Antonello Ristorante

4.8
1351 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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.

We are offering Take-Out and Delivery Services! Please call (714) 751-7153 to place your orders.
20% Delivery Charge applies, Special Take-Out Menu Available. See our website for details under "EVENTS"!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1351 people are saying
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terry
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Antonello's never disappoints!! Food, ambience and service is beyond 5 stars.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best friend bday

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Highlander
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A survivor, a long established restaurant that probably had an excellent chef at one time and a reputation of serving an excellent meal, but is now living more on its reputation than on the quality of product. The menu is well constructed and the choice is intriguing, and my Cioppino actually had lobster which I seldom see, but the soup that pulls all the seafood together didn’t have that compelling flavor that makes you want to go back. Likewise the chops my wife had were perfectly cooked but the Brussels Sprouts were burnt and that ruined the whole dish. We went on a Sunday and I wonder if it was all because the main chef was off and we got a substitute. Still a 4 star rating but missing one for consistency.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Veal was dry. Soufflés were undercooked and perhaps a bit eggy.
Smoked swordfish was delicious. Pappardelle and short ribs were very good. Waiter was distracted and too busy. Restaurant was full.

Just an off night. It is usually excellent. We will be back.

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AlanD
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven't been to Antonello's for a while, but it was great! Great food and experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was amazing!! Food was great!!

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HBCA
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first ( but not last ) dinner at Antonello’s.
The atmosphere warm n cozy , service attentive and the cuisine was expertly prepared.

(Lamb chops & Chilean Sea Bass)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful per usual, even though drinks took a long time to get both manager and server were very apologetic, but my date and I didn’t even notice as we were lost in conversation. Didn’t complain but they were on top of it preemptively

Love the food and service here thank you so much

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner! Everything was truly fabulous!

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vipFoodie
Orange County
67 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been coming here since the mid-1980s. My wife and I had our first date here, and we got engaged here. We've introduced our kids and grandkids to the wonderful food, service and "feel" to be found here. We simply love the place.

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SondraB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for a birthday dinner. As always, the food was excellent, as well as the service. We were served everything from our drinks to our dinner in a very timely manner with friendly and accommodating waiters.

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vipanthonyc
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best High End Italian restaurant in Orange County and quite possibly the ENTIRE UNITED STATES!!

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TerriS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service over the top fantastic and food never disappointing!

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DavidM
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday party. Good time.

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AnthonyF
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined many times at Antonello’s Restaurant and every time has been special. The good is always excellent and the service prompt and friendly.

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BillA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Crowded even on Thursday night.
Noise level too high. It was hard to hear our guests sitting across from us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
110 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Efficient, non-rushed service! The best selection of bottled wines and wines “by the glass”. Our waiter was patient and served all courses in appropriate time frame. We never felt rushed. We have been happy with Antonella’s for over 40 years
Terence O’Heany MD
Joanne E . O’Heany

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding experience with incredible food quality.

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vipsfba
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our dinner tonight. Perfect in rushed service.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional!! Wonderful dining experience! Will definitely go back and become regulars!

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vipTuckerB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere is perfect for a romantic evening, or evening of thoughtful, friendly conversation with others. Wait staff extremely attentive. Food great and very large portions. Our go-to evening out to enjoy our private company.

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TaranehS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It’s a great restaurant but a bit chaotic when you first arrive even with reservations you still have to wait a long time to get seated.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a special night all the way around.

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vipCK250471
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service by Rosanna, fantastic food in a great ambiance. We will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!!

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FrankLin
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The menu listed mixed drinks specials @ $13.00, I asked the waitress if a Mai-tai qualified at that price, she said yes, but I was charged $15.00 per Mai-tai. The veal was overdone and burned in several places. I had stated in my on-line reservation that this was a special occasion, our 61st anniversary. However, this was not passed on to the waitress which surprised us. We happen to mention it when we were ready to leave and the waitress said "Oh, I will take care of that.." she then brought us a complimentary desert...

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joem
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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vipDelighted1
Dallas
153 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our octopus carpaccio and salads, fresh fish and of course… dessert❤️. Rosanna was amazing! Thank you for the great dining experience!

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vipJeffG
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

A little disappointed this time there. Antonello’s is one of my go to restaurants for family occasions or business dinners. Last night service was lack luster. Took forever to get our bottles of wine open that we brought. After waiting a good 15 minutes someone finally came to the table to serve us. We ordered appetizers which were great. Than the salads came out. I had to ask after 10 minutes for someone to get us some pepper. No one came to refill our wine glasses through the whole dinner service. If I am paying for corkage fees I expect some type of service. When switching wine bottles, they did not bring out new glasses and poured the new wine in the decanter with the old wine which were different years. Ever since their Somali left, the wine service has not been the same. I give them some latitude on service due to Covid, but when you are dropping $1000 for dinner one expects the basic services to be handled.

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vipCarolE
Orange County
56 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We were rather disappointed in the service. Very mixed. I realize there is a shortage of staff but maybe there needs to be an adjustment in the number of reservations taken.

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dirtbagtim
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Antonello Ristorante. We ordered the Prosciutto E Burrata, salmon and sea bass. All three courses were excellent, and our server delivered an excellent wine recommendation that fit our personal tastes. There was a considerable wait between our appetizer and entrees, but beyond this we had excellent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and an overall great place

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vipamterr
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food was amazing. Disappointed that they aren’t preparing the table side cheese wheel risotto, but the final product was just as good. Excellent restaurant…in all ways.

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vipbabs824
San Francisco
85 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE this restaurant! The food is consistently incredible. We shared an appetizer of smoked swordfish carpaccio with micro greens, olive oil and pink peppercorns. Extraordinary! I was happy to see my old pal Antonio Cagnolo, the Owner there. We asked how long the restaurant had been open. 43 years!! They must be doing something right!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! I have not been to Antonello in about a year and it did not disappoint. The servers were absolutely wonderful and food was on a completely different level! Overall: I loved it!

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vip3girls
Orange County
54 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is truly the best restaurant in Orange County. Define us Italian cuisine, excellent service and ambiance.
The octopus carpaccio and the eggplant parmigiana is simply the best.

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vipDisappointed
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Will return soon.

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vipJFred
Los Angeles
54 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating a birthday. It turned out one of our group knew the owner; so he came over and spent time chatting with us. Service and food were excellent as we expected. The restaurant had been updated and looked great. The chef created a special desert for our birthday girl that we all enjoyed.

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Anna
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had linguine and clams and it was fabulous! I would order it again and again! Can’t wait to go back!

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vipluckilaura
Key West
23 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flew into Orange County and wanted to eat dinner before heading for Palm Desert so as not to be in traffic. Found this restaurant on line and the reviews were amazing. We were not disappointed. Got there before it actually opened and sat at the bar with an engaging bartender. We got to sit outside and our waiter Lalo was as outstanding as the food - we are from the Detroit area where Italian food is great and plentiful. Definitely will return on future trips and hopefully right before we fly out mid Nov.

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Antonello Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 751-7153.

Antonello Ristorante is rated 4.8 stars by 1351 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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