Canaletto Ristorante Veneto

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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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

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

What 1602 People Are Saying
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Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful decor, beautiful music and delicious food

JA
Orange County
64 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and management!

CK
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service, but it was really expensive. I am thankful for the great food and great service, but I would expect the same from something that cost half as much.

OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

My food was cold and by the time they brought it, my friends had ate their food.

F
Orange County
94 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience , seat at the outdoor patio and ask for Jacopo , he is the best of the best !

Thank you to all team !

Great , the best of the best in Newport Beach !

Giovanny is the best of the best General Manager, he always take care of everything , we love Cannaleto and all staff.

Moisés, Tony , Raúl , George, Jacopo , José , Julio, Lucca, Marco , Derek, el licenciado , salvador , athos, Citlali, melissa, Maris, la water party, all team , there are all family.



You will love this place !

T
Orange County
36 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food always tasty and presented well. Waiters very helpful.
Desserts are delicious especially the apple crepes

OT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great anniversary date. Food and service was amazing. Will be coming back soon.

C
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The server was very busy and was abrupt when we asked him for clarification of menu items. He gave us the impression he couldn’t be bothered and barely checked on us. Won’t be going back.

LP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a wonderful time at Canaletto's. Thank You!

F
Orange County
95 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are local clients since 3 years ago.

Really , this is the best of the best authentic Italian certified restaurant in all Newport Beach and Orange County.

The food is amazing, but the service from Giovanny the GM looks like the owner with all the responsibilities , Tony , Moi and Raul the great chefs!! Antonio the right hand of all Canalleto team, amazing guys !!

Jose, George, Giacoppo, James , El Licenciado, Julio , Chavita, Citlali, Maria, Melissa and the Water party girl , all amazing team , they are great !

Amazing experience excellent excellent excellent !!!

Thank you all Canalleto team you are part of our family !

See you soon !

CW
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality, freshness and preparation of the food is unique. Of equal importance, the waiters are true professionals who know the food and are always there at just the right time.

SE
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious Birthday luncheon!

JA
Orange County
64 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

C
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MN
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

F
Orange County
95 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
37 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
52 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

J
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
37 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
95 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

MG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, excellent service!

G
Los Angeles
325 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, excellent service and always good food.

OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
44 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
28 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
31 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

ES
New York Area
343 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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