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.
Great meal, wonderful atmosphere, great service. We’ll be back next time we’re in Temecula!
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!
Fantastic food, service, and ambiance. Best place for dinner in Temecula.
Very good. We had the veal and lasagna. Ambiance very nice.
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.
Great experience, wonderful food as always, very upscale experience. Alex covers all the details perfectly. Our families only choice for Italian.
Anytime we visit Gourmet Italia it is a pleasure! The food is always amazing! The service is always top notch!
A No-Brainer when near Temecula! So absolutely delicious 😋
We went here on a recommendation and could not have been happier with the choice. The food is amazing (get the burrata!) and they have a great wine list. The bar next door was a great place to grab a drink before and after dinner while listening to live music. The place was packed so service was a little slow, but everyone was very pleasant.
It was wonderful. Alex the owner makes you feel like family. Great food and great service. I’ve been going for over 15 years and it only gets better with time.
Waitress knew the specials very well. Food was good. The beet and watermelon salad was a straightforward presentation and the calamari friti was very tender. Unfortunately, there was a piece of metal wire in the calamari friti. The owner was made aware of the issue, but I found it odd that there was not any effort to mitigate the situation. Any other restaurant would have made some effort - a round of drinks or dessert on the house at minimum.
Feel like you went to Italy & back. Food is exceptional and all the servers know the menu so well. Friendly and welcoming team even from the owners. This is a hidden gem and I hope it stays that way!
I'd heard great things and added a business dinner here on my latest trip to Temecula. I found a lot of great options on the menu, but was in the mood for chicken parmesan. I asked about it, and told that the veal was better than chicken parm; I'm ok with either, so took the recommendation. It came with a side of pasta. While it was good, I didn't find the sauce particularly flavorful. The veal was just the way I like it for veal parm (pounded thin; tender), but was missing salt and enough sauce. It took a bit to get our server's attention, and I asked for more sauce - it never came. I'd probably go back, but would alter my menu selection.
Always our go to restaurant when taking out special guests or celebrating a special event 5 stars!!!
Called to make a reservation . The girl thanked me for thinking ahead . The day before i called back to confirm . They confirmed even the time so i know its was written down . We get there and they have no record of it. Come on just do not take them. I get it if you take them at least the people will show but you don't honor them . With that said The food is good! I ordered veal marsala waitress brought a chicken marsala i could tell by the look it was not veal . I asked ,she said yes its veal then 2 minutes later came back to pick it it up and said they are making a veal marsala. I commended her for that .Appetizers took 40 minutes from the time we ordered . Oh it was a Friday they had a good band next door in the wine Bar part which made the wait palatable !
We usually love this place but we had to wait 45 min for our reservation and our food was luke warm. Disappointing.
Cozy atmosphere, excellent service, fairly large menu of traditional and gourmet Italian cuisine. Would definitely recommend and hope to return again when next in Temecula.
This place is amazing. Alex the owner is personable and inviting. My new favorite place
We had been to Gourmet Italia twice in the past. We luckily found it enroute to Palm Desert from SD! This time we were able to take 2 other couples; everyone loved the ambiance, service and the food! Guissepe was our server! We would highly recommend!!
Amazing Italian food. Loved the Calamari and the Baked Ziti with Ham & Peas....best I have ever had!
A little pricey but excellent Italian flavors and menu choices.
This was my secong time at Gourmet Italia, and this time around it was a very different experience. The restaraunt was sweltering, my guests and I were sweating the entire time. We went for my birthday, and when the dessert was brought out to the table, the writong on the dish said "Happy Borthday". Our server was great, the food was great, the only complaint was the temperature inside the building.
Loved everything about this restaurant. 3 got the seafood special and loved it. I got veal and loved it. Wine choices excellent
Canolli was divine
Service was outstanding. Manager is Nora and she is just fabulous
We live in Arizona and can’t wait to go back
Always a good time. Good service and good food, though portions have become smaller recently.
Gourmet Italia never disappoints. The food and service is always top notch. The owner and atmosphere are delightful. If you want authentic Italian cuisine, look no further.
We love this place. Unfortunately it took an hour for our food; to make matters worse they said that is normal for Italian food! Server was more interested in us ordering another bottle of wine rather than keep us informed on food. But, all this said, we will go back again, and again.
Gourmet Italian never disappoints! I went often when living in Temecula but now live in AZ. Took a group of friends there after Sunday’s Dave Koz concert!
Absolutely fantastic food and service - not just this time, every time we’ve been there. We took friends there for the first time and they loved it as well. Seriously wish we could go tonight!
The food was excellent. The watermelon salad and gnochhi definite highlights. The wine was excellent, and the server was knowledgeable and provided service with a smile, and helpful recommendations.
Delicious!! Would definitely go back the next time we are in town! Yummy wine too!
Excellent food. Being Italian, my family is very picky... this place was delicious. Our one concern is the size of the restaurant compared to staff- the place was packed and our waitress was extremely busy, another server or two would have been better.
We have dined here numerous occasions, never disappointed.
I used to love this place but something changed. The bus boy was super rude and they took forever to bring bread and drinks and almost made us feel bad to ask for refills and stuff. The food wasn’t as good either. I won’t be going back
Consistently excellent! We love coming here for special occasions, or just a quick bite in the wine bar
Went there for daughter birthday . Food was good . Service not so good . Arrived on time for a 445 pm reservation . Were seated promptly and water and bread brought to our table . Took 35-40 minutes for drinks to arrive and they arrived after appetizers . Had to repeatedly ask for refill on soda drinks . At end of dinner we were brought dessert menu and waiter never returned to take order . Another staff member assisted at my request and finally took order for and brought dessert . Great food but restaurant appears short staffed .
Fantastic food, wonderful service!! Highly recommend this restaurant!!
Great food. Great service. Great time. The next time we are in the area, we’ll plan on eating here again.
Company’s 1 yr Anniversary
Great food and very personable staff. We took guests with us and they were definitely impressed. The Limoncello martinis are a must. All the pastas were amazing and I could have kept eating the clams all night. The liquid was so good we ended up using the bread to get every drop!