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600 Washington Ave, Newport, KY 41071-1978
+1 859-581-3065
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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North Canton, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely a unique restaurant, well known for its use in the film, Rain Man. Don't go because of that!! The food is marvelous! Go for the lasagna and meatballs and the marinara sauce. Go for the homemade Italian dressing for the salad. The house wine is excellent too!!

Thank Joan H
Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very old Italian restaurant and has been around since 1933. Home style Italian decor and a family type atmosphere. Parts of the movie "Rain man" were filmed inside. The food is amazing and the portions are huge. If you leave here hungry, it is your fault! Excellent and highly recommended.

Thank Bones2013
Cincinnati, Ohio
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I tried this place out. We love good Italian food. This is not real Italian. On the other hand, we liked the relaxed atmosphere and the people were quite nice. I just wouldn't come here expecting home-made pastas or fine fare.

Thank Spearmanp
Stow, OH
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181 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was visiting from out of town...brought a bunch of college students for an early dinner. Was slightly nervous about mixed reviews but if you expect the place to be somewhat dated..historic building.."diner-like" then you can enjoy the experience. The food portions were plentiful. If you like the sauce heavy then you would like most of the pasta selections. Felt a... More 

Thank doctormomStow
Lexington, Kentucky
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited for the first time with some friends. The food was delicious--especially the sauce. The portions were large. I had the Rigatoni Teresa and brought home plenty for lunch the next day, even having shared my plate with my son. They had a paper tablecloth and crayons for kids to color on. My only complaint was that it... More 

Thank cjoystover
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I eat here every time I am in Cincinnati. Very good authentic Italian dishes. A lot of history in the area. A scene from the 1988 movie Rain Man was shot here. The staff is awesome.

Thank KevnKimB
Rutherford College, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Sarah was great. The antipasti was wonderful, the rigatoni Bolognese was to die for, all In all. two thumbs up👍👍

Thank mkfarris
West Chester, Ohio
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275 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

I lived in Italy for many years and am of Sicilian descent - I think I am well qualified to know good Italian food... and this is not it! Tried the restaurant 15 years ago - and was not impressed then... and if anything - it's gotten worse. The space is loud and a bit crowded, the waitress was nice,... More 

Thank Porthos7
Pompjoe, Owner at Pompilio's, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your opinions, sorry we didn't hit the spot for you. Its ok though, not everyone is going to enjoy what we have been doing for 83 years. Thanks again More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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115 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

My first time to visit... Restaurant was small and quaint.... I had the manicotti ... Had lots of cheese stuffed with lots of meat but the sauce was way too tomatoeeee..... Had to scrape most of it off ..... was afraid it would upset my stomach because it was powerful..... Not sure I would visit again.

Thank Sheila C
Pompjoe, Owner at Pompilio's, responded to this review

Thanks Shelia for sharing your opinions, Im not sure what you mean by "Tomatoeee" As the red sauce is made with tomatoes. We hope to see you soon More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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559 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

I used to really enjoy this restaurant, but each time I return the quality seems to decline slightly. I wish they would offer a better bread to start instead of the plain white bread and butter.

Thank explorepossibilities

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
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 - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 Washington Ave, Newport, KY 41071-1978
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 859-581-3065
Live music Fridays and Saturdays, some Thursdays.

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