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600 Washington Ave, Newport, KY 41071-1978
+1 859-581-3065
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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DuBois, PA
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We eat a lot of Italian, in fact my traveling companion is Italian. We saw the mixed reviews for this restaurant and were hesitant to go at first, but so glad we did. Both of our dinners were excellent. Employees were very friendly and accommodating. Restaurant is located in a very nice neighborhood and an easy walk from the hotels... More 

Thank glrintreasurelake
Louisville, KY
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509 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been here a number of times so it can vary in quality. The place was packed, the crowd loud, and parking at a premium. The service was very good and attentive. Although the favor was good overdone pasta diminished the meal. The salad was fine and the chocolate ravioli was a bit hard this time. The chocolate ravioli... More 

Thank jgbtravels
Columbus, Ohio
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not even overly fond of Italian food and I love this place. The pasta is so fresh and homemade tasting. Great atmosphere and waitstaff also.

Thank tm0rriss
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am very picky about ordering Italian food however Pompilio's offers amazing authentic italian food. The portions are very large, the pasta is homemade and the sauce is fantastic! I will make the 2 hour trip to dine here often.

Thank bja43116
Greater Cincinnati, United States
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

First this is one of the few Resturant in Northern Kentucky that serves Guinness on tap. The bar is incredible and service excellent. We enjoyed a drink while we waited for our tables. Our family and friends had 14 people in the party. They estimated a 30 minute wait and we were seated in 15 minutes. A great wine selection... More 

Thank LarryaPilot
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 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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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 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
Level Contributor
58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

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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258 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

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 

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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$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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?