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Pomodoro Ristorante Italiano

#104 of 3,751 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The pasta/seafood meal was sooo good, shrimp in the meal was delicious! Service was excellent! Only thing that would make the meal better would be if they made the pasta in-house :)

Thank Elchuchoperucho
Phoenix, Arizona, Usa
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a little concerned because when we called they didn't think a reservation was needed, but when we got there we had wished we had made reservations. They were able to seat us quickly though. Service was awesome. Scallops were fantastic. Arribiatta sauce was authentic. Desserts are coma inducing. We would go back in a heartbeat.

Thank Mike S
Albany, NY
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69 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful meal here. We both had the eggplant parm which was not breaded, not fried but sliced paper thin, and in a wonderful fresh sauce. We also had the salad with mixed greens, sliced pears and smoked gouda, yummy. Portions were perfect, the prices were right and the bottle of chianti was wonderful. A very quaint little... More 

Thank Debbie M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One word : delicious! Nice little intimate place to eat and have a great time. Very warm and friendly service.

Thank Betty G
York, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

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

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Romantic, 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?