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Gourmet Italia

623 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Top Tags:
  • Authentic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Tue–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(951) 676-9194
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alessandro Prestifilippo
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Cross street
Rancho California Rd and Ynez Rd
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Thursday nights: Ron Lovely- Piano/Singer Friday: Sugar Bear & Unlimited Flavor Saturday: Randy & Associates Sunday: Sugar Bear & Unlimited Flavor
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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MCfromAV (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We make it a point to eat here at least every 2 months. Make a reservation to guarantee a table. You won't be disappointed.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

I took my friend there for the first time because the restaurant is super nice and the food is good... I was slightly disappointed because I arrived on time to my reservation about 5minutes ahead but had to wait to be seated for 10 minutes. The server was nice but he was too slow in getting the beverages and appetizers out to us and the food took forever to come out. It was disappointing because all I ordered was a minestrone soup and salad and all she had was a manicotti. I would say we arrived at 0725 and we had our main course at about 830pm. Unacceptable! They need more servers or cooks.. That or do not turn over tables so fast that cannot be served immediately.

ClintO (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great food and service. They arranged a birthday cannoli on short notice as well. Great job GI!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Went to Gourmet Italia the day after Valentine’s Day. Food was great, as always, but waiting 30 minutes when we booked a reservation was not great. And a couple who walked in without a reservation got seated before us, and in the main dining room (as opposed to the hallway where they stuck us), so not sure the utility of planning ahead and reserving. The food is great, and there aren’t a lot of other options in Temecula, but this experience makes me want to explore a bit more.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Went for Valentine's day with my fiancé and we both loved the ambiance and romantic feel of the restaurant and wine lounge. That night was a special Valentine's day four course meal that was simply delicious. Local food and wine included. Live piano music. Very good place.

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day, so unfair to judge. Shoved in an aisle way between two big groups, unpleasant. But the food was fantastic!

vipPatandmary (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Outstanding , authentic Italian. Both lobster ravioli and lasagna were delicious and the Cesar salad was too. Raymond was our waiter and he was amazing!

vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

I wish I could give this restaurant a better review but the service and management is so poor and I think they get away with it since they are the only game in town. Our drinks arrived 30 minutes after ordering, they first said they had the Branzino fish and then came back and said they didn't, their lasagne seemed like it had seen the inside of a microwave but our special pasta of the day was delicious. The server was scattered and the manager oblivious to our repeated requests for service and food. Hence we left without ordering any dessert or coffee because we wanted to be out of there :-(

Yesenia (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Cheecake is joke 🤬 I ordered dessert to go and was very very disappointing when I opened the cheesecake! it was about 2 bites each sclice,no kidding about 2 ounces each sclice which I paid $22 plus left $8 tip for for 2 slices of cheesecake! Crazy not worth it!

mhmh (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

We were told this was a place locals love and we can see why. The food was absolutely delicious and our waitress was engaging and attentive.

vipLambshark (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Absolutely delicious. Our go to restaurant when in the area.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
1.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Unfortunately a poor experience. Very poor management of flow. Arrived one hour earlier for reservations for 4 and still not seated about one hour after reservation when we left. Manager said told us we needed to arrive 2 hours earlier for reservations!! Not sure why we make reservations. Overbooked and accommodated all the walking in about 30 minutes. Any way definitely did not live up to any hype and he the ole runaround on seating. Appears kitchen cannot keep up with all expanded seating added to restaurant. Have tables set up in waiting area at front entrance and reception area where I become very crowded and unbelievably noisy.

MeeHaa (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We were seated an hour and a half after our reservation. Service was good, but food was not great. Overpriced for what was essentially fancy Olive Garden. Would not recommend or return. Only two people out of our party of six finished their meal. We ordered three ossobuco and three pasta dishes, one with chicken and two vegetarian. Only the vegetarians like their meals. The bread came out cold. Over all, a fail.

BigLil (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

My sister and brother-in-law invited my husband and I out to dinner to celebrate our anniversary. I searched yelp for local restaurants. Gourmet Italia had lots of great reviews, so I made reservations on OpenTable. It was pretty busy for a Sunday evening but the owner quickly checked us in. They have two different dining areas. We were seated in the old classic Italian style dining area. They recently added a modern dining/lounge area. Our waiter was quick with our drink order and as well as our food order. My husband and I both order the specials. We enjoyed our conversations while waiting well over 40 minutes for our food. I don’t mind waiting when I know I’m going to get a delicious meal. However, we were all pretty disappointed with our dinner that evening. The pasta was sticky and did not taste fresh. We all thought that the food was pretty bland. My sister’s primavera looked like it was tossed with frozen vegetables. The seafood dish I ordered had two jumbo over cooked shrimp and a few clams and mussels. After the waiter dropped off our dinner, he disappeared for quite some time. I’m not sure if we’ll ever go back to Gourmet Italia for dinner. However, it’s got good ambiance. We may go back to try their cocktails in their new lounge area.

MCfromAV (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

When I come to Temecula I try to make this a must. The quality of the food, the variety, and the overall experience is always great. We try to share the experience by bringing friends.