We 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
This restaurant gets an A+
This restaurant gets an A+ - the food, atmosphere and service are all first class.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent. Please have the
Excellent. 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.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Antonello 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.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent as usual and now
Excellent 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 AM
A Restaurant for a Perfect Evening
Enjoyed 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.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really 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.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our favorite for over 20 years!
Our favorite for over 20 years! Great food, wine & ambience!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Italian Fine Dining at it's Best
We 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.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is good, Ambiance outstanding.
Food is good, Ambiance outstanding. Waiter staff added high amount on tip. Be careful.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always outstanding- food is
Always 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.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for a larger group
The 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!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
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!
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ambiance at Antonello
This 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 AM
Delicious food with the most
Delicious food with the most friendly staff at every level.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
wine flights and a new lounge
I 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.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best Italian restaurant in OC
A classic upscale Italian restaurant in every way. Great food, wine, ambience & service! Consistently the finest dining in OC.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Old School Consistency
This 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 AM
timeless food/service not stuffy
Brought my wife for our 25th Anniversary. Veal Saltimbocca some of the best I've had. Wife had Sea Bass good but nothing special. Sausage & Peppers must have been homemade - delicious. Even though we didn't have any wine (this is a wine lovers dream restaurant) it did not affect our service and attention which was constant including the owner stopping by the table. The top Italian in Orange County and one of the best anywhere including Italy.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Antonello's is consistently
Antonello's is consistently superior. We took my parents there for their 85th anniversary. The waiters were excellent and very helpful and aware of our needs. The food was delicious with a beautiful presentation. The anniversary dessert was awesome! The entire staff was very friendly from the moment we entered until the time we left.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellence in Italian
Antonello seems to get better and better. We've dined here many times and the food is always excellent. This time around we split the porcini and truffle risotto as an appetizer and for entrees the rack of lamb and the lobster ravioli with a half lobster tail. All were delicious. We had a bottle of the Lucini Pinot Noir to go with our dinner.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Want to Really Impress Your Date?
Antonello's is lovely, warm and romantic! Beautifully decorated with a European flair (think "old world charm") and the food is fantastic. It's more representative of No. Italian cuisine, and it's all delicious. Be sure to try the "Mamma Pina" tiny beef ravioli, they are absolutely exquisite. Wonderful desserts, and a very nice wine list. Ask for Alfredo - he is very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. An inviting little bar rounds out the scene, and the bartender, Ciro, will make you feel welcome.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic food and Fabulous Service
Antonello's is by far the best Italian restaurant in Orange County. Outstanding food, fabulous service, and beautiful ambiance for any occasion. A few of our favorite dishes would be Linguini and Clams, Lobster Raviolis, Cioppino, and the carpaccio appetizer--and oh my gosh, the prosciutto is as good as any you would eat in Italy. My husband is a big fan of the Bistecca and the veal chop. We have tried many more of the menu's options, and in more than 20 years, we have NEVER been disappointed. This says a lot for a restaurant.
Oh, and what's also nice is that for a light meal (they probably serve the entire menu as well) you can go to the bar for drinks and appetizers and listen to live music.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've frequented Antonello for years, the above superlative just fits..
From an expressed appreciation the moment one enters,to attentive,but not smothering service; Antonello pleases.
Their wine list merely enhances. A super Tuscan by the glass. The fare? No peer. Risotto,pastas,meats,seafood--dictates a return..
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
While I am told this is a neighborhood gem, I had never been here before and had modest expectations. Those expectations were exceeded as the food was great, and the service attentive. Recommended!
8/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellence in Italilan
Always consistent, Antonello is one of our go go places in the OC. The mushroom risotto with truffle oil, baramundi, veal chop --- all excellent. Chef will try to go out of his way to prepare something you'd like -- even if it is not on the menu. This restaurant is the best Italian the OC has to offer.
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Antonellos is World Class
We love Antonellos and have been customers for many years. I have hosted our Co. Xmas party there and also some romantic private room Anniversary celebrations. The staff is well trained, attentive, knowledgable and very helpful with requests to modify the menu.
We saw the owner walking around talking to customers and will plan on coming back soon! They were out of clams for the linguini dish I love...but modified a pasta dish for me without hesitation. Hubby had the ravioli/beef and LOVED it. If no one was around we would have licked our bowls.
We had Carlos as our waiter and he was terrific!!
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent as always!
My husband and I have been coming here for many years. Antonello is excellent as always! Try their specials which is always fresh and tasty. Everything is great at Antonello, but try their Rotelle! I also strongly recommend to try their wine tasting. Sommelier Steve and Ciro at the bar are very passionate for what they do, and very friendly.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service and food were excellent. We had a lovely evening and would definitely return.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Italian food in OC
We have been eating here for years. They have the BEST bread in the state, even Vegas which says a lot! This is one of the few spots comparable to Vegas! We are blessed to have them!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, service not so good
I have eaten here many times and I love their food. This was not my best experience however. The service was very slow. They mixed up one of the orders and when they brought the filet, it was under cooked. After we finished it took 20 minutes to get the bill. Very slow. My sole was excellent. I love this restaurant - it was an off day.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Antonello Ristorante is a
Antonello Ristorante is a great place for lunch. Highly recommended.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have enjoyed dinner at Antonello many times. On this visit two of our party had the branzino and two of us the rib eye. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The fish was moist and the rib eye was wonderfully seasoned, cooked as ordered and very tender. It was also nicely trimmed before being cooked to eliminate unnecessary fat. We will certainly return.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best OC Italian
We've dined a ton of times at Antonello and it is, by far, the best the OC has to offer. This time around we had the gambieri and the carpaccio di manzo as appetizers and the veal chop and the oso bucco as entrees. We shared a bottle of the Pride Merlot and for dessert a chocolate souffle. All were excellent.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
This place gets it right. The rotelle and chicken Milanese are a great combo
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderfu Environment and Great Food
Wonderful old world feel. The food down to the pasta is freshly prepared and they don't balk at special orders. The waiters are attentive and aim to please. Even a rushed business lunch seemed relaxing.
Best Italian food around with the wonderful service that used to be the norm years ago.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Will be back
Took my out of town boss and two clients to lunch at this gem of a find. It was a wonderful lunch and I would recommend this to anyone whether taking a family member or a lover, or even a boss and a client. Great food and atmosphere.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
a classic Italian theme
Antonello's takes their Italian theme to the 9th degree: from the moment you walk in the door, you feel like you have stepped into an Italian village. Service was swift, experienced, and knowledgeable. I had a classic veal scaloppini dish, and it did not fail to please. We received a little tour of all of their numerous banquet/private rooms at the end of the evening, and were delighted.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this Italian Restaurant
We found our family Italian restaurant. It's our go to place for special occasions or if we have a hankering for really good Italian food. The service, ambiance , food and libations are impeccable.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant is oue favorite
This restaurant is oue favorite for family celebrations. They make us feel very special. Food and service are excellent!!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM