Canaletto Ristorante Veneto

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1591 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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Canaletto with a traditional turkey dinner or your favorite Italian dish! Large parties welcome upon reservation.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

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Start your Christmas celebration at Canaletto! Join us on Christmas Eve and enjoy the festive atmosphere and your favorite Italian dish.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Kick off 2020 in style! Join us New Year's Eve and toast to happiness and health in the new year. Salute!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 5 and a one year old! It was a perfect birthday lunch. We had Caesar salad - nice and tangy, bruschetta - I’ve had better and its only 3 pieces, the salmon - perfectly cooked but nothing unusual, the pasta with the brandy cream sauce - rich and totally delicious!, and the favorite pizza - best pizza I’ve ever had!!! Lovely lovely lunch. We will go back whenever we can afford it.

RE
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Canaletto never disappoints, they have become our family favorite for any special occasion, even for our vegan daughter!

RG
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delicious Birthday luncheon!

JA
Orange County
56 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

WONDERFUL CONSISTENT RESTAURANT WITH REMARKABLE FOOD. GREAT WAITERS AND WAITRESSES. TOP MANAGEMENT

C
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at the bar and was helped by Luca. He is the best bartender!

MN
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Husband and I treated our Son and Daughter in law to an early dinner, and hands down, we each were impressed with our dinners and service. Had dessert and coffee which was fabulous. The quality ingredients across the board scream out for sure. Yum Yum. We are doing this again soon.
For some of us, our hearing isn’t what it used to be, and we were happy to be seated in a remote area w/o a lot of background noise. Something to consider

C
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I highly recommend Canaletto, It is a beautiful restaurant and has a nice ambiance. We had a wonderful server Carlo, and he recommended the chicken. It was delicious and fantastic. We can't wait to go back!

EO
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Jacob our server was attentive and made sure we were happy.

F
Orange County
91 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every day it's a pleasure to visit this fabulous restaurant.

Everything is perfect!

Thank you Canaletto team.

We highly recommend Canaletto As the best Italian Food restaurant in Orange county.

T
Orange County
36 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always tasty and elegantly plated.
Servers are polite and helpful. When anyone wants to know where one can really get both good service and a variety of Italian dishes I can always recommend this restay

MP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always one of my favorite spots when I am in the area!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m down visiting from the Bay Area and just had a magical evening at Canalettos with friends. Everything was perfect and I am definitely coming back. The restaurant was filled with people enjoying the food and each other, giving the place a joyful ambience.

Antonio, the manager, was warm and welcoming, and came to our table often to make sure we had everything we needed.

We ordered the Branzino, a delicate Mediterranean sea bass which was delicious. Our wonderful server, Melissa, expertly prepared it at our table. It came with lightly seasoned broccollini & baby carrots. Dessert was apple crepes with vanilla ice cream.

A truly fantastic dinner.

A
Orange County
50 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always amazing. Service great. One of my top 5 places to eat.

J
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although this restaurant doesn't make it into our thinking very often, we are always impressed with the food and service. A wonderful experience.

T
Orange County
36 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Time food was great. We listened to the waiters suggestion and that usually works well in this restaurant. We had an absolutely fabulous dessert.

CB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating a milestone occasion and several friends recommended Canaletto Ristorante Veneto. It was a memorable evening and we would recommend it to anyone that appreciates fine dining.

F
Orange County
91 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always.

MG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food is always 'stellar'. Menu changes with the seasons, but the staff will always try to accommodate special requests when you can't find what you want on the menu.

OT
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Canaletto for years and it has actually gotten even better. They are very kid friendly or great for a date night!

KF
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, excellent service!

G
Los Angeles
320 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, excellent service and always good food.

OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic dining experience last night. Couldn’t have asked for nicer dining. The service and food were definitely five star. Loved the great authentic Italian feel that the restaurant gives you. Our waiter Iacopo and the manger Antonio were very attentive and made sure that everything was perfect. Can’t wait to go back‼️

AZ
Phoenix
42 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit. Service is excellent. Food is excellent. Creative offerings. Swordfish carpaccio is a standout! We weren’t planning on desert but our server suggested the Spumoni Gelato to share for the table. It is a home run!

OT
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and meal. The restaurant offers many specials and we tried a few. Everything was great..

HB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a work lunch and it was a great location and the food was good. Nice they offer a 3 course lunch menu for $25.

SS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Canaletto's is a fantastic and authentic Italian restaurant. It is a great place for a business lunch in that the service is excellent and they never pressure or rush the lunch until you are ready to pay the bill. The food choices are abundant and always tasty!!

O
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite Italian restaurant. The service is always impeccable and the food outstanding.

ES
New York Area
341 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first night in Newport this year, we decided
to try Canaletto. We had passed it and shopped near this
Excellent restaurant in the past.
The service was impeccable from start to finish.
I had a Caesar salad there was great and Kathy had a special
Salad with artichokes and pear.
For dinner I had the spaghetti strands with fresh sausage in a Ragu type sauce.
It was superb. True sausage taste. Kathy had the ravioli with spinach and it was
Outstanding.
Kathy got to have a couple of one of her favorites Laguna Chardonnay
Great night. Again the server was attentive and knowledgeable

RW
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was Excellent, the food the service and the ambience was wonderful.we eat there very often and we never disappointed.

F
Orange County
91 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, as always !!

SC
Las Vegas
33 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was great in every way. Compliments to the chef, our server and his support. We sat on the patio which was lovely - but a little noisy as it was adjacent to the bar. Otherwise a perfect dinner!

FK
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect.

Thank you for a beautiful evening.

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Missing the goulash. New skimmed down menu isn’t as interesting as the prior one :(

T
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was wonderful! Can not say enough about the place, great food, great service! Will go back again!!!!

YY
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh fish special of the day was excellent. The chef was accommodating to my seasoning request and the dish was very tasty.

IB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The veal & octopus were great but we got two gnocchi dishes & they had no flavor. The service was excellent though.

OT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a pre celebration of my Niece’s Sweet 16 birthday and they made it so special! Food is always good and service was outstanding! Thank you!

G
London
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and authentic

w
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were warmly greeted immediately by the hostess as soon as we arrived. We were even offered our choice of seating and chose to sit in a quieter area of the restaurant. So far so good. The service from our waiter Guido was top notch. He was attentive and was a pleasure to converse with. The other wait staff was also excellent, making sure our water glasses were topped off without asking and clearing our used plates as soon as we were done with them. We have found that other restaurants apparently do not train their wait staff as well because the level of service elsewhere is not up to par with Caneletto's . Our food arrived quickly and was perfectly prepared. Compliments to the chef and the entire staff for making our anniverary dinner very memorable. We definitely will return.

L
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente servicio y muy buena comida.

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