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Romano's Italian Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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2718 "B" Street, PO BOX 2351, Julian, CA 92036 (Formerly Romano's Dodge House)
+1 760-765-1003
11:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 20:30
Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Blaine, Washington
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went through Julian about lunchtime on our way to the desert to see the flowers. We chose Romano's for no real reason other than we really like Italian food. Romano's didn't disappoint. I had lasagna and my wife had pasta and veggies. No complaints. The decor is nice, seating comfortable. There were plenty of people there that day. The outdoor... More 

Thank TJHill
Temecula, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the meatballs and pasta. Simple fare and pizzas for lunch or dinner. We have eaten here several times and have had their pizzas, meatballs, chicken and other dishes. Always good quality.

Thank vickieemanuel
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for a hike near Cuyamaca lake and decided to hit town afterwards, we found this place and had a very enjoyable meal, the quality vs price rate is very good and the ambient very good, just aside from busy main street.

Thank Armando N
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time here was last year and it was very good. We came in today and were asked to wait outside while they got our table ready, then when we were outside we were asked to leave our stroller outside. This did not happen last year when we entered with a stroller. We took my daughter off and she was... More 

Thank Melissa M
Van Nuys, CA
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lively restaurant, be sure to make reservations if your planning to eat there for dinner. There's a small bar if you can't get a table. The night I went there it was very crowded. It's one of two restaurants that are open until 9 pm in Julian. They serve everything from pizza, spaghetti, etc. and their meatballs are the size... More 

Thank paulsa
Torrance, CA
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered take out pizza (the deluxe) and children's ravioli. The ravioli were fine, but the pizza was fantastic. Loaded with toppings, super tasty. Better than the pizza we get in our area of LA for sure. While we were picking up the pizza, the hostess was incredibly rude to a customer who came in with a reservation, to the... More 

Thank Alipaps
Allentown, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we were in Julian to see the desert bloom at Anza-Borrego State Park for a couple of days. My wife's goto comfort food is italian - so this was the ticket! Nice service, good food....neat old building.... I had the cowboy pizza with jalapenos and hamburg; was really good

Thank BenSAllentown_PA
Ramona, California
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185 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We sat on the porch and had an excellent Italian meal. We have eaten at Romano's for about 30 years and has always been great food. No surprises here.

Thank Eileen C
Huntington Beach, California
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193 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We really liked the food here. I had Alfredo and my husband had sausage and peppers. Both very good. Bread is served with the meal but we ordered the garlic cheese bread. Really good. Service attentive and appropriate. I spilled a full glass of wine and they promptly replaced it at no charge.

Thank MrsPickle
Laguna Beach, California
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We had a wonderful experience all the way around -- a warm welcome -- we were 15 minutes early for our reservation. Weekend was very busy due to the wildflowers in bloom in the desert! Raquel our waitress was wonderful -- available, fun and not intrusive -- told us if we did not finish our bottle of wine we could... More 

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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
US$10 - US$30
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2718 "B" Street, PO BOX 2351, Julian, CA 92036 (Formerly Romano's Dodge House)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Julian
  • Phone Number: +1 760-765-1003
Romano's is a cozy and classic Italian and Sicilian restaurant located in historic Julian, California.

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