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Domenic's Italian Ristorante

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12719 Poway Rd, Poway, CA 92064-4403
(858) 748-9563
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Was recommended by a colleague who was also with me. For a Friday afternoon the place appeared a bit slow with a number of tables empty. But the food was good. We went for the day's special chicken preparation in a tomato base - this was tasty. The service was excellent.

Thank Sandy D
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Haven't eaten here in awhile, now I remember why. Very overpriced, unless you don't care how much you spend for two meals and 2 glasses of wine. Dark atmosphere, seating too close together. Not going back.

Thank Linda S
Athens, Alabama
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

I went it here on my last business trip for lunch it was good and seemed like they used fresh ingredients. There pasta I believe was mad in house which made it reply fresh. They had the best garlic knots I have ever had I would recommend it to everyone. The chicken Parmesan was great I would recommend it to... More 

Thank youknowit19
Temple, Texas
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016 via mobile

A quaint restaurant with an excellent atmosphere to meet all moods. The food was delicious and very filling. Service was as good as it gets...very attentive to add to an overall great dining experience.

Thank Dan04u
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

The food was amazing, and so was the attention. Plus, the personnel speak Spanish, which might be helpful for tourists as ourselves. We ordered the funghi antipasti, and I swear those where the best mushrooms I've ever had. The atmosphere at the place is also very nice. I'll definitively come back.

Thank NikuChouji
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The food is great, the Calamari appetizer is really good. Both my husband and I really enjoy this. Nothing beats the basket of bread that they bring to the table. Those little bread balls are out of this world. Addicting and I always eat to many. They do have a night where you can bring in your own bottle and... More 

Thank Sharon S
San Diego, California
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87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

We enjoy this classic Italian restaurant in Poway. They have the best cannoli in town. The food is always good and they will work with you if you have an allergy. The wait staff is attentive and you can always enjoy a good meal here.

Thank Lauren S
Poway, California
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We enjoy going here for great Italian food! The service is also good . We enjoy this one waiter who has been there for years and is very personable. Nice atmosphere with the Italian background music.

Thank Curt A
San Diego, California
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

First time trying Domenic's. Service was perfect, and so was the food. Carrots in garlic and oil on the table w/garlic knots & focaccia. Great gorgonzola salad dressing. Lasagna and the eggplant parmigiana were as I hoped. Ambiance was ITALIAN old school, with matching soundtrack. Nothin fancy. $4.50 class of chianti. Just like home.

Thank Frank L
Juba, South Sudan
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

A little gem that doesn't look much from the outside, but once inside, the service is great and the food even better. Fantastic menu, great value for what you get. Couldn't have asked for a better place to have lunch. Do yourself a favour and put this place on your list of places to dine in SoCal.

Thank Geoff C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12719 Poway Rd, Poway, CA 92064-4403
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Poway
  • Phone Number: (858) 748-9563

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