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429 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672
(949)498-2540
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Ranked #9 of 185 Restaurants in San Clemente
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $15
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Irvine, California
Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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San Juan Capistrano, California, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A real locals favorite. Very tasty red Italian sauce- great with pasta or pizza! Their garlic bread is sensational!!

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San Clemente, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Can't believe people actually like this place. It's Chef Boyardee with checkered table cloths for that "authentic Italian" feel.

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101 Avenida Del Mar
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The owner here is very nice and extremely accommodating. Walking into Sonny's is like walking into a loved relative's home, welcomed with open arms.

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San Clemente, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The pizza is the best in town and everyone who lives in SC knows it. You can always get a fresh pie and a great salad at Sonnys.

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San Clemente, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Their pizza sucks, but they have the best lasagna anywhere I have ever eaten. Great place to run into friends, a local favorite restaurant. Stick with the basics though, spaghetti, lasagna, and skip the exotic dishes. Again, I don't get the pizza, its blah....

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Spanaway, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is the second time we've eaten here and although the portions are huge, we ate it all - the food was that good. Always a wait as this is a very popular spot, and always worth the wait. Food is served hot and it's simply delicious. Our server's attire was a bit cheeky (very short shorts) but she was... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My sister and brother-in-law live in San Clemente. Whenever we visit, our sons'(all 5 of them) want to go to Sonny's. This is a cozy little Italian place a few blocks away from the pier. The Chianti is great ($16.00 for a carafe). We love the pizza, the chopped salad is fabulous, and the cheesy garlic bread is good too!... More 

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Big Bear City, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

If you even just passing through San Clemente, you MUST stop to eat at Sonny's! Not expensive, very casual, sometimes a wait but very worth it.

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Andorra la Vella, Andorra
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456 reviews 456 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

great atmosphere lovely waiting staff one issue pizza was pretty average and the table was too cramped for the food. Nothing to moan about really but we Andorrans expect better just average I am afraid !!!!

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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 0 - 15
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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