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55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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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Thank uclalum
San Diego, CA
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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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Thank unlevin
San Jose, California
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220 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
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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San Diego, California
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?