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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 - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 19
    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
Most recent review
Overrated

How can a restaurant be out of ice and serve warm drinks? Especially when there is a convenient store across the street? I ordered the stuffed chicken with Marsal sauce. It had so much sauce it was like soup. Even the waiter said " oh my they over did it".The sauce was horrible. It will be... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Angela S
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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157 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

How can a restaurant be out of ice and serve warm drinks? Especially when there is a convenient store across the street? I ordered the stuffed chicken with Marsal sauce. It had so much sauce it was like soup. Even the waiter said " oh my they over did it".The sauce was horrible. It will be a very long time,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

To start waited 45 minutes then they tell us that they're are out ice so our soft drinks were warm you think they could send somebody to the market &get ice then they tell us that they're are out of chicken so we order the stuffed chicken with marsalasauce and to my dismay they used sweet instead of dry it... More 

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Branson, Missouri
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303 reviews 303 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Just dropped in after a year to have Stuffed Shells, one of my favorites. Pigged out and had a bowl of Minestrone soup. Both Excellent. The restaurant is in a quaint part of San Clemente and it's always a memory maker. Staff is outstanding, very helpful. Coffee was very good as well.

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California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

A locals' and tourists' favorite alike, Sonny's Pizza and Pasta on North El Camino Real is a San Clemente landmark. Having stood the test of time--Sonny's opened 35 years ago--Sonny is every bit the legend that his restaurant has become. His hand-on involvement is a truly daily occurrence. Luckily so for his patrons! A wide menu of delicious pizza and... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We arrived and had about a 20 minute wait. we ordered wine and waited outside until our table was ready. very good pizza and a nice waiting staff

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Mission Viejo, California
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14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This classic pizza and pasta place is old school in the best sense of the term. Tried and true recipes originated in Italy produce superb dishes. There are murals of the Italian coastline on the walls and simple wood tables and chairs that evoke a feeling of Italy's best hideaways. The service team is friendly and efficient. They help each... More 

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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great family restaurant for Southern Italian food, this time with my adult son and my wife. Food was very good, very hot, great sauce, plentiful portions. San Clemente s best

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This longtime landmark in downtown San Clemente is a comfort-food stopover that doesn't disappoint. The chopped salad will set your taste buds a-tingle and the tasty pasta selections will transport you to an authentic family restaurant on a winding street in a village in Italy. Locals congregate on a nightly basis with outdoor patio seating preferred but also a few... More 

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Orange County, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We've been going to Sonny's for many years and really enjoy it. On our last visit we had a rather large group - we were seated and served quickly. The food is great - we really like the pizza (it has a thin crust). Lasagna, salads, and spaghetti are also very good. About half of our group was vegetarian, and... More 

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Irvine, California
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151 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We arrived on a Saturday evening at 5:00. Note that the Google Maps location for Sonny's is incorrect; it is on El Camino Real and not on Camino Estrella. Parking is limited to ten or so spots in a small lot so you may have to park on the street. Patio and inside dining area are about the same size... More 

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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 0 - 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

Questions & Answers

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