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Domenic's Italian Ristorante

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12719 Poway Rd, Poway, CA 92064
(858) 748-9563
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We enjoy this classic Italian restaurant in Poway. They have the best cannoli in town. The food is always good and they will work with you if you have an allergy. The wait staff is attentive and you can always enjoy a good meal here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Lauren S
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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73 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We enjoy this classic Italian restaurant in Poway. They have the best cannoli in town. The food is always good and they will work with you if you have an allergy. The wait staff is attentive and you can always enjoy a good meal here.

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Poway, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We enjoy going here for great Italian food! The service is also good . We enjoy this one waiter who has been there for years and is very personable. Nice atmosphere with the Italian background music.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

First time trying Domenic's. Service was perfect, and so was the food. Carrots in garlic and oil on the table w/garlic knots & focaccia. Great gorgonzola salad dressing. Lasagna and the eggplant parmigiana were as I hoped. Ambiance was ITALIAN old school, with matching soundtrack. Nothin fancy. $4.50 class of chianti. Just like home.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

A little gem that doesn't look much from the outside, but once inside, the service is great and the food even better. Fantastic menu, great value for what you get. Couldn't have asked for a better place to have lunch. Do yourself a favour and put this place on your list of places to dine in SoCal.

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Poway, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It's a friendly atmosphere restaurant with delicious food and good service. It's totally worth every $$$ & time spent. I had pesto pasta, it's my new favorite food. They serve fresh baked bread, dip with olive oil & balsamic vinegar...mm...mm...heavenly. Been there many times, at least once a month.

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Walking in, we were really impressed with the wonderful smells -- and we weren't disappointed. The service was very good -- friendly (without gushiness), efficient, helpful. From the complementary lightly cooked and spiced carrots served with yummy focaccia bread, soup (husband) and salad (me), the entrée and dessert, it was all delicious. My husband had the chicken cacciatore and he... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

this place is great try the carbonara it is a small quiet place but the food is fantastic and not terribly expensive. they also have a very good cannoli

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

Haven't dined here in a very long time. The food is still fabulous, but the restaurant needs a facelift. It looks just like it did 15 years ago.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a family favorite for Italian food. Whether celebrating a special event, or taking a night off from cooking, it is a relaxing and friendly place. Menu choices are wide-ranging and accomodate many taste preferences. Delicious pasta dishes and other favorites of ours are the veal dishes. Eggplant....mmmmmmmmmmm! Watch out for the appetizer breads; it is easy to eat... More 

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Poway, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Very nice selection of Italian dishes with great pasta specials early in the evening. The garlic bread knots are truly outstanding. A reliable place of Italian food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12719 Poway Rd, Poway, CA 92064
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Poway
  • Phone Number: (858) 748-9563

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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