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Dominic's Italian Restaurant

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Sun, 7/21
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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner

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Situated on the water in the Oceanside Harbor, Dominic's is an ideal place to enjoy the sun, the boats, and a menu of Italian food. While Dominic's specialty is their hand tossed pizza, their entrees are very popular, ranging from New Zealand mussels sauteed with marinara sauce and tortellini al pesto to veal parmigiana and penne rustico. Dominic's pizza includes a selection of gourmet offerings such as roasted garlic chicken, Margarita , and Dominic's Special Pizza, as well as the create-your-own variety. Dominic's is open seven days a week from 11am. The beautiful harbor scenery is a charming addition to the food and drink, and people watching is always a great diversion.
$10 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Wine Bar, Italian, Pizza
Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews pasta bread sticks gelato stuffed mushrooms clam chowder salmon fries chicken fantasia oceanside harbor italian food wine bar white wine an appetizer great place to eat large portions outside seating dominics
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice spot, right on the harbor, that draws you on with the scent of Italian foods. Unfortunately we were disappointed in the food. The lasagna my husband tried was worse than a cheap boxed lasagna with little flavor, the marinara is flavorless, the ceaser salad...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Heather V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife took me there for my birthday July 1. Very crowded, but we got seated quickly. The salmon Genovese was outstanding!! Fabulous pesto sauce, grilled vegetables &, pomadoro 🍝 pasta. Our only complaint was that they were out of the first 7 wines we...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Elk H
Reviewed June 8, 2019

The first time I came here I was afraid the quality of the food would not be good because of the location in a touristy destination. Boy, was I wrong! The food is great, the Chicken Fantasia is fabulous, as well as the Penne and...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank lokidok
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

Some very dear friends of mine have recently moved to Oceanside. We went to Dominic's for lunch and we're not disappointed. The food is very tasty and the portions very generous. Michael our server was very prompt and courteous. We were lucky that this is...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank dahl53
Reviewed February 15, 2019 via mobile

The food here is amazing. The chicken parmigiana was the best I ever had. The spaghetti sauce was great. Cozy place on the beach.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank reyeshhh
Reviewed January 29, 2019

Dominic's clam chowder is the best I've ever had!!!! My husband concurs. Chicken Parmesian and Chicken Marsala to die for. We eat here everytime we are in Oceanside.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank dndsaunders
Tore T, General Manager at Dominic's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2019

Thank you dndsaunders. We receive many compliments on our clam chowder. Glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed January 6, 2019

After years spent walking by this restaurant, we decided to walk over Christmas Eve night to try it out. It wasn't super busy, nor was it empty. We were promptly seated outside where we .... waited .... and waited ... and waited for a server...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Cute restaurant that has awesome food. They make their own garlic breadsticks in house. So yummy. We had the white wine pasta with calamari, shrimp, scallops, salmon & white fish. We shared & it was plenty. Clam chowder was some of the best in Oceanside...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 89cpv
Reviewed October 14, 2018

While browsing the shops at the Oceanside Harbor, we decided to see about some dinner, we met the owner in the doorway and he welcomed us in! My gf had a onion, garlic and pepperoni pizza, I had the spaghetti and meatballs, I asked for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank taoal
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

I recently visited this restaurant because it was close by and I got a Groupon for it. It was very nice, we sat outside with a view of the harbor. We were created and seated immediately. The food was pretty good and the servers were...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Debra J
July 5, 2017|
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Response from Tore T | Property representative |
yes we offer gluten friendly options, and we have a gluten free pizza crust. We are not a gluten free kitchen, but do try our best to not have any cross contamination.
August 31, 2016|
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Response from Tore T | Property representative |
Yes, free parking in various small lots around us. up to 2 hours before 6.pm. Free Parking adjacent to us all day.
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