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Sonny's Pizza

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429 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672
(949)498-2540
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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, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 53
    Very good
  • 22
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  • 5
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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
Great Local Italian Restaurant!!

We went here with another couple from San Clemente who recommended the place. We were not disappointed. Their food was wonderful and the portions were very generous. Their food is a bit on the spicy side for my taste but it wasn't bad at all. In fact, it was quite amazing despire the generous... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Alan B
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Orem, Utah
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Orem, Utah
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We went here with another couple from San Clemente who recommended the place. We were not disappointed. Their food was wonderful and the portions were very generous. Their food is a bit on the spicy side for my taste but it wasn't bad at all. In fact, it was quite amazing despire the generous amount of spices used. The atmosphere... More 

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Sheridan, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

On a warm evening in San Clemente there can't be too many other places downtown with the atmosphere of Sonny's. With the windows wide open, patio dining, and walkers being drawn in by the calories inducing smells, it is the perfect place to spend an hour over authentic Italian dishes. The staff was friendly and appropriately attentive.

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Marin County, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Maybe if you order pizza and basic pastas it is better than average, but not from our experience. We shared a chicken marsala and the sauce was thick and sweet. Really should have sent it back. Kids past and pizza was OK.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Love love love Sonnys! But sometimes it is just to crowded to get in, or we just want to eat at home, so we use the online menu, phone in our order and it is ALWAYS ready when they say, usually in 20 minutes. When the summer crowds leave, we will wait for a table. Always delicious.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This restaurant is located some where in the middle between Los Angeles and San Diego, we were exit freeway 5 and found this family owned restaurant by accidence, The place is not decorated as fancy restaurant, but there were full of tables in the patio areas, We ordered a 14" pizza with prosciutto and pineapple topping, their thin crust pizza... More 

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mybeach101
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I really enjoy everything on the menu. I love the salads. I am gluten free and they offer gluten free pasta as well as gluten free pizza. They are very flexible for special diet needs. The food is really wonderful!

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

A mainstay for Lasagna Thursday! Has been a favorite in our 16 years living here. We order take out when we're lazy to cook-life saver!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Sonny's is a classic restaurant to go to in San Clemente, whenever I am in town I always try to go there one night. While I would not describe this as fancy Italian, it is much more casual and the Eggplant Pomodoro is exceptional! The amount of garlic they use in all of there dishes is amazing and definitely unique!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We ordered the pasta with lobster and it was delicious creamy and rich. We also had the alfredo spaghetti that was perfectly made and for people who do not eat carbs we had the shredded zucchini which was light and rich in savour and taste. The bread they brought to the table was garlic bread and it was delicious. We... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I consider Sonny's Pizza as THE BEST Pizza in California. I've been coming here for almost a quarter century - Their thin crust Pepperoni Pizza is to DIE FOR!!! I will continue to visit Sonny's with my parents and my friends. FIVE CLAWS UP!!!!! Thanks for reading my review. Joe G. Bear - Redondo Beach, CA

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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?