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Pomodoro Ristorante Italiano

#135 of 3,733 Restaurants in San Diego
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2833 Avenida de Portugal, San Diego, CA 92106-2704
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Felt like we were having real Italian food. Staff pleasant. Food delicious. Outdoor seating, pleasant environment. We walked there from our hotel. Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner there.

Thank finstah
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Discovered Pummaro's after Pomodoro's recommended their sister restaurant because they had a long wait list. Pummaro's is literally next door, the hostess personally walked us over. (Very nice gesture and greatly appreciated.) We were told it's the same owners as Pomodoro's. Warm, casual, modern and friendly atmosphere with a great bar as a focal point. Pummaro's recently opened so it... More 

Thank Gina I
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited as a family of 4 with two teenagers. We had a variety of meals and all were good. The service was a touch slow in places but perhaps we noticed because we were quite tired. Would certainly recommend.

Thank MTMHampshire
San Diego, California
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a delightful small charming Italian restaurant . It is a cute bungalow with inside & outside eating. The food is very good , with excellent service. It is located in Pt Loma in a charming area near the water , boats & other restaurants. Try it if you are in the area.

Thank Tamara B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A chance find but an absolute gem. The service was excellent. Even off the menu request was received with genuine enthusiasm. Our party of six had various pasta dishes which were all fantastic. The salads could not have been better.

Thank Carl M
ElCajon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Authentic classic Italian cuisine at its finest in a setting so unassuming and romantic it will take you on a journey straight to the old world where the accents are as rich as the food and the experience is as soft as the candlelight as as gentle as the warm evening air.

Thank Tom C
Honolulu, Hawaii
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We found this restaurant through a review app as we were staying in the Hilton near the airport. Super close...maybe a 7-9 minute drive. Seemed very authentic, the hostess and the servers spoke wi an Italian accent. I had the orreciette pugliese and it was phenomenal! Super light but flavorful sauce and the pasta had a perfect mouthfeel!!! The sausage... More 

Thank Mary W
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

We went here for dinner on a warm evening & were asked if we had a reservation. They seated us & the couple after without reservations so it seemed a little pretentious to ask this. We were seated on a covered patio. The sun was strong. The fruit flies bothered us throughout the meal. I ordered a special, Rigatoni with... More 

Thank Gail J
Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We ate here last night and had one of the best Italian meals I have ever had. Very delicious meals. I had the Black Linguine, which was a seafood dish with shrimp, scallops and other seafood in a tomato cream sauce that was absolutely delicious. My date had Eggplant Parmesan that was the best I have ever tasted. The service... More 

Thank Munnsters
Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Welcome cozy and large menu. Everyone working had Italian accent and charm. Hard to choose from so many menu options. Nice fire pit outside was a little warm inside. Large wine selection. And bread at table with marina.

Thank Ann S

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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $30
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2833 Avenida de Portugal, San Diego, CA 92106-2704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 619-523-1301

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