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Pomodoro Italian Kitchen

4.1

1811 Hillandale Rd
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 382-2915
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Photo of Gian Marco Sorarù Gian Marco Sorarù
Jun 24, 2019 5

Very Good Pizza. I got a Sicilian deep dish pizza and wasn’t expecting the huge pizza that I received. We were in 2 and the pizza lasted me three days. Very satisfied with the food, the mozzarella seemed very fresh( and I’m Italian).Staff was nice as well. Would definitely recommend it if you want a huge, good pizza.

Photo of Kori G Kori G
Apr 29, 2019 5

The food was outstanding and so delicious, had the stuffed mancotti. The salad was very fresh. The restaurant was very clean. The wait staff were extremely friendly and super courteous. Definitely will come back here again, a great authentic dinning experience!!

Photo of Mary Warren Mary Warren
Mar 5, 2019 3

It's pretty straightforward Italian fare. The prices have gone up a bit while everything remains the same. I'm used to New York City Italian food and the real deal in Italy so this really pales in comparison. That said it's a nice place to grab a bite and the people are pleasant.

Photo of Josey Wales Josey Wales
Apr 17, 2019 4

We have only had dinner here one time but it was excellent. We would give it 5 stars but we only had dinner here once. It will not be our last time. Really good Italian food can be hard to find, but this place satisfies picky Italians. We appreciated the real garlic and olive oil in the garlic knots (v garlic powder), mozzarella, ricotta and mascarpone cheeses in the desserts are the real deal.

Photo of Melissa Simpson Melissa Simpson
Jun 8, 2019 5

Amazing!! This is our go to spot! There are so many things we love. But to name a few: boneless buffalo bites, chef salad, blackened chicken wrap, seafood pasta, baked spaghetti and lasagna to make a few! Very family friendly and we love sitting outside on the patio when nice! They also are great for accommodating bigger parties. We always do birthday celebrations there with extended family! You won’t regret going here! And don’t forget about getting to go! My kids beg to go every time we get off highway!

Photo of SCY SCY SCY SCY
Jun 11, 2019 5

5 stars is not enough. Google might need to start using diamond ratings. My family experience at Pomodoro was amazing. Starting from the friendly homey staff to the food. Fresh flavors and smells that in intoxicate your senses. I highly recommend Pomodoro if you want amazing food and a great place to relax and enjoy your dining experience.

Photo of Victoria Gainor Victoria Gainor
Nov 5, 2019 5

Food was fresh, nice sized portions. Friendly service and the night I went, there was live music. Will be back.

Photo of Briona Blair Briona Blair
Oct 29, 2019 5

It Was So Good. Caught The First Picture On The Way Out Of The Door. My Mom Took Me To This Restaurant For My Birthday. That’s Who’s Pictured. I Was Definitely Amazed Because I LOVE Pizza. First Time Trying & I’ll Definitely Return. Food Is Good A Little Pricey But Worth It. Loved The Spaghetti As Well. Yum.

Photo of Barbara Wrigley Barbara Wrigley
Oct 12, 2019 4

Good food, prices and service. Actually, great food.

Photo of Natalie DeSantis Natalie DeSantis
Oct 12, 2019 5

We went for the first time last night and they exceeded our expectations. Staff was friendly and attentive, clean restaurant, inviting atmosphere, and did not cost near what we expected. Bonus points go to the BEST garlic knots I’ve ever had, and I have some experience with garlic knots! Highly recommend!

Photo of Sandy Searls Sandy Searls
Apr 2, 2022 5

The food is so good here. My husband and i love to go there for lunch. The vegetarian dishes are also very good.

Photo of Tommy B Tommy B
Oct 15, 2021 4

Took my employees for a quick lunch here. Service was good. I had the grilled salmon and thought it was ok. Nothing spectacular in my opinion.

Photo of Rhonda Friedlein Rhonda Friedlein
Sep 9, 2021 5

I just tried the Lobster Ravioli, it's topped with grilled shrimp and an amazing cheesy sauce! It was truly excellent!! Our server was great too, but did I mention the lobster ravioli???

Photo of Candace Kaufman Candace Kaufman
Feb 6, 2022 5

Was meeting someone half way between us and picked Texas Roadhouse but they had a 45 min wait so Google restaurants near me and this place came up. Truly authentic Italian food. They had some of the best veal I've ever eaten and the most delicious garlic knots. Don't let the location or the building g fool you...this is an amazing place to eat!

Photo of Billy Shepherd Billy Shepherd
Nov 22, 2021 4

...Sadly..Pomodoro has taken their delicious steak and cheese sandwich off the menu focusing on more traditional Italian entree dishes. I hope they'll rethink this, as it's a great choice when pasta isn't really what you want at the time. The other dishes are still good..but....that sandwich was a very important star on the menu. billy shepherd

Photo of Clint Greer Clint Greer
Feb 4, 2021 5

Nice atmosphere with plenty of social distances and mandates followed. Hardly no in eating at 4pm week day and food excellent. Service was excellent as well as pricing. Bathrooms very clean too.

