The restaurant is small and welcoming. The food is excellent and the desserts are wonderful. Service is top notch. A truly unique experience.
Wonderful food, wonderful service!
Was in Ft. Laud for the weekend and looked on OpenTable to find a place that seemed nice. We went here and I must tell you it was AMAZING! the service was good but the food was AMAZING! I had a group of 3 people and we all had different items on the menu and ALL of them were great! If you want a cozy good evening of Italian food, GO HERE!
One of our favorite places always a pleasure
It was a slow night (august in ft laud!) and my friend and i were able to have a very leisurely dinner
my octopus appetizer was tasty, but a bit mushy ... texture was off .. flavor spot on
i had the chicken milanese and it was just a bit over cooked ... salad was lovely
we'll definitely give it another try as the staff was so accommodating and gracious
nice wine options by the glass as well!
The pizza was absolutely amazing! We also had penne with vodka sauce that was heavenly. Service was excellent and attentive. I will definitely come back!
Outstanding Chef and staff! Very comfortable atmosphere. One of our favorite restaurants.
Always a pleasant experience to dine at Pompei79. Good food, outstanding service and a welcoming atmosphere.
This was my second visit and it was just as outstanding as my first visit. Marcello our waiter remembered what we liked the last time and welcomed us back. The chef again, visited with us to make sure everything was great. I habe guest cook ing in next week, and Pompei79 will be on our to do list.
Everything was fresh and delicious. Chef and wait staff very attentive
Definitely will become one of my regulars. High recommend.
Excellent quality service . One of our new favorites!
Very pleasant, good food and attentive staff. We enjoyed it very much
Spectacular fresh and tasty 5 star level, authentic Italian food at 3-4 star pricing. this place is a gem!
Excellent food. Great service
Under seasoned food, no one there
We have been here many times. I am a vegan and they always offer to prepare something off menu or modify. Very simple decor, nice outside seating. Consistently good food.
Delicious pizza, very friendly service. Enjoyable atmosphere. I will return.
Love this place. Been there 4 times and food has always been great. Caesar salad was a generous portion and enough to split. I had penne ala vodka. Nice addition of pancetta to the pasta dish. My husband ordered chicken parmigiana and it was delicious! He orders it often and this was his favorite. We were too full for dessert but enjoyed a cappuccino and espresso after dinner outside. Fortunately we could hear the piano player from next door at Sage and it was a nice treat. Veronica was our server. She is very sweet and very attentive. We will be back!!
Excellent food and service. The outdoor dining is comfortable and quiet.
Will be back very soon with all family members. Authentic Italian food
We have been to this restaurant several times and we’ve always been impressed with the quality of the food and service. Unfortunately, neither lived up to our expectations this time.
The appetizers (a burrata salad and an octopus salad) were tasty and served in a timely fashion. But the server/kitchen got 3 out of 4 of the entrees wrong. Two entrees (chicken Marsala and Francese) were plated with each other’s sides. But by the time they were corrected the food was cold. The server apologized profusely and offered to reheat the meals. My guests were disappointed and chose to box up the meals instead.
The final plate was to be tortellini alla Bolognese but ended up a white sauce with funghi. The server once again apologized and offered to change it out. I said it wouldn’t be necessary and just requested some Parmesan cheese. Instead of serving the cheese, the server went on to serve the only other occupied table in the restaurant. By the time she got back the food was cold, so I asked to change it out for the Bolognese. The new plate had tortelloni stuffed with beef in a marinara sauce. When I pointed this out, I was told that the meat was on the inside of the tortelloni not outside in the sauce.
Throughout this entire experience the server was extremely apologetic, polite and respectful. She also gave us a 20% discount on the two chicken dishes which was very kind. That said, it could not erase the very negative dining experience.
It is clear that the restaurant is suffering from the departure of its previous chef. Indeed, he was the primary reason we came to the restaurant in the first place. Secondly, the wait staff consisted of a single individual but the delays in trying to get the orders right seemed unnecessary since there was only one other occupied table in the place.
Unfortunately, because of the numerous errors made with the orders we were unable to enjoy the food which was of good quality but could not rise above the problems with the service.
Great food with efficient service try the truffle pizza.
Always great food, outstanding carbonara pizza and penne ala vodka. Service was slow tonight
Love this restaurant. Great food and alsways an amazing service!!!
Great pizza and salads. Vegan friendly (their veggie pizza without cheese was delicious. Food is consistently good.
This was our fifth visit to Pompei. The waiter Joseph always gives us great service and know what we drink without us having to tell him. The place is beautiful and clean on the inside and they have great pizza and pasta dishes. This visit I had a well stuffed calzone and my partner had spaghetti and meatballs after we split a very generous house salad. Dessert was a panna cotta and espresso. We will return soon.
Excellent food, service was top notch.
This was the second time eating at this restaurant. The first time the food was delicious with incredible size portions and excellent service. This time we were served by a new waitress who was not so great and
while my friends pasta was delicious, I found mine to taste rather plain and half the portion size.
Still a loyal patron and will forgo this visit as a blip..been a long time customer of Osteria and for this reason I will give it another chance.
This was our second visit and we were just as pleased as we were the first time. Again we had Joseph the waiter who really is on top of everything. We split the calamari as our appetizer and we were pleased with its crispness and taste. I had a house special of penne with sausage in mushroom cream sauce and loved every bite. My partner also had a special. He chose the veal parm with pasta. It was so huge it became lunch the next day. We finished the meal off with chocolate cake. I'm sure there will be a third visit in the near future.
This place came as a pleasant surprise. We were looking for a new Italian place close to home and stumbled onto them gem. The place was immaculate and the service was spot on. We split a house salad that was perfectly dressed and more than enough for two. I had the red calzone that great old world flavor. Not overfilled with ricotta like other places. My friend had spaghetti and meatballs. The pasta was made in house and the meatballs were veal and beef and absolutely delicious. We split a lemon tart for dessert that was a great ending to the meal. We will be going back again soon.
Excellent authentic Italian style pizzas. Service was welcoming and efficient. Went back again for lunch and tried Chicken Parmagiana and Pasta. Excellent. All high quality olive oil, balsamic, bread and sauces.
The wait staff are wonderful, the food is amazing. The chef/owner is so welcoming...as if we were family coming over for dinner.
The menu is straightforward and the dishes are made of fresh ingredients. The portions are quite large so be prepared to eat. Loved the pizzas, the lobster ravioli, and the chicken Milanese. We added arugula with lemon-olive oil dressing on top and it was amazing.
Prices are quite reasonable for the value and amount of food. I highly recommend Pompei79!
Fantastic pizza at a reasonable price and the staff was lovely!
Loved it. The food, service and atmosphere create an inviting place to enjoy a delicious meal
Wait staff surprised us with a cibatta & procuitto appetizer and insisted our dessert be gratis as well. Food was excellent and served hot and timely.