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Palumbo's Ristorante

41925 5th Street Suite 102, Temecula, CA 92590
(951) 699-7925
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Ranked #18 of 331 restaurants in Temecula
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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- Jul 14, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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Simi Valley
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46 reviews 46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is my second time in this restaurant. First time was great...this is why we came back. It was a Friday night, the place was busy. We had a reservation for four table outside....no problem. It took at least 10 min for someone to take our drink order...we were hungry and so we ordered our dinner at the same time.... More

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Palm Springs, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Palumbo's is a great little Italian restaurant with great food very near the heart of Old Town Temecula. The service was excellent and we ordered the Jalapeno Shrimp Fettucine and the Shrimp Angel Hair pasta. We finished off our meal with Creme Brule and would definitely eat her again!

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Sun Lakes, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We may have had a better Italian meal, but we can't remember a better place than Palumbo's. We were in the area for a month and ate here at least once a week, in spite of dozens of Temecula options. The Spaghetti Carbonara was a favorite, made with Capacolla instead of the traditional bacon. Best ever. Had it twice Not... More

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Temecula, Ca.
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I think without a doubt this is some of the best italian food I have ever eaten. We stopped in for lunch during the week, so it was not busy (4-5 tables). We ordered the fried zucchini as an appetizer. When I commented to the waitress how good it was, she informed me the owners grow it in their own... More

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bromsgrove
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121 reviews 121 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Dined quite late and were the last to leave but did not feel under pressure to leave. Good menu with fine quality food and attentive waiting staff. Dined alfresco which was nice as the restaurant is on a quiet street just off the main road. The prices were reasonable too.

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Temecula, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

My whole dinner experience was fantastic. This can be a special date night or just casual as we were. Dinners look pricey but the quality of the food is exceptional and it includes a choice of soup or salad and unlimited fresh backed foccia bread. The service was courteous and attentive. I will be back and tell all my friends.

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Temecula, California
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I was extremely disappointed in the customer service at this place. We came to celebrate my mom's birthday...I had called ahead to make a reservation for 10, which they incorrectly put down as 8. We had added 2 more into the birthday group last minute. When I went to the hostess's counter and told her about our party size being... More

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Ennis, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

the service was great but the restaurant was not busy at all probably 5 customers when I was there. the food was good but not mind blowing. restaurant closed at 9pm so late nite dining is not an option if you are like me and like to have dinner later rather than early.

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Temecula, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Dinner with my friend was perfect from beginning to end. It started with the great service. We got a sample of the house Pinot Grigio to try first and it was great! We then ordered the salmon special that turned out to be fantastic. It ended with the best-ever tiramisu! It was perfect in taste and texture. Excellent place in... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Old Town Temecula is a fun place to visit, and our dinner at Palumbo's made it even more delightful! After touring the wineries, my friend and I were starving. Italian food seemed to be just the thing for dinner. The service was average, but the food was delicious. We both had pasta dishes. The portions were generous (I couldn't finish... More

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