Antonello Ristorante

4.6
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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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4.6
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4.7
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4.6
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Orange County
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. I truly dined.

JV
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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!

HB
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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!

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KA
Orange County
1 review
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.

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

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

HH
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.

k
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!!

GC
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.

h
Orange County
13 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.

JL
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.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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OT
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!

OT
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
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.

MB
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

SW
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.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

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

DL
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.

OT
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Company Christmas lunch

GF
Orange County
15 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!

b
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!

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best!

S
Los Angeles
70 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!

b
San Francisco
78 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
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everyone in our group enjoyed their meal. The waiter was attentive. The food & drinks were tasty. My only "negative" comment was that one of the specials of the day was described as "blackened swordfish." I asked if it was very spicy to which the waiter responded "no." Three of our group ordered that entrée. The fish was very tasty, but not spicy at all. In fact, it did not appear to have any blackening seasoning on it. So it wasn't what we expected, but it was still good.

m
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of six, enjoying dinner to celebrate the holidays before the theater. While we’ve been patrons for more than 30 years, it has been several years since our last visit. The food and service were as outstanding as we remembered them. The grand marnier soufflé was the finishing touch!

MB
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best ever for long time
The foods
The service and the ambiance was awesome.
Talisa make great pizzas so delicious love it

M
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I don’t know if it was because of the holiday season but our experience was average. Service was quick but waiters were too rushed bordering on rude. Portion sizes are just too small and prices quite high. We went there to celebrate a special occasion, don’t think we will go again.

OT
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my wife’s birthday. The Oso Bucco and Veal Choo were prepared and presented with high quality and mouthwatering flavor, drinks were perfect and Service was top notch. Fernando was our waiter and took care of all our needs at a moments notice.
Thank you for a wonderful evening.

JW
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meals and service as always. Highly recommend

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing all around

l
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I was sick for 2 days! Literally!

BS
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Thursday night reservation for two. Great. However, due to several large groups, the noise level was extremely high making it difficult to hear our waiter, Alfredo, (good guy) and each other. Perhaps management should consider setting aside a part of the restaurant for parties of two to four and let the larger parties go to it. Other than that, Antonello's is one of our favorite places for date night. The food and service both outstanding. Highly recommended.

LB
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We have been frequent diners at Antoellos for years...we attended a birthday celebration for a party of 5.
Sadly the past few times we have gone, we noticed the over-all experience not the same as once remembered. The service was terrible and the food just ok...we will not be back..

J
San Diego
44 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere. Great Italian food.

N
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only one word superb, one of my favorite restaurants. Exceptional service and my food was delicious. This restaurant is great for a first date or with friends and family.

EB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delight! Old fashion high end service, excellent food. Quiet noise levels.
This is just the right place before the theatre .

OT
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service! Our waitress was nothing short of amazing!

M
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing...... and Cori was an amazing waitress with a lot of personality and attention to service.

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