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Romano's Italian Restaurant

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2718 "B" Street, PO BOX 2351, Julian, CA 92036 (Formerly Romano's Dodge House)
+1 760-765-1003
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 20:30
Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Allentown, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we were in Julian to see the desert bloom at Anza-Borrego State Park for a couple of days. My wife's goto comfort food is italian - so this was the ticket! Nice service, good food....neat old building.... I had the cowboy pizza with jalapenos and hamburg; was really good

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Ramona, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We sat on the porch and had an excellent Italian meal. We have eaten at Romano's for about 30 years and has always been great food. No surprises here.

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Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We really liked the food here. I had Alfredo and my husband had sausage and peppers. Both very good. Bread is served with the meal but we ordered the garlic cheese bread. Really good. Service attentive and appropriate. I spilled a full glass of wine and they promptly replaced it at no charge.

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Washington DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful experience all the way around -- a warm welcome -- we were 15 minutes early for our reservation. Weekend was very busy due to the wildflowers in bloom in the desert! Raquel our waitress was wonderful -- available, fun and not intrusive -- told us if we did not finish our bottle of wine we could... More 

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Grover Beach, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An enjoyable place to eat in Julian. Nice variety of Italian food for reasonable prices. Excellent Sauvignon Blanc with my portobello mushroom ravioli in a light cream sauce. Others had meat ravioli and a pizza. All happy.

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Burbank, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband is a vegetarian and ordered an eggplant sandwich. Instead he was served a lasagna sandwich containing a meat sauce. I ordered lasagna and was served eggplant parmigiana. When I finally was served lasagna, it was not a good version of lasagna. My husband was never served the correct food. He didn't have to pay for his sandwich because... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Romano's has a terrific menu of Italian food. The food is terrific and the servings large. If you like Italian food, you can't go wrong stopping here to eat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had the opportunity to dine at Romano's, late last year. I was trained in culinary arts and have spent 33 years in foodservice sales. So I was pleasantly surprised with their offering of lasagna and especially their Caesar salad. After our first dine at Romano's, there was no question as to where we would go for... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere is inviting and friendly, the staff attentive but unintrusive. The dinner salad was very large, more like an antipasto. We had pesto linguini that was thick with pesto sauce and pine nuts and very good. We also had mushroom ravioli with marinara sauce that was full bodied and satisfying. Good traditional Italian cooking at a reasonable price.

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Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had dinner here on presidents day weekend and we had a very pleasant experience. The staff is very friendly and courteous. We shared some chicken piccata and this was very tasty. The portion was quite generous and it came with a medley of vegetables which were also very tasty. The restaurant is quite small and this makes for an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:30
Monday
11:00 - 20:30
Thursday
11:00 - 20:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2718 "B" Street, PO BOX 2351, Julian, CA 92036 (Formerly Romano's Dodge House)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Julian
  • Phone Number: +1 760-765-1003
Description
Romano's is a cozy and classic Italian and Sicilian restaurant located in historic Julian, California.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?