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Pomodoro

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79 Hai Ba Trung | Dong Khoi Area, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
+84 8 3823 8998
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
New menu is bravissimo!

New owner has removed red meat from the menu, helping Ho Chi Minh City live up to it's reputation as the best Vegetarian dining city on the planet. The ingredients are fresh, the pizza crust thin and crispy and the wine list very good. I'm all for the make over.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
Steven S
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Santa Cruz, California
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

New owner has removed red meat from the menu, helping Ho Chi Minh City live up to it's reputation as the best Vegetarian dining city on the planet. The ingredients are fresh, the pizza crust thin and crispy and the wine list very good. I'm all for the make over.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Old owner gone while new owner is clueless... Menu changed to no meat. Skip Pomodoro's as the new owner wrecked what was a fine venue.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Pomodoro has been my preferred Italian restaurant in HCMC but on the most recent visit was surprised to find it had gone vegetarian. There was nothing advertising this and it was not until scanning through the menu that we discovered the change. We ordered anyway but the food was bland and uninteresting. Difficult to understand why they have done this... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

They do not understand Al Dente and my pasta was soggy. Too much sauce and I would have dpne better with a can of Chef Boyardee. If you expect well prepared Italian food you will be dissapointed. Dont expect good foos. talian food

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Just to be a good restaurant but owners converted the restaurant to 100 % vegetarian. Service is good but the menu boring.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My brother had recommended this place as one of the best Italian restaurants in Vietnam. I haven't been to many Italian restaurants in Vietnam but this still stands to be one of the best Italian restaurants I've ever eaten at. I had ordered a bruschetta and a Fusilli Arrabiatta. Both were absolutely bang on on taste and presentation. That coming... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

It's the best italian food We have never tried. Only in Italy we have tried a good pizza; the restaurant is not far, in town centre and the waiters are very friendly and helpfully.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Decision made - Italian cuisine, but which one to choose. My first time to Pomodoro's and my friend's have been on a couple of occasions. Feeling jet lagged and in need of a light & tasty dish I decided on Gnocchi with 4 cheese. My friend also chose gnocchi but with the Puttanesca. Fresh green salad with good quality olive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A small Italian Oasis in the Heart of Ho Chi Minh City. Nice, clean and friendly atmosphere. A perfect restaurant if you need a break from Asian food. Í felt it being quite authentic Italian and the service was very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We were recommended this restaurant by our tour guide we fancied an evening meal not streetfood just for a change. I had a glass of house red to go with my Caesar salad which was really nice, another member in my party had the pesto tagliatelle it was luminous green! But tasted good. All in all everything was good. The... More 

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Address: 79 Hai Ba Trung | Dong Khoi Area, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Phone Number: +84 8 3823 8998
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

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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 3823 8998

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, 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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