About the Restaurant
Pomodoro’s has been continuously serving Mooresville since 1991. Originally called “La Pizza”, it’s current name was acquired several years later. In 2007 Pomodoro’s was acquired by Blake Dewey. With business increasing, and the desire to offer his guests more convenience, and better surroundings, Dewey acquired a new location. In the spring of 2010 Pomodoro’s moved from its original location of 15 years to its new home. The move allowed for easier access and convenient parking for a Pomodoro’s twice the size of the original. Interior designer Britt Godfrey was consulted to ensure that guests would enjoy a comfortable, delicious meal in an airy dining room with fresh Tuscan colors. A fireplace invites guests to curl up in red leather club chairs and sip a great Italian wine, while they check out the internet or read a book. The patio seats up to 20 guests under red umbrellas and Italian flags. The “Family Room” offers a space for up to 8 guests to enjoy a meal and conversation in their own cozy dining room. The “Party Room” can privately host groups of up to 40 guests. The bar was covered with tiles imported from Italy and thickly padded bar stools were covered in sleek black leather. And, of course, the atmosphere is completed with music from all the greats of the “Rat Pack” era. No wonder Pomodoro’s, even after 20 years, continues to be the favorite Italian American Restaurant in the Lake Norman / Mooresville area.
About the Owner
Born and raised in Western New York, Blake Dewey received his BS from Niagara University’s school of Hospitality Management and went on to study at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America where he graduated with High Honors. Dewey moved to Charlotte in 1992 where he served 18 years as Executive Chef and Partner at the Pewter Rose Bistro, Charlotte’s premier, eclectic restaurant of the time. Dewey sums up his attachment to restaurants and cooking by recalling; “Some of my fondest childhood memories were Sunday dinners at my Grandparent’s home. (My Grandfather came to the United States from Sicily as a young teenager, settling in Niagara Falls he became Executive Chef of the once famous Hotel Niagara.) I remember walking into their home I would be greeted with love and laughter; not to mention the smells of delicious Italian foods coming from the kitchen. In this predominantly Italian neighborhood, even the next door neighbor Mrs. Chido, (acknowledged as the best Italian cook in the neighborhood) would always add some special sweet or baked good to our table. These dinners were a time to relax, play and maintain priceless family bonds… not to mention the delicious foods! It is memories such as these that I want every guest that visits Pomodoro’s to share. When you come through my doors you will be welcomed as family and served with love.”
My wife and I ate here, and we received top notch service, top notch food (calzone and lasagna), and the dessert rocked also (key lime pie). It was the best calzone I've had in years (and the best bread and caesar salad also), and my wife and I even enjoyed the left-overs almost as much the next day (they served us enough food for two full meals). We're new to Mooresville, and we tried Pomodoros because we got a tip it was some of the best Italian food in town. I can tell you I know Italian food. I can confirm this place meets and exceeds the mark.
Above and Beyond We’ve had good Italian food before...But this takes the Tiramisu!! The staff were outstanding!! I had an answer to every question I asked and even got some of the Italian dressing to take home! They sell it by the pint and it's made in house. Please visit this place. The prices were awesome. I would have paid double for this fare! Steak wrapped in bacon on top of angel hair with Gorgonzola cream sauce was out of this world! I was dipping everything in the sauce!! My fiance and I will be repeat customers and so should you!!!!
I was recomended by another local restaurant to try Pomodoro's. Hnads down this is the best place in Mooresville to eat lunch and dinner. The food is made with care and quality. Well done Pomodoro's its such a relief that there are places that can get it right with fresh ingredients. Also the live entertainment and other promoitions on Wednesday nights is a great addition to this town. Best value for the large portions of food. My kids love it too!!!!!!
“Best Italian Food in the Area!” Pomodoro's has the absolute best pizza in Charlotte and the surrounding areas, and I'm from NY so that's saying a lot. Wide variety of Italian dishes, all of which I have tried are delicious. Large portions at great prices. Service is outstanding. Eating at Pomodoro's with my family is a once weekly occurrence at minimum.
The Best Italian food in Lake Norman My husband had been told to try out Pomodoro's for good Italian food, so we just stopped in and were so impressed with the service (Shelly was terrific) and the food was exceptional. There are so many dishes to chose from and it is made fresh. We had the antipasto for 2 and had to take some home. The pizza we ordered was unbelievable. Great crust, abundance of toppings. There was a party going on in my mouth! We can't wait to go back and bring our friends. This is a must for Italian food.
I visit Pomodoro's often because of the quality of their food, the wide variety on their menu, and the friendliest wait staff around. The Bruschetta and Eggplant Parmigiana are some of my favorites and the best I have ever had every time. You can tell they use the freshest ingredients by the delicious taste. The pizzas and hot subs are my family's favorite. When you walk in the door, the aroma of fresh baked bread is the perfect way to start our meal. The ambience is wonderful and the decor is beautiful. Best of all are the delectable fresh made desserts and the portions of the entrees and pricing are very good. I recommend this Italian restaurant all the time, my friends that live out of town say it's even worth their trip every time they go.
Pomodoro's restaurant is the best Italian restaurant in Mooresville. The service is always top of the line and the food is great. I had the turkey sandwich and it was the best sandwich I have had at a restaurant in a long time. The restaurant is decorated very nice and the staff is always very friendly. My kids love going there for dinner. I recomend this restaurant to all my friends, family and clients.
