Stumbled upon this gem during
Stumbled upon this gem during a business trip and was extremely satisfied with the service and food. Everything from the carpaccio to my short ribs were amazing. I look forward to going back next time I'm in Anaheim.
3/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent bread. Excellent
Excellent bread. Excellent service by our server, Ana B.
Food good, not great.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food and service were both
Food and service were both very good. Great selections on menu.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Canaletto genuinely deserves it's 5-star rating. My wife and I will be back for more.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent service and great
Excellent service and great food! I would recommend this restaurant for both lunch and dinner!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Cannaletto: Great for holidays too.
We are never disappointed by Canaletto's food. We have also spent two holidays dining at Canaletto's and were so surprised that the food/service was just as great. If you get to have Anna as your server, you will be especially pleased. She's wonderful.
Don't miss Canaletto's for lunch/dinner/holidays. They make everything right and enjoyable.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
We enjoyed the night's "prix
We enjoyed the night's "prix fixe" meal - with great choices and an abundance of food!
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
The three course prix fixe
The three course prix fixe special for $30 was an outstanding bargain. The meal was expertly prepared and tasty. Interesting wine choices with a generous selection from Italy. Definitely will be coming back here. Beware, an error on a Google Maps search puts the restaurant across the street in an office building and not in the mall.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our dining experience started
Our dining experience started off poorly in that our table was not available for almost 30 minutes after the reservation time. The place was jumping and we observed that diners were just in no hurry to leave after completing their meals which is beyond the restaurant's control. The management provided us with frequent updates and were most apologetic. Once seated the remainder of our experience was extremely favorable....service was wonderful and the meal exceeded our expectations. We'd definitely return.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Canaletto, The reason Why
There are many restaurants around Newport Beach and most of them first class like Canaletto,
We like to reserve this place for special occasions [Birthdays, anniversaries etc.]
We have used this restaurant a few times and never have been disappointed.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
excellent interpretation of
excellent interpretation of my special request - much appreciated
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
FOOD & SERVICE = A+
First of all, Jerome (Server) is AWESOME!!! Best server that we have had in a LONG time. Second, the food was amazing. This restaurant pay attention to every detail.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Mother's Day Food and Service
I am pleasantly surprised. What a wonderful experience for my wife, mom, and kids on Mother's Day. The food was excellent, as was the service. Great appetizers, entrees, and desert as well. I can't say enough about it. They even added two to my reservation with only three hours to go.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We come to Canaletto once
We come to Canaletto once and a month and always order something from their regional menu (which changes every month). This time around our waiter took a bit long to serve us. I thought he forgot about us, but we s till had a wonderful time and even got to meet the closing chef who gave us some free tastings of items not on the menu.
5/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Canaletto, part of the Il Fornaio chain, is a treat for the senses. Food, service, décor and general ambiance always delights.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good restaurant!
I made reservations for my daughters birthday. I requested a good table in a good location due to the special event. When we arrived the restuarant was at 50% capacity. They sat us at a table on the outer edge of the restuarant with a full view of the kitchen and the waiters entering and exiting. We had to request another table and they happily moved us, but i was a little disappointed that they didn't get it right the first time. The waiter was exceptionally professional and attentive! He gave us great service and the food was fantastic! Very delicious!
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Charcuterie plate, caprese salad, pasta dishes, and dessert was scrumptious!
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great experience
The food is consistently good, and the service is great. Would definitely recommend this place.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Reliable and Enjoyable
We've been to Canaletto a few times over the years...food, service, and environment are consistently good. Although the crowd is a mix of shoppers dropping in for a bite, to larger family dinners, to romantic dates, we enjoy our experience every time we return. Expect the mixed crowd but know that it still has something special to offer as a restaurant. Would highly recommend!
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been to this restaurant several times and although they do not have much of a choice for healthy eating the food is pretty good but the service from the server we had was fantastic! I wish there were more servers like her.
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant is incredible!!!
The restaurant is incredible!!! Most of my business lunches are there and their happy hour is great also. Service is excellent and the food outstanding.
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely up-scale Italian dining
This is a great Italian restaurant especially if you are already in Fashion Island for shopping, visiting or on business.
We shared a shrimp and artichoke risotto di Camogli which was perfectly cooked and reasonably priced considering the amount of shrimp it contained and two lovely scallops. The bread is always good. Our waiter was exceptional. The décor is authentic Italian elegance.
We did not have wine on this evening, but we had a tasty ginger mojito at the bar.
The bar is exceptional with indoor, outdoor and private, closed door areas. Great Happy Hour prices for food and drink.
There is plenty of free, covered parking for Canaletto just steps away.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our Favorite Weekly Spot to Dine
We go to Canaletto at least once a week both with our family and on date night. The food is consistently delicious and the service is always friendly. I love the Insalata Canaletto to start and my husband always orders the Warm Octopus and Potato salad to start. We like to order from the selected regional menu (spotlight on an Italian region) because the dishes are authentic and tasty. Our kids love the pizzas and pastas and the bread is the BEST!
