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“Great Italian in Newport, Kentucky”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Pompilio's

Pompilio's
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Ranked #11 of 105 Restaurants in Newport
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Live music Fridays and Saturdays, some Thursdays.
ATLANTA
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323 reviews
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“Great Italian in Newport, Kentucky”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

Pompilio's is a great place for dining in Newport, Kentucky. Last October my sister and brother-in-law took us there. Not only was it very good Italian food but great service. The price was right also. My sister and brother-in-law paid for the meal. The prices are just right for good Italian cooking. If back in the Cincy area will return to Pompilio's. Also a scene from the movie "Rain Man" was filmed here.

  • Visited October 2012
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Independence
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“Independence Pompilio's”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

The staff are always pleasant. I have brought many friends there and they love the food. I like the eggplant parmesan. My son likes the Ronaldo and the good-sized wings.

  • Visited April 2013
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Grand Island, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

During a visit to the Cincy area over Easter weekend my wife, daughter, and I decided to take a trip across the river and try this Italian restaurant based on a personal recommendation - we were not disappointed. We were advised to get there before 6:00 PM on Saturday to minimize the wait for a table, and this worked out well since we were seated right away. The food was very good, the portions generous, the service okay, and the prices reasonable. The place filled up quickly and people were waiting for a table at the time we left.Not a place to go fro a romantic dinner for two, because the tables are close and the Pompilio's is very busy and noisy, but we expected this going in, so, overall, we had a good experience and would go again.

  • Visited March 2013
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Cincinnati
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“Good food at good prices -”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

Pompilios is a place to go when you are hungry - portions are quite ample and the food is prepared to your desire. The spaghetti sauce is excellent with just the right amount of spice. The bolonaise is exceptional and my husband has compared the cannoli with other italian places - it gets the top rating. Sure - an occasional meal might not be exactly right but frequent customers know that overall it can't be beat. It is crowded because the food is that good - most of these are probably repeat customers. If one experiences bad service - most likely it is just that the volume of customers exceeded expectations. We have always found the staff to provide good service. It is not gourmet food - just good home cooking. The Rigitoni Theresa is really good and more than ample in size. Go there for home cooked Italian (and that is Italian bread).

  • Visited March 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Best meal in a LONG time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

Husband and I went for dinner Saturday night.....about 8:15. Very busy, very crowded....but we love old places with character----and this one fit the bill. Luckily grabbed one of the few tables in the bar area to sit and wait (almost an hour), but enjoyed a drink and great feel of the place. Server was elderly woman who was very attentive and helpful. Husband order garlic/olive oil angel hair pasta with Italian sausage.......lite on the sausage, but otherwise he was extremely impressed with flavor and portion. I ordered the Italian sausage with rigatoni, provolone and onions/green peppers with red sauce............BEST MEAL EVER!!!!!!! Huge portion, great price ($12.99) and above all--delicious and hot. Wish they offered fresh bread instead of store-bought slices----maybe small loaves of Italian. My meal came with a salad.....I give it a C....although ranch dressing on side was amazing. We ordered a canoli to go------mouthwatering. Do not go if you are looking for an upscale place......Pompilio's is old and rustic (in more ways than one), but the food and service outweigh the lack of attention to decor and upkeep. We will be back!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank CincyNative
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