Antonello Ristorante

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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.

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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KathyD
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Antonella’s was my go to restaurant for business lunches, dinner and seminars. Best food and service guaranteed ! Now I am retired and chose to have my Birthday dinner there. Great food and service as always.

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KBMB
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a pre-Segerstrom show dinner and the entire staff, from host to chefs to server, made sure we were out in time for the show. The food was delicious, particularly the gnocchi, which just melted in your mouth. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place !

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JohnM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Antonello for years, and cannot say enough about the service and food. Highly recommended...

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LookingforQuiet
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Portions were small, sized well. Flavor was lacking.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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vip3girls
Orange County
37 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. I truly dined.

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JuneV
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Antonello's is our all time favorite restaurant. We came here to celebrate a belated Valentines Day and it did not disappoint! I ordered a martini which was perfection! Bread was brought to the table with a delicious garlic pesto butter! We shared the wild mushroom appetizer and Caprese Salad. Both were delicious! I chose the Cioppino for my main course while my husband had the Milanese Sole! The Cioppino which had a 1/2 lobster tail, giant prawns, shrimp, lots of mussels, clams and big chunks of fish in a scrumptious tomato broth, was the best I've ever had! My husband ate every bite of his sole and angel hair pasta and said it's the best fish he has ever had and can't wait to go back for the same meal!

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JerryH
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was vey good. Outstanding service. One of our favorite restaurants.

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HBHonu
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was lucky enough to go to Antonello’s twice this week: once for a work dinner and I loved it so much that I brought my mom for a Valentine’s Day lunch. Both meals were outstanding. Food, ambience, service-they were all five star. I recommend the totally originals and the sole. They also have amazing desserts- tiramisu, cannoli, and my favorite creme brûlée can’t be missed!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For the past 40 years, the finest dining in Orange County!

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KatA
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got the spaghetti and meatballs, and it was delicious. I also shared the Caesar salad and cannolis for dessert. Our friends got the short rib raviolis and the lasagne, and my husband got the branzino special. Everything was great! We will be back.

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benk
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had, ravioli, risotto, veal , everything was delicious

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HowardH
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must have the CHEESECAKE! That alone will call me back. AND the short ribs pasta. AND the service. Thanks for a perfect evening.

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kathiek
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabuloud. Restaurant was fabulous. Waiter was fabulous. The flsming spinach salad was fabulous!!

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vipGregC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

You would think for the prices they charge for simple pasta dishes they would be mind blowing. Not the case, just ordinary. Service was great but the food was just OK for the money.

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vipharrydds
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Food was overpriced, we had to send the plates back cause they were not clean, service was attentive, caring and awesome, decor was nice. Overall an average experience.

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vipJLR523
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Well I was looking forward to a nice dinner out with my wife as we having been to Antonello’s in many years.

However they put us out on the side patio with no decor and we felt like we missed out on the entire restaurant experience.

They charged a $35 corkage fee, after telling me on the phone is was $25.

They barely have any seafood options, so that was really disappointing.

And the food is good , but not great.

So pretty mediocre for a $200 dinner for 2 and we brought our own wine.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience with great food and service .. I ordered the Osso Buco which was fork tender and awesome flavor!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I have been dining at Antonellos since 1983. During the time it has always been my “go-to” Restaurant for authentic Italian food.

That is no longer the case. We dined there Saturday evening and the food was fair.
The fried calamari were excellent as was cheesecake for dessert.
The Bronzino was excellent.

The pasta with the meatballs was tasteless.
The lasagna was tasteless.
The eggplant parmigiana was bland.

We paid over $85 per person with only three glasses of wine included in that price with tip.
The restaurant is not worth it it saddens me to say.

I go on. It was my girlfriend’s 75th birthday and celebration for my husbands 63rd birthday. I told the Maitre’d to get a message to our waiter to bring birthday desserts. Of course we ordered our own deserts and when we were almost done with our coffee and dessert the waiter comes out with one celebratory dessert with one candle and asks whose birthday it was. I said we are celebrating two. He put the candle laden dessert on the table in front of no one and said “share it”. What poor training.

So our Saturday night was a disappointment at this restaurant.

JD
vipJohnD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Server was great across the board; wine steward however was amateur at best and can make improvements around his service.

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vipMedhatB
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was awesome
Foods , thank you Geno
Desserts, thank you Eloy
Service , alfredo good job
Mgr , Steve thank you
Antnio all was great my guests from Australia loved the foods
Thank you
MB

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vipScottW
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Although the food was above average, my Cesar salad tasted good, but was warm and wilted. My wife had veal scallopine and I had a filet, both were outstanding. Topped off with a chocolate souffle that was very good. My biggest complaints come from the cheap and bulky stemware that you would find at your local Applebees . We ended up in the bar and had a great evening with some terrific live music.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Food was not good. No flavor and dessert Tiramisu was watery.

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DalL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I celebrated my birthday. My dad had asked for more of the pesto spread for the bread but never got it... the waiter took the old one and my dad asked again and never got it. But other than that, everything was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Company Christmas lunch

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vipGuyF
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always "Excellent" and consistant every time I have been here!I think the waiters go through a class on how to spoil their customers! I feel pampered all of the time, but that is not the whole story, the food is fantastic with a flair. The very best place to impress people and they do that for you!

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bitsonbites
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was devine! Servers, bartenders and all were wonderful and decorations were outstanding for the holidays and added to the lovely ambiance. Some Antonio fish stories were a bonus!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best!

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vipSpanky
Los Angeles
72 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going there for a Xmas Luncheon for over 10-years and it gets better and better every year! Food is phenomenal, service is impeccable, atmosphere is festive and it is a great place with a huge large table! One of the best restaurants in Orange County!

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vipbabs824
San Francisco
80 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Antonello's didn't disappoint. It was beautifully decorated for the Holidays. As usual the staff was perfect and professional and while the room filled up, we had no trouble conversing. I LOVE this restaurant!!!

LH
LeanneH
1 review