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Pompilio's

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600 Washington Ave, Newport, KY 41071-1978
18595813065
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food

The lasagna was good; I also had the tiramisu which was really good also. Come hungry; serving of lasagna was huge!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Kevin T
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Phoenix, Arizona
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My business colleague brought me here for dinner; delightful neighborhood and nice atmosphere within. Good service as well. Had the very basic dish of spaghetti and meatballs for first impression. It was good but did not move me to consider it very good or excellent. Penne noodles were somewhat too soft and sauce lacked some taste. My taste could have... More 

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Cincinnati
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Any of their Italian dishes are excellent. Service is good. it's a charming place to visit. The bar was featured in the movie "Rainman" But we go their for the food when we want a reasonably priced good Italian dinner

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Savannah, Georgia
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I have been coming here for a long time and it has changed over the years. My husband loves the food, me not so much. Presentation is bad, I do not like my food just sloped on a plate with sauce poured all over it. Last visit I had ravioli and it was not cooked enough. Salad was pathetic, just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The lasagna was good; I also had the tiramisu which was really good also. Come hungry; serving of lasagna was huge!

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Greater Cincinnati
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I guess the big draw here is that it is locale and the movie Rain Man. As far as the Food, Olive garden has them beat and I don't even like Olive garden. They start out with a loaf of Italian bread that looks like wonder bread that they threw in a basket. The sample plate was terrible and the... More 

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Pompjoe, Owner at Pompilio's, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your opinion of the food. Sorry you were disappointed, we certainly hope too see you again sometime! More 

Columbus, Ohio
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Went here with my wife and daughter on a recent visit to Cincinnati. The service was great and friendly. The food was wonderful and and reasonably priced. If you are disable getting to the bathroom can be a challenge with stairs.

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Pompjoe, Owner at Pompilio's, responded to this review

Bill Thanks for stopping in, we are happy that you enjoyed everything. Sorry about the restroom, it is a bit tight, especially with the one step. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We went to Pompilio's on search for pasta and a unique experience. After eating we walked around the place to make sure we saw where Cruise and Hoffman were for the filming of Rainman. The Chicken Parmesan was better than a chain restaurant. Pasta was how I like it. Meatballs were ok, nothing special. The spinach artichoke cheesy dip was... More 

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Thank you for the kind feedback, we hope too see you again soon! More 

Lorain, Ohio
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Yes, they filmed Rainman here. And the reason is that this is a classic Italian restaurant, unlike the national chains. Everything is from scratch. And the bar takes you back 100 years!!!

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Goshen, Ohio
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Had black hair in salad, slow service when not busy, server not concerned, manager didn't bother, was asked if I wanted another, I declined. Will not return, to many other good places in town.

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Clifton Springs, New York
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Delicious food, wonderful wait staff. Arrived during busy dining time with wheel chaired guest. Put our party of 10 in a secluded area so we were comfortable and other guests not impeded. Huge serving.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 600 Washington Ave, Newport, KY 41071-1978
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: 18595813065

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 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?