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Domenic's Italian Ristorante

12719 Poway Rd, Poway, CA 92064
(858) 748-9563
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Ranked #11 of 111 Restaurants in Poway
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jun 18, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
San Diego, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

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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San Diego
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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101 reviews 101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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San Diego, California
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322 reviews 322 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
405 helpful votes 405 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Located in the heart of Poway on Poway Blvd., Domenic's is easy to find, and offers on-site parking. Owned and operated for years as an unpretentious family restaurant, Domenic's has been and continues serving delicious, well prepared Italian food. Whether pasta dishes or Pizza, each will please the palate with portions being of ample size. A complimentary basket of special... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

the garlic twist bread is good, the cannelloni chicken was wonderful. Self serve wine at the door. Just about every meal we have had there is good

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San Diego, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

I have been here 3 times and have never tasted better Italian food. The bread is to die for. The main dishes are seasoned well, never bland, portions are large, service is fantastic and fast, love the Italian music playing in the background, and the food is well-priced. I can't step foot in an Olive Garden ever again after experiencing... More

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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Saturday at 5pm seating for 4 was available. Restaurant filled up soon thereafter with couples and families. Dishes ordered from menu were delicious, generous portions. A lot of leftovers were taken home. Especially liked were the fish chowder & the saltimbocca romano. Service was very attentive. Waiters came by multiple times to refill our water glasses. Everyone in our party... More

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Poway, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

It is the best Itlain food in Poway CA 92064 and in San Diego. This is my favorite restaurant in San Diego and Poway Ca. There garlic knots and the carrots are good there. Also there meatballs are home made and I always past with meatballs that come the 4 big meatballs. There salds are good.

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San Diego
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

This was our first (and only) visit to Dominic's and although the garlic knots were good and the lively atmosphere was pleasant enough, my eggplant parm dish was less than mediocre. It was lukewarm and had the inside texture of grainy bread crumbs. I got a shrug and a mostly deaf ear when I tried to bring it up to... More

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San Diego, California
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124 reviews 124 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

This place has the BEST Italian in San Diego! I always order the Fruitti de mare with Linguini. We love to go with a large family group to share the food, wine and conversation. Many of the waitstaff have been there for years and recognize us even if it has been a while!

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