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Best Contemporary Italian Restaurants in Santa Ana


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A photo of Prego Restaurant restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Irvine
Booked 10 times today
Prego Restaurant, located in the heart of Orange County, is praised for its consistently good service and exquisite Italian cuisine. Highlights from the menu include the classic Margherita pizza, creamy lobster ravioli, savory sole piccata, and delightful chicken scallopine, all of which are highly recommended by visitors. For those who appreciate seafood, Prego doesn't disappoint, offering phenomenal dishes such as the Australian lamb chops and tiger shrimp pasta. The restaurant's beautiful and clean ambiance, coupled with its outstanding service, also contributes to its charm. Many reviewers call it their go-to place for Italian food and recommend Prego for an overall enjoyable dining experience.
A photo of The Alexander restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Anaheim
The Alexander is a highly revered Italian restaurant that exudes elegance and beauty. Patrons rave about the "delicious" and "outstanding" food, with special mention of their superb filet and chicken Marsala, indicative of a great Italian cuisine. Apart from the tantalizing meals, the restaurant offers personalized service with the owner himself often making appearances, further enhancing the warm and inviting atmosphere. The staff, particularly a waiter named Daniel, garners praise for their attention to detail. Even without a reference to its location, The Alexander is widely recognized as a "hidden gem" that succeeds in delivering an exceptional dining experience. Praises such as "the BEST PLACE" and "highly recommend" echo in numerous reviews.
A photo of Louie's by the Bay restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Newport Beach
Booked 36 times today
Louie's by the Bay is a stellar choice for contemporary Italian cuisine. The restaurant's location is unique, right by the bay, boasting a spectacular view and a charming atmosphere. Patrons revel in the authentically Italian dishes such as lasagna and lobster ravioli, which have been described as "superb". The cuisine is consistently praised, with many comparing it favorably to the quality found in Italy itself. The staff's excellent service, combined with a selection of Italian wines, makes Louie's a must-visit destination. From intimate dinner to business events, the enthusiastic reviews are replete with appreciation for the fantastic food and ambiance offered by Louie's.
A photo of Il Dolce restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Costa Mesa
Il Dolce is an exceptional Italian restaurant located in Orange County, known for its authentic Italian cuisine. Customers have consistently given positive reviews, praising the food, service, and ambiance. The customers note that the food tastes "wonderful", "delicious" and "authentic". Many reviewers highly recommend dishes like Carbonara, Prosciutto e Burrata, pizza diavola, and calamari, all of which they describe as "fantastic". It's also been mentioned that the pasta is homemade and light, and the bread is the most delicious you'll ever taste. Il Dolce is characterized as a hidden gem by numerous reviews and has been termed "the best Italian restaurant in Orange County" multiple times. Its warm and welcoming staff, delicious food, and pleasant ambiance make it a perfect place for all occasions.
A photo of Cucina Alessa Huntington Beach restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Huntington Beach
Booked 6 times today
Cucina Alessa Huntington Beach is a highly praised Italian restaurant, renowned for its authenticity and exceptional service. Many customers refer to the food as some of the best Italian they've ever had, even when compared to meals in Italy itself. Other key points from reviews include the restaurant's large selection of wines, well-balanced dishes, and impressive decor. While some note the restaurant can be loud and service can occasionally be slow, overwhelming sentiments revolve around the delicious food and excellent staff. From the lasagna to the tortellini prosciutto, every dish is deemed consistently delicious, making Cucina Alessa a must-visit for Italian cuisine lovers.
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