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About Florentine's Grill

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. Entertainment is offered nightly right next door at their Tuscany Club. Dancing is available there 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!

102 N Harbor Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92832
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Barbecue

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Saturday and Sunday 11:30am - 4:00pm. Dinner: Daily 4:00pm - 9:00pm.

Cross Street:
Commonwealth Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(714) 879-7570

Website:
http://florentinesgrill.com/index.html

Entertainment:
Live entertainment including DJ's and dancing Thursday - Saturday at Florentine's and DJ's and Karaoke Tuesday - Saturday at their Tuscany location which is right next door.

Catering:
Florentine's catering offers full food and beverage for any off-site location. Owner Joe Florentine is the person in charge of event production and is capable of coordinating and customizing any event. He may be reached at 714-328-0404.

Parking Details:
Public parking in the rear of restaurant or nearby street parking.

Public Transit:
Fullerton Amtrak runs right through the Fullerton train station about 150 yards south of the restaurant and has easy access to and from the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Cuahetumoc Diaz

Private Party Facilities:
Florentine's dining room may be reserved for private or semi-private functions up to 120 guests. Their Tuscany location may be reserved for private events up to 60 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Joe Florentine: (714) 879-7570

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Florentine's Grill Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

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3.8

service

3.9

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3.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (170)
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Kid-friendly (30)
Hot Spot (29)
Notable Wine List (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Scenic View (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Authentic (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Casual (3)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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Cozy (1)
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 28, 2017

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.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Authentic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 4, 2017

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

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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 4, 2017

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 29, 2017

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

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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 14, 2017

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 11, 2017

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 1, 2017

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!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Very good 😊 food
Enjoyed every bite
Very good service

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Outstanding Value
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Outstanding Value, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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

Tags: Outstanding Value, Fun, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 22, 2017

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

Tags: Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 30, 2016

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.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2016

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. ..

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Live Sports
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 6, 2016

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!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 6, 2016

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.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 24, 2015

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 5, 2015

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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 21, 2015

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!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 29, 2015

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.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 1, 2015

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 10, 2015

The sausage dinner was excellent, but the yellow tail tuna dinner was too dry and not tasteful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on April 9, 2015

Reservations were made but not necessary the night we went but other time it will be crowded. Great wait staff. Ample portions. Reasonable prices. Fun night scene right downtown.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 18, 2014

No where as good as previous visits. Redone menu was a real disappointment. Probably will not return.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 30, 2014

wait staff was very good. entre was not beyond average.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on June 26, 2014

I arrived at the restaurant at our confirmed time and the restaurant was closed. Guess I know why it was so easy to get a reservation.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 21, 2014

We have gone here several times and each time I am pleased with the dish I ordered. THe food is pretty darn god and service is also good. It is part of the downtown Fullerton scene so can be quiet early and a hot spot later in teh evening. Also ahve multiple TVs for the sports fan but doesn't interfere with a nice dinner. Really nice date night for us and the food keeps edging up in my mind.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 23, 2014

We missed having bread @ butter. The service was great. The food ranged from good to better than expected. Parking is a real problem and may prohibit future visits.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 2, 2014

I went to Florentine's Grill to celebrate a friend's birthday. We were given a booth with some seeming. Our waitress, Marissa, was amazing! She truly went the extra mile. The food, service, dessert, and overall experience will be remembered for a long time.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 14, 2014

Very good service, all 4 of us ordered different dishes and enjoyed our food. The staff was very attentive and it was obvious they were happy we chose to dine at their restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on March 8, 2014

We chose this based on the varied menu. We had a fantastic experience. The mac n cheese and wings we had for appetizers were excellent. The choices for surf and turf we fun and we had the ribs and shrimp. Ribs were great; shrimp was ok. The pork chops were huge, juicy, flavorful. The sides were very good. The burger was delicious. We had more food than we ever imagined so no room for dessert. The owner is very friendly and chatted with us for quite a while. We thoroughly enjoyed the meal and look forward to bringing friends here.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 8, 2014

We enjoyed the food and the bar drinks but mostly we loved the service. The waitress was very attentive and the manager kept checking on us.
They had a large variety of American and Italian food on the menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 1, 2014

We love the location and ambience of Florentine's. We were greeted by the owner Joe Florentine and he made sure we had everything we needed. The waitress was friendly and accomodating and we really enjoyed the foord. Generous portions and a glass of wine seemed like 2 glassed. Highly reccommend this restaurant hotspot!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 28, 2014

There was a private party in the main dining room, so we had to eat at the bar next door. We had never been there before, so we don't know what the bar is like on a typical night. Perhaps because it was a rainy night, not a lot of bar traffic? Maybe that was a good thing because it was quiet, the service was very attentive, and the food was great. We will definitely go back again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 5, 2013

We were looking for a good place to have dinner last Saturday which had a lot of variety, great service and great food. For vegetarians and meat-atarians a like. We found our place at Florentine's!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 21, 2013

Menu has changed from our last visit; somewhat limited now. Disappointed in house wine selections; did not feel comfortable requesting replacement. Salad was nothing special and there is an additional charge for rolls or bread which was served after our salads were eaten. Entrees were hot and tasty.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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