Delizie Ristorante & Bar

4.6
580 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Chef Santiago is at the helm of this South County Favorite. Delizie offers daily specials including homemade pastas, imported Italian delicatessens, and the freshest fish and meats available daily as well as an extensive listing of wines from California and Italy. Delizie also features a full bar and banquet room, available for private parties.
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Trisha
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The reviews are not wrong. Wonderful food and wonderful service. Definitely a repeat visit is needed. You won’t be disappointed.

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vipAmberBic
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Everything was delicious.

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DanW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ozzie and sal are the men. Great service every time. Great specials food is amazing! Go Cowboys!

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EileenN
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and impeccable service from Raul. Overall excellent experience. We will be back!

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RickS
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A reliable go-to for authentic Italian fare. My wife and I each had one of their pasta & seafood dishes, and both were delicious. Our waitress provided terrific service, and was very helpful making menu recommendations.

Excellent desserts, and a small but varied and high quality wine list.

The hostess looked very much like she wanted to be ANYWHERE but at the restaurant, which isn't a great way to make a first impression on your diners, but the rest of the experience more than made up for it. I hope she's having a better day today.

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vipbrea2942
Orange County
107 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

This is a very nice restaurant. However, it is nothing special
And the food was just ok. I ordered the fish grigliata it was a combo of shrimp (2), scallop (1), salmon (1) and sea bass(1). For $32, it was a very meager portion. The shrimp and scallop were good, as was the salmon. The sea bass was a bit tough but otherwise flavorful. I asked for double veggies instead of potatoes and veggies. If I got a double portion, I would be very surprised. This entire dish was just nothing to write home about and seemed overcooked. The veggies appeared to come from a package of frozen veggies as opposed to fresh. My friend ordered the lasagne and she said it was excellent, with a portion large enough to provide her with takeaway. All in all, it just was not a good enough experience for me to consider going out of my way to return. Perhaps they do a better job on the pastas than fish, but it don’t know that I am interested in finding out.

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vipJamieB
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food, Thanks Raul

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AimeeG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite Italian restaurant. Coming from the East Coast good Italian food is hard to find. The food and service are exceptional and they can make anything you want. It doesn't have to be on the menu. The prices are reasonable and the quality is excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fish was way over cooked. The other dishes were great.

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vipCosmo7
Los Angeles
570 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting this restaurant and enjoyed immensely the food, cocktails, wine and desserts!
Carlos and Juan were providing best service.
Thank you, we will return!

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vipCaliLin
Orange County
42 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I have now been to Delizie a number of times and the food never fails. The servers have all been very personable and good at what they do. It's an all around good place to go if you enjoy well prepared food, good Service and a nice unpretentious atmosphere.

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EllenT
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so yummy!
I had the special sow cooked ribs and risotto. Amazing!!
All my friends had to have a taste at the table and said I won on best dish. It was a very nice portion and for a special $38 for the entree was reasonable comparatively.

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RichN
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, first time there and the food and service was excellent! Will be back many times.

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PJBSLS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall this place is consistently good. Inside the acoustics aren’t great and gets very loud, so when possible opt for outside seating if you want to be able to talk. I would have given a 5 star this last visit but regretfully I couldn’t. A patron who had little consideration for others brought two dogs and one one couldn’t stop barking at waiters and other patrons. It was simply annoying and unnecessary. Staff should have asked this patron to remove the dog.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was good. Service was okay. Will we be back? Maybe, if there’s nothing else open.

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vipCaliLin
Orange County
42 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We recently "discovered" Delizie through reviews on Open Table. We've been there 4 times now and have enjoyed our meals every time. Last night my husband and I both had the surf and turf special and it was very good.

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AnitaD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delizie is the true neighborhood dining place.
Staff is always pleasant, food amazing...and they remember their customers!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food tasted excellent and the service was great! Great place for a relaxing Friday night date in your neighborhood.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always consistently good, the crowd is lively and the specials are fresh!
Love the restaurant and it remains to be a Mission Viejo favorite.

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vipJamieB
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food best servicd

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vipDavidR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Great food.

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EllieC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was very good but service was average. Lots going on even though restaurant was almost empty. Men in and out of the kitchen. Lots of banging on the walls. Must be renovating.

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TamaraB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were really excited for brunch on Father’s Day, and when we got there at 1 o’clock they ran out of breakfast. We ordered from the dinner menu and it was good. Service was OK, they had two waiters and one hostess for a very overcrowded restaurant.

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karenh
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food was delicious!! Cioppino and Tortellacci Al Formaggio E Spinaci were absolutely amazing! We love coming to Delizie.

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vipPJfrmSoCal
Orange County
39 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing unusual. Just great as always! Our go-to restaurant.

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vipSallyB
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Other reviewers were right—it is very loud! Fortunately, we got a table on the patio and had a nice, quiet anniversary dinner. The food is delicious and the service was excellent.

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EleanorM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the first time we were there since it opened for dine in. The food remains excellent with a varied menu & the service was great.

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vipPJfrmSoCal
Orange County
40 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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viplarpap
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been for dinner and breakfast and both are excellent. It’s a real nice neighborhood place with great food and great and friendly service!

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vipddand
Phoenix
37 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Will go again

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vipmoosedave
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have been coming here for years. The food is always great and the special dishes can really be something special. On our most recent visit my wife ordered the lamb osso-buco special and I ordered the lobster and shrimp fettuccine special. Both were delicious! The service was, as usual, excellent. We asked for a table on the back patio as it quieter out there than inside.

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JorgeS
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food in general was very basic and the pasta over done. For sure not recommended for the price level. There are so many other better options out there. We were a party of six and no one had a good thing to say about the food. Never again...

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Tazjunky
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Fathers birthday. We come here at least once a week, off night, service as usual was great, food was off. Each of our dishes was just off, no flavor, under cooked, or over cooked. We will be back, we know this is not the norm!

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vipsteaklover
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service! Food was off the charts fantastic. One of our guests described the salmon as the best restaurant salmon ever. My pork chop wrapped in prosciutto was crazy delicious. They also have one bottle no corkage!!! Can't beat the best kept Italian restaurant secret in Mission Viejo!!

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vipmary
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on the rear patio where it’s much quieter. It’s too noisy indoors since they remodeled & removed the divider around the bar. Had a great waitress & food was delicious!

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LSim
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice neighbor restaurant. Excellent service and food value. Nice nightly specials. Very enjoyable dinner. Highly recommend.

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vipTimothy
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent love the atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They did a great job on Mother's Day Brunch! During Covid I find there are winners and losers as it relates to dining and adapting and Delizie is definitely a winner. Adapted their seating, broadened their day part to include brunch and food is consistently good plus specials.

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SharonS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious dinner options and perfect house merlot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy dinner at Delizie’s. Their pasta dishes and steak entrees are phenomenal.
The bread and green sauce served at the beginning of the meal is fresh and tasty. A great starter especially when you come hungry.
I have dinner at Delizie’s once a week and have never been disappointed.
I would like to try their pizzas soon... but can’t seem to break my Eggplant Parmesan or Filet Mignon orders.

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Delizie Ristorante & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 580 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.