Il Pomod'Oro Restaurant & Pizzeria

Il Pomod'Oro Restaurant & Pizzeria

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Hours
Sun
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mon
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tue
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wed
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thu
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fri
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sat
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Tuscan, Sicilian, Central-Italian, Southern-Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Does this restaurant offer free wifi?
About
Located in East Lyme amidst one of the most picturesque areas of Southern Connecticut and the Mystic region, il Pomod’Oro Restaurant & Pizzeria beckons Italian food aficionados with an intoxicating selection of dishes sure to tantalize everyone’s appetite. At our charming Italian restaurant, every menu item – from appetizers, soups and salads to specialty pizzas, handmade pasta, calzones, sandwiches, ocean-fresh seafood, entrees and mouth-watering desserts – is lovingly created using only the finest, freshest ingredients and served in a warm, inviting, family-friendly atmosphere that welcomes kids and romantic diners alike. Believe us when we say that Italian lunch and dinner has never been like this, served in a relaxing, comfortable atmosphere and offered on a menu that transcends the ordinary pizzeria approach. We invite you to come experience il Pomod’Oro Restaurant & Pizzeria for yourself, and discover everything you’ve been missing when it comes to premium Italian dining.
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Tuscan, Sicilian, Central-Italian, Southern-Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles227 reviews
Excellent
191
Very good
15
Average
5
Poor
9
Terrible
7
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Ann S
Waterford249 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020 none
We ordered take out during the COVID 19 social distancing phase. We called ahead and the food was piping hot and delivered to our car by a masked employee. Including a warm loaf of bread- yum. We got enough food for 2 meals. Fried calamari was tasty, as was the lasagne. Salads are fresh and lovely. The pizza was not my personal favorite but my husband liked it. Pizza styles are somewhat personal, so it's nothing against them. I would say maybe things are a bit over-priced in general, but overall we would be happy to go there again.
Written April 19, 2020
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PetritM19
Hi Ann, thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review during COVID19. We rely very heavily on the feedback from our customers to improve our delivery of our meals from start to finish. We are glad to hear you will be back again and please let us know if we can recommend anything off the menu. 10% all take out right now! Give us a call (860) 739-6234 Thanks!
Written April 25, 2020
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Sandy H
Mystic63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 none
We had dinner here with our family. This was our first time. Our daughter and family have been often. Everything we had was great and the service was excellent.Our waitress was Juliana and she couldn't have been better. We were never rushed, which we really appreciate. So many restaurants rush you and it makes the meal much less enjoyable no matter how good the food is. We will definitely be back and will also try their restaurant in North Stonington.
Written June 22, 2020
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PetritM19
Thanks for the great review Sandy and we are so glad to hear your family enjoyed your visit with us. We can't wait to have you at our sister location in North Stonington, Buon Appetito! Be well and we hope to see you soon!
Written June 22, 2020
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cms
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 couples
We have been coming to Ill Pomod’Oro for over 2 years now, and week in, week out they are consistently excellent in all respects. They have an excellent wine list and also feature a nice cocktail list with daily specials that are always fun to try. Today to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Greta and Suela created a blood orange martini with fresh-squeezed juice, vodka, triple sec and Prosecco that was absolutely out of this world (see photo). The kitchen produces excellent food every single time and they’re very flexible, so if you want to tweak your meal in any way, it’s never a problem. But perhaps best of all is the staff. They are professional, friendly, accommodating and really care about making every dining experience the best for the customer. We consider ourselves fortunate to live near such an excellent restaurant.
Written February 14, 2021
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BesmirK
Greetings! Thank you for your amazing review. I appreciate your compliments of our staff and I will pass that on to them. I'm happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us and I hope to see you back soon! Ciao!
Written February 18, 2021
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jvigg125
11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 couples
The wife and I ordered takeout from here after seeing positive reviews on Trip Advisor. Hospitality at this place is lacking. When we called to place our order the person who answered the phone seemed annoyed she had to take down our order. She hung up mid order and when we called back she didn’t even apologize. Rude. When I got there to pick up my order there was no one there. Everyone was apparently occupied waiting on the 20+ maskless indoor diners. When I was told to wait I told the server/waitress I would step out and wait outdoors and I got a dirty look. Excuse me for not wanting to breathe in the germs of 20+ people during a very serious pandemic. We ordered a pizza and some chicken and pasta dishes. The pizza had the wrong toppings and pasta and chicken was nothing special. Certainly not worthy of the reviews this place has gotten. We won’t patronize again.
