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Tommy V's Urban Kitchen

4.4
369 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Great for Lunch
  • Happy Hour
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Californian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 3:30pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(760) 602-1949
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jeff Berry
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Catering
We are able to cater up to 500 guests. Please contact the restaurant for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Palomar Airport Road
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Entertainment
Live music offered regularly.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 369 People Are Saying
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4.3
food
4.3
service
4.0
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The most EPIC Easter Brunch we've ever experienced...the Duck Confit Hash was to die for and the Smoked Salmon and Crab benedict was perfection. Endless Bellini's and their famous bread and Pesto Butter make it hard to ever leave :^)

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1.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Did not honor an Open Table reservation and terribly slow service. Will not return, plenty of better restaurants in Carlsbad!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

We met friends for dinner and had a great time. The food was terrific and the atmosphere was wonderful. The server, Tina, was attentive and genuinely friendly. She let us take our time ordering and didn’t rush us to leave.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Tommy V's never disappoints! Every dish is bursting with bright, traditional Italian flavors and always with a subtle twist that brings it over the top. Every detail down to the fresh baked bread with their famous Pesto Butter is always perfect. You never know what the soup is going to be and every one has blown us away before we even get to our Entrée. The Tortino of Eggplant and Seafood pastas get us every time and the best martini's in North County.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Only problem is acoustics. Very loud. Hard to hear your table conversation as Adell as even the waiter.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Enjoyed evening because we were seated at corner table and slightly quieter there. Excellent service and food!
Otherwise pretty darn noisy ‘cause people were enjoying themselves and talk loud!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Food and service are outstanding. Best place in the area.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

My husband had the bone-in rib-eye special and is still raving about it. In fact, he wants to go back the next time it is the special. I had the Seabass special and it was very tasty. I really enjoyed the wedge salad and my husband had the arugula salad which he said was excellent. We have lived near Tommy V's since they opened and finally went for the first time. Not sure why it took so long.

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Really enjoyed our dinner tonight. Eggplant parm was delicious & my family loved their pizzas. Great vibe & attentive service. Recommend!

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2.0Dined on February 19, 2018

We have been here a few times, the first time I thought it was OK but overpriced. The second time the food was good. This was our third time here. I wasn't that hungry and had pizza for lunch so I really didn't want more red sauce. So I ordered the KickAss burger for $16. I ordered it medium rare, it wasn't even pink and had a very strange flavor. My wife ordered the Shrimp Puttanesca for $32 that had 4 little shrimp!
This place is highly overpriced with average food.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

It was my BDay - ok experience -

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I will say that our main dishes were very good, but our waiter made the night rough. He was more interested in checking on the table with the couple adjacent to ours and who were friends with the dinning room manager. As the night went on he did not follow-up when our appetizer did not come, provided my fiancé with a different beer then what he had ordered (come to find out they were out of what he ordered and instead of coming back just substituted), we had to be ask him numerous times for oil and vinegar for our bread, our salad orders came out wrong, and it made our first trip here memorable for the wrong reasons.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The service and food is great at Tommy V. Our server was really friendly, warm and accomadating. We look forward to seeing Sonny and Francisco.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We are frequent visitors to Tommy V's in Carlsbad. While not spectacular, the food and service are consistently good. This is sometimes better than spectacular.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We have been to Tommy Vs many times and have never been disappointed. The staff is friendly and efficient. The food is always good and it’s a nice atmosphere. The background music on the week ends is a nice touch as well.

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4.0Dined on February 7, 2018

The Sea Bass I had the other Night Amazing !!! The Service was great.
We are looking forward to our next dinner !

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Just recently re-discovered this place. Food is excellent, bar is great. The gnocci with sausage is amazing. The staff is very professional.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Had the Lamb Shank and was excellent, just fell right off the bone. The service was exceptional as well. Was a little on the loud side even sitting on the patio. Did smell the smoke from the smoker's smoking in the parking lot (was only down side). On the whole I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Junior and the staff are awesome and the reason we continue to come!

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

We came in for Happy Hour before seeing Hamilton. Food and drink were perfect, service impeccable!

