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Sonny's Pizza

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429 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672
(949)498-2540
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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
Family style restaurant

Great food, pizza and pasta. We try to get there at least by 5:00 to get a seat. Otherwise, you will have to wait. Service is fast and friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Mary C
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San Clemente, California, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
San Clemente, California
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

As a 40 year resident, I've never understood the popularity of this place, although I do like burnt edges on a thin crust. Must be the fun vibe and media attention.

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San Clemente, California, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great food, pizza and pasta. We try to get there at least by 5:00 to get a seat. Otherwise, you will have to wait. Service is fast and friendly.

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Long Beach, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I went to Sonny's on the recommendation of some friends who live in Dana Point. I was not disappointed, the food was excellent and the portion sizes are very generous. I would plan on splitting a meal or taking half of it home for later. The service and atmosphere were great.

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CA
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

They have my favorite salad, their dressing is so good! All their dishes are amazing. And their house Chianti is killer!!!!! There is usually a wait so be prepared and order the wine and some of their garlic cheese bread.

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Los Angeles, California
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182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This was recommended by a friend who used to live nearby so on a recent drive through the area I stopped here for dinner. I had an eggplant and ravioli special that was really very good. It reminded me of places I've eaten growing up in NJ and the servers were really sweet. Overall I would eat here anytime I'm... More 

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Shoreline, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've been here a couple of times. I really like the Caesar salad and pasta with sausage. The calamari is too spicy. It can get crowded and loud. I like it best when not crowded and it's very pretty at night with the lights. Can be romantic if not crowded. It's s family owned business and it's nice to support... More 

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Branson, Missouri
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263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I don't know, it's just me, but I think I'm in Hawaii when it's warm, and beautiful and we sit outside in the patio. The pasta is the best. I always have stuffed shells pasta. It's just such a pleasure to eat here when we're in town. Service is great. Parking can be a little challenging, but look around on... More 

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minneapolis
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I had the lasagna and I was very happy with it. The staff was, as always, very helpful. This is the place to go in San Clemente for Italian food.

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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Make sure you get there early. This place can get packed fast! Tasty food For sure. Beer and wine are ok. It can cost some coin. But I think it's worth it. The staff is helpful and nice. But some times they can be rude. Perfect in the summer time to eat on the patio and enjoy the California air.... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We had pizza take-out from sonny's one evening. The pizzas - one meat & one veggie was above average, but the salad I had was simply delicious. All the components & the dressing of the salad just complimented each other so well - I can still taste the deliciousness of it.

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Additional Information about Sonny's Pizza

Address: 429 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672
Phone Number: (949)498-2540
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 429 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: (949)498-2540

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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