Written November 21, 2020
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PetritM19
Good evening, as the owner of the restaurant, I was very troubled to read this review. I'd like to address a couple key points in your review. First, I apologize for any misunderstanding or if our staff appeared to be anything other than accommodating, professional and courteous. Most of our positive reviews are reflections of our staff's interactions with customers, so this is very uncommon and disturbing to me. Second, we follow the strict restaurant guidelines set by the state to be compliant and safe during COVID. We will not allow customer's to dine with us without a mask until they get to their table and begin to eat or drink. Third, mistakes happen but we aim for excellence in every dish we deliver to our customers. If there was a mistake with your order, I would like to personally apologize. Our reviews speak for themselves and we love our loyal patrons. Thus, we take every review, good or bad, very seriously. We are a family establishment and I want nothing more than to offer everyone a chance to enjoy our fine meals and leave with a smile on their faces. I hope you will give us another chance and please come back again soon. If you would like to discuss this matter with me further, please call me personally at (860) 235-8500. Thank you!
Written November 22, 2020
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Sluggo05
East Lyme7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 family
It was extremely busy and the pizzas we ordered for take-out reflected it. Both pizzas were extremely flaccid and the sauce on both the garden pizza and margarita pizza were more like a lukewarm tomato soup. “Cooked”, cut and boxes without any quality control. This restaurant has officially become home of the worst pizza I have ever had the pleasure of throwing away.
Written May 14, 2021
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BesmirK
Greetings! Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I would like to apologize that you were left less than satisfied with our wood-fired pizza. This is not normal for us and I would prefer to try and resolve this issue to leave you satisfied. To discuss this matter further, please call me direct at (860) 519-9303 to discuss your experience so I can better understand. Once again, I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Written May 26, 2021
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furnari55
New London31 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 none
My husband and I are new to the area and thought we would see how authentic this was a true Italian Restaurant. To begin with, they offer you Tap water or rip -off Sparkling water as if this was a 5 star restaurant. We tried the Caprese salad , the 4 pieces of mozzarella were not fresh & and not quality ,watery the way fresh Mozzarella should be. The Pasta Fagioli soup was was salty. The frail specimen of a pizza was topped with bland tomato sauce and forgettable . The lasagna was made with salty ,greasy Bolognese sauce and the homemade noodles were mushy. This restaurant had no atmosphere , forgettable and do not understand the 5 star reviews. Service was cordial but not timely and the prices are too high priced IT is a One & Done.
Written July 30, 2022
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BesmirK
Hello, let me begin by thanking you for taking the time to leave detailed feedback from your dining experience with us. We value all feedback, good or bad, so we can learn and grow from it. That being said, we pride ourselves on delivering our guests authentic, homemade Italian cuisine made from the freshest (whenever possible) and finest ingredients. We do realize that everyone's palate is different. This is a family style restaurant and I never want a guest to leave unhappy or disappointed with their meal! We are always willing to remake the dish or offer a different dish if a guest is disappointed. Unfortunately, we were not given the opportunity to do so during your visit. We do hope you will reconsider and join us again in the future. If you do, please let me know how I can make your dining experience more enjoyable while you are here to avoid this from taking place again. My name is Besi. Please feel free to ask for me. Thank you!
Written August 1, 2022
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rhodytraveler10
Coventry247 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 none
This was our first visit to Il Pomod'Oro. We were attending a concert at Mohegan and had read many positive reviews about this restaurant. Although our reservation was fairly early, the place was already packed when we arrived. We were seated on the outdoor patio, which was quieter but a little chilly. The owner did turn on the heat and it warmed up a bit. Service was very good and drinks arrived promptly. The nightly special was delicious! The bread was light as air and accompanied by a nice olive oil, which was also for sale by the bottle. My husband's pasta was tasty, as were the scallops I ordered. Prices are a bit above market, but the excellent service and lovely dishes are worth it Sadly, we weren't offered any limoncello at the end of the meal, which I always look forward to when visiting family restaurants. Other than that, it was a lovely evening.
