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Pomodoro Ristorante Italiano

#119 of 3,816 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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144 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

To start with the best part, the food was well-prepared Italy-italian, made in house pasta, and in huge portions. The setting, however, is small and cramped and the service, well uneven at best. We asked if we could get a half portion of gnocchi. The not-pleasantly-delivered answer was no. There was no small portion in the appetizer list, all of... More 

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Kensington, Maryland
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161 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We arrived just as they were getting ready to open, but they told us sit wherever we liked. We didn't have to wait long. Very willing to answer questions and accommodate us. Shrimp with artichokes was good, but at hot as I would have liked (temperature wise). Vegetables were good. Filet with Gorgonzola was good and the sauce was good... More 

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San Diego, California
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62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The lasagna was swimming in sauce like soup and the linguini de Mar was dry and flavorless. This wasn't our first time there but I'm sure it's our last.

Thank sailregmel2016
Ashland, Oregon
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287 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here recently. We were seated right away and service was friendly and efficient. The food was "superpo". The atmosphere was fun and inviting. We loved the ambiance and soft music. That is, until they turned on the roaring, grating coffee grinder which lasted about five minutes. Surely they could take care of that chore... More 

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Laguna, CA
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is our first visit and it was the day after Christmas which turns out to be a "slow" day for lunch, but busy during the evening. So we plus another group of 4 were the only ones in the restaurant. Service was efficient and friendly. We love the cozy, intimate dining room. My hubby had the black linguine seafood... More 

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We discovered this neighborhood spot several years ago and always make a point of enjoying a meal whenever we're in the San Diego area. Great place off the beaten path in Point Loma. The food is terrific/ authentic Italian. Must haves- osso buco, pasta carbonara, risotto & tiramisu. The staff is great- true Italians! Put this place on your list!

Thank Jenbk
San Diego, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We heard this was a must try place and now we know why… it’s delicious! The food and staff were great, and the atmosphere cozy. We will definitely come back.

Thank MrandMrsBeez
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 29 November 2016

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 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
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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.

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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, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
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?