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Pompilio's

600 Washington Ave, Newport, KY 41071-1978
(859) 581-3065
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Ranked #20 of 96 restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Pompilio's is a place I've been going to since I was a kid, and it continues to be a favorite. If you want old school Italian food, or if you prefer one of the newer dishes added to the menu, you will not be disappointed.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This joint clearly survives on past reputation, including its bar being a movie scene. The food is very ordinary,if not mediocre, supposedly Italian. Other than salt,food is tasteless. The signature sauce is definitely not Italian. Food is thrown on the plate; salads are that by bare minimum of the definition. This is the only "Italian" restaurant the I have experienced... More

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Kentucky, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Honestly I usually have a lot to write on my reviews, however Pompilios didn't leave me with much to say. The food wasn't bad, but I could do equal or better in my own kitchen. The movie Rain Man was filmed here and I think they are still holding that claim to fame. Maybe a menu update would help them.... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

The food is delicious! The pasta is homemade and the salads are exceptional. The atmosphere is nice but on a busy night the room is very very noisy and it's hard to hear people across the table from you. Also there's not a lot of space to stand while waiting on a table. Despite the small drawbacks Pompilio's is great... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Great Italian food, decor and service. The mussels were delicious. The restaurant was featured in the movie Rain Man. Service and decor was great. Very laid back.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This is a great casual, homey place for a good meal in pleasant surroundings at a great price point. Nice big menu, good selection of wine, full list of microbrews. Historic building which just makes you feel welcomed and relaxed. Nice bar area with music starting at 8:00 the night we came. Free parking close by. Much better than a... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Excellent Italian food in a family atmosphere. Nothing fancy here but the taste of the food is fantastic. The veal parm is one of my favorite dishes and a side of the meatballs is a nice add on.

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Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Pompilio's is apparrently a very popular restaurant and a favorite among my wife's family. I was, however, unimpressed and I heard several other complaints from my fellow diners which were my in-laws. We had a reservation for 20 at 4:00 on a Sunday afternoon. We were seated at a long table in a high traffic area room. I saw no... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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81 reviews 81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Located in Newport, Pompilio's is a Cincinnati tradition for homemade Italian dishes. While it's not upscale, it can be a good "homey" meal. The eggplant parmigiana is outstanding, but consider the sampler, the "Rain Man" cast & crew favorite (the scene with the toothpics was filmed here) if you want a variety of foods at a reasonable price.

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Alexandria, Kentucky, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

as an Italian from NY who can cook better than most restaurants. don't bother with this place, far too many better options. the sauce tasted like they opened a # 10 can of sauce and added far too much garlic salt, no other flavors came thru. the service was decent and the toasted ravioli was good but the dipping sauce... More

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