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Sonny's Pizza

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429 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4718
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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San Juan Capistrano, California
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you go here on the weekend, be prepared to wait (but the wait will be worth it). No only are all the pasta dishes great...but for a special treat order the "white pizza" you will NOT be disappointed. This is one of the "classic" hidden places in San Clemente.

Thank CoastalPicRick
Fallbrook, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been enjoying Sonny's for about 20+ years. It is a family restaurant with good food and plenty of it. The wait staff is very friendly and the service is good but it does get busy.... We like to sit on the patio and enjoy the cool breeze and the casual atmosphere. It is in the beach community of... More 

Thank Rebecca R
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have been going to Sonny's for about 20 years. We love his food. His red sauce is consistently one of the best in the area. Get there early because it does get crowded.

Thank Robert M
Scottsdale, Arizona
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to Sonny's every year for the last 10 years. We look forward to eating pizza when we are in San Clemente. It's always excellent! We've had plenty of appetizers to start. Some of our favorites are the bruschetta and calamari, and the Caesar salad is very good.

Thank Eileen R
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even my Gluten-free dish was awesome! We had a party of 7 (from ages 5-60), and everyone had a wonderful dinner. We sat on the patio, which was lovely. Everyone loved their food, and the prices were reasonable. The birthday treat they brought one of the kiddos was big enough for the whole table.

Thank Dawnetta W
San Clemente, California
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's usually a long wait, which puzzles me, because I don't think it's that great. It's certainly adequate, but I think there are a number of better options in South Orange County.

Thank RandyLargent
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal. The food and service were both excellent! My manicotti was amazing! Atmosphere was cozy. We sat outside and enjoyed dinner on the patio.

Thank Cecilia M
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Been coming to Sonny's for 20+ years and it has never disappointed me! The herbs and spices they use in their sauces are to die for. Their pepperoni pizza is the best I have ever had. Great local gem!!!

Thank Sandy L
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I sure hope today's (fathers day) experience was a fluke. Busy place but when is it not, Seated by the hostess at the only available patio table that needed to be wiped and set. Could not put your elbows on the table it was that dirty and wet. Went back to the hostess after ten minutes to ask when our... More 

1 Thank Chris S
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Enjoyed this visit to a local 'mom & pop' pizza and pasta restaurant. Our pizza was delicious - thin & crispy crust, very flavorful sauce, and lots of topping choices. Enjoyed it so much we got carry-out a couple of nights later :-)

Thank MissouriPam

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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
Average prices
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 429 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4718
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: (949)498-2540

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