Antonello Ristorante

4.6
1185 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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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Saldm
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the service was great

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vipMpondoff
Central Coast
40 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Antonello's is one of the best restaurants in Orange County~!! I was so impressed with the food, service and decor.

Our party of 4 received superb service and we all shared each others dishes. The Surf and Turf is amazing! The Sea Bass is exquisitely and scrumptious! My Seafood pasta was the best I have ever tasted!

We will be back soon and special thanks to the owner and chef Antonio for his personal invitation.

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JudiC
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to dine here because they treat us like royalty!

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BevS
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've not dined here since the CoVid outbreak. We were pleasantly surprised to sit indoors. Tables had been removed since our last visit to create social distance. That created a more quiet atmosphere where we could actually hear one another speak without straining. Our waiter, Fernando, was friendly and seemed genuinely happy to serve us. My husband had the Surf and Turf which he enjoyed very much. I had the Gnocchi. Also delicious. Tiramisu was a special treat. House white wine fabulous.

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vipSumiY
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining at Antonello's for many years and have gone twice during these months while we've all been struggling with the pandemic. The first time we ate outside, which they had set up very nicely. We had planned to eat outdoors this last time, but the air quality was unhealthy so, after calling and being assured that they are maintaining social distancing guidelines, we decided to eat indoors since it was my daughter's 40th birthday. As usual, the food and service were outstanding and they provided a very nice birthday dessert!

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vip353535
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service as always.

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Antonello's used to be a great Italian restaurant, and maybe still is. But our recent experience there was disappointing. While the service could not have been better, the quality of the food was much less than we expected. For the high price, the food was mediocre.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was phenomenal!!!

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vipCher
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always & Carlos went above & beyond to make our dining experience special!

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JuneV
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect!

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vipWilliamL
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian food with friendly and professional servers. Most of the servers have been there for over 10-20 years and if you eat at the restaurant with any frequency you are made to feel at home.

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vipJosephineE
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been going to Antonello's for about 20 years, and their food and service is always excellent. Antonello's is one of my favorite Italian restaurants. I love the outdoor eating area they created.

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vipRobertK
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was wonderful. The governor close down the restaurants the day of our reservation but they seated us a lovely patio and to tell the truth it was probably nicer eating outside! Service was good and the food was excellent. Can’t wait to get back

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vipPeterV
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed myself, staff was very kind and accommodating. My date was impressed.The food was phenomenal. A place I’ll return to again and again!

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Foodie4ever
Orange County
52 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was good. Service was decent. Bus boy forgot to fill my son’s water glass after he filled mine. Didn’t check the entire table. Disappointed we didn’t get to try chocolate soufflé because the waiter didn’t mention to order it early during our dinner. He said it would take 45 minutes and we didn’t want to wait any longer since we were there 2 hours, so we ordered another dessert chocolate cake which was okay. Waiter didn’t even acknowledge my son’s birthday. Service could be better. Also, because of COVID menu was limited on selection and wanted to try bananas foster table side which wasn’t offered

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vipIraF
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food is is reliable. The atmosphere, perhaps because of Covid 19 looks outdated

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going for 35 years always good

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KathyD
Las Vegas
17 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place !

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JohnM
Orange County
2 reviews
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
41 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. I truly dined.

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JuneV
Orange County
10 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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vipHBHonu
Orange County
17 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
4 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
5 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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vipHarryKarna
Orange County
19 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
22 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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Antonello Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 751-7153.

Antonello Ristorante is rated 4.6 stars by 1185 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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