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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.
Newport Coast, CA 92657
Italian, Contemporary European
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday to Sunday: 12noon - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday to Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Newport Coast Drive
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Andrea offers a live acoustic guitarist playing Italian and Spanish influenced light classical music.
Complementary Valet Parking at the Main Entrance to the Resort.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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