Photo of Charlene Snellings Charlene Snellings
Feb 2, 2021 5

The food is DELICIOUS!!! The cheesecake was delicious!!! Great customer service with a smile! My 1st time eating here and I got take out. I enjoyed my meal so much that I called and thanked the team for their service.

Photo of Andy Reidler Andy Reidler
Jan 15, 2021 5

Got the Lasagna with garlic knots and side salad and the food was excellent, great flavor and well prepared. Returned the next night and got the chef special and that was far less impressive. The lasagna was one of the best I ever had.

Photo of Matthew Glisson Matthew Glisson
Nov 2, 2020 5

Excellent service! Food was delicious. Very welcoming

Photo of Dustyn Stevenson Dustyn Stevenson
Dec 19, 2020 5

The waiter was friendly. But the food was where it was at. The calamari was the best I ever had. The fried zucchini was even better. But the summer chicken, honestly one of the best dishes I have ever had.

Photo of MrIamKaine MrIamKaine
Nov 24, 2020 5

My favorite Italian restaurant in Durham. Hands down. Awesome Calamari, Carbernaro and Meat Lasagna. Wow.

Photo of Rob Moffett Rob Moffett
Nov 13, 2020 5

Great food, great staff. We've had just about everything on the menu and it's all been tasty. Private party space is great too, may want to wait for post-covid though, ymmv.

Photo of William D. Blackwood William D. Blackwood
Oct 17, 2020 5

This is the best I have ever eaten. Thank You Very Much

Photo of Xioana Nieves Xioana Nieves
Oct 27, 2020 3

Nice service. But did notice 3 of the waitresses not wearing masks. Beautiful place, but had a peculiar odd smell. Ordered an alfredo pasta and the chicken seemed undercooked.

Photo of Julie Caldwell Stout Julie Caldwell Stout
May 2, 2020 5

The dishes we had were delicious! We had salads; linguine and meatballs with roasted red pepper sauce; and ravioli with vodka sauce. The salads were fresh and well garnished, and the house dressing was the perfect accompaniment. The dishes are huge, too—even after sharing with our toddler (who loved them), we still have enough left to enjoy again tomorrow. I can’t share anything about the on-site dining experience, given the times, but I hope to enjoy Pomdoro again soon!

Photo of Art Mercer Art Mercer
Aug 24, 2020 5

Great pasta

Photo of Ryan Allen Ryan Allen
Mar 27, 2019 4

The somewhat busy atmosphere belies the otherwise casual mood lighting and calm environment that the restaurant tries its best to exude. Regardless, stellar food at middling prices ensures repeated visits.

Photo of Michael Sherrod Michael Sherrod
Sep 1, 2020 5

Even though my order wasn't perfect the manager reached out to me explained the situation and made things right.

Photo of Cheryle Takacs Cheryle Takacs
Jul 27, 2020 5

Jennifer was our server and was amazing. The food was spectacular. We will come back soon.

Photo of Patrick McBride Patrick McBride
Jul 11, 2020 5

Takeout was delicious. Loved the flavor of the Spaghetti sauce and meatballs. Definitely recommend!

Photo of Betty Allen Betty Allen
Jul 16, 2020 5

Everyone was amazing at meeting our needs with all the social distancing in place. Incredible service. Will be back again and again!

Photo of Mary Ann Crites Mary Ann Crites
Jun 29, 2020 5

Great service, excellent food. We felt safe dining there as all the staff wore masks and seating was 6 ft apart.

Photo of Dwayne Bryant Dwayne Bryant
Jun 23, 2020 5

Great food. The waiter was very accommodating. Very pleased with the service.

Photo of Renee Williams Renee Williams
Jun 12, 2020 3

Just traveling through Durham, so Pomodora's was convenient. They did a great job with Covid 19 guidelines; I felt safe. Our server Josh was friendly and attentive. My children ordered from the kids menu and enjoyed their dinners. Unfortunately, I wasn't as pleased with the meat lasagna. I thought it was overpriced for the portion and simply put...not very good. It seemed there was one overcooked piece of lasagna and the rest was "meat" sauce and cheese. I was disappointed but I didn't say anything because I was with others. They too grumbled about their orders but I cant speak for them. The service and overall positive experience was enough for me to go back and just try something else.