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Food and service was wonderful!

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We love coming to Tommy V's. It's consistently delicious and the service is always excellent. My only negative is the noise level. If they could work on their acoustics, they'd be at 100% perfect!

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent service and food was delicious; especially surf & turf. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Tommy V's Urban Kitchen has been our choice for business lunches for years. The food is well presented and always delicious. Service is great and the atmosphere enjoyable for dining.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Very Very Noisey . If you need a highchair make sure they have a working one, ours was. broken, with no others available.
Food is good and consistent. Very busy bar,
as is the Restaurant.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

We wanted the patio and was seated away from a heater. They could not find one for us. Food OK, but wait staff is curt, unhelpful, especially the hostess. Long waits.

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

The food was delicious! I had the pork chop with the fig port wine reduction. I would order this again!! My husband had the fish of the day and said it was great. My son's salmon was amazing. The chef did a great job! -- My rating would have been higher except for the service. It could be that the server was new. He did not know answers to our questions. And he was slow. maybe he didn't have enough help while he was learning... if that was the case.
After the meal we had to remind the server that it was our guests' birthday. (We had put that info on the reservation) The server brought a tiramisu with a candle for the birthday girl. It was so good, my husband had to order one!! (and he doesn't usually eat tiramisu!-- it was the best we have ever had! So, we will go back for the food and are assuming that it was just a moment in time that the service was not good. One more thing, the bartender was great. Made delicious drinks!! I will try it for lunch very soon!! :)

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3.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Nice place, the food was good, my only complaint is the noise level. The restaurant is very loud, we had to speak with raised voices just so we could hear each other over the music and no acoustic filters. Unfortunately, because of this we will not return

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Always enjoy Tommy V's. Staff is fantastic. Food is great.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

This is one of our go to restaurants. The food is great, prices reasonable, and the staff are all fantastic. Sonny is our usual waiter and he always takes real good care of us. Everything on the menu is really good, from the Steak Diane, to the amazing pasta dishes, and their outstanding lasagna. Their wine list is pretty good too.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Always great. Always consistent. Always great service😍

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3.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Food are mostly salty. Too noisy, lots of kids. Service is good though

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Met friends from out of town for lunch. Have mostly been here for happy hour or dinner. Had a dish on bar menu and wanted the toppings on pasta for lunch - saffron and shrimp - it was great! One of friends had the lasagna - it was huge and he said it tasted great.

A great Bressi Ranch neighborhood jewel!

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Chef Eugenio did amazing job
On Christmas Eve Specials
Excellent we ordered 4 specials

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2017

My hamburger was warm and the criss cross fries soggy and cold. I drew their attention to that and got back the same fries and a heated same burger. I’m sure you can imagine how that tasted. That’s all.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

We live in Bressi Ranch and probably eat at Tommy V's once every two weeks. It's always excellent and great for kids. I love the Chicken Parm and their Pesto is outstanding. Great beer on tap which is also a huge plus!

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

I go here often for business lunches and dinners with important guests and for special occasions. I’ve never been disappointed. They have great food, great atmosphere, and excellent service.

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

We went for a work holiday lunch and the food was great. The wine list was extensive and the food to share came out perfect. There was a mix of food types including seafood, beef and pork with a few vegetarian options as well. We were at the table for almost two hours and the server was attentive and had fun with the group making conversation during the ordering. The only negative was the noise level. Although we had a table of seven, many time I found myself struggling to hear the person next to me. Overall great food, drink and time.

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3.0Dined on December 17, 2017

The restaurant has that cold, few fabrics style that passes for trendy these days. That means that there are many reflective surfaces so there is a constant hubbub. Don't come to Tommy V's if you're looking for an intimate dinner or for quiet conversation with friends. It's meant to impress people more than to bond. The food is fine but pricey for what it is. For myself, I love Italian food served in an intimate, family-like setting. This is California trendy with all the coldness that evokes.

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

The main bartender is very very rude and condescending to the patrons. It’s been like this for a while or for how ever long he’s been working there.

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