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Yanni's Bistro & Cellar

12205 Scripps Poway Pkwy, Poway, CA 92064-6146
858-883-2400
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Ranked #2 of 111 restaurants in Poway
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Greek, Italian, Mediterranean
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, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
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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167 reviews 167 reviews
89 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
42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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San Diego
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

It is always nice to go to a nice restaurant with friends. Yanni's was very crowded and though we made reservations way in advance, our table was not ready and we had to sit on the outside patio. The weather was nice so it was ok. If the weather was not good, we would not have been happy. We were... More

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Cape Carteret, North Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Enjoyable food and wine with outside seating and a very nice wait staff. I have been there twice and found it to be consistently good food and very reasonably priced. I will visit again.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We went to Yanni's with some friends of ours and we were pleasantly surprised. We were seated very quickly even though they were busy with some Christmas parties. Our waiter knew the menu quite well and suggested some very good dishes. The service was great, the food was good and the price was right. Not cheap, but right. We would... More

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