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600 Washington Ave, Newport, KY 41071-1978
+1 859-581-3065
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a restaurant that was famous for having a scene in the movie "Rainman". This restaurant has the rudest staff people EVER! Their website has not been revised for a long time and they still advertise a happy hour from 3pm to 6 pm with half price appetizers. THEY Do Not Have This Anymore!!!!!! The older woman bartender needs... More 

1 Thank kenneths894
Pompjoe, Owner at Pompilio's, responded to this review

Kenneth I am sorry for the inconveince this event has caused the group. I apologize, this is was a mistake on our end. I would very much like to speak to you about the situation. Please call or send me an email, 859-581-3065 Pompiliojoe@aol.com More 

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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can't get better italian than Pompilios. I had the shrimp scampi and it is easily 3 meals/have plenty of leftovers. The restaurant is charming and full of history. Great customer service also. Will keep going back!

1 Thank Kenzie M
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at Pompilio's is flat out delicious. Its got that great old school charm, with food that will make you look forward to your next visit!

Thank Christopher D
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167 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here on NYE 2016. The eight of us selected a wide variety of entrees. Some of the dishes were average and some were excellent. Our favorites included the whole wheat cheese ravioli and the pasta primavera. Our service, provided by Sandra, was excellent.

Thank Venice245
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257 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Opened in 1933, Pompillio's history is as rich as it's food. A favorite of A-list entertainers from the Beverly Hills Supper Club, gangsters of the Newport gambling/prohibition era, and a couple of movies ("Rain Main") While American chains open their pseudo Italian eateries with "updated" twists, Pompillo's is comfortable with traditional dishes prepared and served in traditional manner. Sauces are... More 

1 Thank Deb022
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our service and our meals. Definitely plenty of food for price and great atmosphere. Entire experience excellent

Thank Kinneyzumba
Greater Cincinnati
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I will be the first to confess I am not schooled in authentic Italian cuisine, but I do enjoy Pompilio's food. We've taken our family of six (including four young adults) on two occasions and both times walked away happy. Some of my group is adventurous and we also have some extremely picky eaters, but everyone was able to find... More 

Thank MelissaFeeney01
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Pasquale's is a great delivery place. But throw your diet to the wind. I enjoy the pizza, plenty of cheese, and the plentiful sized portions in the dinners.

Thank 528susannal
North Canton, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

This is definitely a unique restaurant, well known for its use in the film, Rain Man. Don't go because of that!! The food is marvelous! Go for the lasagna and meatballs and the marinara sauce. Go for the homemade Italian dressing for the salad. The house wine is excellent too!!

Thank Joan H
Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This is a very old Italian restaurant and has been around since 1933. Home style Italian decor and a family type atmosphere. Parts of the movie "Rain man" were filmed inside. The food is amazing and the portions are huge. If you leave here hungry, it is your fault! Excellent and highly recommended.

Thank Bones2013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
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: 600 Washington Ave, Newport, KY 41071-1978
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 859-581-3065
Live music Fridays and Saturdays, some Thursdays.

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