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good italian experience
Great food, great service. Our server was very sensitive to our 10 year old, his food came out fast.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good meal, good location
We made reservations for a table on Saturday night but we decided to sit at the chef's counter. We enjoyed being entertained while watching the small plates being made. Saturday nights at a restaurant are always energetic, if the restaurant is popular, and this one meets that criteria. The server was attentive and the food arrived hot, which is important to me. I would definitely return if I desired an Italian meal and I was in the Fashion Island area.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The homage to Sisley was very
The homage to Sisley was very nice and I was glad to see they brought in some Sicilian wines. We love the Planeta Wines. The seafood risotto was excellent as was the halibut we enjoyed the two dishes thoroughly.
7/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
First Time at Canaletto
This was my first time at this restaurant, I took a friend and ordered off the specialty menu and it was fantastic. Manager Giorgio Tegami greeted me and took the time to see that I was happy, our server Jerome Boom Boom was attentive and thorough in meeting our needs. We were seated in the outdoor dining area and one issue though was a woman at the adjoining table - who brought her dog and had it seated in a chair at her table! She was kindly asked to have the dog- (it was a service dog for emotional support-ha!) sit on the floor per regulations and but refused. She left and vowed to complain. Part of the Newport Beach Entertainment. I'm going back...for the food and the ambiance! Giorgio and Jerome...another bottle of wine please!
8/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our dinner party was for 4
Our dinner party was for 4 guests. We all ordered appetizers and the entrees were yummy too!
It is one of our Favorite restaurant at Fashion Island.
Their Happy Hour menu is fabulous too!
Definitely would recommend to others.
8/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delicious and lively!
Food was excellent. Great choices. Great energetic ambiance. A bit loud but great people watching.
Would definitely return.
8/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great dining experience....
Friendly wait staff with great service and just the right amount of attention during the meal.
I asked for an item not on the menu, every attempt was made to prepare it for me... Just from a conversation with the waiter about what I felt like eating. I was interested in Salmon Pasta...and the restaurant was able to accommodate me.
8/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
We took my mother here for dinner, and we loved it. Highly recommended!
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food, friendly waitresses. Worst valet service tho. :)
8/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Enjoyed the food as usual.
Enjoyed the food as usual.
Special request for gluten free pasta and it was great!
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
I love IL Forniao and I didn't know that Canaletto was one of their restaurants too. When I walked in I noticed the similarities. I asked the waiter and he verified it. As usual the food was wonderful! Portions were definitely sharable. That's why I keep coming back!
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Quality food with friendly service and modern decoration.
9/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
I Liked The Seafood Salad
Fresh fish, good portion, nice flavors. Worked on my low carb table.
9/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Want to go to Italy?
Save yourself a trip and go to Canaletto. Yes, it is located in a mall but once you've entered the premise it's Italy! The menu offers a wonderful variety of rare to find dishes; all authentic and cooked to perfection. Service is simply a perfect ten and of rare politeness. Prices are most reasonable - not to say cheap - given the quality of this establishment. Highly recommended.
9/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
A night to remember
We arrived at the resturant for our Anniversarydinner and were met by a wonderful smile and demeanor from the hostess. The table we were provided was very roomy and comfortable. The waiter was promptly at our table to great us and to address our needs. I was reviewing the wine list when the manager stopped by to lend his personal touch to our selection. The food was superb and the service was everything you could expect from this resturant. It is always a great evening when you visit Canaletto Ristorante Veneto becasue they go the extra mile to make sure you are very well take care of and this night was no exception.
9/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
From the front desk to the
From the front desk to the head server and their assistants, the delicious food was impeccably served. No hesitation in recommending this restaurant as well as returning as often as possible.
9/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Really enjoyed lunch at Canaletto. Met a business acquaintance and the service was great, food was great, and the noise level was quiet so we could enjoy our discussion.
9/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
My wife and I had dinner there. Food was great. Our order took a little bit longer than I wished but it was worth the wait.
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Il Fornaio at its best
Canaletto is the somewhat more upscale, Venice-focused edition of the Il Fornaio chain. The food is reliably good, and certainly was on this occasion; the pizzas and risottos can always be counted on, and the fish specials are normally a treat. However, the highlight of this trip was the special attentiveness that the waiter showed to my 3-year-old daughter, making a show of presenting the dessert cart to her, and encouraging her to earn it by eating her meal. The restaurant is inconsistently friendly to children, and deserves to be praised when they do well. Canaletto does a bustling business at dinnertime, and it is quite noisy inside at peak hours, but the atomsphere is friendly. Have been many times, and will continue to go.
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always, always great. So relaxing.
Always, always great. So relaxing. New flavors each time we go.
10/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have eaten at Canaletto's
We have eaten at Canaletto's before and have always found it to be a great experience.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Convenient spot in Fashion Island. Good variety of food. Can be a bit loud at lunch.
10/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
We dine at this restaurant frequently... The service and food never disappoint us! So much do that we keep returning for more!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
My wife and I sampled a few dishes and everything was tasty. Pizza Christina was outstanding.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great authentic Italian food
Great authentic Italian food and excellent service! We love the Branzini!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was prepared and presented well. Our party of six had a wide slice of everything Cannaletto's had to offer and everything was perfect!
Wonderful wait staff and fantastic kitchen make this a great place to have dinner w/ friends when in fashion island.
In my mind it's a always good "go to" place.
+ if possible sign up for their cooking classes and learn something new in the kitchen!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, etc. Everything was first rate. This is a Las Vegas style Italian sea food restaurant at Fashion Island. They always have a wonderful selection of seafood. Come if you want to see the pretty people of Newport Beach.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM