Canaletto Ristorante Veneto

4.6
1478 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Canaletto Ristorant Veneto features authentic Italian food made from scratch inspired by the region of Veneto. Breads from the Il Fornaio bakery along with Il Fornaio extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar begin each meal. Seafood, rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game are our specialties. Sliced-at-the-moment salami and fresh oysters from the “Mercato”. Risotto made the traditional Italian way. Housemade and imported pastas, pizzas from an oak wood-burning oven, fresh salads and soups, seasonal antipasti and a wide variety of desserts offer guests a wide selection of foods suitable for any dining occasion.
Our full bar features a selection of Italian and domestic wines, with an emphasis on wines from the “Tre Venezia” area of Italy (Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Trentino-Alto Adige). Extensive prosecco list as well as many grappa, spirits and after dinner drink selections.
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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat the mom's in your family to a special day at Canaletto filled with authentic Italian elegance, a deliciously creative menu and memories for a lifetime!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Treat the dad's in your family to a special day at Canaletto filled with authentic Italian elegance, a deliciously creative menu and memories for a lifetime!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Celebrate Easter at Il Fornaio with your friends and family at Canaletto! Large parties welcome upon reservation.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What 1478 People Are Saying
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Orange County
116 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By FAR, this was the BEST dining experience we have had in ages. And we dine out often. Everything was amazing; the service (our waiter was so helpful with our menu choices, was engaging but not intrusive, even the gentleman who bused our table was noteworthy) was impeccable, the food was memorable perfection, the ambiance was enjoyable, the hostess listened to our needs and absolutely accommodated them. Every. Single. Aspect. Of the experience was perfection.

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G
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and our waiter, Guido, was attentive, professional and soooo nice!! A fabulous dinner was had by all!

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r
Los Angeles
90 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service as usual. The rib-eye could use a little salt, but excellent quality prime beef. The calamari and burrata appetizers were also great, and so is the bread. Looking forward to coming back soon.

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o
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service. A bit overpriced but it’s Newport.

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c
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful ❤️

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JK
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food, as usual, was very good. Service was unfortunately not up to par and almost unacceptable. We will return because we love the food...and hope that it was just an off night service-wise.

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NW
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a very nice evening with my girlfriend and every aspect exceeded our expectations. The food was tremendous, came quickly, and the service was great!

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B
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The food was very good and the waiter was very nice. We had a bottle of Italian Super Tuscan wine which was very good, and a good value. We were given a choice of sitting inside or on the patio alongside the restaurant. We should have chosen inside, because I forgot that people actually bring their dogs to restaurants and the dogs can misbehave. Also, there was a table with 3 young children, and they behaved for 3/4 of the evening, but then toward the end, they were loud and unruly, and the parents weren't keeping them in line like earlier. Also, there was a "girls night out" table that was seated later on near us, and they were loud. Once the food arrived, they settled down. Well, at these prices, I feel like I deserve a sublime atmosphere. I don't want to eat with yapping, wandering dogs and loud children. Not at these prices. That's something I'd expect at a fast food restaurant. Next time, I'll chose to sit inside.

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F
Orange County
43 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Restaurant always nice but food not our favorite. Taste was bland. Dined here twice and every time our meals were disappointing. Service friendly and good though. Sorry!

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g
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were amazing. Attentive service without being pushy. A great menu choice and the preparation and presentation of the food was spot on. Oso buco was fantastic! Their desserts were amazing, as were their cocktails.

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TI
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious! My friend and I meet here for lunch so we have a quiet place to talk without interruption. Always good! I had the fish special and it was excellent. Service was good too. Thank you!

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OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food in the Desert!

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MB
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Food was okay
I had better Italian foods for the price you charging.

Service was excellent James and Luka very good assets to you

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SM
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal at Canaletto. Manager Antonio made sure we were seated right away at a nice table and checked in with us several times to make sure our experience was top-notch.