“My "food home", away from home” Been a customer at pomodoros for some years now. the new location is great, clean, spacious and well appointed (something you couldnt say about the old location). My experiences have been A++ all the way. While no place is perfect all the time the few mistakes they've made over the years with my orders have always been handled quickly and to my satisfaction. The food absolutely is the closest you will find in the area to a real NY/Jersey Italian restaurant. Blake and his staff have always been genuine and caring (yes, after as many times as I go there I know most of the staff by name!). I will most certainly continue to be a loyal patron of Pomodoros, especially in their new location. (its across from walmart now, some maps are showing the old location)
Just like family.. I have to say, I am very very glad that me and my husband was lucky enough to find Pomodoro's when we first moved to the area..sense the first day ever trying it to even years later the food and experience here never stops going above our expectations. The prices are amazing for the amount of food you recieve, the quality is always at perfection and the staff just makes you feel like your part of their Pomodoros family. Few years later and it is still our only Italian resturaunt we will go to, each time knowing we are in for a treat. I HIGHLY recommend Pomodoros, you will not be disappointed, I know I never am.
Being as I grew up in the heart of Italian neighborhood in NY...my set standards for authentic Italian/American cooking is very high. We love the menu items that Chef Berridge creates for us. The Basil Pesto is superb and the Antipasto is the best I have ever had. If you have room for desert after the generous portions from your appetizers and entrées- go for it.. Tasteful decorated and vast bar selections. Centrally located and ample parking. Monday night's and lunch time,they run a great specials....Give it a try....
Best Italian food in the area Pomodoros has the absolute best pizza in Charlotte and the surrounding areas, and I'm from NY so that's saying a lot. Wide variety of Italian dishes, all of which I have tried are delicious. Large portions at great prices. Service is outstanding.
My Wife's Favorite, now moved. Love the place, good food. New location is bigger and much more comfortable. Food is still great. Google has not updated the location at the time of this review, it is located next to the Movies at exit 36. In the building just right of the movies actually. I moved the marker so you can find this gem of a place, but it has not updated yet so if you go looking for them over by Belk (their old place) they moved! Go as if you were going to the movies (Amstar 14) at exit 36 off Interstate 77 and take a right just before it, then another right. They are in the strip mall in the corner position closest to the Amstar 14 movie house. I (and my wife) have been many times and never been let down on service or food and with their new bigger place they'd be great to have a family get together, special occasions, and parties at. (Eaten at this place, am not associated with this place in any way)
Best Bang for your BUCK! I went here for a girls night out with my friend. It was to celebrate her birthday. The food was absolutely delicious and you got so much for what you paid for.
We were told about this restaurant by the staff at the Holiday Inn Express during our stay there. We had dinner at Pomodoro's and so glad we did. The food was good, the prices were reasonable and the service was great. Our waiter Adam was extremely friendly and helpful. We would recommend having a meal here anytime you are in the area.
My husband and I sampled the $6 lunch menu on one visit and the pizza on another. All were absolutely delicious, and the service was wonderful. Check out the housemade desserts showcased in the front of the store. A must try!
We've eaten twice at Pomodoro's now and really enjoyed it both times. Service is fantastic. Food is very good. to us, it's great and it's always very busy (but not too busy to get a table).
I'm still a loyal customer after many years and still love this place! food and staff are great. I should know I eat there every week with friends and family.
Pomodoro's has absolutely fabulous pasta and pizza! Every entree is made with the freshest ingredients and the portions are phenominal!
“good service good food” Have visited this restaurant on two separate occasions and both times the food and service were very good. Good menu with wide range choice of italian dishes. has a supperclub type of atmosphere with sinatra type music in background.
“Great Find; Great Food!” This restaurant was chosen, quite frankly, because it was midway for my friend and I to meet and have dinner. We would have never stumbled upon it otherwise and that would have been a shame. This place is awesome. The food was absolutely delicious - true Italian fare. I ordered the eggplant parmagiana (stuffed with ricotta), that came on a bed of my choice of pasta. While I wanted to eat it all, there was no way.I got even close. The portions are hearty - you will definitely leave with a to-go box, which they are proud to give you. There was a good crowd there for a Wednesday night so it wasn't my find. Very, very good. It's not close to where I live, but I'll b e back, for sure.
“Excellent authentic Italian food” Wonderful Italian dishes and pizzas. They really take care of their customers. Good atmosphere and lunch specials
“Very good Italian food!” Have been going to Pomodoro's for years, and I have to say that I love the food. The Chicken Ceasar Salad has a very flavorful homemade dressing, the chicken is moist and well seasoned. Their fried ravioli is the best I have ever had, and the pasta with seasoned ricotta is to-die-for!
“Excellent food and value” Had lunch today. Reuben was tasty. Vodka pasta sauce was yummy. Side salad was a nice size with various toppings. Comes with bread that is warm.
Mike and Betty D.
“Very Good Dinner” My wife and I ate at this restaurant during our stay at the Holiday Inn Express in Mooresville NC. We were very happy with our visit and found the food very good, the prices reasonable and the service fantastic. Our waiter, Adam, was very nice and extremely helpful. We would recommend you have a meal at Pomodoro's if you are in the area.
“Pomodoro's Eggplant Rollatinni Parmigiana - to die for.” Pomodoro's is a great Italian restaurant in Mooresville. The food is excellent, reasonably priced, and the service is top notch. Everything we've tried there has been good, the Eggplant Rollatinni Parmigiana is exquisite. Everything tastes and looks authentic, and the portions are huge. If you order a pizza or Calzone be prepared to ask for a box, or split it with a friend or two. They have moved across the street since I was last there but I would assume the quality is still the same. Worth a visit.