Antonello Ristorante

4.7
1250 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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4.7based on recent ratings
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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing.

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TuckerB
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unexpectedly Great atmosphere given what you might expect for a restaurant in the South Coast Plaza area. Food was delicious; wine list was well established, both by the glass and the bottle; easy listening live music emanated from the bar. Our waiter had been with the same owner for more than 25 years, and Antonio the owner was gracious enough to stop by our table. We look forward to another great evening here.

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SusanH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our annual birthday gathering with the ladies and was so nice to get back to such a wonderful, iconic restaurant. Food was amazing and service was good too! We will be back next year!!!

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vipSandraDee
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been a number of years since we've visited Antonello. Perhaps it's because we've relocated to an area that offers numerous fine restaurants within easy walking distance from our home. On this particular evening, we selected a restaurant that was equidistant from our guests. It was the best thing that could have happened as it resulted in our rediscovering how wonderful Antonello is. The service is stellar as it has always been, the food amazing and delicious, and the ambience more lovely and pleasant than we could remember. Antonello has once again become our favorite restaurant.
We look forward to returning soon!

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vipRich
Orange County
84 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood risotto was incredible. It is always fantastic. Bed Italian restaurant period.

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RenayO
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good as always, can count on a nice lunch or dinner, good food and good ambiance.

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vipGiannaM
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and great music entertainment

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JudyJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and live music made for a special dinner celebrating a birthday. Excellent service

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vipSueR
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience. Five stars all around for Antonellos!! Welcome back to being in business.

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vipFernando
Orange County
178 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service , very noisy i

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Sandy
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I HIGHLY recommend dining here. The customer service was exceptional. Right when we walked in we were greeted by everyone including the owner. Everyone was attentive and made sure my party and I felt valued. Music was amazing, and food.. my goodness .. No words!! That is what you call authentic, delicious, tasteful Italian cuisine. Thank you to everyone at Antonellos Ristorante - I will be back again!!

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RobertS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice experience overall, good food, good service.

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vip3girls
Orange County
47 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Antonio the owner always make it special. The octopus carpaccio, eggplant Parmesan and grand mariner soufflé. Perfection at the highest level. It is my opinion that this is the finest restaurant in Orange County .

Scott Fishman

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vipLoriF
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The service was superb. Our servers were very friendly and efficient.
My food was fine. Nothing special.
The prices are quite high in my opinion. I ordered lasagna. It was $29.
The portion was small. Approximately a 3 1/2 inch square. No soup or salad is included in the price. We had a caprese salad for an appetizer ($21). It had 3 slices of tomato, mozzarella and basil leaves.
I expected twice the portion for the price.
The bread was very fresh and delicious.
Atmosphere was nice. We had never been there before. Probably will not return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Very disappointed on the outdoor seating set up. The tables are not set six feet apart.

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vipRobertK
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening and GREAT FOOD!

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AlexandraS
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family celebration and oh it was perfect!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
10 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Italian restaurant in Orange County!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best Italian in OC still going strong!!!

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vipcharlie
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The first time experience was good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant with even more amazing food and service! We’ll be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We have been going to Antonello’s for many years!! The food is always EXCELLENT. Unfortunately, we ordered two veal chops (typically it’s what we order there) and both of them were quite honestly substandard for Antonello’s. Very grisly😣😔 We should have sent them back, but we had another couple with us and I did not wish to make an issue out of the food after bragging so much about it to them.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

date night

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
12 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious classic Italian food. Service was wonderful and will be back!

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vip3girls
Orange County
47 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the finest restaurant in OC. The wine and the food or the famous. They will go out of their way to make it special for you.

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vipJANE
Orange County
110 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect!! Great food and service !!

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CherylM
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food, service and ambiance is top notch. If you want good Italian, this your place.

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vipDanm
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tent is well decorated and good temperature. They are going the best they can in the awful state of Ca.

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vipWilliamL
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great real Italian dishes made from old country recipes. The ravioli Mama Pina is amazing.

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JulieG
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Let’s start with what matters-the food. Started with the spinach salad and burrata. Salad was delicious - burrata was ok. I ordered the lobster ravioli in saffron sauce- it was superb. Husband ordered the gnocchi ricotta. The flavor was good but nothing memorable. Ended with coffee and both types of soufflé- chocolate and grand marnier. I enjoyed the grand marnier soufflé very much. The chocolate soufflé was too subtle not rich enough. The coffee was ok. We like our coffee strong. Should have ordered espresso.

Our bill with tax and tip came out to $240.

The service was great. Servers knew the menu well and checked on us several times. I never had to ask for water refills.

Ambience was nice- romantic with dim lighting all around.

Overall, we enjoyed our dining experience. We will definitely be returning

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance is wonderful.
We enjoyed the selection of wine and appetizers to start.
Antonio always makes his way over to say hello
Just the best food.
Bravo

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vipPeterV
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding experience, the food is wonderful. Service is exceptional. Can’t wait to be back in town and enjoy this great restaurant again

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Sprintuser
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

All the food was excellent except for the risotto in the oso bucco which was bland. There was a reservation fee of $50 for Vday, however the person on the phone didn’t specify that it would be given as a gift card rather than directly added to the bill. Overall the food was good

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

First Valentine’s Day since COVID-19 and I should have known. Too busy and our service was great from the bussers. Our server was overbooked with parties and we, the couple, paid the price. Food was very good and the wine was as well. Next time.

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vipErnestB
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and staff. This place is always amazing

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vipNCSV
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Antonello's for over 40 years. It has maintained an outstanding reputation because it has excellent food and service. It is one of the fine dining restaurants that has always delivered quality experiences for special events as well as a great place for lunch too. Thanks to Antonio the owner we hope he continues serving Orange County for many years to come.

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IVETTER
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and atmosphere was excellent! Calamari, chicken parmigiana and tiramisu were delicious. Definitely coming back

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vipstellar
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We weren't told about the specials yet heard them later when a server was telling another table.
However, the food was delish.

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Foodie
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great experience!

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JulieC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Order the cheesecake for dessert! Oh My God! I'd been here for a banquet before, but not for dinner and the service was impeccable. I also always love a place where the owner comes to say hello to each individual guest. Fabulous food!

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

Antonello Ristorante is rated 4.7 stars by 1250 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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