Antonello Ristorante

4.8
1338 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 1338 people are saying
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TaranehS
Los Angeles
5 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
30 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
150 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
83 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
52 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
32 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Will return soon.

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vipJFred
Los Angeles
53 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
22 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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vipcatherinem
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and authentic Italian. The service is impeccable. We will definitely be visiting again.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond amazing as always. No change in level of service, quality of food in 25 years

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

RoseAna rocked. Thanks so much for your service, hospitality and love. We missed y’all. We’ll be back in January for the Spevacek party 🎈

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around meal

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RoyR
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of three, and I was hosting a special couple on their 14th wedding anniversary. This was their 1st time at Antonello's. Our food choices included Frito Misto, spinach ravioli, Chilean sea bass, Osso Bucco, Gelato Misto. And we were comped with a delightful Anniversary cake, elaborately decorated. All our food choices were delicious, well prepared and nicely presented. Our waiter, Jose, gave us his full attention and excellent service. Earlier, Antonio, the great, hard working owner helped greet us, along with Jacob at the front desk, and we were seated at our requested table. Antonio was cordial and warm, visiting briefly,to the delight of my guests. The room and the evening sparkled. We were very happy to have been at Antonello's, for a happy, celebretory dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant I have ever been to!

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vipSueR
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top notch! Love this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service at Antonello’s is excellent, the food delicious and the wine selection also very good.

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vipJuddT
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and hospitality!! Broad menu selection and all very good.

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AlbertL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grilled Salmon was prepared excellently with a mild pesto sauce. The carpaccio was as always excellent. The wine pairings were first rate. For desert the tira misu got you as close to heavenly pleasures as you will ever get to here on earth.

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vipPeggieF
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Antonello’s never disappoints. Staff is always friendly & efficient. Food is always great!

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vipChrisR
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere for just about anybody. The food was excellent and the service was very good considering that they were shorthanded because of the pandemic. The owner came over and chatted with us. Delightful gentleman who’s been in the business for 40 years. I recommend this place to anyone.

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ChesterH
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance. Robust romantic atmosphere. Quality Italian fare and service! Would go again for aure

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JungwooL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was great and like the atmosphere. Opentable appointment system doesn’t go through quite well,because the restaurant couldn’t find my reservation, but I could be seated, and just got an email from opentable that I didn’t show up… lol

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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NadiaS
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for my 25th birthday dinner and it was absolutely fabulous. Our waiter, Josè, was so kind and professional, the food and drinks were fantastic, and the overall environment was very cozy and classic. I was a little sad that they didn’t have my favorite dessert creme brûlée, however an incredible evening nonetheless. Will definitely come back soon!

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vipPatrickF
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great to share with a group so you can taste everything.

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KathyM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! Service was great. I will go back for sure and will recommend it my friends.

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MarissaH
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing as always! Thank you for making my husbands birthday special.

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vipJames
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

authentic and great tasting. their off menu shrimp scampi and bolognese pasta was amazing and great value

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
107 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian food with authentic ambience. The cocktails were good and the wine list superb. Great assortment of wines by the glass with reasonable prices on bottles. The service was outstanding with Antonello himself stopping by to say hello.

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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 1338 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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