Written April 10, 2022
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BesmirK
Thank you for your review and for leaving feedback regarding your recent visit. We strive for every guest to have an experience worthy of 5 stars. While we are happy to hear that you had a lovely evening, we sincerely apologize that you weren't offered limoncello at the end of your meal. We invite you to visit us again in the future and when you do, we will be sure you do not miss out on the limoncello! We look forward to having you back again. Thank you!
Written April 12, 2022
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dr_nonesuch
Niantic184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 couples
Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious. The calamari was so fresh & tender ~ the pizzas (a white chicken , broccoli gorgonzola~ a red grassfed meatball) & were expertly crafted and the homemade pastas we tried (the gnocchi with an arugula pesto and the porcini truffle risotto) were wonderful. Fresh bread with a high quality olive oil to begin the meal is brought to the table straight away. The cocktail list is amazing & the service is excellent. Our new favorite local Italian restaurant.
Written April 1, 2021
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BesmirK
Thank you for the extremely generous review! It is customers like you that make our restaurant great. Come back again soon and we will be happy to satisfy your appetite...again!
Written April 12, 2021
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truefoodie
United States156 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 none
We had great hopes for this restaurant, but it was a very very disappointing experience. First, we had booked the enclosed porch, hoping that windows would be open as we do not eat inside due to the pandemic as a rule (even though we are vaccinated). When we arrived, the host told us that area was "full" which was extremely frustrating as we had intentionally booked far ahead to get these porch seats. Second, I once heard it said that one of the characteristics of the best restaurants is that a customer never has to ask for water. I had to ask for water for my table THREE times. That is PATHETIC. Third, the two female servers were very snotty. I have no idea what their problem was. There was zero warmth, zero kindness. They were so unfriendly and frankly hostile. (We are people who NEVER have issues at restaurants so this was frankly shocking. We routinely tip 30% if service is excellent, and we are greatly appreciated by servers at places as a rule as they appreciate our patience, warmth, and kindness.) Third, my niece asked to have the drinks menu as she decided she wanted a drink after she ordered her food. We never got the drinks menu. Fourth, we were not at all impressed with the entrees. The quality was not at all what we expected.This was supposed to be a lovely meal out with my niece to meet her boyfriend for the first time.
Written May 31, 2021
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BesmirK
Hello, let me begin by thanking you for taking the time to leave detailed feedback from your dining experience with us. We value all feedback, good or bad, so we can learn and grow from it. Although it doesn't happen often, we do have customers that are not 100% satisfied with their visit at il Pomod'Oro. Let me address a couple points, while we welcome and encourage reservations, we cannot guarantee that your table will be ready by the time you arrive. If we have a full patio or full restaurant, we respectfully ask that guests wait patiently until the next table finishes their meal. We will not rush someone to leave to open up table space. This is family style dining and everyone is welcome to stay as long as they wish. Hopefully that helps for future visits. I apologize that you felt our staff was less than welcoming and let me assure you that we love what we do and the guests we serve. Our staff is not in the habit of just going through the motions when they serve guests. I personally see to it that our guests are having a great experience so it is a little surprising that you felt my staff were "hostile". That is the furthest thing from what we aim to be. That being said, we know that we will not win everyone over but I still invite you back and please let me know how I can make your dining experience more enjoyable while you are here to avoid this from taking place again. My name is Besi. Please feel free to ask for me. Thank you!
Written June 21, 2021
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Richard W
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 friends
This restaurant is serious about the product they put out. Attention to detail is evident in the dishes and stemware. Our party of three all had appetizers, entrees and desserts. All dishes came out well timed and presented professionally. All food was well prepared. Service was attentive and pleasant. I really enjoyed my time at il Pomod'Oro and will return.
Written December 7, 2021
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BesmirK
Thank you for your excellent rating and feedback. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! We pride ourselves on delivering delicious food in a elegant, yet casual atmosphere. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Ciao!
