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Sarducci's Capistrano Depot

26701 Verdugo St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3146
949-493-9593
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Cuisines: American, Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Based on friend's recommendation as well as a former experience with this restaurant that had been positive, our experience today for lunch was lacking in so many ways. The location was great since we rode the train in for lunch were we met friends. We were seated in the back part of the restaurant and when we walked into the... More

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San Juan Capistrano, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The food is bland and boring.. Nothing to rave about. Have been there a number of times for functions. Would not go back unless I had to. It's right next to the train station so there is no real ambiance and then there's the noise when the train rumbles by. Try L'Hirondelle if you want good food.

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Pflugerville, Tx
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is a charming place to sit outside and watch the Amtrak come in. We stopped for wine and ordered the Lobster Portobello for $11.95. It was wonderful & the HH $3.00 wine was great. Highly recommend.

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San Clemente, California, United States
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97 reviews 97 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We went here with family members that swear by the place and the food was good and the location was pretty nice for sjc .I had eggplant and my daughter had lemon chicken with pasta both dishes were good and served in large portions but as usual in san Juan Capistrano it should have been better. Parking sucked and our... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I was drawn to the charming atmosphere of this restaurant next to the depot.lovely old place with wonderful flowers.THE SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT.I had shrimp &Scallops Risotto.It was very fresh the scallops were the best I've ever had.It was accompanied by a very fresh small green salad. The honey mustard vinagrette was excellent.My friend said her Prime Rib was very tender... More

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Sarducci's has a great location. It used to be the train depot and you can watch the trains pull in while having your lunch. The patio is particularly nice on a nice day. We have all our large group parties here. Breakfast is very good and their large dining room has interesting art and a lovely fireplace that is usually... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

My 84 year old mom and i met friends here for lunch on a sunday. It was the first time for everyone visiting San Juan capistrano. My mom and I arrived 1 hour early so decided to make a reservation for lunch outside. Everything was wonderful! Our waitress was phenomenal! She said she has had everything on the menu. We... More

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Los Angeles, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This was our first visit to Sarducci's. It's at a unique location next to the San Juan Capistrano Metro train station. Inside seating offers views with windows right along the train tracks. Outside seating is very comfortable with views of the historic Los Rios Street area. My husband ordered the Pasta Pacifica and I had their Summer Salad. Both were... More

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Pewaukee, WI
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

While visiting the Mission at San Juan Capistrano, California, we happened on this restaurant for lunch. We were glad we walked a little off the main street, because this is one great location. It is right next to the tracks, and was once a RR station, I presume. There was outside dining, which was perfect for that day. Inside, there... More

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Sacramento, California, United States
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69 reviews 69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Food was ok, reasonably priced. We sat on the patio in beautiful weather and it was nice. But, we were squeezed in tight - not much room with everyone out there. Service was a little slow - server's mind was not on the job. I'd go again

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