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Gourmet Italia

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27499 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA 92591
+1 951-676-9194
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 145
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun and funny staff - don't let location dissuade you.

I love restaurants where waiters have personality, represent the culture and can take orders for a large group without writing anything down. We had a group of 14 and all seemed to be happy with their meal.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Paul C
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Santa Cruz, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Large groups
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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205 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Santa Cruz, California
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I love restaurants where waiters have personality, represent the culture and can take orders for a large group without writing anything down. We had a group of 14 and all seemed to be happy with their meal.

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Burnaby, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We had dinner at Gourmet Italia for the first time tonight and it was excellent! I'm half Italian and picky with my Italian food, but the food here is wonderful. We had very good Caesar salad to start, then the seafood pasta (Pescatore) for our main course. The seafood pasta is huge and full of mussels, clams, and calamari, in... More 

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Temecula, California
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We have been here MANY times now and honestly it pains me to write a 1 star review. BUT the owners indifference and conceited attitude assures we will never go here again. We used to go here at least once a week, and we always bring any friends or family who come into town in to to experience Gourmet Italia.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Went here during a weeknight for dinner. Place was busy, but not crowded. We got a table in the back by ourselves, so it was plenty quiet. Decor of the place is very homey and what you would expect for an Italian place. Service was exceptional. We had servers checking on us frequently, and water glasses were never empty. Our... More 

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California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I'm giving one star for good service, and one for delicious tiramisu; but, our entrees were lackluster, much like grandma would make if she did not have access to fresh herbs, or care about texture or balance in favors. I had the baked ziti, which I believe is a way to use leftover meat sauce, and bechamel with ham and... More 

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Long Beach, California
Top Contributor
253 reviews 253 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
595 helpful votes 595 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

Thank You Trip Advisor because we found this restaurant because of you ;) My Mom was Italian and so I am hard on Italian Restaurants. Gourmet Italia has great service from Mimi to Lauren. We liked it so much we went back the next day. First of all you must have the Meatballs because the texture and flavor is the... More 

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San Diego, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

You would never guess it from the location, but this is a truly outstanding restaurant. This was our third visit, and the food has been consistently excellent from delicious appetizers, outstanding main dishes and even really good coffee!

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Most amazing food ever!! Love coming here everybody is so sweet and accommodating !!! Would come back over and over again !

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San Diego
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is THE most authentic italian food I have had since Italy! Truly delicious with a European atmosphere. Small and cozy but distinct in its experience.

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Temecula, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The food here is outstanding with an excellent wine list as well but what I really love about this place is the open flame candles, low lighting, red walls with mirrors and a brass band many of the nights! There's no place like it in town or anywhere nearby truthfully! It's an experience not just a meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27499 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA 92591
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Temecula
  • Phone Number: +1 951-676-9194

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
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?