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“Kind of a disappointment for the money!”

Dominic's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #28 of 405 Restaurants in Oceanside
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Situated on the water in the Oceanside Harbor, Dominic's is an ideal place to enjoy the sun, the boats, and a menu of Italian food. While Dominic's specialty is their hand tossed pizza, their entrees are very popular, ranging from New Zealand mussels sauteed with marinara sauce and tortellini al pesto to veal parmigiana and penne rustico. Dominic's pizza includes a selection of gourmet offerings such as roasted garlic chicken, Margarita , and Dominic's Special Pizza, as well as the create-your-own variety. Dominic's is open seven days a week from 11am. The beautiful harbor scenery is a charming addition to the food and drink, and people watching is always a great diversion.
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Was expecting sensational from all the hype I have heard about the place. Food was just okay, pizza was lacking some cheese, mushroom appetizer was served cold instead of hot. Parking was impossible, had to park across the way under a narrow highway bridge tunnel! The main complaint was the service for the money. For this kind of establishment, the food and service should be exceptional at least. The server could really care less if we were even there. He never checked on our meal. He forgot to bring us requested items to our table. The setting is quite nice right on the water. We had local free music from a street vendor nearby. The value for your money wasn't there on the food prices. The clam chowder was way too watery for a chowder, and had some extra strong herb flavor. Unfortunately, we won't go back.....There are much better choices of restaurants in this price range that have exceptional service and food, and that would appreciate our business.

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Thank crazy4caboguy
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

The location in the harbor was nice. The food we had was average at best and the service was ok but not great. Probably wouldn't go back as there are better choices available.

Thank graymace
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

Best food in the Harbor. Great wine and beer selection. Out door seating. Try their made to order clam chowder...to die for!

Thank AzaleaM_23
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

Pleasant place to dine at the Harbor in Oceanside. There is outside dining right by the boats which seems to be mostly families for beer and pizza. Inside seems usually to be the older group and wine and pasta. I like the clam linguini for about $13 or chicken marsala for about $14. The staff is very friendly and the atmosphere relaxed. Great for slow dining and a harbor walk to wear off the calories..

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1  Thank rick4homes
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

Although I cannot comment on the restaurant itself since we ordered pizza to go, I can attest that I really enjoyed the pizza, enough so that we ordered from them twice in one week. It is located at the harbor. There is also a Joe's Crab Shack, a fish & chips place & a Mexican restaurant at the harbor. Other than at the harbor, I didn't really get a "beachy vacation vibe" in Oceanside.

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Thank SuePhoenix
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