Agostino's Ristorante Italiano
Starters, pastas, pizzas and entrées are all on the extensive Agostino’s Ristorante Italian menu and you will not lack for choices when you and your party arrive. Start with some mozzarella caprese or salmon carpaccio to share and follow it up by a nice bowl of house made pasta with delectable sauce, like spaghetti Pomodoro or penne arrabiatta.
Very good food and terrific view
A friend gave us a gift certificate to Agostino’s and what a great! I ordered the chicken piccata and my husband had the halibut and we shared eggplant Parmesan. Entrees are served with a good sized garden salad or soup and a side of pasta. Everything was fresh and flavorful. Service was excellent as waitstaff refilled water and cleared plates
What an amazing, hidden gem! Found Agostino's through Open Table reviews and we're so glad we did! The owner sat us himself and greeted us warmly. Our server was wonderful! She recommended lasagna, carbonara, and the homemade sausage; all of which did not disappoint. She was so friendly and knowledgeable about the menu offerings. The minestrone soup, spumoni, and chocolate mousse (best I've ever had) were SO good! We are so glad to have found Agostino's and will certainly be back when we are in town.
Great real Italian food at best price in the area. The owner is stuck on quality and reminded me of being in Italy.
Valentine’s Day. Great server. Great experience. Thank you!
We had a wonderful evening. Food was good, but limited because of Valentine’s. Food and service was good. No complaints, but maybe it was the night and the limited menu. Food was delicious, but not the best in the area. I would go back again.
Food was superb and the service is Excellent!!! Home made Italian food that always tastes great. Leslie was our server and she was attentive and brought our food to us promptly. Great for a Date or families.
Food was great, service was wonderful and beautiful view!
Agostino's is consistent. The food is abundant and tasty. It rarely changes. The view is spectacular. Lately they have added events. We have participated in the cooking class--great fun. The music events are very good. This place is a Capo Beach fixture--our go-to for Italian food. Actually my husband probably would have given the food higher ratings than I did, just to be fair.
We arrived on Christmas Eve as a party of 4. In previous years we have celebrated Christmas Eve as a party of 6 or more. Our family was seated in a corner in the bar area. We were seated at 2 high top tables pushed together. We were told that you needed a larger party to be seated in a booth or table. In addition the service was slow and unable to serve us the correct order. Once our food finally arrived it wasn’t very tasty and it was cold. Needless to say we were very disappointed. We will not return.
I made a reservation for dinner for Christmas Eve. When I arrived at the restaurant the owner told me that he did not have room to seat us. I told him I made a reservation on OpenTable and he said that he doesn't check OpenTable for reservation. We had to leave and find another restaurant to serve us on Christmas Eve. Nightmare!
We made reservations through open table and we’re seated at a hightop table at the bar. That was not the experience we were looking for!
Great service. Nice variety on the menu, adequate portions, delicious veal piccata, and a unique carbonara.
We have had excellent meals at Agostino's in the past. Maybe it's what we ordered this time, but this time the meal wasn't quite up to the same level. I ordered the eggplant and the sauce was unremarkable. My husband had the saltimboca and he thought it was a little too salty. The service was fast and friendly and of course the location is great. I'm sure we will try it again in the future.
As always, dinner at Agostino's was fantastic! The food was delicious and the atmosphere is great! One of family's favorite restaurants.
Augie has captured Quality and Taste at reasonable prices.
Service is OUTSTANDING !!
The staff were friendly and accommodating but I found the food lacking. The salad dressing was blah and my veal dish had too much garlic.
Great food very generous portions staff friendly and attentive
The food was excellence and there was lots of it. Menu is extensive with all of your Italian favorites.
It has been about a year since we have been to Agostino’s. The service and ambiance has always been wonderful. In the past the food WAS always great. Unfortunately that was not the case during our recent dining experience. The chicken on my salad was cold and dry- not freshly cooked. The eggplant parm taste fell short. I should have known because the usually packed place was almost empty.
So sad to see this cool place that has been around for a long time loose its way.
Advice- hire a new chef!
always good food and service, entertainment did interfere with business discussion but it was at the end of our meeting.
Very very loud! Over the top loud!
Great place to eat good Italian food and watch the ocean.
Restaurant was a short walk from our timeshare. We were surprised at how nice it was inside though it was very loud. Our waitress Leslie was a delight. Food was good and portions were large. They do have outdoor seatimg and the noise level is loud there as well because it's right on Pacific Coast Highway. We will definitely return.
I'm Italian and food was just okay. It was nothing special. But the view was incredible!
We enjoyed the meal, however, the Caesar Salad needed some help. The lettuce was HUGH and the dressing was non-existing. Once we were given more dressing all was great.
Consistently great food and great service - every time. A fun place to go.
Food was run of the mill Italian comfort food nicely prepared and served. Although I would not consider it a gourmet type restaurant the food was of good quality and essentially comfort food.
We celebrated our friends' birthdays. Our server, Cheryl, made the evening extra special. As always, the food, service and atmosphere was exceptional.
A let down. The place is outdated, menus greasy, plastic cups for water, and overall just a let down. The meatballs were cold, spongy, tasted like old liver. We sent them back only to have them nuked and returned to the table. They were inedible. The spaghetti Bolognese was lacking meat (it had very little). The ravioli special was excellent. The service was great. Unfortunately, if you are an Italian restaurant and can’t make a decent spaghetti and meatballs, then that’s it for me.
The waitress was so sweet and the food was unbelievable. We particularly loved the red sauce.
We've been coming over 20 years. We also always take our visitors from back east. Great Italian food (and it IS home-made). Staff is always great--pleasant and efficient. Can't beat the view. One of a kind for Orange County.
Food was horrible, we ordered pasta bolognese and it was basically tomato sauce with a few specks of meat. Also the sauce did not taste homemade. The salad that came with the meal consisted of iceberg lettuce and one piece of tomato.
Been going here for 35 years and the food and service are always consistent and excellent.
Consistently good food and service. Spaghetti and meatballs are great.
We loved loved loved the grouper! Super delicious. It may even be the best fish I’ve ever had. And I eat fish almost daily.Our waitress was outstanding, friendly and very patient with my elderly parents. Would come back here and make it a regular favorite. The location (next to hotel) should NOT deter you! Beautiful view of Capo Beach.
We had a great dinner at Augustino’s on Saturday night. Our table with an ocean view was ready on time. Gina our good server did a great job of bringing our several courses at appropriate times. The veal Marsala was one of the best I have ever had. We will return again!
It was our first dinner at Dana Point when we arrived.
The food is excellent, and we had a great waitress.
We highly recommend this place
Food was excellent. We ordered the scallop special and the scallops were cooked perfectly.
We've been coming here for years. Food is always great. Service also. Sit outside if you can.
Agostino's Ristorante Italiano does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.
Agostino's Ristorante Italiano is rated 4.3 stars by 130 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.