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Caldo Pomodoro

2907 State St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2337
+1 760-720-9998
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“garlic bread” (43 reviews)
“meatballs” (15 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2907 State St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2337
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Return visit. Not quite as good as we remember, but OK. Large portions and plenty to share easily. Food was hot and fresh. Service was good.

Thank JSKazoo
Reviewed 28 January 2018

It's been a while since I had a lasagne & turned out to be a great choice. Delicious crusted cheese on the top and meaty filler. The restaurant has an Italian feel with touches of Hollywood thrown in.

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 27 January 2018

My husband and I stayed at the Best Western. The manager, Prudence, recommended that we try the Caldo Pomodoro. We went there for the first time and we are sure glad that we took the recommendation. Our first good impression was with Michael, the server....More

Reviewed 8 January 2018

My friend took me here for my b-day. While going over the menu items and sharing my sauce & pasta preferences with the waiter, he happily accommodated my whims despite the fact that 'No Substitutions" is written on the menu. They earned points for that....More

Thank onthelooselive
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Caldo Pomodoro was the first stop on a food tour. It was one of two favorite stops on the tour. After tasting the addictive garlic bread with marinara sauce on the side, we decided to return for dinner. My friend and I both ordered the...More

Thank FriendInMichigan
Reviewed 24 December 2017

Caldo Pomodoro is Italian for Hot Tomato, which is what got us to this place, we liked the name, it was fun. Unfortunately, that's where all the fun ended. Seated on an outside table, we declined the bottled water being peddled and asked for "water,...More

Thank Oliver S
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

What’s not to love. Outdoor seating with Christmas music in December and delicious seafood with pasta. Mikey gave wonderful service, turned on and adjusted a heater for us. The large scallops in a lemon caper sauce was excellent. The pescatore had large pieces of a...More

Thank WireWrapGems2
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Carlsbad has at least 5 good Italian restaurants right in the Village. Caldo Pomodoro is probably the oldest, so sometimes taken for granted. They work the hardest for customers, standing out front handing out their delicious bread. We live for n the village and tried...More

Thank johnephilp
Reviewed 1 December 2017

This restaurant's hygiene is highly questionable. Despite the overwhelming urine smell we gave it a go. The food was smothered in salt and oil. Obviously not fresh, which most wouldn't notice under all the salt, the sauce and the oil! The bill was expensive, one...More

Thank Karibanana
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

The garlic bread offered convinced us to try out this restaurant. We had an Antipasti dish as Appetizer and it was a little different from what we are used to but good. As main dish we ordered both different pasta dishes . The Marinara sauce...More

Thank Dierk2014
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2907 State St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2337
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-720-9998
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