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Yanni's Bistro & Cellar

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12015 Scripps Highlands Dr, Poway, CA 92131
+1 858-527-0011
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Bar scene
Dinner
Reservations

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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I love their lunch of the calamari wrap. It's fabulous. They are very accommodating in that I am allergic to bell peppers and they are willing to make the dish without them. I always get the same meal because it is one of my favorites. And the owner is always friendly and greets me if he is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Sherry D
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Poway
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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74 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Poway
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I love their lunch of the calamari wrap. It's fabulous. They are very accommodating in that I am allergic to bell peppers and they are willing to make the dish without them. I always get the same meal because it is one of my favorites. And the owner is always friendly and greets me if he is there.

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Poway
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A few of us met at Yannis for a business review meeting and appetizers. The food was good and service was attentive but not intrusive to our meeting.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Visit Yanni's semi regularly. Good food and service. New location is conveniently located near I-15. Many interesting items on the menu and I have never been disappointed.

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Dallas, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I have had dinner here several time. Food is wonderful and consistent. I have found the service to be slow though and lacking friendliness.

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Escondido, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We went to Yanni's for a family dinner. There were 14 in our party. Service was good. Food was good. A very good value for the price.

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San Diego, CA
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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
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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
5 helpful votes 5 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
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504 reviews 504 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12015 Scripps Highlands Dr, Poway, CA 92131
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Poway
  • Phone Number: +1 858-527-0011

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?