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Pomodoro Italian Kitchen

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1811 Hillandale Rd, Durham, NC 27705-2649
+1 919-382-2915
12:00 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

I was craving spaghetti and meatballs and did not want to cook a whole pot of sauce. I had heard decent things about this restaurant so I decided to give it a try. I went in and was seated relatively quickly, given a menu and a napkin wrapped silverware setting. I sat in my seat for nearly fifteen minutes without... More 

Thank Wayne D
Charleston, South Carolina
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1,004 reviews
766 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 398 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

OK, the kids love this place. Me, well I would usually opt for another. But this evening things all lined up. Josh was our waiter and food came out pipping hot and quite tasty. My kids have their favorite Alfredo with meat torts. I did the Seafood Special (shrimp, clams, mussels, squid and alas they were out of the scallops).... More 

Thank JPSaleebyMD
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

While this restaurant is convenient to highway travelers, the food leaves much to be desired. It's edible and pseudo-Italian, without the flavor or care I think of when I want Italian.

Thank Clint M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

My wife and I were spending the night in Durham while on our way to Atlanta. Stopped at a Marriott Courtyard right off of I-85. This place was right next door, it was 9pm on a Sunday night, and we were highly in need of a quick meal. So how good could a restaurant be that's adjacent to an Interstate?... More 

Thank Capt-Bury
Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

Alfredo w/ Chicken was great, but the clam-based appetizer was horrid. Uncleaned, rubbery clams, gritty and overcooked, swimming in a white wine poaching liquid that was under-seasoned, and quite lukewarm for shellfish. I may return, but I recommend not ordering seafood from this place.

Thank CyranoSinatra
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

It was a nice restaurant and had a large selection of dishes. Everything looked really good. I got the chef's specialty and enjoyed it. The dish needed a little more garlic but overall was decent. Husband ordered the baked spaghetti and also enjoyed it. Additionally there was a large selection of desserts and what we got, the tiramisu and white... More 

Thank TaraWVU
Durham, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

We have always enjoyed the food here. The pizza is wonderful! A few weeks ago my family planned a surprise birthday dinner here for me. We had about 35 people and were able to use the separate room. The service was excellent and everyone enjoyed their food. It was nice that they let us all order off of the menu... More 

Thank Kathy49092
Durham, North Carolina
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

Went there for a Sunday dinner. Price is reasonable and service is good. We like the Pizza from this place but this time we ordered something different, 3 dishes for 3 people and had plenty of leftovers. Food is tasty and served hot. Next time, we'll order less food.

Thank Rosa F
Durham, North Carolina, United States
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015

We used to enjoy visiting this establishment previously known as Sal's, but the small family restaurant has gone big time and lost it's appeal in the process. Food is just average. Wait staff leaves a lot to be desired.

Thank Dorothy S
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

LIkes: Menu was extensive and service was friendly. The food was spiced appropriately and delivered promptly with large portions. The room decorations added a nice Italian "touch".

Thank MikeMoorhead

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 15
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1811 Hillandale Rd, Durham, NC 27705-2649
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-382-2915

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