Old School ConsistencyThis place does not fail to meet the expectations of the most demanding customers. Consistent quality and service from a dedicated staff. Probably the best Italian restaurant in OC. If you can't find something you like here, you need to stay home..6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best Italian restaurant in OCA classic upscale Italian restaurant in every way. Great food, wine, ambience & service! Consistently the finest dining in OC.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMwine flights and a new loungeI was very pleased with the renovations to the bar and new lounge area. The wood flooring and homey feeling of the lounge addition is beautiful. I will be back.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food with the mostDelicious food with the most friendly staff at every level.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAmbiance at AntonelloThis was my second visit to this great restaurant, located near the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Being a New Jersey resident, I had found Antonello on Open Table the first time I visited Costa Mesa. Loved it enough to return...and will the next time also! The bronzino special was wonderful....their veal is delicious. I recommend this dining experience to anyone with discriminating taste.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AM5 Stars!!Antonello knows how to make an amazing dinner an unforgettable dinner and truly my favorite Italian restaurant in Southern California. The service is impeccable, the food is to die for, and the restaurant is adorable! Words can not do this restaurant justice! The attention to detail goes above and beyond. They gave my grandmother from Maryland 2 jars of pasta sauce to take back home. Can't wait for another special occasion!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for a larger groupThe food is great, the service is excellent and they accommodate larger groups.
The ambiance is not the most romantic but is good. The food was very good, flavorful, and fresh; try the clams. The portions are on the larger side as well; the rack of lamb was pleasantly a healthy portion!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is good, Ambiance outstanding.Food is good, Ambiance outstanding. Waiter staff added high amount on tip. Be careful.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways outstanding- food isAlways outstanding- food is wonderful and service is perfect- always monitoring in the background, always available and never interruptive. A great dining experience which we love to repeat.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMItalian Fine Dining at it's BestWe started with Burrata antipasti with Imported Smoked Prosciutto and Ligurian Olive Oil. The cheese was extremely tasty and had a very buttery texture. The smoked prosciutto complimented the cheese very well. Next was the Insalata Antonello. The salads were fresh and had a good assortment of ingredients which included hazelnuts to give an extra crunch. For main courses we had the Cioppino. It had a good amount of seafood and was very good. The other main course was Veal Shank Oso Bucco. It was one of the specials for the night. Oso Bucco is my favorite Italian dish and always order it when available since not many restaurants take the time it needs to prepare this fine dish. This Oso Bucco was fork tender and the sauce was outstanding.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favorite for over 20 years!Our favorite for over 20 years! Great food, wine & ambience!
Consistently superb!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMReally Great Night!Antonello's has several private rooms for groups of 5-50. We had a group of 10 celebrating a special anniversary and it was a perfect night. We had one of the private rooms that was perfect for our group. The waiters were attentive, enjoyable and knowledgeable. Our night was perfect.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMA Restaurant for a Perfect EveningEnjoyed our recent dinner very much. We were on our way to Segerstrom Center and dinner was timed so that we had plenty of time to get there. We all tried one of the specials of the night. The Chiliean Sea bass was outstanding, as was the soup prepared with potatoes and artichokes. Our waiter, Sammy was very attentive and kept us very entertained.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent as usual and nowExcellent as usual and now that the restaurant has an updated look, it is a lovely dining experience. We had the shrimp and burrata appetizers and for entrees the osso bucco and the lamb chops. Both entrees were excellent. We brought a bottle of our own wine to enjoy and the corkage fee is now $25.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecialAntonello continues to amaze. I expect the food to be high end. The lamb chops were the most tender and flavorful I've had; the lobster ravioli, linguini with clams and spaghetti with bolognese sauce were hits as well. But Antonello steps above the crowd with the most attentive and helpful service throughout the meal. Special occasions really are special here. Psst: Ask to be seated upstairs for a more quiet experience.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant gets an A+This restaurant gets an A+ - the food, atmosphere and service are all first class.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent. Please have theExcellent. Please have the house special salad because this alone is a reason to dine here. But the entrees... OMG... each one was perfection!! The wait staff was highly attentive and courteous. We will be back soon.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMalways a delightAlways a delight to dine at Antonello's. Once again, the service was superb. Looking forward to another visit.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways consistent with greatAlways consistent with great service and food. This time around we split the risotto with black truffles as an appetizer and for entrees the branzino and the swordfish. We had a bottle of Lucia Pinot Noir to accompany the meal. Antonello has recently nearly completed a refreshing facelift to it's dining room and that looks great as well.2/9/2013 12:00:00 AMconsistently goodconsistently good, the waiter was great, kept my hot water pot filled as I had a cold coming on and needed my tea. Not too intrusive, though a bit difficult to understand (which was mutual!) Antonello's is an old favourite and I am happy that they still keep a robust business. Also LOVE that they still have matchbooks available! Most restaurants are to be too cheap these days to supply them, yet those matchbooks is what reminds me that I need to go back to a restaurant I may have been away from for awhile. Thanks Antonello's!1/12/2013 12:00:00 AMReacquaintanceWe had not been to Antonello's in a long time and had forgotten how nice it is. We will now go again soon!1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM