Florentine's Grill

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$30 and under
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American
Florentine’s is an independently owned and operated restaurant located in the quaint historical area of downtown Fullerton. If you’re looking for that easy-going local eatery that offers everything the “chains” don’t, this is your kind of place. Friends and family gather here often to celebrate just about any occasion or, just hang out. Dancing is available on the weekends and happy hour is offered 4-8pm Monday through Friday.
Florentine’s some of the best BBQ in the OC. Their new menu still offers some of their old favorites like pastas, steaks, salads and seafood. They've reduced prices and increased their portions so come on down. Florentine's Grill has received numerous high ratings for their outstanding food, and friendly service. Kids’ menu is available. This truly is, one of Orange County’s best kept secrets!
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1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all-around atmosphere! Great music, great service and great food! Wish I lived closer, I'd spent all my time there! :)

AW
Orange County
34 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I made a 1:00 PM reservation on OT. When we arrived it was closed. We had to scramble to find another place to eat. Why was I able to make a reservation and the restaurant not be open? Someone messed up big time!

SA
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The band was great, but the food was uninspiring. We ordered the salmon and the penne bolognese. Next time, we'll just go for drinks.

W
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My wife and I went to Florentine's for a late lunch/early dinner. Only about 10 patrons. Service was great. Everyone was really friendly and continuously checking on us. Dinner salad and entree were great.

NG
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were heading to a play down the street and found Florentine’s on Yelp. We arrived just before our reservation time and got seated almost immediately. Granted, the place wasn’t real busy at the time. The food and service were above par. We would come back for sure next time we’re in the neighborhood.

TS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

More of a bar than a restaurant. Very nice atmosphere. Food was just okay. Nice place to go for drinks, but that isn't why we went. Our service was excellent (thank you, Silbano!)!!

MT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there, will not be the last! Looking forward to returning!

T
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

although it was a little nosy,mom and I enjoyed the great meal and really loved the desserts

D
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made reservations manager called to confirmed and remember me when I got there. Very warm friendly and genuinely staff. Great food had the spinach/cheese and salad my wife and I split. More than enough awesome place.

OC
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went here for dinner before a theater show and had a great time! Eclectic but tasteful bar setting with ample tables and very attentive servers. We just had burgers and drinks but they were very tasty, fresh and VERY plentiful! Really, the portions are generous. Because we were there around 6pm, it wasn't overly busy or loud, but had a nice after-work "older" crowd. I imagine the later it gets, the younger the clientele. For our dinner, everything was lovely! And the service was prompt, helpful and unobtrusive. Next time I'm in Fullerton, I will go back!

J
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Attended with 7 of my family and friends for my graduation celebration. The food was excellent and except for the dessert order getting forgotten, all was great.

OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Don’t judge a book by its cover. Great food! Great service!

M
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We showed up to the doors closed saying it was closed for a private event. No one told us ahead of time
Luckily the good old standby chomp was down the street.

c
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

I made a Open Table reservation thinking it would be busy but it wasn't at all. There was maybe 14 people counting us and we were greeted by manager who was very nice. Then we didn't see him or a waiter/waitress for at least 8 minutes. Ordered drinks and that took at least 10 minutes and the bar had 4 people. Finally we ordered our meal and it took extremely long to get considering it wasn't busy at all. Had to go to the bar ourselves to get refills on our drinks. Not sure why the service was so bad unless they were out back visiting. Food was good and I only ordered appetizers. We won't be going back sorry to say.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a beautiful Christmas Eve dinner wi5 our family. Great servers and amazing food for all.

BS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a spur of the moment pick that had our kind of food. Our visit was early evening and the atmosphere was quiet and pleasant . The food was pleasingly good.

c
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Florentine's is our go to Restaurant for weekend dinners. We normally bring family and friends but this last visit was just my wife and myself. The service is outstanding. We normally are attended by Silvano but all the servers are great. We have never had a bad dish here.
The food is always temperature hot and tasty. The pasta is always prepared properly and not overcooked. The Rib Eye Steak, my favorite is large and great tasting.
I guess that you can tell that I like this place.
Try it and you would be hooked.

g
Orange County
63 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good. Service adequate. There was no one in the restaurant but us. It was a cute place but nothing that special. Don't know if we'll be back.

c
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has excellent food and reasonable priced drinks and wine.
Good selection of Pasta Dishes, Seafood and Steak/Ribs.
Service is always top notch. Ask for Silvano and he will take great care of you.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

If you expect a burger place you place you probably won't be disappointed as much as I was

JH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Our server was new, a little nervous, but very attentive and provided excellent service. The food was good. But, the garlic mashed potatoes seemed processed or pureed. The vegetables were not overcooked. The veal piccata was very good and a nice portion.

I remembered Florentine's from the early 2000s and took business associates with me for dinner. The restaurant was not as well maintained as I remembered and mostly empty (Monday @ 6:30 pm). Prices were reasonable.

