One of the best restaurants in the area. Great service and atmosphere. Acoustics make it a bit loud. Calimari is outstanding... not the typical fried cheap marinara style you get at most other places. Feel good place for dinner with family, friends.
Being new to the area, I was really looking forward to having dinner at Pompilio's! That being said, we went to the location in Independence only to find it had closed. Disappointment #1. So we decided to make the drive to Newport. We figured dining on Wed, the middle of the week, the service and food should be good, and the wait short. The parking was packed! The restaurant wasn't! Good news right? We were seated immediately. Took a bit to get waited on. The appetizer, Ravioli was ok. The white bread brought to the table should have just been left in the kitchen for leftovers. I ordered chicken marsala, and my husband had the rigatoni with Italian sausage. My husband enjoyed his dinner, I didn't really care for mine. Maybe just a bad choice on my part but I would not order it again. The atmosphere was like stepping back in time, kind of nostalgia and enjoyable, but not real updated, and the food was just mediocre. The service was just ok, waitress was busy doing other things without noticing our need for more drinks. Not sure if we'll go back with so many other restaurants to try.