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“NICE QUAINT PLACE”
Review of Italian Cravings

Italian Cravings
Ranked #70 of 215 Restaurants in San Clemente
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
San Mateo, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“NICE QUAINT PLACE”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

I really enjoyed this place.Food was great. Located off Del Mar, the restaurant serves a variety of Italian dishes. I enjoy the different wine options they have.

I greatly enjoy their food and their service is great.

Visited December 2013
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Thank Joe S
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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good Food....poor service!!”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

My Sister and her husband took us to Italian Cravings for lunch. It is small and cute with a large variety of items. We were the only customers and the hostess/waitress didn't seem especially happy about serving us. She took a very long time to even come to the table and once she found out we had a restaurant.com coupon, her interest waned greatly. It is sad because the pizza was great, as were the various pasta dishes. It just felt as if we weren't welcome. No wonder it was empty at lunch!!! The chef seemed concerned about her lack of attention toward us...he obviously cared about the restaurant!

  • Visited March 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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170 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Great home style food, good value”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

Great meals. Affordable and family style. Pizza and pasta dishes are delicious. House wine is fine. Small yet comfortable. After dining stroll along Avenida Del Mar....

Visited February 2013
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Orange County, California
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83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Causal with great food”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Just off the Del Mar St. shopping area sits a quiet excellent Italian restaurant. We had a dinner for two for less than $21.00, including soup or salad. The service was very good and I would recommend the house Chianti wine. the Pizza also looked good.

  • Visited January 2013
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San Clemente, California
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204 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Priced right, great service, updated decor”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

Italian Cravings has been in this location for some time. They have very consistent food, and very reasonable prices. Their daily specials can't be beat. This is NOT an upscale restaurant, but that should not keep anyone from eating here. They do what they do well. It is not huge, so you get good service from the small staff. I don't understand some of the poor reviews... maybe people were expecting the Ritz...
A few years ago, we had a celebration for my Daughter for graduating College. We decided to have the 21 person party at Italian Cravings. They setup a nice long table in the center of the place (almost the entire length of the restaurant) and served great food... Everyone was surprised and happy (even me, who got the bill at the end of the dinner).
The place is not on the main street... it is about a block from the center of town. Not hard to get to, but "hidden" if you don't know its there.
Try out this Local (hidden) treasure!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank timshuwy
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