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Best Italian Restaurants in Fountain Valley


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A photo of Antonello Ristorante restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • Santa Ana
Booked 10 times today
Antonello Ristorante, an Italian restaurant in Orange County, boasts a rich 40-year history of delivering consistently high-quality food. With a menu that caters to everyone, including those who are calorie-conscious, the restaurant delivers a fulfilling dining experience in a warm, quiet, and comfortable setting. An Italian patron declares it a "taste of home" and others frequently commend the exceptional service, food, and ambiance. Even the cocktails come highly recommended. Praised for their top-notch dishes and superb service, Antonello Ristorante is widely considered one of the best Italian restaurants in Orange County. Many patrons are repeat customers, evident by comments like "We'll definitely be back," and "As always, a great dining experience." Even first-time visitors leave impressed by the ambiance, service, and food offerings, vowing to return.
A photo of Buca di Beppo - Huntington Beach restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Huntington Beach
Booked 6 times today
Buca di Beppo in Huntington Beach is a highly recommended restaurant famed for its traditional Italian cuisine. The authenticity of the food has garnered consistently positive reviews from customers. According to patrons, the dishes are well-seasoned, fresh, and served hot. The serving sizes are also noted for being generous, providing excellent value for money. Particular favorites mentioned in the reviews include the Carbonara meal, Caesar Salad, and Shrimp Fra Diablo. The restaurant's atmosphere is described as fun and lively, with an Italian-themed décor that adds to the overall experience. The service is characterized as friendly and cordial, with staff members well-versed in the menu and ready to make excellent recommendations. This, combined with the delightful food, keeps customers returning to Buca di Beppo for more of its delectable Italian offerings.
A photo of Cucina Alessa Huntington Beach restaurant
Price: Moderate
• 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.
A photo of Maggiano's - South Coast Plaza restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Costa Mesa
Booked 46 times today
Join us for lunch or dinner at Maggiano's South Coast Plaza and savor the rich flavors of Italian-American dishes inspired by Nonna’s traditional recipes. Conveniently located five minutes from the John Wayne Airport, 15 minutes from the beach, and a short walk from premium shopping, our South Coast Plaza location has much to offer. Visit us at 3333 Bristol St. and book your reservation today!
A photo of Il Dolce restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Costa Mesa
Booked 2 times today
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 Ruscello - Nordstrom South Coast Plaza restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Costa Mesa
Booked 5 times today
Ruscello - Nordstrom South Coast Plaza is a much-loved Mediterranean restaurant, hidden inside Nordstrom's, offering an outstanding culinary experience. Reviewers have praised its exceptional service and delicious meals, with dishes like the Lobster Bisq, tomato soup, and the cilantro lime salad with shrimp receiving particular praise. The ambience is noted as simple, clean, and bright, adding to the overall enjoyable dining experience. Reviewers have shared their love for the "brunch offering on Saturdays and Sundays" and how it's the "perfect place for ladies night out/birthday celebrations." They describe Ruscello as a "hidden gem" offering "pretty good food," which makes their dining experience at South Coast Plaza memorable.
A photo of Sebastiani's restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Huntington Beach
Booked 1 time today
Keeping with the tradition we've made at the restaurant through all these years with a menu that's full of traditional Italian dishes and modern cuisines, our wine bar offers a full variety of boutique and hard to fine wines, accompanied with a tantalizing menu of tapas to choose from. Please come inside and make yourself at home in our intimate Italian bistro. We pride ourselves on using only the freshest ingredients and best tasting wines, hand chosen by me, Pablo Benavente.
A photo of Vitaly Caffe restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Costa Mesa
Booked 3 times today
Our goal at Vitaly is to make you feel at home … your Italian home, to cook and serve you like our moms were doing with us in Italy. From a wide-array of coffees, pastry and breakfast in the morning, to the very freshest, home-made piadina sandwiches, pasta, salads, soups and our top quality authentic Italian gelato throughout the day and night. Come and relax in our courtyard and enjoy any one of our imported Italian wines and beers. We want to be your first and last choice in the morning and your last treat before bed.We want Vitaly to be known as an innovative concept to serve Italian top quality, home made from scratch, Italian food specialties.Please be aware that we accept reservations only for diners ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner ) and not for coffee or desserts. In the case you want desserts or coffees only, please contact us directly as we do not take web reservations in those cases. Keep in mind we will find a spot for you for sure !!We look forward to serving you.
A photo of North Italia – Irvine restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Irvine
Booked 188 times today
North Italia – Irvine is a restaurant that truly embodies the richness of Italian cuisine. The restaurant's menu offers a diverse range of dishes from traditional pasta and entrées to unique Chef's Boards. Their hand-crafted meals such as the Roasted Salmon, Bolognese, Spaghetti & Meatballs, and a house specialty Strozzapreti, have been lauded for their authentic taste and great quality. Many reviewers have commended it as the "closest to real Italian food", citing the well-balanced flavors, and freshness of the ingredients. Its ambiance is often described as warm, busy, and perfect for both a casual date night or a lunch outing. A favorite among customers is the restaurant's unique dessert, the "Budino". With excellent service and a vibrant atmosphere, it's no wonder that North Italia – Irvine holds a special place for those seeking a genuine Italian dining experience.
A photo of Louie's by the Bay restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Newport Beach
Booked 29 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.
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