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Thu, 4/26
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Andrea at Pelican Hill

4.6
1447 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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Payment options
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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4.0Dined 4 days ago

an insane group of women were non stop shouting at each other only inches away from each other for 2 1/2 hours , destroying the ambiance.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

I have always loved Andrea. The place was so busy when we were there. The service was terrible and all the small things they usually do were non existent. Very disappointing

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The pasta was delicious and the service was excellent. Don't skip the chocolate shuffle for desert!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We love the very attentive service, the food is phenomenal, dessert was the best, yum yum.

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

The view is fabulous and the service impeccable. The food...eh... the food description and presentation is great but the flavor just doesn’t get to the level of a truly fine dining restaurant as the prices might reflect.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We love this restaurant, from the food to the view everything is amazing. Our waiter Loretto was so friendly, knowledgeable and efficient, he made our dining experience truly memorable. If you are lucky enough to be there on a day when the dessert special is the Chocolate Soufflé, be sure to order it, it's unbelievable.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

It was our anniversary

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great service. Great food. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Good food and service, smaller portions but perfectly balanced. We enjoyed the evening.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The view of the golf course and ocean are beautiful If you sit in the patio. Food was good but when the food arrived they were not hot at all. We ordered fish special off the menu and short rib ragù pasta both were warm when they arrived at our table. Both of the dishes were delicious but was hoping for the food to be hot especially our fish. That was my disappointment.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Such a beautiful gem! The staff was so accommodating, and the views of the golf course were gorgeous. Will def be coming back.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The service was exceptional, and the food was superb. Highly recommend for a special occasion outing. Went on the early side, and enjoyed having most of the place to ourselves.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

It was good but not great. We weren’t overwhelmed whatsoever.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

The entire wait/service staff is exceptional. Our primary server was Robert who was both knowledgeable and delightful. He was eager to provide requested suggestions and help us in every possible way. Great sense of humor and definitely not invasive. When we return we will ask for him. His assistant Todd makes a great risotto and is equally charming. We were looking for a quiet evening for four friends to be able to enjoy each other's company, dine well and be well treated. A birthday celebration was a sidelight to the overall pleasure. Andrea hit the target on all levels.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went for easter lunch. Sag in the patio. Very nice view. Definitely recommend it.

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I would not recommend this restaurant. We made a reservation in advance for the time we would be staying at the resort for our 1st Wedding Anniversary. The service was pitiful. We were squeezed between two other tables, which constantly meant that the wait staff would run into my wife and I in their attempts to serve the other tables. It was very uncomfortable. Our server William proceeded to condescend my wife for not ordering wine... we had a $250 bottle chilling back in our room. The food was bland and the pasta was overcooked as if they'd never made fresh pastas before. After being ignored for 45 minutes by William, I had to try to flag him down 4 times, William proceeded to ignore us further as if we didn't matter to him. I then had to stand up and walk over to the manager and hand him my credit card so that we could pay and leave. William then proceeds to run up to us with dessert menus, stick them in our faces, and before I could utter a single syllable he was 20 feet away running to the next table. The service was absolutely dreadful, it makes me wonder about the competency of the management as well.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The restaurant is lovely and the food was good but very small portions for the price. For such a nice restaurant, we were surprised that the staff was so inattentive. I wouldn’t recommend it.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

My sister and I celebrated my birthday there. The ambiance and view from the terrace was spectacular, the service was really great, and the food was very good too. They had a life playing guitarist too, just at the right level.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Unbelievable views, great service, and pretty good food

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Armando, our waiter, was exceptional! Food was excellent - his wine recommendation was superb!

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Service was excellent and the food was great. Manager came by 2-3x, which was impressive. Just disappointed that we arrived early and were unable to sit outside YET there were at least 2+ tables available outside.... but we were told it’s “first come first serve”. So why didn’t we get to sit outside? Other parties were seated over 10 minutes later. Hostess was rude. Like it a lot but would like to see hostesses trainer better.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food was phenomenal. I ordered the Branzino, The Brussels Sprouts & the hazelnut tiramisu with coconut gelato. Best of all three guys be ever had!
The views were stunning

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

This restaurant was just an ok establishment. Shows some wear & tear. Staff gives about 80%. Food was ok, but not to live for. Bar service was slow.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We enjoy the view and attention.
Oso buco was not as good as usual
music was turned off on outside eating area

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3.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Worst value for the money... sad.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Excellent authentic Italian.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Love the ambiance! Very refreshing atmosphere. Our server Travis and the guy with the DEEP voice (can’t remember his name) were Awesome!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Entire experience was beyond what we expected!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

My husband and I are celebrating our 35 year wedding anniversary and dined for lunch at Andrea’s. It was so wonderful we didn’t want to leave. We sat outside and it was very comfortable because of the heaters over looking the ocean. You can see Catalina on a clear day. Kelsey was the perfect greeter and hostess and made us feel so special. We had drinks at the bar before eating and Tim was fabulous. Robert was our server and was so accommodating and friendly. My husband and I had the filet Mignon cooked to perfection with vegetables and sorbet for dessert. I can’t wait to go back to try the sea bass.

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1.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Worst Ever

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We were there in the evening so we didn't get to enjoy a view...everything else was great...a filet that melted in your mouth, excellent wine choices, tasty bread and the music was just the right level in the background to allow a conversation. Great evening.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Delicious and Elegant!!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Melissa was our server. She is Fabulous, knows the menu and specials extremely well and suggest several items that were all excellent.
She has been our server every year and she is top notch. A 10++

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food was delicious. Service was great and ambiance was very nice. Food was delicious but definitely a different experience compared to the past where there was a tasting menu and a dessert tower at the end of dinner. We enjoyed our night and will come again.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

It was my birthday lunch. Everything was very good

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Our anniversary dinner was amazing! Service and food was perfect!

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Beautiful atmosphere and wonderful service. I went once and it was amazing. The second time was still good but not as memorable. The food is good- not amazing.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

I am so glad Travelzoo had this special, had a great afternoon.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Great place with scenic view. My friend visited the first time and loved it. Great location to take your out of town visitors - or even locals :)

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Four amigos dined there for lunch on a Travelzoo coupon. Portions were extremely small and tailored to a very light appetite, not man-friendly....not sure if that was because of the coupon or not but must say, VERY delicious. Examples: 5oz filet mignon with 2 fingerling potatoes, 2 baby asparagus stalks and 2 baby roasted carrot stalks at $30....a shallow bowl of carrot ginger soup at $16....pretty pricey....but the view on a clear day and the gorgeous ambience of the restaurant just might have made it worth it.

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