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Yanni's Bistro & Cellar

12015 Scripps Highlands Dr, Poway, CA 92131
(858) 527-0011
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Ranked #2 of 111 Restaurants in Poway
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
San Diego, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We visitied the new Yanni's location for a family birthday party. We had seven adults and two children and with reservations they accomodated us perfectly. We brought in one bottle of wine then ordered a few more. The corkage fee was reasonable ($10). The food was very good. The service was excellent. For the atmosphere, the quality of the service,... More

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Scottsdale
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The food is always perfection in taste and presentation. Deserts are a treat and the service outstanding!

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Sarasota
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238 reviews 238 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

Wandered in here late on Sunday and were seated promptly. It was very crowded and the kitchen was slow. Began the meal with a wonderful bruschetta with white anchovies. For the entree I had bouillabaisse, loaded with fresh seafood. The sauce was more like a cioppino, strong tomato base with no discernible saffron. Excellent wine selection. Friendly, competent service. J

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San Diego
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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7 reviews 7 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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