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Andrea at Pelican Hill

4.5
1400 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary European
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Wednesday to Sunday: 12noon - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday to Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(949) 612-1913
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AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Marco Criscuolo
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Newport Coast Drive
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Parking details
Complementary Valet Parking at the Main Entrance to the Resort.
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Entertainment
Andrea offers a live acoustic guitarist playing Italian and Spanish influenced light classical music.
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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.
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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

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.

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vipEllen (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

We had an absolutely perfect meal at Andrea. Our waiter was incredibly attentive and the manager of the restaurant returned to our table several times to make sure that everything was going well. Great dinner and wonderful evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

The food and wine is outstanding. On this particular night, the service wasn't great. It felt like they were short handed. We had to wait 30 minutes for a table, then couldn't get anyone to take our order in the bar area. Wait staff were all very polite just seemed over worked.

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Scooter (Orange County)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

Staying at the resort, have had very good meals in the past. This visit, we took the waiter's recommendation of a 24 oz Chef special dry aged Rib-eye, to share. Ordered medium rare plus. Meat came out out cold and what I would consider rare. (very red all the way through, and again, cold) Showed it to our waiter who was shocked and said he would cook up another one immediately and would we like another order of Brussels sprouts on the house when the meat came back out. The meat did come back out and it was the same we sent back, but now was more like medium,(which I now wish I had ordered in the first place lol). Instead of a new order, (which the waiter volunteered, and we expected) we got the same order put back on the grill for a bit. For the pricing and ambiance I would expect an order like that to be completely re-done, not just re-cooked. Anyway we were offered free desert, no discount on the meal. Would go back for the pasta dishes, but would leave the steaks to other establishments in the area that know who they are, but shall remain nameless here.

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vipJenB (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Outstanding dining experience at Andrea. The cocktails, food and service were wonderful. Plus we enjoyed Happy Hour during the sunset this time. A must.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

Well here’s the thing. We went there because I wanted an amazing Italian restaurant...this is pretty good but a long way from amazing. Who rates this restaurant top notch really hasn’t had truly great food...no offense intended but, seriously.
I had a hamachi app at Sushi on Fire the night before and it was 10 rimes better than approximately the same appetizer at Andrea....and waaay less costly.

Now the worst part is this. I don’t know about everyone else, but despite my ability to afford what turned out to be a $200 meal (pre-tip), I cant stand getting gypped.

When my 90 lb daughter orders plain pasta and gets a serving size that’s a joke (imagine a small burrito size of pasta...8” long, 2” high, and 3” wide) FOR $28, I had to order another to provide a meal for her. With absolute shamelessness, they happily charged yet another $28. For me, that’s about 10-11 bites of PLAIN SPAGHETTI, for $56. For my daughter, it was a meal.
Did I mention that individual glasses of wine cost what the whole bottle costs retail, and the pour is ridiculously light?
Yes, the pasta was good and properly cooked...and my salmon was also very good.
So what? If you care at all about what it means to earn a dollar, the whole experience is like an insulting slap in the face. I’ve paid $500 for a dinner for two and considered it a great value. It’s not about the money, it’s about the treatment of a customer as a moron with too much money.

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vipSunnieFrostie (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Have dined at Andrea many times and it is always good. On Valentines Day, we enjoyed a prix fixer meal, 4 courses for $150.00/person. Price was expensive without offering a steak for one of entrees and only 1 dessert choice. Everything we had was declicious.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

My boyfriend and I decided to celebrate Valentine's Day early to avoid the crowds and found this gem. The food was great, but the staff was incredible. Everyone seemed genuinely interested in talking to us and giving us the best service. We will for sure go back simply based on the atmosphere and wonderful staff.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Food was wonderful but the service was a little on the slow side.it took 25 minutes from the time we took a seat in the lounge to get a glass of wine

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MelissaR (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

I will forever dream about my meal! The food was so good. It definitely was a treat for my partner and I. But can't wait for another special occasion to go back.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Beautiful restaurant with delicious food. Pasta is homemade and delicious! Service was great until end. We wanted dessert but server took around 20 minutes to return so we decided to skip dessert.

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PaulinaB (Orange County)
1.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Our server Robert M was not attentive at all. We had to ask for water numerous times, and hot tea was served cold.
The minute we told him we were using Travelzoo voucher he became rude and service was horrible. We believe the service was poor due to using Travelzoo.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Beautiful incandescent lighting making everyone’s skin glow. Large, comfortable booths with plush pillows for lounging. Imaginative food, especially the oyster-avocado salad special. Warm and friendly servers. And of course, an amazing view of the ocean, golf course and enormous pool glowing blue at night.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

One of the best restaurants in Orang County. Dining experience is phenomenal as well as the food.

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vipCupcakeS (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Service and food was excellent. We had the branzino and the filet mignon for lunch

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Mra8 (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

For what we paid for we expected the food to be great. Not so great. The famous risotto was bland, maybe we should have paid more for the truffles? Servers were very polite.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Terrible service great view and good food. T he view was special but the food and service definitely not worth the money.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Amazing every time I’ve been with it being exceptional as always Celebrating family and friend’s birthdays, a date night or a New Year’s Celebration! Love this Beautiful location and ocean view with the Best food, ambience and service... I’ll be returning soon! I highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Went during NB Restaurant week and it was awesome! I went with a friend for lunch and the foods were absolutely fantastic. Highly recommend this place.

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lovetoeat (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Wedding anniversary for us. Service outstanding; staff couldn't be friendlier - treated us extremely kind and even gave us a special dessert. Food - octopus outstanding, as was the saffron tagliolini ; osso bucco was excellent; prime NY steak excellent. Very elegant and beautiful dining room and nice music drifted in from lounge. Also quiet - a pleasant change from many new noisy restaurants.

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Coco (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Excellent service, food and ambience. It's a lovely spot to take a special person.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

used to include desert as a complete meal, and the taste is not the same as before.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
2.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Very expensive. Food was good but not outstanding. Service was below average. Hard to get waited on at the bar, glass of wine $22.00. Dining room not much better.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Food was not memorable. Service was poor. The waiter paid little or no attention, we had to call him over multiple times. I won’t go back.

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Beachlover35 (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Sprawling and gorgeous Mediterranean resort with sweeping views of the ocean, exquisite atmosphere, really enjoyed our lunch. Would definitely recommend to anyone and certainly would be back again. Have been for dinner however prefer lunch time as you can see the amazing scenery and backdrop setting especially on the patio. Service was top notch and attentive, food was delicious, we went for restaurant week and they offered a decent variety, also offered an additional menu that was available for upgrading to more choices. I had the burratta, pumpkin ravioli, hubby had wild salmon on a bed of lentils with Caesar salad. Shared the kale salad with pancetta and rapini. Great time to sample their meals in their beautiful restaurant with incredible ambience.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
2.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Stunning room in a great location. Unfortunately, the food was very disappointing. The quality and presentation was lacking. Very industrial tasting. The tableside prep is quite impressive.

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viphome (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

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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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Birthday enjoyed.

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vipoutnabout (Los Angeles)
5.0  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.

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vipNesli (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

A friend visiting from another state

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