CB
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

We just went to the Florentine Grill last Sunday for Mother's Day. I waited too long to make a reservation so all my usual spots were booked. I was able to get a reservation at the Florentine Grill which is in the area that my son lives. We all were very pleased with our meals. I got the veal piccota and it was excellent. I'm originally from the east coast and have had good veal piccota so I was very pleasantly surprised that it was so good and very reasonably priced at $17.99. My husband and son both got burgers and they said they were very good. They looked good. The atmosphere could be better. The booth we were in had a slit in the seat and the ladies restroom was dark and very old. Based on the food alone, I would go back. I would not recommend this restaurant for a special occasion that you would like a nice atmosphere but I do recommend it based on the quality of the food and price.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the Chicken Florentine and it was delicious. Was quiet, low key and relaxed atmosphere which made for a very pleasant and enjoyable experience.

J
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service and people working here who will go above and beyond to make your dining experience memorable. Came in on a Friday night and loved that there was absolutely no wait and the food was SO SPECTACULAR!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went out to eat with a friend and this place was perfect. Has both man favorite dishes as well as go-to restaurant favorite for the non-adventure guest. We had drinks along with our meals and they were delicious. Quiet atmosphere was great for talking and enjoying ourselves. No rush to leave. I look forward to coming here again.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was tasty, good quality ingredients and nice presentation. Service was attentive and friendly. This was our second time visiting and will definitely return!

J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good 😊 food
Enjoyed every bite
Very good service

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WENT FOR VALINTINES DAY THIS IS OUR THIRD YEAR WE HAVE GONE. GREAT MEAL FOR A GREAT PRICE. SERVICE IS EXCELLENT. PEOPLE ARE FRIENDLY, HIGHLY RECOMMEND

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great an friendly atmosphere with well thought out and prepared meals at a reasonable price. Very much enjoyed the Valentines meal pairings as well as the cost per person. Nice to finally find a place not trying to take advantage of a special occasion. Joe Florentine is a pleasure to talk to as he makes the rounds. Classy Joint!!!
Ron

BH
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and quiet where you can relax and enjoy. Will go back again as service was good

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2016
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The food tasted good and the portions were generous. Two of us got sick from the food. Not sure why since the dinners were different. The server was not friendly and wasn't around much.

ES
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Pleasant local place that has been around a long time. I figured they must be doing something right. On a very slow evening, food was very great, service fine. Recommend. ..

RS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was fun. This is casual dining but the 'daily special' menu had a great selection. Chicken Marsala was cooked very well. Prices are excellent as well. Wine list is small but has good well thought selections. It is an open floor atmosphere that can be somewhat noisy when the bar has sporting events on TVs. So not a romantic data atmosphere unless he/she is into an active scene. Very well prepared food.

CW
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We found Florentine's online when we were looking for a place to eat before a play at the Maverick Theater. After reviewing the menu, we decided to give it a try. They offer happy hour specials every day from 4-9PM. That alone is a reason to go! They had some great appetizers so we opted for several of the small plates instead of dinner. We enjoyed the bacon-wrapped jalapenos and the habanero mango meatballs the most. Will definitely come back!

t
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Arrived approximately 20 minutes before reservation time and we're seated immediately.
Service was very good. Recommend the Razzleberry Lemonades. Also, chicken skewers and the lobster mac were very good. I had one of the evening specials . . . veal scallopini(?). The veal was a bit overcooked and tough. However, the sauce was excellent. My friend had the chicken pesto penne -- pesto was overpowering.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Was over a barrel on an unexpected 9-person dinner party on X-mas eve. Used Open Table and found Florentine Grill. Really worked out well. It was less expensive than I had anticipated and everyone enjoyed their dishes. From burgers to filet, the food was quite well done. Appetizers... spinach dip was great, but ceviche was just so-so. Service was a little spotty as it WAS Christmas eve, but Josh did well. There seemed to be two other businesses attached, Tuscany Club and Palapa...no idea what these were. Maybe I'll check them out next time.

OT
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an early dinner reservation. Seated on time. Waiter was very attentive. Excellent Lobster Mac-n-Cheese appetizer and Spinach/Cheese dip & chps appetizer. Wedge salad was great and a generouse portion. The Avacodo burger was great. Generouse portions of food. Very reasonable prices.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2015
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We arrived 15 minutes before the reservation. A sign on the window said it opened at 11:30 AM. The time was 11:45 AM. The restaurant was empty, except for someone sweeping the floor. I knocked on the window. A man opened the door and said very rudely that they are closed! I said we had a reservation at 12:00. He said, they will be open at 12:00. We waited until 12:00. The restaurant never opened! We left and found a much better place down the street! We will NEVER go back again! I recommend that this place be boycotted!

MM
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2015
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

First time at this place with an impromptu reservation. The staff are very kind and very accommodating. The service is excellent and the door was great and priced right. I would go back and eat here again next time I'm in Fullerton.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of 4 enjoyed a leisurely meal before going to a play at the Plummer Theater. We topped off our excellent meal with the Serious dessert for 4! Yum! The 20% off coupon made the meal an even better value.

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