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“Great Choice”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Godfather

Godfather
Ranked #280 of 4,724 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Delicatessen
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
dallas, tx
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great Choice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

This hotel was recommended to us from the hotel we were staying at. We showed up at about 8:30 on a Saturday night. We were greeted and seated immediately. The food was reasonable priced, large in portion size and tasted great. I'm italian and don't often give high grades to Italian restaurants, but this one was very good. I had the grilled basa with a light lemon butter sauce. It was excellent. It was served very hot, which is not always the case with fish. The flavor was light so the fish flavor came through. The pasta was al-dente, just the way it should be.
You can be sure if you make the trip it will be worth it.

  • Visited May 2013
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Phoenix
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Atmosphere? Yes! Good food? Not so much.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

Wonderful atmosphere with dark wood, crisp white tablecloths, tables where you can see and be seen, booths for a more private dinner. Wait staff right out of the movie, impeccably dressed and very attentive. Food presentation was very appetizing, but taste? Not very good. I had the veal and it was undercooked with a gummy coating, then served with a sauce that had way too much lemon. My side of spaghetti with meat sauce was also undercooked. Just two more minutes and the pasta would have been perfect! Companion had traditional spaghetti with meat sauce and added meatballs. He pronounced it good but not great. House chianti, generously poured, was very good. We dined early, so try a later hour when the kitchen is in full swing--might be better.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Deb989
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Phoenix, Arizona
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110 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

Pretentious service, below average food, and over priced
The waiter was a bit intimidating, the service lacking, and the atmosphere dull

Visited April 2013
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1 Thank M M
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Memphis, Michigan
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Wow!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

This place was fabulous! The food was fantastic, the service was superb. I will be telling people for days about my trip here.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank groulxtj
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La Jolla
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108 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Taste of Old World 'American' Italian fare”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

We went to the Godfather for dinner & were pleasantly surprised. It is a walk back into the 1970ies, I half expected the 'Rat Pack' walk up to the piano & break into a chorus of "When the moon...." The decor is outdated & a bit corny but the wait staff were super nice, the live piano music was a nice touch and the food was good. Not where you want to be going if you are watching calories....however if you can forget about the diet for an evening the lamb with porcini mushrooms was delish! We ordered several appetizers, pastas & desserts & they were all good. We had tons of food left over....enough for at least 2 more meals, no complaints :-)

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank nadiwo
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