The servers were wonderful too. Excellent recommendations, our glasses were never empty, dirty dishes removed quickly but they let us enjoy lots of time for catching up. We never felt rushed.

Great energy in the restaurant. They're still doing it right.

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SK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

i have been dining at Canaletto fo several years and have found the food and service to be always excellent

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OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual.

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OT
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had Carlo and he was great. Good service and very friendly.

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B
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous.. great food .. great friends .. great service ❤️

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V
Orange County
101 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We chose the 3 course OC Restaurant week menu offered for $40. Each course included several choices. Our party of 4 selected different items from each course. Everyone was pleased with their selections. Delicious! We look forward to returning soon for another great meal.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful- food dnd service.

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MB
Orange County
43 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I went with a friend for Restaurant Week--though I had been to Canaletto previously and enjoyed it, their menu for Restaurant Week looked particularly intriguing to my friend and I. We both ended up ordering exactly the same 3 items--a vegetable bean soup, a ravioli with pear, asparagus, and walnuts, and cannoli with pistachio and candied orange for dessert. Not only were all items delicious, but the pear ravioli was so creative, not to mention delicate and nuanced, yet full of flavor. And, of course, their bread with luscious olive oil is always addictive. We both thoroughly enjoyed our meal, as well as our experience, and it was a lovely discovery for my friend, as it was her first time dining at Canaletto.

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JC
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding and the service was impeccable. We sat on the patio and the space was very comfortable. I will be returning.

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K
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice ambiance, food was ok, service is

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CR
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My co-workers and I were very impressed with everything. This was our first time eating at Canaletto's. The ambiance, service and food were all fantastic. I love your $25 lunch deal that includes an appetizer, entree and dessert. I look forward to dining there again! I have already recommended your place to other co-workers!

Charlotte Roldan

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FF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal. Service is impeccable.

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M
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress , Maria was phenomenal and the food was great ! Will definitely be returning.

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MB
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was just wonderful the manager Antonio went out of his way to make us comfortable and see that our needs were met. It was quiet and very comfortable and we had exactly the table we requested.
Food is great.

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M
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

James was our waiter and he is the BEST
The food is always great and consistent ❤️

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KM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service outstanding, Table perfect, food great overall s perfect evening..

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SJ
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very reliable spot.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Canaletto continues to be one of my very favorite restaurants. The food is exceptional-best fish specials around. The service is friendly. The restaurant is beautiful. The patio is awesome in the summer. The bar is awesome for happy hour. The main dining room is great for a date. Love it there!

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PK
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend. Wonderful food and the wait staff didn't rush us at all. Perfect.

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DI
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

When I booked this reservation on open table and I asked for a table away from doors. When I arrived they seated us in front of a door that was constantly being opened to outside seating. I asked to be moved and then they seated us near the front door that was constantly being opened. The host needs to be trained better so the customer can enjoy their meal. Quite honestly I was so cold from the door opening and closing I could not wait until my dinner was over. Not a pleasant experience.

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C
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent. In an area with beautiful restaurants but mediocre food, Canaletto always excels.

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E
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. Enjoyed a very nice bottle of wine and the food was excellent

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A
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service as always. You can go wrong with this true Italian restaurant

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RJ
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service. A great place to dine.

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r
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Canaletto. A lovely looking restaurant. Very expensive dishes and the noise
level was over the top. The 4 of us said that we would not come back again because of the noise and
the menu being so pricey. Our waiter was terrific and very attentive. Other patrons next to our table commented about the noise level also.

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FW
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate dinner here to celebrate a birthday and a graduation. There were 7 of us, including 2 children, with multiple dietary restrictions. Everyone found something they could eat, and everyone loved their food. James was an excellent server - attentive and informative. Part of our group was late due to traffic, so we therefore had some time constraints, and the service accommodated our needs. Overall it was a wonderful experience. Thank you, James!

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JB
Orange County
59 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated an engagement. Great food. Great service always.

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