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Gourmet Italia

4.5
4.5
1091 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (951) 676-9194

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Alessandro Prestifilippo

  • Neighborhood

    Temecula

  • Cross street

    Rancho California Rd and Ynez Rd

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Entertainment

    Thursday nights: Ron Lovely- Piano/Singer Friday: Sugar Bear & Unlimited Flavor Saturday: Randy & Associates Sunday: Sugar Bear & Unlimited Flavor

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,091 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Temecula / Wine County

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    Notable Wine List

  • Temecula / Wine County

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    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. VG

    VanessaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came early for dinner. We were on a date night and the service was wonderful. Server was attentive and made us feel like we could take our time. We never felt rushed. Romantic and upscale without being fancy.
  2. CA

    CARLOS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service , definitely a 5 star
  3. 1

    12xx

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    Francisco was wonderful. He is the reason we will return in the future.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and the service was outstanding!!
  5. JC

    JustinC

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Food was great
  6. GG

    GreatGourmet

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious as is the norm at Gourmet Italia! Great food, great ambiance, great service and a wonderful wine list!
  7. AR

    ARNAZK

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    We had a great time celebrating my 40th birthday. We ordered. A few plates to share abs everything was delicious.
  8. RS

    RobertS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu. Great Service. Great wine. A bit noisy. Fantastic overall.
  9. MO

    MartinO

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The staff was attentive and helpful, particularly the support staff. We were seated in the room with the entrance, and near the door which is unappealing. The food was well prepared and very tasty. Wine by the glass options are limited, but bottle options were plentiful. Among the top 5 Italian restaurants I have visited.
  10. J

    Jason

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food and dessert and wine were delicious. Every staff member was polite and happy.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place. The food is amazing and the staff is wonderful!
  12. MM

    MommaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner at Gourmet Italia on Friday night. The dinner room was bright and comfortable with very nice seats. We were not rushed during our dinner, it was nice! Wine was flowing and the food was fabulous. Service was exceptional. We will all be visiting again soon.
  13. DG

    DebbieG

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    The food was great. The service was okay at best. Waited a good amount of time before we got our iced Tea and bread. They weren't short staffed because there was always help walking by.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Had reservations at 7pm. Wasnt able to be seated until 8
  15. AS

    AdamS

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We went for my girlfriend birthday and though the wait was long despite reservations the experience was worth it. The owner, Alex, is charming and personable, making sure he attends to every guest. The food was fantastic and over the years just seems to improve. Highly recommended
  16. MT

    MarkT

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food, wine and service were outstanding. Alex is a true gem and great to see the interaction with his guests.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    It was not a good experience. We asked to be seated in a quiet area and were seated underneath a speaker that blared music the entire time. My husband ordered a steak medium rare and it was overcooked and chewy. I ordered clams and I believe only 2 of my clam shells actually had a clam in them. There was an excessive amount of read pepper flakes in the sauce and I could not eat it due to the spice (red pepper flakes were not mentioned in the description) my husband got tiramisu for dessert, he said the top layer was good, but the bottom layers were wet and soggy. We had a $100 gift card, and the bill still came to $120. I had to stop and grab food to go on the way home at another restaurant We will not go back, and we were incredibly disappointed
  18. CC

    CharlesC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Squid Ink pasta with seared scallops keeps me coming back! Great staff. Seeing Chef Alex always brings a smile to my face.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food.
  20. S

    Solvang

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal as always, had the fusilli with filet mignon tips. It’s the best!
  21. LS

    LeslieS

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places to dine in Temecula! Always fabulous food, great wine and excellent service!
  22. JP

    JamieP

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gourmet Italia is fantastic as always! Love this place!
  23. KK

    KKWW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and good service! It is worth for me to drive far for Gourmet Italia.
  24. ES

    ElaineS

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always our go-to for dining in Temecula. Love the live music on Friday’s and Saturday’s.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the best food in the valley, Italian or otherwise. We have dined at Gourmet Italia for 23 years and have never been disappointed in the food, wine, or service. Always impeccable. Always delicious. Always a pleasure.
  26. C

    Cpwx

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and wine was delicious!
  27. KL

    KenL

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was amazing! The lobster ravioli was the best I have had. My wife’s chicken was tender and flavorful. Might be the best Italian I have had! Highly recommended!
  28. A

    Arnold

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great food and atmosphere, the service is outstanding!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    7:00 Reservation and requested a better table than along the narrow wall because it was our 38th wedding Anniversary. We were Seated at 8:30 in a back room, as the restaurant had cleared out. We asked to be moved to a table where we could see the band and our request was ignored. They were out of bread by the time we were seated. We were charged for drinks we did not order. And, the bathroom was out of toilet paper. Sub par food, with the owner/manager catering to regulars/obvious wealthy! Unbelievably horrible experience! We have dined here before for our Anniversary and had a better experience, but we are never going back!!! They did comp two of our drinks, very kind after ruining our special day!
  30. W

    Walter

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food and service are excellent with good variety of appetizers and daily specials. The last time I dined here it was very loud with two birthday parties and a group of very loud talking men. For the cost of dining here I actually expect a little better ambiance, but I won’t let that stop me from returning.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience4
    Good food and service. TERRIBLE Hostess.
  32. BK

    BeckiK

    Palm Springs

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We used to live near and loved Gourmet Italia, but moved in 2013. Our first time back and just as wonderful, and much bigger!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The greeting from your host, Eden , warm friendly server ( Anna) , Alex coming by to say hello , superb meals and wine concluding with delicious dessert and cappuccino made our dining experience wonderful !
  34. RC

    RobertC

    Orange County

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Good food, but the Chicken Liomone was not good. Seem they boiled the chicken and put the sauce on top of it versus pan frying it, then add the sauce. Very bland.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great experience!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After much searching for a good restaurant in Temecula we decided on gourmet Italia, and we were blown out of the water everything about this place is amazing! My husband and I got the burrata appetizer, pear salad, entree special. I got the squid ink pasta with scallops and my husband got the lamb shank 10000/10 would recommend this place!
  37. W

    Williefoodie

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a lovely place with European ambiance and amazing food
  38. DC

    DjssCook

    San Diego

    38 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Wanted to find a good Italian restaurant
  39. B

    Bucknut

    Orange County

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Live piano in the dining room/lounge was a very nice touch. Food was excellent. We'll return when we're back in that area
  40. AC

    AliciaC

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It was a nice setting, food was mediocre - my linguine was tough, the kid’s penne were tasteless (they didn’t even want it), but the Caesar salad was fantastic. Server was ok, can’t even remember who ordered what. No spoons were given for pasta eating, and no bowls for shells provided until the end of the meal. Overall it’s okay.

FAQs

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

Gourmet Italia is rated 4.5 stars by 1091 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Gourmet Italia

27499 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA 92591

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Rancho California Rd and Ynez Rd

  • Neighborhood

    Temecula

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alessandro Prestifilippo

  • Entertainment

    Thursday nights: Ron Lovely- Piano/Singer Friday: Sugar Bear & Unlimited Flavor Saturday: Randy & Associates Sunday: Sugar Bear & Unlimited Flavor

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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