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About Antonello Ristorante
At Antonello Ristorante, we transport you to not just another place, but to another time. As you walk into Antonello's Main Dining Room, a typical scene from the streets of Bistango, Italy comes alive.
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunflower & Plaza
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary Valet & Self parking
Going to the theater or Opera at Orange County Performing Arts why not have dinner at Antonello, leave your car in our parking lot and take our complimentary shuttle to and from the theater. When making reservation please inquire about the theater shuttle program
Gino Buonanoce / Sal Ferrara
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Antonello offers many options to meet your event needs. Our kitchen staff can accommodate cocktail events, intimate dining parties, business dinner and luncheons. We have seven private rooms that can accommodate parties from 2 to 95 guests. Each event is personalized to meet your needs.
Antonello Ristorante Ratings and Reviews
AS ALWAYS, THIS WAS A WONDERFUL MEAL WITH EXCELLENT, ATTENTIVE SERVICE FROM HOSTESS TO WAITER TO BUS PERSON. WE BOTH HAD THE PORK CHOP WITH A SWEET SAUCE. THE PORK WAS SERVED WITH MASHED POTATOES, CARROTS AND GREEN BEANS. VEGETABLE WERE TENDER CRISP--JUST THE WAY I LIKE THEM. BE CAREFUL PICKING WINE AS THE WINE LIST CAN BE EXPENSIVE. IT WAS A WONDERFUL DINNER AND WE WILL BE GOING BACK! :)
New Year's Eve Dinner with friends was very nice. The restaurant was decorated for NYEve and looked really great. The food was very good, especially the Scottish Salmon and the lobster ravioli. The service was excellent, as usual, and the wine list was pretty broad and fairly reasonably priced. The Brunello we ordered was excellent. The only problem with the dinner is that a speaker was directly above our table, which was in a corner location, and it made any dialogue at the table almost impossible due to the acoustics. We endured the table but would not sit there ever again. Overall, dinner was very nice and the service was outstanding!
Made our reservation on Open Table, upon arrival, on time, the hostess immediately shunted us off to a cold, brightly lit, unappealing banquet room in the very rear of the restaurant. We objected and were brought, begrudgingly in to the main dining room where there were multiple empty tables. After that unfortunate incident the evening went smoothly.
Antonello's is and has been my restaurant of choice for many years. Truly authentic Italian cuisine. Chef Gino prepares each dish in the time-honored tradition of the various regions of Italy to perfection. If you like true Italian cooking you will love Antonello's. Pastas are hand made in-house, try the Ravioli, perfect!
Overpriced. Has gone down hill significantly. In a town where there are many choices for fine dining, Antenello no longer had the quality of service, ambiance and food to stand out. For a place with $17 salads and the cheapest glass of drinkable wine was $18, the service was typical, the food ok, but not great. I won't be going back.
Our dinner was very good. The portions were big and most importantly the food was served hot, hot, hot! We had a little issue with the valet. Discovered the next day that they backed the car into something. It looks like it will be taken care of but it was a bummer!
Co-worker and I always make plans to go there now when in the OC on business. Carlos our waiter was gracious and attentive. As usual, food was top notch; well-prepared and well-presented. One of the few non-chain fine dining establishments near South Coast Plaza. Comparable pricing. Much better food and atmosphere.
I haven't been for a while here but the food did not disappoint. We started with the Antonello salad. Delicious. Then on to the Lobster Ravioli with Seaweed caviar. Also delicious. We then had the Grand Marnier souffle for dessert. Decadent and cooked to perfection. The wait staff was attentive without hovering. A truly great place to take someone for a meal.
Antonello is not your run-of-the-mill Italian place. The food is amazing, and the menu selections are varied and interesting. There were 6 of us, we each ordered something different, and everyone was very impressed with their food. The pork chop was a huge serving, the gnocchi was melt in your mouth perfection. We decided to try the porcini risotto (prepared in the cheese wheel) as a side to share for the table, and everyone LOVED it. It was rich and creamy with just the right amount of truffle. SO GOOD!
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