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About Andrea at Pelican Hill

The unprecedented attention to detail in Andrea to recreate storied culinary traditions and classic dishes bursting with the true flavors of Italy has resulted in acclaimed authentic cuisine and complementary wine selections. Led by Chef Marco Criscuolo, Andrea sources the perfect seasonal ingredients and implements time-honored practices and preparations. Diners savor salads made with 100-year-old Balsamic vinegar, exquisite pastas made in a one-of-kind, temperature-controlled pasta room and artisan-style gelato made in the gelato laboratory. A chic, yet understated and relaxed atmosphere features inspiring coastal panoramas, sunsets over the Pacific, open-air dining on the beautiful, heated ocean-view terrace and round bar with its golden granite countertops and golden fruitwood paneling. Fine Italian wines are perfectly paired with each exquisite dish.

22701 Pelican Hill Road South
Newport Coast, CA 92657
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary European

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday to Sunday: 12noon - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday to Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Newport Coast Drive

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 612-1913

Website:
http://www.andreanb.com/

Entertainment:
Andrea offers a live acoustic guitarist playing Italian and Spanish influenced light classical music.

Parking Details:
Complementary Valet Parking at the Main Entrance to the Resort.

Executive Chef:
Marco Criscuolo

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Every event held in the Private Dining Room at Andrea is an exclusive, one-of-a-kind celebration that creates lasting memories. Whether a social affair or a business dinner, our Chef personally oversees every detail with his culinary skills and creativity. The elegant ambiance of the Private Dining Room reveals vivid panoramas of the Newport Beach coastline and the blue Pacific of Southern California. Come experience the warmth of our Private Dining Room with your group of up to 30 guests.

Private Dining

A simply unprecedented dining experience, Andrea skillfully recreates storied culinary traditions in classic dishes bursting with the true flavors of Italy. Savor the regional cuisine of Northern Italy and gracious service in this casually elegant atmosphere.

Andrea at Pelican Hill Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

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4.1

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89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (67)
Scenic View (55)
Good for Anniversaries (45)
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Good for a Date (44)
Romantic (40)
Quiet Conversation (37)
Great for Outdoor Dining (35)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Worth the Drive (23)
Great for Lunch (21)
Business Meals (21)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Notable Wine List (20)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Waterfront (14)
Authentic (14)
Cozy (13)
Live Music (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Tasting Menu (9)
Afternoon Tea (8)
Bar Seating (8)
People Watching (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Fun (6)
Healthy (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Casual (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Seasonal (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Hot Spot (2)
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Organic (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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Vegan (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

there was a hair in the pizza and when we paid the bill they add a 7$ dollars out of no where!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

The facility is amazing. The view spectacular. The service and the vibe is very high end. I think it is very over priced but I guess for the ambiance and the location, it justifies the high cost. The food is pretty good, not amazing as one would expect for the price.

Tags: Scenic View, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great meal and excellent service

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Fresh homemade pasta was a highlight of the meal, particularly the lobster bucatini and the cavatelli with truffle oil and Italian sausage. Andreas, like the rest of the Resort at Pelican Hill, is well thought out, offers a great view, and provides excellent service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Romantic, People Watching, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Engagement.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Delicious food and fabulous wine. Thank you!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

First time and can’t wait to get back!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Wonderful restaurant! Impeccable service! Superb food!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

I was completely underwhelmed. Given the caliber of the resort associated with this restaurant I expected nothing short of fabulous. The menu was boring. The food was bland. The wine menu was uneventful... Commonly found high end wines such as Screaming Eagle but what about something unique in the $250-$500 range...have some fun here!!...The server seemed bothered to be with us. We even tried to engage him with some humor and he was in too big of a hurry to take it in. We were left unattended for long periods of time and his serving etiquette was simply poor. This is a fabulous location and has so much potential!! I am new to the area and sincerely wish we had a better experience. I was looking for a new favorite dinner location for my sweetheart and I!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had a very nice time at the restaurant. Service was excellent. Bartender made a great martini. Steaks were cooked correctly. Risotto was delicious. The pasta dish was doughy. Comfortable environment. Hard to recommend because the restaurant is too expensive for what was offered.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food and service was great.
Everyone in the restaurant was so nice and even live music was perfect.
Next time We should try lunch definitely!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Andrea had to be one of few favorite Italian restaurants I’ve attended. We started off my getting a salad that was special on their menu, the Caprese salad with truffle vinegrette. Let me just say it was AMAZING. Loved every bit of it. I ordered the truffle fettuccini Alfredo and my fiancé ordered the bone in rib eye. Both meals were excellent. We also topped it off with a bottle of Veuve Cliquot Rosè. We definitely enjoyed the experience and will definitely be back at our next stay at Pelican Hill.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Superb service and stunning location. Our server Robert was attentive and his knowledge of the menu and wine were helpful and informative. A wonderful way to spend an afternoon or evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We loved everything about the restaurant & resort. We had bought a TravelZoo voucher for lunch for $76 for 4 guests. This made it affordable for us so that we could really enjoy ourselves, the fabulous food & the amazing ocean view on the patio!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Fun, Casual, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The service was terrible at best and our waiter was very rude. We arrived at 5 p.m. for a 5:30 reservation. We sat in the bar and one of our party ordered a glass of wine. The waitress asked if we were having dinner and if so, could we pay for the wine before entering the dining room. We said we'd prefer to put it on our dinner tab. Consequently, the wine never came. We sat waiting for 25 minutes. When in the dining room, we had to flag down someone after sitting for 20 minutes to order some wine. That took another 20 minutes and when my husbands wine came (29.00 glass of wine) the pour was less than 1 oz. When I questioned that, the waiter said, it's the glass, an optical illusion - there is more in the glass than what you see! Over the next hour and a half we had to ask, several times, to order a drink, to order our food, to get bread, etc., and each time our waiter acted as if we were inconveniencing him. 3 of us had steaks - no steak knives were given to us and we had to use the dull knives on the table. We said no special dessert (celebrating an 80th birthday) and we all ordered 4 desserts individually. While eating them the waiter brought another dessert over with a candle in it. We again reiterated we didn't want it. When the bill came we were charged $6.00 for the "birthday dessert". I asked a man in a suit (he was going around asking everyone how their dinner was) why we were charged for the dessert and he said "you mean you don't want to pay for it????" - I said absolutely not. He then changed the bill. Our friend is from Spain. He wanted to have dinner for his birthday at Andrea (as both he and my husband played Pelican Hill golf the next day) and it was the worst experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 8, 2017

