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429 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672
(949)498-2540
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Ranked #5 of 186 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
California
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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California
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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 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
Top Contributor
178 reviews 178 reviews
149 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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San Juan Capistrano, California, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Senior Reviewer
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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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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