Tommy V's Urban Kitchen

4.6
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508 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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.5
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4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ME
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great! Love the food and location. A neighborhood gem!

OT
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service.

CT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great. Food service and value. Musical entertainment too much. Too loud. You couldn’t hear yourself think. When he stopped the place got more mellow and tolerable, till he started again.

Nix the entertainer and have a 5 star dining experience. Or keep it and advertise as a bar.

DR
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Tommy V's offered a nice menu selection and ample seating in a pleasing atmosphere. My only crtiticosm is the understaffed wait staff. It seemed as if our waiter was tending to multiple tables and literally speed-walking from table to table while less busy wait staff sauntered around the restaurant.

MM
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great dinner for six. We tried several dishes. The sea bass was excellent as were the pasta dishes. Wine & food served hot & promptly.

AH
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time diners at this restaurant - we had a great experience. The ambience was great and the food was delicious. We will definitely return :)

M
San Diego
177 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Four of us met for Happy Hour and had a great evening! Our waitress Ashley was awesome! The food off the bar/happy hour menu was outstanding. Two of us had the short rib stack and it was absolutely delicious and very filling! One had a burger and he raved about the flavors. Ashley was very attentive all night and we had a great time. Highly recommend this restaurant!

s
Palm Springs
43 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meatballs are a MUST! Recommended by our waiter and did not disappoint. The ceasar salad wasn't overdressed--I hate that. My husband had the halibut special and the fish was fresh, flakey and cooked to perfection. I had the linguini and clams; there were so many clams! The flavorings were melded to perfection. No room for dessert.

a
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a great time. Wait staff always friendly and helpful. Sorry always to loud inside,

OT
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

RS
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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 on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CB
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience2

VERY loud, due to diners "buzz++", and live music, trying to be heard, any conversation, was a strain.
However, Food & Service, very good!

m
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration & date night

G
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FA
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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

NG
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Will go back

G
San Diego
59 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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

BA
San Diego
40 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

PD
Palm Springs
65 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

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
Overall2food2service5ambience4

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
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was amazing great waiters service and drinks

DS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my go to place. Sonny is the best

BB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
27 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

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

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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