Photo of Julie Caldwell Stout Julie Caldwell Stout
May 2, 2020 5

The dishes we had were delicious! We had salads; linguine and meatballs with roasted red pepper sauce; and ravioli with vodka sauce. The salads were fresh and well garnished, and the house dressing was the perfect accompaniment. The dishes are huge, too—even after sharing with our toddler (who loved them), we still have enough left to enjoy again tomorrow. I can’t share anything about the on-site dining experience, given the times, but I hope to enjoy Pomdoro again soon!

Photo of Marilyn Peace Marilyn Peace
Mar 21, 2020 5

my mom took me here years ago, and I got the lobster ravioli! it still tastes as good as I remembered! now as an adult I frequently take myself out here, to relax and unwind. their pizza is amazing and the sangria is untouchable!. .

Photo of Shreya Ciryam Shreya Ciryam
Mar 31, 2019 5

Great service, rich food! Nice dessert options

Photo of Dan Borkush Dan Borkush
Feb 3, 2020 4

My first time there with co-workers for lunch. The restaurant was clean, food was good and there was plenty of parking. The waitress was awesome too, very attentive and kept filling our drinks. Will come back again.

Photo of David West David West
Dec 29, 2019 5

We've passed the place to many times never stopping, today we changed that! I had the veal parmesan and the house salad, the wife had chicken parmesan and a house salad we both loved it will be coming back! The service was perfect, we had a very attentive waitress, she was very polite & very professional quite a refreshing change.

Photo of Julie Small Julie Small
Jan 3, 2020 5

The food was amazing. I have celiac and was a little skeptical but they plenty of options. My parents ordered from.the regular menu and started it was some of the best Italian food they have eaten.

Photo of Michael Slack Michael Slack
Dec 28, 2019 5

I celebrated my nomination today in this gorgeous place. happy to tell that we enjoyed a astonishing evening and the place was definitely one of the reasons for that happy celebration. The stuff contributed in a splendid manner, the cuisine was tasty and my guests were very thrilled. We shall no dout return for more events. thanks very much.

Photo of Allan Voichuk Allan Voichuk
Dec 29, 2019 5

Great Italian food and service. I recommend the Stromboli. It's made from scratch and can have ingredients added to it. I got to try the Eggplant Parmesan sandwich and thought it was great too.

Photo of Team 7 Channel Team 7 Channel
May 1, 2022 4

They have some great food and great service. Polite people that serve well and fast. Menu is the only issue cause some menu items are during a certain type of day. I got the Boneless Wings and Alfredo and they were pretty good and cheap. Only paid around $11-$13 each for them

Photo of Suzanne Payne Suzanne Payne
Jun 3, 2022 5

My husband and I had passed by this restaurant on our way to a medical appointment--and we decided to try it for dinner. Wonderful! We felt welcomed from the moment we entered. We had an attentive waitperson, Libby, who offered recommendations when asked. The dishes hit the spot. We only wish we had left room for a slice of one of their homemade cheesecakes. We'll be back!

Photo of Adam Nehls Adam Nehls
May 29, 2022 3

This is the type of restaurant that is kept alive by the older generation who went to dinner there on prom night or first date 30 years ago. The food was okay. The chicken was rubbery and the sauce was watery. There was flavor but it just seemed diluted. Garlic knots were just dough covered in garlic. The tomato sauce tastes like a homemade sauce but lacking a good kick. The desserts were the best part of the meal. The prices are about 30% too high. A soft drink alone is $3+??? Gordon Ramsay could make this place nice but doubtful he is coming to Durham anytime soon.

Photo of RayDel “Deli” Gardner RayDel “Deli” Gardner
Aug 10, 2022 5

The food was great as was the service. The pasta was fresh and they did not skimp on the lobster ravioli. I had the chef specialty which had Italian sausage, red peppers, broccoli, mushrooms, a nice white sauce and choice of pasta. It was clean and I can't wait to go back and try their pizza and calzones. Good desert choices as well.

Photo of Gary Day Gary Day
Jun 12, 2022 5

Great place to eat, fantastic authentic Italian cuisine, had the Italian Chicken with mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables, Cheese Manicotti was excellent, Meat Lasagna to die for and definitely need to try the Summer Chicken. Great food, friendly staff, overall great experience, highly recommend.

Photo of J J
Dec 18, 2021 5

Just ordered for the first time while traveling and their food is hands down delicious!! Ordered caesar salad and seafood delight with added basil. Absolutely delicious! Only downside was no silverware was sent. Luckily the hotel had some

Photo of Aritra Dasgupta Aritra Dasgupta
Aug 30, 2022 5

Loved most of the things I have tried here. Lobster Ravioli, Ravioli alla vodka - the sauces were amazing, the salmon is exquisite as well.

Photo of April H April H
May 11, 2022 5

Soooo good! Got the lobster ravioli and the flavors were amazing! This restaurant has been around for so many years and that speaks for itself! Will return soon!