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Sonny's Pizza

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429 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4718
11:00 am - 10:00 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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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent food and service! Our large party of 22 was accommodated quickly, our server Renae awesome! Everyone received their food at the same time, it was hot, perfect and huge proportions! Thank you Sonny's, we were celebrating our Sons wedding!

Thank Debi P
Scottsdale, Arizona
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

All is very yummy never a bad dish on the menu. Best to join when you are not in hurry. Personal favorite cannelloni filled with shrimp!!!

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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For years we went to Sonny's. And for years we spent waiting for tables. We finally realized that we were tired of waiting for what is pretty much over-garlicked, over-spinached food. The pizza crust itself seems to have garlic in it. We haven't regretting breaking up with Sonny's a few years ago. We found replacement pizza up the street.

1 Thank Julie J
San Clemente, California
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sonny's makes the absolute BEST thin crust pizza in the state - which has been a secret generally known only to long time residents. Their salads and pasta also match the same quality. Brick, wood fired oven? Fagittaboutit!!! Just the tastiest, crispest pizza you will ever enjoy. PS - Don't tell anyone. We'd really like to keep it a locals... More 

Thank k20hoyboy
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

San Clemente is in no shortage of amazing little dining spots but Sonny's should rank high on anyone's list of "must visit" dining. The Tortellini with tomato cream sauce is amazing but I don't think anything on the menu would disappoint. Their lovely outdoor patio is great on a nice day. Service was excellent, food came fast and was on-point.... More 

Thank Chaps W
San Clemente, California
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoy this place. The gnocchi is good. Also good spaghetti and meatballs or sausage. Down side is the garlic bread...too oily. And the pizza is just average. Word of warning - if you ask for garlic on your pizza it is put on after cooking and is RAW ! I like garlic so I don't mind, but many people... More 

Thank carlandkati
Rancho Mirage, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

One of the best San Clemente pizza places. Also the rest of the menu is great. Just not as great as the pizza!!

Thank Y9999QLsusanm
Topeka, Kansas
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

We came to California to visit a friend's son & he suggested eating here. Atmosphere was quaint, service was good and the pizza was WONDERFUL!!! Definitely, a go to anytime we come back!!

Thank Lori M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere, awesome pizza and is a fun place to go. Great for everyone. Right down town with out door seating

Thank colin66Herriman
San Juan Capistrano, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?