On our second visit, Andrea fired on all cylinders. A truly great meal.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Husband birthday

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I was disappointed with the overall value. View is beautiful and the service is good. But... for a lunch it is expensive. $29.00 for a 6 oz filet and $17.00 for a glass of wine! Price of food does not match the value.
Our waiter was nice and friendly.... but when price doesn't match value it's hard to justify coming back with so many other options.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wow! What a treat. This is definitely a restaurant you should eat at during your stay or visiting the area. Service was impeccable and the food was so delicious. Excellent restaurant.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Fabulous dinner. I had a hard time deciding because of all the wonderful specials offered. Our server, Melissa, was professional and experienced. She was very busy, but handled it like a pro, she made us feel very welcome.
We had a very nice dinner, food was superb.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

I had the pleasure of dining at Andrea to treat my kids for doing very well in school. Though it was a long drive from my place, it did not disappoint us. The place was very classy with breathtaking views of the ocean. The service was empeccable from the reception to the table then to the food service. The experience was one of a kind. The food was great....presentation and taste.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Four + hour meal that felt like our server was avoiding us through the whole evening after spilling a glass of champagne on one of the guests at the very beginning. They also tried to recycle my wife's white wine glass and tried to re-serve it as a glass of red wine to another guest's wife vs bringing them new glasses. There was lipstick on the glass! We were hosting a client and his wife and would rather attend other nice locations in laguna/newport after this matter. nothing i'd rather do than sit at a restaurant for 4 hours after all of this.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Early dinner at Andreas with a sunset view, superb cuisine and excellent service. All around excellent experience. The new GM stopped by our table and made special arrangements with the chef. Thank you Joe you made it a special night.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We had a delicious lunch on the outside terrace overlooking the golf course and the ocean. Service was attentive and friendly and we were wished a happy anniversary by several of the staff. We were able to relax and enjoy our lunch at an unhurried pace, which was appreciated. We also received a special anniversary dessert - a perfect ending. We will definitely return and we won't need to wait for a special occasion to do so.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Always a very good dining experience, although this time the veal chop wasn’t very good. Generally, the food is excellent.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Had such a lovely experience at Andrea! Came here the first night to celebrate my birthday and ended up coming back three nights in a row. The food is so amazing, cooked perfectly and with such yummy flavors. The service was impeccable. Very impressed and I definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants fantastic food and just a great overall experience.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Live Music, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Healthy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Outstanding service, gorgeous view, serene, a perfect lunch with delicious and clean food. A new favorite!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Waterfront, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Risotto with White Truffle reminds one of actually being in Italy which is a rare experience in the US.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

My favorite spot in Orange County. Wonderful place, great food, great wine, nothing but praise. Worth the money, which of course is not insubstantial. Will return

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great food and great service. Chef jack make some specials for us that they were great thanks chef jack !
Service excellent Ali, restaurant manager was on top of our needs!

Totally worth it!

Thanks pelican crew !

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Scenic View, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

My wife and I and two of our friends went to Andrea's for my wife's birthday dinner.

The dinner and service were excellent.

Most impressive was the view of Catalina at sunset.

All in all, an exceptionally memorable experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Live Music, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The food was superb, the service was on par with the food. On a Sunday night with a late reservation it appeared the restaurant was short staffed. The general manager went out of his way to help us with menu recommendations, wine commentary (on a bottle we brought with us), a special tasting of items we considered but chose not to order and constant concern with the quality of our dining experience. It was a great night that we hope to repeat again in the near future.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, People Watching
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Simply spectacular. Food, service and ambiance are worthy of 5 stars.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fun, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Overpriced

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We celebrated two birthdays and the staff could not have been more friendly and accommodating. Be sure to book the Terrace far in advance!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Felt they needed an update. The food was just okay. There are so many other places you could go to in Newport. Restaurant really needs to match the rest of the property.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I specifically requested a certain type of seating, they acknowledged the request when I checked in. When being seated I was curtly told that the type of seating I requested didn’t exists.

The problem is it does and I was looking at it.

I have eaten here 50 times and today the hostess that seated me was horrible and rude. Thank you to ruining a special lunch with my elderly mom

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

We were so disappointed in the food. This will be our last trip to your restaurant. Our server was FANTASTIC!!!

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Incredible service, relaxing, delicious food. Our experience at Andrea’s was wonderful. We will always schedule a dinner there when in Newport Beach.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent dining experience. Perfect portions. Impeccable service. Free valet. Gorgeous view. Could not have had a better dining experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Tasting Menu, Business Meals
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