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Yanni's Bistro & Cellar

12205 Scripps Poway Pkwy, Poway, CA 92064-6146
858-883-2400
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Ranked #1 of 111 restaurants in Poway
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
San Diego
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Yanni has done a magnificent job in moving to his new location. The food is superb, the service is impeccable and the location is convenient. We love going to Yanni's because we're always very welcomed. The variety in the food is great. Very tasty. The wine list is extensive. Really like the new bar. Whether a nice evening out or... More

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La Jolla, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Poway is FAR from a food town, and in all of that mediocrity, there is Yanni’s, which is just a standout. Their new location positions them right off the I-15, and easy to get to from anywhere and it’s now become one of the only real business and higher end restaurants in the area. The service is fast and consistent,... More

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I was staying at a hotel near Yanni's and just didn't want to travel for dinner, so we walked to Yanni's. It was a GREAT choice! Super wine list, both of us tried the salmon with lemony lobster sauce and it was phenomenal. Service was awesome, outdoor seating was comfortable and conducive to conversation. The saganaki was to die for... More

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San Diego, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Yanni's new location is larger, hipper and has lots of parking. The food is still excellent as usual and there are some new things on the menu. The cocktails are great and there are many to choose from. They take reservations and you will need them if you dine before 8:00 p.m.. Ask to sit in the main dining room... More

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San Diego, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The new location west of the old one about three miles, right next to The Residence Inn just off Scripps Poway Pkwy at the I-15 makes Yanni's even better. Beautiful build out. Great wait staff and the food? Well we went there last weekend then again this weekend and we plan to go again next weekend, I think at this... More

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Poway, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great ambience; fresh, tasty food; and, pleasant service. Family-owned and operated venue with a wide variety of menu options. Great place to meet friends for a relaxing afternoon or evening of getting caught up. Indoor and (covered) outdoor seating options available.

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Atascadero, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Great food and service. The menu had so many unique items that are not offered at other Italian restaurants. Everything we ordered was very tasty.

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Baltimore
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172 reviews 172 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We came here on the recommendation of our hotel's manager. Wonderful find with wonderful food. The waiter was great…attentive and knowledgable, but not intrusive. We both had the salmon livornese, which was amazing…one of the best salmon dishes I've ever had. And, it came with roasted potatoes, string beans, saffron rice, and some kind of mashed squash. Delicious!

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

On a quick round trip to San Diego, we wanted fresh - not fast- food. We we're told to try locally owned Yanni's and we're glad we drove the extra two miles to do so. Service was attentive and speedy. The calamari were well prepared with excellent sauces. The bread basket came with speed and great garlic-herbed crackers. We split... More

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New Bern, North Carolina
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126 reviews 126 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed a nice meal with great wine here recently! I ordered the Bouillabaisse, which was the excellent special, and noticed many other satisfied and happy diners. We got to the restaurant at 6PM, and by 7 it was packed! Prompt, friendly service from the wait staff, as well as a visit from the owner made us feel well taken care... More

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