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79 Hai Ba Trung | Dong Khoi Area, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
+ 84 8 38238998
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Pomodoro is open since 2000, offering to our clients the best of the...
Pomodoro is open since 2000, offering to our clients the best of the Italian kitchen in a very cozy and unique ambiance. Our passion for the food and service gave us a great satisfaction in all those years.We serve daily lunch and dinner from 10:00 am to 22:00 pm.During this years we earn a great reputation and we hope to keep on going progressing in our duty to serve better our clientele.Hope to have you as a costumer soon !!!!
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business

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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Crabby owner made us mad. No more visits

I travel to Saigon 1-2 times/year. The group that I travel with likes to go to Pomodoro as it's a great location and the food is good. HOWEVER we swore it off last year as the owner was rude and disrespectful. We went twice in a week and there was 6-12 each time. He was crabby on both visits and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
MaryLou T
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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I travel to Saigon 1-2 times/year. The group that I travel with likes to go to Pomodoro as it's a great location and the food is good. HOWEVER we swore it off last year as the owner was rude and disrespectful. We went twice in a week and there was 6-12 each time. He was crabby on both visits and... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

After 10 days traveling throughout Vietnam we were thrilled to dine at Pomodoro. Luckily it was a block from our hotel and ranked well on tripadvisor. We loved our meal. Fresh crisp salad, perfect pasta. Service was wonderful and attentive. We needed a box lunch for our next day of traveling and the manager had sandwiches made up for us.... More 

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George Town, Malaysia
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147 reviews 147 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Being an aficionado of Italian cuisine I always tend to enter Italian restaurants even when there's a lot of Vietnamese food to chose from. This one turned out to be a good choice. The garden salad, chicken in Parmesan, and wine were good. I liked the interior made of bricks (possibly those French bricks that are so popular in this... More 

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Sandefjord, Norway
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273 reviews 273 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We ended up here more or less randomly, looking for a restaurant with available tables on New Years Eve. The pizza was very good, thin crusted and they had a number of different pizzapies to choose from. For dessert some delisious gelato. Service was just OK, somewhat unattentive, but this seems the be typical in Vietnam. We found the meal... More 

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Weston, Connecticut
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150 reviews 150 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The whole family liked this place (and that's rare anywhere). Great, standard Italian food right in the middle of HCMC. If you're craving pasta and all that - here you go!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

If you are looking for authentic Italian food then this place is a must. The food is great, servings are generous and pricing reasonable. I loved the ceaser salad and the minestrone soup.

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We sat here for lunch as it was close to our hotel, we ordered the mushroom and ham pizza as an appetizer, and the spaghetti bolognese and lasagna for entree. The pizza was quite good and we both agreed that the crust and pizza were enjoyable. The main courses weren't as good - the pasta was slightly over cooked and... More 

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We came here on default after our first choice was closed however we were not disappointed. Warmed crusty bread delivered to the table once we were seated. They have spent quite some dollars turning the room into something resembling a restaurant you'd find in Italy. Staff were efficient and friendly. Make sure you ask for the homemade pastas if ordering... More 

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Turin, Italy
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

After 10 days travelling in Asia we stopped at the pomodoro restaurant. We had a great carpaccio and beautiful hand Made gnocchi With cheese. The atmosphere is warm and the wine list rich. Carmine litteraly saved our lives! Strongly reccomended to all visitors willing to enjoy a great italian dinner!! Thank u Carlotta & Paolo

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is our third trip to Vietnam and each time we have dined at the Pomodoro. The first time was in 2011 and the restaurant had just opened. The owner was friendly and really showed genuine interest in our trip and gave us some helpful tips on the city. The food was fantastic as well. When we returned to Ho... More 

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Kito P, Owner at Pomodoro, responded to this review

Dear Sir I would like to point some comments to your review. First of all is our aim to treat everybody as a Bib people, there's no small or big costumers to us. We are open since 2000 , and not since 2011 as you believe. The person who talk to you is our Manager Mr Carmine, and not the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 79 Hai Ba Trung | Dong Khoi Area, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: + 84 8 38238998

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business

Description

Pomodoro is open since 2000, offering to our clients the best of the Italian kitchen in a very cozy and unique ambiance. Our passion for the food and service gave us a great satisfaction in all those years.We serve daily lunch and dinner from 10:00 am to 22:00 pm.During this years we earn a great reputation and we hope to keep on going progressing in our duty to serve better our clientele.Hope to have you as a costumer soon !!!!

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