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For 2
Date
Mon, 2/19
Time
7:00 PM
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Antonello Ristorante

4.6
908 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(714) 751-7153
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Gino Buonanoce / Sal Ferrara
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sunflower & Plaza
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet & Self parking
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Public transit
Going to the theater or Opera at Orange County Performing Arts why not have dinner at Antonello, leave your car in our parking lot and take our complimentary shuttle to and from the theater. When making reservation please inquire about the theater shuttle program
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Antonello offers many options to meet your event needs. Our kitchen staff can accommodate cocktail events, intimate dining parties, business dinner and luncheons. We have seven private rooms that can accommodate parties from 2 to 95 guests. Each event is personalized to meet your needs.

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What 908 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

High caliber place serving a combination of traditional and innovative Italian cuisine. One of the best places to dine in OC. Antonello’s has never dissappointed.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Classic Italian ! Recommend to all .......

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Reese (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great atomosphere, with great service. Nice live music playing in the background. The food was very bland, but overall great experience. We definitely enjoyed ourselves.

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DavidK (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

I have been a loyal patron of Antonello for over 30 years. All I can say is that is stands head and shoulders above every other Italian Restaurant in greater OC, and is one of the best I have eaten at across the country.

Antonello will fulfill your best expectations for authentic Italian, in an environment that is quiet, romantic and fun.

Just try it.

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JamesT (Orange County)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

We dined at Antonellos because it has a reputation for great food. Only one problem. I had just received a Visa reward card for $200 but Antonellos wouldn't take it. The manager gave some excuse that their equipment was old. I didn't believe him. I put the meal on a personal card. It didn't occur to me to have ask if they accepted Visa reward cards. This was a first class restaurant with a low class card reader. Food was good, but I doubt I would return. I'm sure they won't miss my business.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Second time dining here. I had the sparerib Papparadelle and my companion selected lobster ravioli. We brought our own wine ($25 corkage fee). The food was excellent, however, I actually wanted to order a different entrée, but did not because of the rather high pricing. We will return, but not as frequently as I would like – again, because of the pricing.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Service is excellent. Lalo is fhr BEST!

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RVLovesgoodfood (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Antonellos is one of the true gems of Orange County. Impeccable service, warm and welcoming staff are experts on the menu and food. Antonio Cognolo has done a remarkable job training his staff and Chefs. It shows everywhere. A wonderful night out for my wife and I celebrating her birthday!

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Nice ambience, though Valentine's day decorations were a little tacky. Overall, food was good but not spectacular. Lasagna was well done, delicate, not too saucy or salty, Grand Marnier souffle was a surprisingly good alternative to traditional chocolate. Would have given higher rating but service was awful! Server was slow, ignored us, and didn't have courtesy to say thank you or really anything for that matter when handing us the bill.

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vipjohnnieg (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Went to Antonello's for my wife's birthday. The service was wonderful with the sommelier recommending a reasonably priced pinot noir (Franks Family) to go with her veal and my chicken. Her Veal Saltimbocca was wonderful and the half chicken with a fig sauce, which I had my doubts about the sauce overpowering the chicken, was very tasty.

They gave her a dessert for her birthday and with a cappuccino ended a wonderful night.

Antonello's is expensive. It is also worth the cost. The service, food and ambiance is like you would find in a great restaurant in Florence.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

WENT THERE FOR PRE VALENTINES SATURDAY NIGHT. IT WAS PRETTY LOUD WHERE WE SAT BACK ROOM OF RESTAURANT) MADE RESEVRATIONS SAMED DAY SO NEXT TIME I'LL BOOK IN ADVANCE.
SERVICE WAS GOOD, BUT FOOD WAS JUST OK....ESP. FOR PRICE POINTS
DRINKS WERE GOOD AND STOUT.
WOULD COME BACK FOR CASUAL DINING OR APPETIZERS AND DRINKS

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vipLaurieP (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I think this classic restaurant has changed over the years and the quality of the menu and food is not what it once was. It's still a great place to meet and dine in Orange County - but there are other restaurants with far better options and taste. The wonderful wait staff is still in force, just not the wonderful cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Always great service who are sensitive to theatre goers.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

The service is always excellent and the food is outstanding.

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vipNapaPrince (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

I would tell all servers to slow down and not focus on table-turnover. It was very obvious we were being rushed. And with so many vacant tables there is really no reason for that. We always like the food and will come again. I think I will make it clear to my server about timing next time.

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summer (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We had to wait 30 mins. For our reservation. Hostess rude. Oso buck dry; other entrees just okay. Menu items seemed to be over priced. Our waiter was good and knowledgeable. Have been here many times before but this was probably the last time. Very disappointing!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Waiter was fabulous
Food delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Antonello's continues to be one of my absolute Orange County favorites. I enjoy it with my local friends and often impress my out-of-town guests. It is the best!

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vippet4daisy (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

AS ALWAYS, THIS WAS A WONDERFUL MEAL WITH EXCELLENT, ATTENTIVE SERVICE FROM HOSTESS TO WAITER TO BUS PERSON. WE BOTH HAD THE PORK CHOP WITH A SWEET SAUCE. THE PORK WAS SERVED WITH MASHED POTATOES, CARROTS AND GREEN BEANS. VEGETABLE WERE TENDER CRISP--JUST THE WAY I LIKE THEM. BE CAREFUL PICKING WINE AS THE WINE LIST CAN BE EXPENSIVE. IT WAS A WONDERFUL DINNER AND WE WILL BE GOING BACK! :)

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vipOpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

What a nice dining experience and excellent customer service!

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