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Yanni's Bistro & Cellar

12015 Scripps Highlands Dr, Poway, CA 92131
+1 858-527-0011
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Ranked #3 of 113 Restaurants in Poway
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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San Diego, CA
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Went to dinner with two couples, hadn't been at the new location since they moved closer to the 15 fwy. Excellent service, the waiters were right on top of serving and refilling waters and clearing plates. The owner was drifting through the dining room making sure everybody was happy. Will definately be back to try more menu items.

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Waimea, Hawaii
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Delicious food, excellent service in a bistro setting. Seafood and lamb risotto as well as a salmon dish were enjoyed at our table. Just perfect. The flourless chocolate cake was divine.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Yes, Yanni has moved closer to the I-15, it was our choice with friends for our recent New Year's Eve dinner. The prix-fixe menu had a wide range of choices. We all started with their famous bruscetta which is some of the best we have tasted. Our group sampled 3 of the salad/appetizers including the crab cakes, the caesar salad,... More 

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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

What a disapointment,for years we visited the old location, now he moved, but apparently left the good service and chef behind. The new location is poorly laid out in the bar section, requiring the servers to run around the end table to serve both sides of the table we had. The menu and the dishes served had some variation, that... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Top Contributor
487 reviews 487 reviews
359 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

We ordered the trio salad of hummus, tzatiki and feta with cream cheese it was just so so. Then we split a double lamb brochette that was also just average. Maybe we are spoiled by great Greek food in Vancouver and that we grew up with in Detroit. But it was just average. The service was good and attentive but... More 

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San Diego, CA
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Yanni's took over the old Fish Grille location near I-15 and Scripps' Poway Parkway. They moved their menu and great service to the new location. The parking is much better in this more accessible location. Menu change a little, but still has the european, multicultural feel about it. Dishes from Greece, Italy and France fill the menu. Still have great... More 

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San Diego, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A friend suggested Yanni's for lunch and I like Greek food so why not. Lovely setting and a very great menu to choose from. Wow, not only Really special Greek selections but Italian special dishes too. Hugo, our waiter, even brought tastes of the soup of the day and a taste of wine to choose from and that was very... More 

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San Diego
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142 reviews 142 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

After developing a devoted local following in an obscure, parking-challenged location a few miles east, Yanni's moved to this more visitor-friendly place with marginally better parking (shared by a couple of hotels and other businesses). The decor here is much warmer and more welcoming, but still as noisy as the old place, making it hard to hear the conversation of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We were staying with our kids at the Springhill Suites and just saw this across the parking lot. We decided to try it and were very pleasantly surprised! The patio was great and so was the food. Our kids are a bit older and well behaved. I don't think I'd take little ones unless they can sit for a while.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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131 reviews 131 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Went for a business dinner... With reservations for the dining room... Bar is nice but can be a little noisy to eat there. Food is absolutely great... Salmon was very good as was the calamari, bouillabaisse.. And of course the bread basket! Wine list was broad and some good picks that won't break the bank. Definitely on my "Return List"!

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Additional Information about Yanni's Bistro & Cellar

Address: 12015 Scripps Highlands Dr, Poway, CA 92131
Phone Number: +1 858-527-0011
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Poway
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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