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600 Washington Ave, Newport, KY 41071-1978
+1 859-581-3065
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (38 reviews)
“cannoli” (11 reviews)
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11:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
600 Washington Ave, Newport, KY 41071-1978
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Reviewed yesterday

Lots of people remember the scene at the restaurant in the 1988 movie "Rain Man" but I'm not recommending "Pompilio's" in Newport, KY because of that. The truly Italian tang of fresh tomatoes and just the right herbs is what I especially like there. My...More

Thank Mariellen-Exeter
Reviewed 5 days ago

We LOVED this place. The food was outstanding and the service was wonderful. I must say I had the best Tierra mazu ever at this restaurant.

Thank Penny R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I admit that the fact that this was a film site was the primary factor in bringing me here. I learned that they also serve huge portions of tasty pasta as well, so much that my friend and I needed carryout boxes. I ordered the...More

Thank Xface43
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes this is the place that featured prominently in the 1988 Academy Award winning film "Rain Man". The notoriety following the adulation for fine Acting, Directing and scriptwriting didn't change this wonderfully authentic Italian Family restaurant and bar. At 3:30 on a rainy Sunday, we...More

Thank Mariellen C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An unexpected find… Wonderful food and service. From my call to check for availability to The greeting and waitstaff Customer service was that their core. All were friendly and eager to make our dining experience memorable. We were in Cincinnati for my moms birthday connection...More

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes this was one of the stops for Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman while filming RainMan but Pompilio's is so much more! A family favorite of ours since I can remember. And whether you are with a group or it's a date night, the atmosphere...More

Thank maddogs8820
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We read about this place and decided to give it a try. Food was good, not the best Italian out there but reasonable price for the quality. The decorations are outdated and in need of updating. The chairs, booths and tables could also use some...More

Thank Caitlin H
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We love Pompilio's, it is one of our favorite places in the area to eat. We love the comfortable, relaxed atmosphere and the prices are very reasonable. There isn't anything overly fancy about Pompilio's, but they offer delicious, simple, traditional Italian fare. We have never...More

Thank EatDrinkHappy
Reviewed 14 September 2017

My family and I have been dining at Pomp's for years. Now that my children are grown we get together to celebrate the 3 September birthdays. We did so last night. Wow, not sure what changed over the past year. Service was terrible. Waited over...More

Thank Pamela C
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We had a great meal here despite one weird male waiter. He actually dropped extra napkins on top of our bread basket. To be clear we didn't ask for extra napkins, he just thought we needed some and dropped them on top our bread basket...More

Thank JMCUpstateNY
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Questions & Answers
16 October 2016|
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Response from Pompjoe | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay, we dont usually check Trip advisor for questions. We do offer Gluten free pastas, and sauces. Many dishes can be built to specific needs.
Steven L
19 December 2015|
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Response from Pompjoe | Property representative |
Very casual
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 Washington Ave, Newport, KY 41071-1978
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 859-581-3065
  • E-mail
Live music Fridays and Saturdays, some Thursdays.
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