Tommy V's Urban Kitchen

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498 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
As the backdrop of Food Network's reality show, Family Style, Tommy V's has quickly become a popular destination for both the locals and tourists alike. Nestled in the heart of The Bressi Ranch community, Tommy Vs offers its' guests Contemporary California Comfort Food in an upscale, casual eatery.
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were there for a friend Birthday. Our server started great but then she disappeared and didn’t check up on at the end of our night.

I asked for a Gin and Tonic and it was the worst Gin and Tonic ever! The tonic you use is awful. Had to send it back as it wasn’t palatable.

Our starts were ok. The crostini with pear and Brie was stale.

At least our entree’s were good.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good for group dining on short notice — we were able to book for 10 with 20 minutes notice. Friendly service, and basic Italian food. Everyone was happy with their meals.

OT
Herefordshire
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and great service! We love to meet our friends here for dinner.

CB
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here before and always liked it. This was my Husbands first time at Tommy V’s and he was impressed with everything. This was our anniversary dinner and did not disappoint.

JF
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the restaurant and come at least once every 2 weeks. We especially like the patio because it's beautiful to sit outside and the noise level is quieter.

m
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy eating at Tommy V's. The waiters are always attentive and accommodating. The menu has great choices and everything we've order has been delicious.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Francisco was the most gracious waiter and the food was incredible.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration & date night

G
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Meal was great.. my only complaint was the flies in the patio. Felt like I needed to swat them all the time and it took away from my experience.

MM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate on lovely quiet patio. Inside it was too noisy with unnecessary awful singer. Forget the live music - everything else is so nice!

P
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our food and drinks. A wonderful place for casual dining and fabulous food.

FA
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Mediocre all the way around. Not bad, but not great.

NG
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Two of us ordered the risotto. Both of them thought it was strange and would not order it again. Otherwise, everything else was great.

e
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Pleasant family dinner with good food and great service! Service team hustles to work the busy, but fun dining room. Our food was terrific.

a
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun place food always good. Sat outside as inside is way to noise. Wait staff was great.

KB
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Wonderful place to eat especially in the summer. We were seated outside there is just enough privacy that you don't feel like people walking by are watching you eat, but not so enclosed you might as well be inside.

JL
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome. Will go back

G
San Diego
57 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Fake Italian accents, expense be plates that just are not that good.

BA
San Diego
37 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an awesome time with a group of 20 for a summer internship farewell lunch. All the appetizers were great.

PD
Palm Springs
62 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

After having their fresh bread and a glass of wine or beer it is almost hard to think about more food but their flatbread is outstanding so go ahead and order it!!! Very casual place but fun to go there.

S
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Made a reservation for a large party several days before, table was not ready and hostess was very annoyed that we were all there at 8:30pm. However, the bartender was wonderful and brought out bread and filled our drink orders and kept checking on the status of our table. Food was bland and leftover from earlier, but waiter tried very hard by himself to keep us happy. Appreciate the service, but will not be going back.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was amazing great waiters service and drinks

DS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been enjoying Tommy V's for many years. Delicious Italian food, pizza, cocktails and wine. Good service, comfortable seating and easy parking. This is a neighborhood gem, in Bressi Ranch off Palomar Airport and El Fuerte. Bona sera.

CD
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

They showed us a nice table near a window, as requested, but right next to a big noisy party, so we went outside. There it was quiet, but resulted in long waits for desert and coffee, and an even longer wait to get the bill; we actually had to hail another waiter to get our bill. Our entrees were good and plentiful. Desert was not special, the coffee tasty but in a soup-bowl shaped cup soon went cold and we were never offered a warm-up. One other point about the desert, NY cheesecake, was described as being with dark cherry sauce. Without explanation or apology it arrived with strawberry sauce. I am mildly allergic to strawberries so that was not relished. They seen to make a habit of misleading menus; when I surveyed the menu on line they had an appealing duck entree in the mix. There was no sign of it on the day.

LO
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our monthly evening and it was once again the place we choose to meet and catch up.
My sister and I have decided it is our place. The food, the staff, the atmosphere all keeps you
Feeling great.

S
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The bass special was excellent, however they got one of our entrees completely wrong thus one party member waited for a redo.

OT
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my go to place. Sonny is the best

BB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food always great here. Staff very professional and polite. Had a pre grad party for my son, at an odd time, like a lupper or, linner!

A
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Highly overrated. A mediocre restaurant that has a surprisingly high rating.

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such amazing food and Ariel, our server, was superb!

k
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The special seabass was very good. The mashed potatoes and veges were blah, so so.

MG
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Just disappointing! There to celebrate a special occasion for my brother and sister in law on their 24th wedding Anniversary and wasn't a pleasant experience! A party of 5, a bottle of wine and cocktails with appetizers and entrees ordered and felt as if Ariel was too busy with other tables that he missed the mark with ours!

RD
San Diego
51 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We were seated outdoors in what we thought would be a quiet corner. Unfortunately, while not the restaurant's cause, we wished more could have been done. There was a gate from the patio to the sidewalk right behind our table and some of the guests' 5-10-year-old children not only were running through the gate and slamming it behind them but were climbing over the wall and jumping literally onto the backs of our chairs. Their parents did nothing to curb this nor apologize. Very unfortunate and it largely ruined our meal as the 6 of us were attempting to discuss some important adult topics.

C
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience. We would definitely go back to Tommy V’s.

OT
Herefordshire
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, great ambiance!

LO
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our new go to place for a night with the girls. The staff does an excellent job of taking care of challenges. They are a great place for everything.

SW
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great. I had the short ribs and gnocchi. Tender, flavorful... very nice. My wife had the rack of lamb and mashed potatoes. Perfectly seasoned and cooked. Tender, not “gamey”. Another great choice!

Will certainly be back!

m
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Decent menu, well offerings are a bit limited. Nice ambience and lively atmosphere. Service is lacking as staff appeared to be indifferent and disinterested on this visit.
Specials were not covered, and wine was never poured. Could be my expectations especially on the service side, were too high for an eatery such as this.
Might return for a happy hour but I would be about it.

W
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The caprese was the best (I need to know where you get the mozzarella from!!) also had apple brie bruschetta which was yummy and the chocolate cake was delicious.

CR
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been coming here for years. Service and food are unmatched in North County.

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