Gourmet Italia

4.6
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$31 to $50
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Italian
At Gourmet Italia, experience Italy without ever leaving Temecula. Restauranteur, Alessandro (Alex) Prestifilippo moved to the states from Sicily in 1988. He takes much pride our attentive, friendly staff, knowing they’ll provide the exceptional “Sicilian” experience Alex prides himself in. The menu and wine selection is vast and reasonable and the special dishes vary from Seafood Pescatore, Halibut, Salmon, Filet, Osso bucco, Lamb Shank, Wild Boar, Ostrich, Lobster Ravioli and much more! Visit the website for more about the restaurant, Alex, the menu and specials. Dine with us and you could end up in a picture on the website or Facebook page!
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MikeP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food - great staff. A bit disorganized with the reservation system and planning, but wait time wasn’t unbearable.

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vipoverpriced
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. We will
Definitely return

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vipandream
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had an excellent meal. Service was a little slow at first but was very good by the end of the meal. The food was delicious. Every item we ordered was better than the last one.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner and service were impeccable. Alex and his employees treat everyone like family. It's not just s fantastic meal...It's a dining experience!

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vipMomsnightout
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have to give it five stars it’s delicious and the service is impeccable experience is always amazing

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DebbieM
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant servers. Food and wine were delicious. Would definitely go again.

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Fletch
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, incredible food, awesome service and as close to eating in Italy as you can gte.

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LaurenL
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent.....no other Italian restaurant as good in the area and the service was impeccable. I wish I lived close enough to go there more often. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipSusanE
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. A little gem in Temecula and great house wine too.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual!

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Beazerman
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent authentic Italian food. Servers were very knowledgable and helpful. Best Italian food since were were in Italy in 2018. We had both Lemon Veal and Veal Marsala. Both thin, tender, and delicious. Prices were average with the Temecula area, but quality was much higher. Good parking since it is in a shopping mall. Make reservations and request a table in the back.

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ChristyB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Family visiting from out of town.

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vipSully
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the service and food were outstanding

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vipLov2dine
San Diego
40 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great half-way meeting place for Coronado/Glendora family. Won’t disappoint! Make sure to get reservations. All entrees were good!

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matt
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We were there at a very busy time so food took a little bit longer than usual, but was worth it.

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Cruz
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience with great food & great service! Our waiter Guisseppi was great!!

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vipweRfoodies
San Diego
100 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy our time and our meals and wine at Gourmet Italia!! The best!

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vipLarry
San Diego
39 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Hadn't been to this restaurant in a few years and was expecting a good experience. There is a nice bar with live music which is nice. The dining area has always been a bit noisy but that's to be expected for a popular restaurant. The food was good but I was disappointed at the quality of the Caesar salad and the Bolognese sauce was excessively sweet.

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vipKiki
San Diego
38 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. The ambiance was very real "Italy". The service was very good. It is a bit expensive but worth it for a special occasion. I can't believe it has been around for 20 years and I didn't know about it!!!
It is tucked away in a strip mall but worth the drive. Best Italian in Temecula area by far!!!!

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dayers
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best authentic italian food in the area...we love going...Duke

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vipCrew
Los Angeles
183 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

What a delicious and authentic Italian restaurant! We each enjoyed our dishes, which included Spaghetti with Vongole (clams) with white wine sauce, veal Picatta, oven baked Lasagna, and Fusilli with tenderloin steak. All were delicious and very plentiful! Our server was very nice, and table service was quick and always at the ready. We'll definitely come back whenever we come to Temecula!

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vipPattyC
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience1

In the past, this was our go to Italian restaurant, unfortunately that won’t be the case anytime soon. Even with a reservation, which was made over a week ago, they sat us in the overflow area which is also their lounge. We were told there would be music about 8 o’clock, not only was it not dinner music, but it totally ruined our entire experience. The wait staff offered to move us to quieter location in the restaurant for our dessert and coffee, to bad we had to endure the obnoxious lounge scene throughout dinner.

Food is usually great, not this time! We won’t be back for a very long time.

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vipCorbycorb
Las Vegas
31 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gourmet Italia is an excellent restaurant in Temecula California. Located in a side street (strip mall) there is plenty of parking available. Food is excellent along with the service. Wait time can be a little long, so be patient. good selection of wines are available too.

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IreneK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Had to wait 30 minutes passed reservation time. I ordered the $38.00 special, 3 jumbo scallops. Instead of telling me they ran out of scallops, the waitress brings me 3 shrimp that I didn't wait for same price. Also my husbands chicken was cold. The bread and wine were both good, but meal and service were very disappointing, will never go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party arrived an hour early to enjoy some drinks @ the Poggio Lounge before being seated. When we got there the hostess immediately greater us and asked if we had reservations, which we did, looked us up and said our table was actually ready. We weren’t ready to be seated yet so we hung out @ the lounge had some delicious drinks and eventually moved on to our table. Love the ambience. The staff was great. Food was on point. Everything was amazing and it couldn’t have gone any smoother. Great night.

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KarenA
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

We have been to Gourmet Italia for 7 years at Christmas Eve. This year we were highly disappointed. A fixed menu instead of our favorite dishes. A menu that was odd dishes - many not on regular menu. Too many cream dishes. No pasta and seafood (traditional Italian) no calamari appetizer (traditional Italian) The owner is usually there making sure guests are happy. No-one seemingly running the place. No notice that Christmas was a special menu. We will be picking a new holiday restaurant for our traditional holiday meal out. Used to absolutely love this place - hate to say that this was such a disappointment for my family we will no longer be patrons

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Laurentp
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Still one of our favorites. Holiday menu a little pricy but food was excellant

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LiserAnn
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. We’ll be back!!

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deonyac
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants around! We travel over 30 miles ...for a truly gourmet meal. Love their homemade meals and their delicious wine too!

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vipJeffG
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I’m a frequent guest at this restaurant and was disappointed with the slow service. I had a 4 pm reservation on Friday night - well before the rush. I had a good waiter - one I’ve had before. He was obviously over worked as he was practically the only waiter in the facility. This is a popular restaurant with a loyal following. They need to properly staff the dining room so as not to ruin an otherwise enjoyable meal.

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vipshawnb
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Gourmet Italia is a great place for Italian Food. We meet friends there who travel from San Diego and we come from San Gabriel Valley. We meet a few times a year and always choose Gourmet Italia!! The food and ambiance is fabulous. Always get a reservation! Service is good with a reservation but without the wait both to get in and at the table wayyyy too long on a busy night.

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dayers
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an exceptional Italian restaurant! The food is fantastic and their "Poggio Leano" wine is extraordinary, especially the Multipolciano and Charddonay. The service and ambiance makes for a beautiful eating experience.

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vipGManEats
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, wonderful atmosphere, great service. We’ll be back next time we’re in Temecula!

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ErinA
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We were VERY disappointed!
I had been there a few times, years ago and thought it would be a great place for my husband and I to take our friends for a nice dinner. We spent over $300 and everything from the service we received to the food was terrible!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service, and ambiance. Best place for dinner in Temecula.

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Grammio
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good. We had the veal and lasagna. Ambiance very nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Awesome. Don’t hesitate. Everything was delicious. Fresh and perfectly prepared and served. Appetizers right through to dessert. Can’t say enough. I am in my 60’s and have travelled my entire career entertaining clients at dinner receptions. Gourmet Italia is special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, wonderful food as always, very upscale experience. Alex covers all the details perfectly. Our families only choice for Italian.

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Gourmet Italia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (951) 676-9194.

Gourmet Italia is rated 4.6 stars by 753 OpenTable diners.

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