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26701 Verdugo St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3146
949-493-9593
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Disappointing

Sarducci's is one of these restaurants that is inevitably a tourist trap. Looks good from the outside but the service is poor and the food eminently forgettable.

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Daveandavril
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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136 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Sarducci's is one of these restaurants that is inevitably a tourist trap. Looks good from the outside but the service is poor and the food eminently forgettable.

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

First and foremost, I would like to say that I am so glad that I didn't absorb all the negative comments from other folks who reviewed this WONDERFUL restaurant. We were invited to attend a special "Valentine's Day dinner" with other family members on 2-14-2015. We were treated to a Amtrak train ride from Orange County California to Sarducci's Capistrano... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We always come for lunch here and its one of our favorite places since its only a few minutes from work and we love their out door patio and their eggplant sandwich with salad.

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Great location - maybe the best in a beautiful little town. The patio is fantastic. Hate to say it but the food was disappointing. I would not eat there again. Our disappointing meal began with Sarducci's not having the Seafood special of the day. Also, they did not have the Prime Rib. That should have been a red flag. I... More 

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Laguna Hills, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

On a sunny day this is the best restaurant to eat at because of the lovely patio with the fountain. The food is very good and the service also. A train will occasionally pass, but that's a plus -- adds atmosphere without being too noisy.

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Timbuktu, Mali
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Pasted below is information from their website (http://www.capistranodepot.com/specials.html). The $10 price is not true. Menu price yesterday, December 22, 2014, for these specials was $12 per special. "WEEK NIGHT BITES Our $10 ala carte Menu is offered Monday A collection of lightly portioned entrees offered for your dining enjoyment. (Add a dinner salad or today's soup for just $3.50 additional)... More 

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Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I've been several times at Sarducci's for lunch, brunch or dinner. It is a good choice only if you sit by the outside patio. Inside is dark with no character vs outside which is very charming. Salad selections are great.

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San Juan Capistrano
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139 reviews 139 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Sarducci's offers not only a great environment but high quality food as well. Visited last Sunday. The Eggs Benedict, omelet and turkey sandwich in our party were all excellent. the service was tremendous as well. The outside patio was great as weather was perfect. great dining experience at a reasonable price.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We have enjoyed eating at Sarduccis and chose them to cater our sons rehearsal dinner on Nov. 14, 2014. Tom and Andres promised great food and it was delicious! They prepared fresh penne pasta with meat balls in a yummy marinara sauce, green salad with 2 home made dressings & warm fresh made bread for 50 people. It was perfect!!!... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I didn't do much research for my long weekend at CJC. I just know that I want to see the mission. We didn't make it to the mission that day (we went the following day instead) but just walked around the area. We love the quaintness of the train depot and saw this nice looking restaurant. We decided to give... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26701 Verdugo St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3146
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: 949-493-9593

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?