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Pomodoro Ristorante Italiano

#101 of 3,775 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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2833 Avenida de Portugal, San Diego, CA 92106-2704
+1 619-523-1301
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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San Diego, California
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For my birthday, a party of 10 of us ate outside under the twinkly lights. The server was hilarious but I didn't catch his name. From the bread at the outset...to the salads...to the outstanding swordfish, pastas, lasagnas, etc., everyone had a dazzling time. I highly recommend this restaurant and I will be back! Loved sharing the tiramisu with 10... More 

Thank CDV1125
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting the place for a light dinner we came back again gladly. The food is really tasty (we tried risotto, salads, pasta, scallops) and the service was great: the waiter was one step ahead. We got split plates when we wanted to share (without explicitly asking), take away boxes well packed.

Thank Gregory S
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

A nice old-school Italian restaurant in a quiet San Diego spot near the harbor. The food is good and the staff is friendly. Very nice.

Thank rvanheertum
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The pasta/seafood meal was sooo good, shrimp in the meal was delicious! Service was excellent! Only thing that would make the meal better would be if they made the pasta in-house :)

Thank Elchuchoperucho
Phoenix, Arizona, Usa
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We were a little concerned because when we called they didn't think a reservation was needed, but when we got there we had wished we had made reservations. They were able to seat us quickly though. Service was awesome. Scallops were fantastic. Arribiatta sauce was authentic. Desserts are coma inducing. We would go back in a heartbeat.

Thank Mike S
Albany, NY
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70 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We had a wonderful meal here. We both had the eggplant parm which was not breaded, not fried but sliced paper thin, and in a wonderful fresh sauce. We also had the salad with mixed greens, sliced pears and smoked gouda, yummy. Portions were perfect, the prices were right and the bottle of chianti was wonderful. A very quaint little... More 

Thank Debbie M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

One word : delicious! Nice little intimate place to eat and have a great time. Very warm and friendly service.

Thank Betty G
York, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We only discovered Pomodoro at the end of our hols, otherwise we would most certainly have returned. It was really busy on Saturday night (so make a reservation), but they found us a table after a wait at the sister pizzeria next door for a drink. Pasta arrabiata was excellent, loads of chicken and nice and spicy rich tomato sauce.... More 

Thank GoonerBal007
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We had a wonderful meal at Pomodoro. This was a small, unpretentious Italian restaurant located near our hotel in Point Loma. The food was delicious...we especially liked their tomato sauce.....not rich and heavy, but light and flavorful. Portion sizes were generous. Overall good value, would return again.

Thank Dijon37
Lake Forest, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

I don't have the right words to adequately describe how it feels to go to a restaurant, but feel like you are at grandma's house being served by family and friends. This is a treat not to be missed. On this past visit, we showed up on a Saturday after a day on the water, had no reservation, but they... More 

Thank Greg E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 30
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2833 Avenida de Portugal, San Diego, CA 92106-2704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-523-1301

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