Antonello Ristorante

4.7
1022 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
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4.7
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday of son

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Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This restaurant needs food wine at better prices

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DK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Awesome service! We were attended to beautifully and were not rushed at all! Thank you for making my friends birthday special!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Wonderful waiter. He gave us amazing recommendations for dinner.

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New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good restaurant.., good food and nice atmosphere ...
A little bit too pricy 15 - 20% over average ... but still a good place to dine out...

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Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

High-end Italian food. All well-done and beautifully presented. Excellent service. And you pay for it.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is good. Wine selection is limited but acceptable. It is a good restaurant.

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j
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous Italian, from the food to the ambiance to the wait staff and owners. Attentive (but not intrusive) service is significantly better than most restaurants. Can't wait to return.

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DN
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was terrific to catch up with Steve Ebol. The service and food were amazing as always. I will be back real soon!

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D
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Antonellos and it won't be our last. Even though it was Christmas Eve and the restaurant was very busy, our service was excellent. We enjoyed everything we ordered. It arrived promptly but we never felt rushed.

Five stars and worth every cent.

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C
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We went on Christmas Eve. Our table service was wonderful, our bar service not so great. We sat in the back of the restaurant where usually banquets and private parties are seated. There was a small bat in there with one bartender. We sat about ten feet from the bar but every time we ordered a glass of wine it took at least 15 minutes to get it. Our food was sensational. Definitely a special occasion restaurant. We look forward to returning and will request to be seated in the main dining room at the time of making the reservation.

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MO
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent food and service! Best Bronzino in OC!

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PB
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Fish did not have enough seasoning to be tasty—only ate half. Salad ok.

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q
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We ordered the pasta with black truffles as our entree, prepared tableside, a dish we have had before. The pasta was al dente. As always, management is very parsimonious with the amount of truffle that is permitted per entree, despite having a price of $60 per entree in the South Coast Plaza (Orange County, CA) complex. The food is excellent; be certain to order the chocolate souffle when one first orders dinner as it takes 30 minutes or so to prepare.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing meal and always taken care of!

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CR
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent!

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Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meals and exceptional service per usual. Beautifully decorated for the holidays. Every dining experience is a home run. Highly recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my daughter’s birthday, and they brought out a plate with chocolate writing that said happy birthday, and had a parfait glass of creme brûlée and a lit candle.

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g
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

Considering the price, the quality of the food was poor. The ossobuco was tough, and the risotto was mediocre. I could forgive these in a shack by the road, not in a high price restaurant like Antonello's.

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CY
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, wine and service. Truffle dish was outstanding, ambiance good for any occasion. Eaten here many times, always great.

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CV
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply fantastic!!!!

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas celebration!

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T
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and staff always excellent. New specials and subtle menu changes. At table composition always fun

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service!!! Delicious food!

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c
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm never disappointd in Antonello's. The service impeccable and the food fantastic.

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Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Antonello has been consistently excellent for decades. They are also community minded and collaborate with and support the Second Harvest Food Bank.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday lunch with friends . I can’t make one bad comment about this restaurant . The food, bread and service was fantastic. It was decorated for the Christmas holidays .

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R
Orange County
75 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Never get a bad meql

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M
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We were seated in a back room, where there was no ambiance or charm

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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Seated on a small table ... people on next table rubbing elbows ... too close. They were also complaining about the seating

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Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

The food was mediocre and overpriced. I had the saltimbocca: the veal was tough and the prosciutto was tasteless. The sauce was nothing special and could have been watered down and out of a jar. My guest had the Osso bucco and it wasn’t good either. She had a mixed drink and it tasted like poison. Neither of us could drink it. The tomatoes in the caprese were sour and tough. Overall it was a waste of money. Salads are around $12 and entrees are $28-$50. I’m 100% Italian and I know there are better restaurants that serve real Italian food. I won’t be returning to Antonello.

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JP
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Italian in OC by far. Great service, great food. Been going there for years.

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JB
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sam, our waiter was great and the food equally great. Osso Buco was the best I’ve had and my wife’s veal cottoletta, even though it on the menu, was prepared to our request. It took up a whole plate and was fantastic. A truly great place to enjoy fine dining.

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TS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were impeccable. We will definitely return. Fernando, our server, knew when you be around.

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Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again our go to Italian restaurant was great again. Thanks to the service provided by our go to waiter (Carlos), he made our night complete.

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DT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food but limited menu but they do offer if you want something that is not on the menu - ask and they will do their best to accommodate.

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F
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This was strangely horrible on all counts. Can't understand who eats here.

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PH
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

It was ok, but for the price I expected more. The menu was limited, the food slightly above average. Guests were dressed inappropriately, wearing hoodies, Levies and tee shirts.

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MS
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Whenever I travel and I'm close, I go. The seafood pasta is not to be missed.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Anniversary

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