Written December 22, 2021
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HillyBushers
Chester37 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 couples
I left without having dinner. Took 20 minutes to get someone to take our order. Pizza came out uncooked, but worse was no one came by to check, so my fellow diner FINISHED their meal before I could get help. Horribly uncomfortable, and this was our second visit that was worse than the last. We are done with this place, it has slipped too far for the pricing. Too bad, it had promise.
Written November 18, 2021
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BesmirK
Thank you for your feedback. Although it is disappointing and disheartening to receive after we tried to rectify this when you dined with us. We strive for every guest to receive excellent customer service and a delicious meal and your experience is not customary for what our guests expect and receive when they dine with us. In an effort to make things right, we did offer to make you something else, sent you with a pizza to take home, and your bill was comped on the house. We apologize if you left unsatisfied. We do hope you will dine with us in the future and if there is anything we can do to make your visit more enjoyable while you are here, please let me know. Thank you! - Besi (owner)
Written December 3, 2021
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Brent S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
We continue to enjoy this outstanding eatery as our favorite place in the area. The entrees have wonderful flavors without the weight of heavy sauces, or overdone ingredients. My wife and I appreciate the use of organic ingredients and local produce. The specials can be truly special and are worth ordering and enjoying! Our favorite spot to eat is at the bar because of its intimacy, and the wait staff. It is a small area but a nice place to interact with other diners, the staff and the bartenders. The entire staff are a joy to be around. They are so friendly and open, fun to talk with, and on-point with their service. I have heard others talk about the more "traditional" Italian dishes from the place a little further down the street, but from my travels to Italy the food at il Pomod'Oro is much more representative of the local eats I had in Italy. il Pomod'Oro is simply a great little gem in the East Lyme area.
Written January 5, 2020
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PetritM19
Thank you for taking the time to leave a great 5-star rating and generous review Brent! Your very thorough review allows others to see exactly how we operate and the level of service we bring to each customer. Thanks again and we hope to have you back again soon!
Written January 6, 2020
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Seven D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 none
This place has amazing quality of food. It's made to look and taste wonderful. This place looks small from the outside but quite nice inside. Usually some restaurants have good service and bad food or vice versa. This place had awesome food and was complimented by the great service. I have not had a better meal in quite a long time. The server was genuinely happy to be working there and her true excitement fueled the wonderful business lunch. I had the Pizza with the same name as the restaurant, salad and calamari. Seriously loved all aspects. Bathrooms were cleaner than anywhere I have been in years. Good job guys, keep it up! So happy about this meal and will add this to my regular dinner stops! Wow so good! Thanks again
Written May 28, 2021
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BesmirK
Thank you for your amazing review. Your words mean so much to us and for new customers looking for an authentic dining experience. We invite you back and hope you will return many more times. Ciao!
Written June 21, 2021
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Calksgirl
Waterford90 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 none
This is our home away from home when it comes to local dining. If a restaurant can’t make better food than I can make myself I take a pass. Il Pomodoro is the first place we go when I’m not in the mood to be creative. They never disappoint, Patrit gives us so much of his time that we feel like family. The restaurant is extremely clean, spotless, for that matter, ingredients are top quality and preparation is simply scrumptious. My husband often orders the lasagne, I the Bolognese, when I’m being good, the fresh fish entree either halibut or swordfish never disappoints. Oh, and you can’t pass on the broccoli rabe for an app or entre. Fantastic! To top off your evening to “shut the door” the homemade lemoncello !
Written March 28, 2021
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BesmirK
Thank you for that fantastic review! We appreciate all of the warm and kind feedback you gave us. We love being your go-to when you do not have your own chef hat on. Is there anything that we could have improved on to earn that coveted 5-star experience at our restaurant? Let us know! We would be glad to address it. Ciao!
Written April 12, 2021
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The Leverones
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 couples
Great food, service and atmosphere topped off with gluten free options and care in preparation that keeps us always coming back. Can only count the number of restaurants we trust with gluten free on one hand and this is one of them. To add, Ghertha makes the best cappuccinos ever!
Written September 12, 2020
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PetritM19
Hello, I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit to il Pomod'Oro! Thank you for the excellent feedback from your meal. I will be sure and pass your compliments on to our staff. Come back and see us soon!
Written September 30, 2020
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