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Tommy V's Urban Kitchen

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2659 Gateway Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92009-1759 (Palomar Airport Road)
+1 760-602-1949
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 15:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 15:30 - 23:00
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Carlsbad, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Have dined here many times and the food and service are always spot on. This last time was for a business lunch. Everyone in our party was quite satisfied with their meal. I without hesitation would recommend Tommy V's to anyone!

Thank Frank M
Fort Collins, Colorado
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

So we're all familiar with the place that seems to get "bipolar" reviews - many very good and some very bad. No middle ground. Reading the reviews for this place, this is one of the bipolar restaurants. So, stuck in the "uplands" of Carlsbad and looking for something close that was not fast food or the Holiday Inn bar, and... More 

Thank Matt H
Carlsbad, CA
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404 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is a great locals place but wow the food and service are to be commended. The bar scene usually fills up by 5pm and then the restaurant both inside and outside patio for dinner so get there early. Great selection of wine by the glass and bottle at reasonable prices. We had the Filet Brioche/Blue Cheese appetizer - melted... More 

Thank John R
san francisco
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118 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My daughter took me here for lunch. I didn't expect such a nice place hidden in the shopping center. She had a huge and very delicious chicken salad. Due to a dietary infirmity which limits what I can eat, I couldn't find anything appropriate, but the waiter had the kitchen make me a special soup which was just perfect. I... More 

Thank arises
Oceanside, California, United States
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Went on a weeknight for a late happy hour, early dinner to this place near our house. We decided to have appetizers and a couple of drinks. We had the fried calamari, the crab cake sliders, and the filet bruschetta. We both loved the calamari and the crab cake sliders. Not fans at f the filet bruschetta. Will definitely be... More 

Thank Billy G
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Recommended restaurant for a visit to the area. Waiter was fair at best and not very personable. We were there for an anniversary dinner and said we were in no rush, and weren't preventing others from getting the table since there was no wait for a table, but the waiter kept rushing the evening. Too bad, we tip well if... More 

Thank GernGang
Vista, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

I'm sorry to write this, but our last visit was a bust. We've always been satisfied with the food and service here, so we were confident bringing our neighbors to enjoy a restaurant that was new to them. First, my friend eagerly reached for a delicious smelling piece of bread, but she noticed a hair inside the basket. Unappetizing and... More 

Thank Carol D
Vista, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

The food was very delicious and the service was friendly and on time. The outdoor dining is very pleasant. this restaurant can be quite noisy with people for lunch and dinners.

Thank 894ann
Pismo Beach, California
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75 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Great service, food was served extremely warm, every thing we ordered was delicious. We had the chicken parmigiana, rib eye, filet mignon, seared scallops. Salads were good too , we had Caesar and wedge salad and calamari for Appetizer. Dessert was a showstopper cheesecake and a chocolate soufflé . The soufflé tasted like the best volcano cake ever, cheesecake /chocolate... More 

Thank CaboGal1995
Carlsbad, CA
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404 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

This is a great local's place for the Bressi Ranch crowd - everyone knows everyone in this place. Fun bar and nice causal setting inside or out. Open aire kitchen so the delicious flavor of the meals being cooked make your appetite grow. Good selection of wines by the glass and bottle but expect to pay a high price either... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
15:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
15:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2659 Gateway Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92009-1759
    (Palomar Airport Road)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-602-1949
Just opened in June, amazing neighborhood restaurant. Food is unique, fresh and delicious and the atmosphere is fun. Large, clean, bar area with tables and several flat screen tvs for watching sports misc. Also has a really nice outdoor dining area.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?