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Sonny's Pizza

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429 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4718
+1 949-498-2540
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 23:00
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Irvine CA
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was visiting a friend in San Clemente and we ordered a pizza to go. Got it home..it was hot and good. When we picked it up at around 5PM, the place was full. People know a good place to eat. We will be ordering more pizzas.

Thank Greg_and_Judy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a recent trip to California from New Jersey we visited Sonny's for dinner. My son who is a marine at Camp Pendleton said it is his favorite place. We agree: great service, warm atmosphere, and good food. The portions were very generous and everyone liked their meal. So if you are in San Clemente and looking for good Italian... More 

Thank Patricia A
Las Vegas, NV
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have dined here often with friends and family. Sonny's continues to be our favorite Italian Restaurant in the area. The quality and value of the dishes is always great. They keep the menu fresh with new delectable items. The service is always impeccable. You can't go wrong with any menu item. Portions are always large, so bring your appitite.... More 

Thank Frank227
Oxnard, California
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I moved out of the San Clemente area many years ago but I still visit regularly. For local dining for lunch or dinner, Sonny's tops my list. The pizza here rates very high with me but I've ventured into some of the other items on the menu and found everything else I've tried, is excellent. I've never had a problem... More 

Thank Ernie R
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

On my way back from Laguna Beach to San Diego, my friend and I wanted to get a bite to eat. I'd been to several San Clemente eateries, but none as note worthy as Sonny's Italian Food. I've been here before, but this visit proved to be the best! The butternut squash ravioli with pumpkin seeds and a hint of... More 

Thank 2016heff
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and service! Our large party of 22 was accommodated quickly, our server Renae awesome! Everyone received their food at the same time, it was hot, perfect and huge proportions! Thank you Sonny's, we were celebrating our Sons wedding!

Thank Debi P
Scottsdale, Arizona
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

All is very yummy never a bad dish on the menu. Best to join when you are not in hurry. Personal favorite cannelloni filled with shrimp!!!

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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

For years we went to Sonny's. And for years we spent waiting for tables. We finally realized that we were tired of waiting for what is pretty much over-garlicked, over-spinached food. The pizza crust itself seems to have garlic in it. We haven't regretting breaking up with Sonny's a few years ago. We found replacement pizza up the street.

1 Thank Julie J
San Clemente, California
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Sonny's makes the absolute BEST thin crust pizza in the state - which has been a secret generally known only to long time residents. Their salads and pasta also match the same quality. Brick, wood fired oven? Fagittaboutit!!! Just the tastiest, crispest pizza you will ever enjoy. PS - Don't tell anyone. We'd really like to keep it a locals... More 

Thank k20hoyboy
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

San Clemente is in no shortage of amazing little dining spots but Sonny's should rank high on anyone's list of "must visit" dining. The Tortellini with tomato cream sauce is amazing but I don't think anything on the menu would disappoint. Their lovely outdoor patio is great on a nice day. Service was excellent, food came fast and was on-point.... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 429 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4718
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-498-2540

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