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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

85% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (51)
Scenic View (47)
Good for a Date (42)
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Romantic (38)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Business Meals (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
Great for Lunch (18)
Notable Wine List (17)
Worth the Drive (14)
Live Music (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Waterfront (11)
Cozy (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Authentic (8)
Bar Seating (8)
People Watching (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Casual (4)
Fun (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Lovely setting, great food and attentive staff. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

Service is excellent. Love sitting on patio.
Food does not measure up to ambiance.
If food were improved, could be among top
Restaurants in area

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

A friend and I decided on a quiet post-New Year lunch and found Andrea's as a perfect place. The food was well prepared and presented. We were able to maintain New Year's resolutions on healthy and light eating and enjoy the experience. Andrea's has a fixe prix menu that provided for 3 courses with your choice of starter/salad and main course from the full regular menu. I chose a grilled Branzino and my friend had chicken. The setting is perfect for a Sunday and the service was attentive but not pretentious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

A friend visiting from another state

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

If I could assign more than 5 stars, I would.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The lighting in the restaurant reminds me of a hotel lobby.
Lighting should be dimmer.
Otherwise, everything else was excellent.
Melissa, the server was extremely knowledgeable!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Delicious food!! Freshly made pasta! Great wine list!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Andrea is the best dining in Orange County. It is quiet and reserved. The atmosphere is superb with guitar music providing a pleasant background. Most premier dining is too loud, not Andrea. Quiet conversation is possible. The seating selection of booths and tables is spacious and ideal. The overall decorating is very well done. Then there is the food. It isn't difficult to find a good steak when dining out, but the Cavatelli isn't likely to be matched anywhere. The food selection matches the overall level of quality at Andrea which is superb. The desserts are works of art. Even the cappuccino was a standout. Melissa's personalized service did not disappoint. Derrick's (GM) attention to detail is obvious as he stops by the table to chat. Every bit of the Andrea experience is serene and enjoyable. It is why we return.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The restaurant’s atmosphere was open and welcoming. Guitarist romantic music made our occasion more festive. We had a great night.

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great t restaurant and resort staff they make sure to make your evening a memorable experience.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The worst lunch I have had in a long time. The food was dreadful! No taste and we all had heartburn afterwards. Obviously it was not fresh. We left everything on the plate and told the waiter why. They still charged the full amount. I have had a couple of dinners here that were decent. Lunch compared to Chef Boardee. That is probably tastier. I have reservation for next week that I am canceling.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The ambience as well as the service is superb. The food selections were varied. The chicken scalapinni was delicious but could have used a tad more lemon. Wine selections were great but quite pricey. The branzino was beautiful but a bit over cooked so a little dry.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Dinner for my girlfriend birthday went well. Thanks !

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 27, 2017

My wife and I celebrated our 45th anniversary at Andreas. The ambiance, food, and service was excellent!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We went there on Christmas Day for a dinner and just everything was just perfect. The waiter put extra care to make sure everything is well. I didn’t like the desert that order and he exchanged without any additional charges and make sure I like the one I exchanged. Great place to celebrate and get together with friends.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 25, 2017

My wife and I had a memorial Christmas dinner here. All the staff members were friendly and cheerful. Our waiter Loreto, was beyond helpful, informative and gracious. His wine suggestion hit the spot for both of us. He was always nearby and attentive, without being intrusive, letting us dine at our own pace. His assistant was also there at the appropriate times. This was truly a great experience, compared to other high dollar restaurants in Newport Beach and the surrounding areas. Salud to all!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I was there for Christmas' Eve dinner. They had a $140 limited option menu. The foie gras was good, but not outstanding. I specifically asked for all dishes to be served without cheese. Well, the foie gras was served with cheese. My wife ordered the Hamachi and it was very good. For the next course, I ordered the squid ink farfalle. The dish was flavorless and seafood less. My wife ordered the lobster risotto. The dish was the best of the evening, but cold since the runner brought the dish while my wife was in the bathroom. Since the restrooms are located in the hotel lobby, it takes 5-7 minutes to go and come back. Long story short, the dish was cold by the time she came back. I waited for her before eating, so my dish was also cold. The server/runner should not serve a dish if a patron is not at her/his seat. For the main entrée, I ordered the veal chop. While the quality was very good, it was served with a very similar sweet fruit sauce used for the foie gras. I had to order a demi-glace on the side to counter balance the sweetness of the dish. My wife ordered the turbo. The fish was well prepared, but lack in wow factor. Both desserts very creative and very good. I ordered a pinot from CA, but it was served in the "generic" wine glass already on the table. I noticed that a few tables down, they ordered the same bottle of wine but it was served in authentic pinot glasses. I finished my meal with a $7 cappuccino. While I can perfectly afford a $7 coffee, one would expect to have it included in the $140 menu.

In summary, the meal was good but not great. Andrea's is a special occasion restaurant, but for my next special occasions, I will go somewhere else.

Martin

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The risotto served table side was outstanding. The wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable about the offerings.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our annual anniversary dinner was it's typical spectacular

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·Dined on December 19, 2017

One of the best restaurants that we have ever eaten at!! Food was different but everything was amazing!! Service was over the top and made us feel special. Would definetely visit again when we are back in the area. Make sure and order the Risotto, best we have ever had!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, People Watching, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 17, 2017

My GOD!!. you better come with a WAD of Cash to THIS place!!. Especially if your date goes for MORE than ONE glass of wine!!.. geez.. can you say.. buh bye to your mortgage payment for the month?
Ummmm.... $ 75.00 (Extra) for some Truffles? that Pigs had to snort to find?. I don't think so!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 11, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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.

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