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Pompilio's

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600 Washington Ave, Newport, KY 41071-1978
(859) 581-3065
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great energy level, good food, nice staff

I used to live in Chicago and this was the closest I've come to a family restaurant in Cicero! The wait staff was friendly. The approach was almost European. The table was ours until we were ready to leave. The pace of service was perfect. The food was very good. I got the ravioli with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
dayhiker3458
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Amelia, Ohio
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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126 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Clifton Springs, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I agree with docproc. The salad was fine and the wine was delicious, but my veal was chewy and cold. It was like chewing on a wet rag. Yuk! I told my waiter to take the plate away. I though I would at least get the entrée taken off my tariff, but no. Restaurant is incredibly noisy. I will not... More 

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Northern Kentucky
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We've enjoyed Pompilio's for years, but the quality has slowly been going down. After last night's visit, we won't return. I had the Shrimp Renaldo, which I've loved in the past. Last night it was bland and had far too much pasta compared with the other ingredients. My wife had pasta with a marinara sauce and didn't like it. The... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This one of my favorite hometown restaurant stops!!! It's a nice family restaurant that been around for more than 80 years in the middle of an actual neighborhood. That is a lot of history. It's like sitting in your grandma's kitchen. The menu has a good amount of a variety of hearty Italian fare meals. My favorite is the lasagna!!!!... More 

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Amelia, Ohio
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99 reviews 99 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I used to live in Chicago and this was the closest I've come to a family restaurant in Cicero! The wait staff was friendly. The approach was almost European. The table was ours until we were ready to leave. The pace of service was perfect. The food was very good. I got the ravioli with puttanesca sauce. I little spicier... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you enjoy an authentic Italian Restaurant Atmosphere similar to what you would get in NYC, then I would encourage you to try. Most of the menu is good but the cooking still lacks a genuine Italian stamp of approval. Excellent Bar area with good assortment of KY bourbons. Recommend for a 1st date or just a fun night with... More 

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Cincinnati
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

You all remember the feeling when your begging your waiter to beg the chef to make a little exception with a menu item and tweak a dish a bit but then only to get the snobby and rather narcissistic thumbs down. Well it was a resounding thumbs up at Pompilio's where my date and I both asked for a variation... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Four of us visited this Newport landmark we found it to be very old school. With the old carved wooden bar up front with locals sitting there. The food is homemade nothing from the big chain restaurants. The waitress are elderly and not the most friendly but overall it was a unique experience. So is a root canal.

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CINCINNATI
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70 reviews 70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

First off to let you know, I am a 1% top reviewer with TA and when I review I try to be far as possible. This was my fist time to this restaurant for wife's birthday. I must say none of us were very impressed. I ordered lasagna, with meat sauce that absolutely had NO taste. The thing that saved... More 

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Yucaipa, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My first visit, I ordered straw and hay pasta, it was very tasty it was a large portion after eating bread and salad. Definitely a step above any chain Italian restaurant!

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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: (859) 581-3065

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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 - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?