Pompei on Pakington

4.8
33 Reviews
$41 to $100
Italian
Pompei on Pakington is an authentic Italian restaurant, located in the heart of Newtown's Pakington street.
We have a passion for great food and wine, and bringing a little slice of Italy to Geelong.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 33 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.5
ambience
4.5
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MargiE
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved it!!

The food was superb, all 4 of us super impressed with our food: amazing garlic bread, shared entrees, 4 different mains and 4 different desserts - all so yum!

The drinks were reasonably priced, and the cocktails were great!

Service was with a smile, and we didn't have to wait long for our food.

We didn't feel rushed, it is a large area and probably due to COVID restrictions well spaced out - so not noisy at all.

I can't wait to come back to try the Friday afternoon happy hour!

Thanks for a great night.

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PamS
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service were great but it was so very noisy.
Some sound insulation would improve the ambience enormously.

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Lonnie
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a terrific little restaurant where the quality of the food makes you feel like Nonna is in the kitchen cooking for you. Great service - attentive but not over the top. Terrific atmosphere - definitely recommend.

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PaulS
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The entrees were delicious and the pastas amazing. Leave enough room for dessert the tiramisu is next level!

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JackieB
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great service. We felt very looked after. My ravioli was particularly delicious.

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MinnyM
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, atmosphere and staff. What more comic you ask for!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A pre-mothers day dinner

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Handmade pasta was absolutely perfect and so delicious. Garlic bread was incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly service- it feels like having dinner with family and friends.

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ErinC
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was abosolutely delicious. A table of three and we had the pumpkin and ricotta ravioli and two of us had the gamberi and we shared the pear salad....absolutely magnificent

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JeanineV
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very tasty homemade pasta selections. Gnocchi Osso Bucco was buonissimo!!! Very nice people make the experience relaxed. Nice to have a bevi outside and comfortable inside for a meal. Good value.

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Pete
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dishes.
Excellent wine selection
Great service.
Thoroughly enjoyed our night.

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Clare
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had been meaning to come here for a while now and I should have come sooner! Wow what a gem! Beautiful food with amazing service and ambience!!

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GrahamT
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely food and excellent service. A bit noisy but not too big a problem.
Would recommend Pompei.

Pompei on Pakington
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thanks Graham, We appreciate the kind feedback!

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LizR
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the whole experience. Excellent wait staff,, Food great, a really good experience, thanks to all at Pompei. We’ll be back!!

Pompei on Pakington
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thank you so much Liz! We really appreciate such lovely feedback, we're so glad you enjoyed everything!

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Brooke
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pumpkin ravioli is the best I have ever eaten 😊

Pompei on Pakington
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thank you so much for the lovely review, we appreciate it! :)

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TetaKel
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

We were a group of 6 and really disappointed by the food. The food was either really bland, or super salty. Whilst the food wasn’t enjoyable (aside from the antipasto), the drinks were the highlight.

Cannot fault the service of the staff. They were wonderful and great with my child.

Really disappointed as I’d been recommended to go there. Maybe it was an off type of night, but 5 out of 6 of us didn’t enjoy the food and the 1 out of 6 was a 3 year old who doesn’t like anything 🤷🏻‍♀️

Pompei on Pakington
Responded on February 17, 2021

We're so sorry you didn't enjoy your food, we take pride in having high quality dishes and this is very uncommon! Let us know if there's anything we can do to reconcile this experience :)

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DarrenG
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

4 of us dined there over the weekend, food was excellent especially the homemade pasta. Fantastic and friendly wait staff, authentic Wine list with a great selection of Italian beers and wines as well as Australian offerings.
Highly recommend.

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GerardS
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place for a quiet quality Italian meal. Good menu and it’s done well. Service and ambiance top class. Good mix of drinks and nice outdoor space. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

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ReneeD
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and the best gnocchi I’ve had in a long time. Had a really lovely young girl serve us with impeccable manners. Will be returning.

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AnneS
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Refreshing cocktail. Home made pasta amazing. Osso bucco tender and flavoursome. Pumpkin and ricotta ravioli a good comfort food dish. Panacotta and lemon curd dessert perfect. More yummy dishes to try next time.

Pompei on Pakington
Responded on January 25, 2021

Thank you Anne for such a lovely review!

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JulieD
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not an extensive menu, however the food was fantastic. Could do with some more decor

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AdamS
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good service on arrival and throughout the night. Making us feel comfortable at all times, didn't have to wait for food or drinks. Everything went smoothly and timing was spot on.

Pompei on Pakington
Responded on January 25, 2021

Thank you for such a lovely review, we're so glad happy you enjoyed your evening :)

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GowR
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food and a very good wine choice, loved it

Pompei on Pakington
Responded on January 25, 2021

We're so glad you enjoyed your dinner with us! :)

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Debbiek
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food everything in general, great place!

Pompei on Pakington
Responded on January 25, 2021

Thank you Debbie for such lovely feedback!

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Matt
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a new restaurant just starting out, these guys did everything right. Food was excellent and well-priced. There's a choice between imported or homemade pasta – pay the extra couple of bucks and get homemade. Decent selection of cocktails and the staff were all super lovely. Pretty sure we met the owner too, who seemed like a top fella. All round great evening!

Pompei on Pakington
Responded on January 25, 2021

We really appreciate such kind words, and we're so happy you enjoyed your evening with us, Matt!

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SueD
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally lives up to it’s reputation- clean fresh and well set out with amazing homemade pasta dishes to die for. The staff couldn’t have been nicer and I thoroughly recommend this place

Pompei on Pakington
Responded on November 29, 2020

Thank you for the lovely feedback Sue, we're so glad you had a great experience with us! :)

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RomaldG
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service was excellent. We shared our dishes so that we could experience a broader taste. Still have nany items to try!

Pompei on Pakington
Responded on January 25, 2021

We're so happy you enjoyed your meal with us!

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Anna
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious homemade pasta. Just the right selection for the menu. Smallish menu so everything is done really well. Really glad I went and will be taking friends in the future.

Pompei on Pakington
Responded on November 29, 2020

Thank you so much Anna! We appreciate your kind words :)

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LainnieT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, and great customer service, thank you

Pompei on Pakington
Responded on November 29, 2020

Thank you very much for your kind review! :)

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RobinaB
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With a relaxed atmosphere it is a great place to eat as it caters for all (with kids menu). By just focussing on some tasty pasta dishes they can do it well. Pumpkin ravioli with sage butter was a treat, with the pear salad as a refreshing accompaniment on a warm night. Nice outdoor eating area for the summer nights coming up too

Pompei on Pakington
Responded on November 18, 2020

Thank you so much Robina, we really appreciate your kind review! - Kai

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was beautiful! Service was quick, kind and professional. We will definitely visit again

Pompei on Pakington
Responded on November 18, 2020

Thank you so much, we're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us! :)

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HannahM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding! The food was amazing, and the service was great. We will be telling friends about this place and will definitely be returning 😁

Pompei on Pakington
Responded on November 18, 2020

Thank you so much Hannah for your kind words, we can't wait to have you back!

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FAQs

Pompei on Pakington offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 6152981414.

Pompei on Pakington is rated 4.8 stars by 33 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.