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Pomodoro Ristorante Italiano

#105 of 3,739 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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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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York, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We only discovered Pomodoro at the end of our hols, otherwise we would most certainly have returned. It was really busy on Saturday night (so make a reservation), but they found us a table after a wait at the sister pizzeria next door for a drink. Pasta arrabiata was excellent, loads of chicken and nice and spicy rich tomato sauce.... More 

Thank GoonerBal007
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful meal at Pomodoro. This was a small, unpretentious Italian restaurant located near our hotel in Point Loma. The food was delicious...we especially liked their tomato sauce.....not rich and heavy, but light and flavorful. Portion sizes were generous. Overall good value, would return again.

Thank Dijon37
Lake Forest, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't have the right words to adequately describe how it feels to go to a restaurant, but feel like you are at grandma's house being served by family and friends. This is a treat not to be missed. On this past visit, we showed up on a Saturday after a day on the water, had no reservation, but they... More 

Thank Greg E
San Diego, California
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped for dinner with out of town family and we weren't disappointed. Restaurant is small and they do have some outdoor seating. Parking is a bit of a hassle - we had to park down the street and walk a bit, but not a deal breaker unless you have someone with limited mobility. Portions were very large. We started with... More 

Thank Joanne W
Goodyear, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on a busy Saturday night. We were seated right away and the place is very charming. The food and atmosphere is definitely 5 star. Service was very slow throughout the meal, one minor complaint.

Thank alrog4
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got here at about 8:00 pm and it was packed. A good indication that it was a great place!! We sat inside (outside was full, but would have been a little cooler). Great authentic Italian food. Great service. Ordered: Veal Piccata, Chicken with Artichokes and mushrooms, eggplant parmesan, and cavatelli. All dishes were outstanding. Go!! Great place in 'Little... More 

Thank CarolSTucson
Tucson Az
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been going there every time we visit San Diego for the last 6 years. It's a charming, friendly neighborhood place, with consistently good food and pleasant service. One time this visit, we were just a little late for lunch and early for dinner, and they fed us anyway! We'll eat there again for sure.

Thank Margery W
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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 August 24, 2016

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 August 23, 2016

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

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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?