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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
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Reviewed April 17, 2022

We ate here two nights in a row. Pasta the first night, pizza the second. While prices are a little high for San Salvador, the food was excellent and the service top notch. Huge menu. Tastefully decorated.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed January 13, 2022

I ordered the carbonara and it was awful. It had no taste and as soon as I took the first bite, I knew I would get sick from it, and that's exactly what happened. My guess is that they're not using the right cheese and...also didn't salt the water enough when boiling the pasta. It also looked like they added cream to the dish. I don't give it a 1 star because the appetizers and pizzas here are decent.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed August 8, 2021 via mobile

Nice food and great service. It's expensive by local standards. Caccio & Peppe pasta and cheesecake are awesome. With juice and coffee was 23$

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed March 10, 2020 via mobile

Situated next door to the Sheraton Presidente in a very safe part of town, the Al Pomodoro has so much going for it and should easily be a 5 star rating but needs to sharpen itself up to be that. The initial look of the...outside is not that nice but the entrance has been well done as has most of the interior. The menu is quite extensive, and well thought out in terms of options, but I was not offered a wine list and when asking about wines by the glass was only verbally offered Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio for white or Merlot, Malbec, or Sangiovese for red, with no further info or offer to see a menu. In this “class” of restaurant that’s dissolute a small annoyance. What was more annoying was my glass of Merlot coming cold - not just cool, but chilled. For my second glass, I switched to the Sangiovese to see if perhaps it was just the Merlot that was served that way but, alas, no. With both glasses they took lots of cupping and were really only approaching a good temperature when getting to the bottom of the glass. The Sicilian salad was very good, and a generous portion, however it could have done with fewer of the unadvertised soft raisins and more of the advertised gorgonzola. My “Italian” pizza was good without being stunning, mainly due to an ordinary base, and I’m not sure it would have been as good if I hadn’t paid extra to have basil pesto added. One of the pluses is that they offer a very wide range of toppings to add to any pizza, like my pesto. The service was not bad but neither was it particularly enthusiastic. I am not referring specifically to my own waiter but also from observation of all the waiters during my time there - something I could do dining solo and sat in one corner between the two parts of the dining area. My ratings for a restaurant are relative to their prices. Al Pomodoro is not expensive but it is above average for El Salvador so doesn’t rate 5 stars due to some let downs that a restaurant of this style and price bracket should not have. With some attention to these easily solved “issues” it can, and should, be an automatic 5 star rating. For now it’s only a 4More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020

This is an excellente decision for lunch or dinner. My favorite dish is mushroom ravioli in butter sauce. They have good wines and very good service.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed September 4, 2019

Nice restaurant in San Benito. Food and service are very good. This is a true italian restaurant. I would highly recommend a "cartocho frutto di mare" pasta, I am not sure it is in the menu, so you may want to ask for it.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 2, 2019

Great food, great variety to chose from. Very reasonble prices. Triple A service. Next door to the Sheraton Hotel in a great location. Very secure area. I strongly recommend it!!! Enjoyed the food and the time there.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 23, 2019 via mobile

We ordered a bottle of wine for 20 and enjoyed the Italian salad, pasta bolognese and a pizza. The inside patio is beautiful.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 8, 2019 via mobile

If you're looking for an Italian restaurant in San Salvador: this is it. It has amazing food, great service and it is located in one of the nicest neighborhoods in the city. We ordered pizza and all I can say is it was delicious. The...crust is thin as it should be. It was a perfect combination if ingredients and the tomato sauce was on point. Loved every bite. Totally recommended!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 16, 2019

We went on the day before Father's Day. It was packed, service was frantic and the noise was overwhelming. We ordered one starter(to share) and two mains. My main was lasagne whilst my companion ordered a dish which was uneatable - they didn't charge so...there must have been something wrong with it! We plan to go again when the restaurant is less busy.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 1, 2019

Went with colleagues for dinner. Ordered the steak in red wine sauce. Steak was cooked to order and accompanied by vegetables. Live music was playing at the entrance. Great ambiance. The spicy sauce for the bread was really good! Drizzled olive oil on your plate...and add the spicy sauce then soak it up with the bread, muy delicioso!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed March 23, 2019

Amazing restaurant less than 2 blocks from the Sheraton Presidente making it an ideal spot for lunch or dinner if staying at the Sheraton. The wait staff are friendly and helpful, the bread served prior to your meal is so very tasty and when soaking...up the olive oil at your table makes a great a start to a meal. The pizzas are amazingly tasty, the Italian dishes are wonderful as well. Great wine choices and the home made gelato is to die for. Highly recommend!!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 7, 2019 via mobile

Had a great dinner here with friends. The food is well cooked. Delicious seafood pasta and excellent thin based Pizza. Great Tiramisu.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 23, 2019

Service, ambience and food all excellent. We would have loved an opportunity to go a second time. The pizza I had was huge even for normal size it had a delicious thin crispy base and lots of topping. Husband said how good his steak was.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed December 8, 2018

Great food and very well priced. Wood fired Pizza brick oven. Extensive wine list. Service personal attention is outstanding. Very recommendable!

Date of visit: November 2018
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Al Pomodoro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5