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600 Washington Ave, Newport, KY 41071-1978
(859) 581-3065
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 12
    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
Most recent review
Great Atmosphere, Average Italian Cuisine

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
payl26
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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121 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
9 helpful votes 9 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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Lilburn, Georgia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Went here with friends and family on a recent trip. It was not a disappointment at all. I had the spaghetti and meatballs and my wife had the manacotii. Had the artichoke dip as an appetizer. I highly recommend eating at this great place.

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Cincinnati
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42 reviews 42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

All of the classics. You have a lot of very good offering, and you can combine a half dozen pastas with as many sauces. Add meatball or sausage. Lots of combinations. Try the Rigatoni å la Teresa. Excellent!!

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

Hm, so everyone I spoke to who lives in the "Midwest" (is that where I am?) thinks this place has great Italian food. I wanted to agree, I liked the staff, the decor is kind of retro Italian, but, the food, not so great. I was with two others and they are from within a hundred miles, and they loved... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This restaurant serves the best Italian food on the face of this earth. Better than any Olive Garden, Carrabba's or any other chained Italian restaurants. The noodles are made from scratch everyday and the spices that exceptional. The Shrimp Ronaldo dish is especially delicious, so good I would eat it off the floor. It will knock your feet off. And... More 

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Newport, Kentucky
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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Pompilio's was the first restaurant we ever dined in in Newport, Kentucky even before we moved here years later. Our daughter took us knowing we would enjoy the draw of "Rainman" filming one of it's famous scenes in this establishment. There is even a dish on the menu called "The Rainman Special"~food particularly enjoyed by the crew while filming. The... More 

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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 1 - 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 - 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?