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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
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, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 49
    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
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I love the food and service at this place. still a family owned and operated restaurant. The food is great I've tried a lot of the dishes and never have not been satisfied. I go with my wife and kids or just on a date with the wife!! totally worth it every time!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Alfonso A
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I love the food and service at this place. still a family owned and operated restaurant. The food is great I've tried a lot of the dishes and never have not been satisfied. I go with my wife and kids or just on a date with the wife!! totally worth it every time!

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Sony's is always a good bet for casual Italian dining. Its not fine ding, but it is good food. The atomosphere is nice, and you have a choice of inside or outside seating. Staff are pleasant, but could be a bit more attentive. I think they were in the middle of a shift change. Food choices are somewhere between a... More 

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San Clemente, California, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The Genovese family has been running this restaurant for almost 40 years! Sonny and his daughter, Julie, are on site regularly, and you may also see their sons on the floor or in the kitchen. The food is FABULOUS, therefore the restaurant is usually full. Arrive early in the evening to acquire a table outside on the patio!

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Benicia, California, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Classic Italian fare - pizza, pasta, salad and such. The chicken parm was really good - reminded me of a nice NY Italian joint.

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Arizona
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Have visited San Clemente with my wife and with wife and kids many times over the years. I think we hit Sonny's the first time and it has become a must do any time we visit. My wife and now grown kids all love the place. It can be and is packed most of the time but is worth the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

They offer Gluten Free options . Pasta is good; leftovers taste even better..(can't explain it.. Not as heavy I guess) Pizza is decent .. Service is decent. Parking is slim and wait times can vary..Average to Very Good Food.

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San Clemente, California
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33 reviews
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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 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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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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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: Local cuisine, Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?