Pompei79

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Italian
The Original Italian Pizza Join us for great home-style cooking!

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OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our night the food is really good thanks to everyone

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small, cozy, intimate. Loves it here and will be back

SL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Overall, the experience was poor. I believe they were short staffed tonight. If I didn’t form that opinion from what I over heard from some of the staff, I could have easily formed it from the lack of attention from the waiter. From the moment we sat down until we gave up and left it was a struggle to be served. We ordered an appetizer, salad and entrees. We waited over 30 minutes for the appetizer and after more than hour never received the salad. No one ever asked if we wanted another drink or anymore water. We finally left some money for the glass of wine and the appetizer and walked out. We ended up at Shake Shack.

JG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hard working attentive staff...excellent food..generous servings!

CR
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very friendly service. Definitely go there if you like the real Italian food.

JT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent excellent excellent!!!!!!!!
Excellent service, excellent seating and excellent food.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian food and service in South Florida.

TC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is small and welcoming. The food is excellent and the desserts are wonderful. Service is top notch. A truly unique experience.

H
Miami
53 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Wonderful food, wonderful service!

P
Miami
55 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

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!

RG
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places always a pleasure

P
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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!

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

M
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Chef and staff! Very comfortable atmosphere. One of our favorite restaurants.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a pleasant experience to dine at Pompei79. Good food, outstanding service and a welcoming atmosphere.

A
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

A
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding
Everything was fresh and delicious. Chef and wait staff very attentive
Definitely will become one of my regulars. High recommend.

RG
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality service . One of our new favorites!

L
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant, good food and attentive staff. We enjoyed it very much

RG
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular fresh and tasty 5 star level, authentic Italian food at 3-4 star pricing. this place is a gem!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Great service

BL
Miami
106 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Under seasoned food, no one there

m
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

DC
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious pizza, very friendly service. Enjoyable atmosphere. I will return.

M
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The outdoor dining is comfortable and quiet.

LE
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will be back very soon with all family members. Authentic Italian food

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

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.

ED
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food with efficient service try the truffle pizza.

MB
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always great food, outstanding carbonara pizza and penne ala vodka. Service was slow tonight

S
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Great food and alsways an amazing service!!!

V
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great pizza and salads. Vegan friendly (their veggie pizza without cheese was delicious. Food is consistently good.

B
Miami
83 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service was top notch.

RB
Miami
46 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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.

B
Miami
83 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

B
Miami
83 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

GM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic pizza at a reasonable price and the staff was lovely!