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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M
Central Coast
40 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing. Love the Cheese plate and cocktails. Everyone there is soooo nice! We've been coming here for years. Their risotto is very good!

PS
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We choose to celebrate our 32nd wedding anniversary at Caneletto's since we considered the restaurant a nice place to spend this very special day. When I made the reservation, Open Table asked if this was a special occasion, which it was and I noted that it was in fact our anniversary. Upon arrival, as we were seated by the hostess and served by the waiter, there was absolutely NO comment in reference to this special celebration not even a small detail or complimentary dessert which typically a restaurant does as a courtesy for opening a special occasion with the restaurant. We are a bit disappointed with this lack of any comments to us. What was the point of indicating this was our anniversary if it was not acknowledged at all?

G
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Went for happy hour - restricted space to enjoy also thought menu very limited for HH
Won’t be going again for happy hour

r
Los Angeles
96 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day celebration had great atmosphere, great food, highly recommend this establishment if you love Italian food!!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and great food

V
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classy Italian restaurant with excellent food perfect for a date night out!

S
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliable great restaurant

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JN
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Canaletto. It’s a little more pricey than some Italian places, but it’s one of the best, worth it!! We love the pastas, chicken, filet, gnocchi. Everything is good, you really can’t go wrong! Our little hot spot after a long day of shopping at fashion island!

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day - delicious as usual

GR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, great atmosphere and wonderful food. We'll definitely go back again

RR
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Mediocre Italian food. I remember it being better. Bread was great

p
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter Carlo was amazing, the food was good & the vino overflowing. As always the group makes it super fun.

CD
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

George, the server, was nice. Food was pretty good, a bit expensive though. Overall, was a pleasant place to visit.

SG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding and the food was delicious.

m
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ! High five restaurant ! Service ambiance food everything deserves 5 stars ! a true favorite for us .Try gamberoni alla busara or whole loup de mer in rock salt . Place is packed so make sure you reserve !
best restaurant in fashion island mall !!!

S
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This our first time at Canaletto at fashion island. My wife and I enjoyed food and restaurant very much. Our service was excellent and accommodating. We highly recommend this restaurant. Partisan right across from the restaurant.

A
Orange County
60 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

My 2 go place. The other day the food could have been much hotter but still delicious.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

GG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service by Georgio was fantastic. The manager Derek makes sure all is perfect. His attention to detail makes for a wonderful dining experience!
Definitely a restaurant we will return to again and again.

VT
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was very good and the branzino was cooked just right. A reasonable wine menu and Italian faire fit for any weekday night out.

It’s not a pretentious crowd and does have somewhat of that mall-sy vibe but nonethe less descent. Don’t expect a “ciao” or “gratze” but you will have a nice meal.

E
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Expensive restaurant but the quality is there.
Food was delicious and well prepared.
Service was perfect and a very nice place.

FC
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food is overpriced! bruschetta for and salad were both forgettable especially at the price! Goulash was okay, the only dish that was good was the seafood stew, desserts were good! Maybe it was restaurant week at Newport Beach, but food is average at best and service was spotty! We happened to spend a week in New Orleans the week before, when compared to Commander’s Palace, Brennan’s and Antoines, the only thing comparable is price! Hope Canaletto is better than what we had Saturday night! We shall stick with our favorite NB Italian restaurant!

OT
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner with old friends who had not before dined at Canaletto’s. The restaurant remains on our list of favorites and believe it will make our friends list, too. Like too many restaurants anymore, a comfortable level of conversation is almost impossible. Sadly, loud, disrespectful fellow diners have become the norm.

C
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous. Ate there as part of NB Restaurant Week. Portion was more than enough. I couldn't eat it all

NB
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very good & well done.
We enjoyed our stay there.
Everything that was served to us, especially the pasta with sausage & sauce were delicious & cooked right. Plus nice filling portions.
Maria, our service person & her back ups were very nice & professional.
Thank you

OT
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner here was excellent- 4 different entrees on the Restaurant Week menu were all fantastic. We'll be back!

C
Orange County
79 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I specified that this was a business meal, but heard back that the Sunday night atmosphere was not conducive. The meal was fine.

CS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant and will be back. Delicious Italian food, well prepared. The bread was a little hard, but everything else was great.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Food and service always spot on, the best!

PS
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a very friendly environment and food always is amazing!

JD
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food, especially the seafood platter, was delicious. The whitefish was not in keeping with quality of the others- lobster, scallop, etc. It was noisy, but it was also NY Eve. Service was excellent. This was not a 3$, definitely 4$, more expensive than I remember. Very good overall.

K
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great and our routine spot for New Year’s Eve dining. Looking forward to next year!

S
San Francisco
128 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Nothing notable from our recent meal. Fair ceasar salad, chicken was okay......came with overcooked brokolini and scoop of plain mashed potatoes. My wife had salmon....a bit overcooked with brokolini. The steamed baby carrots we both had were probably the best part of the meal. Bar seating is more fun...... good martinis.

W
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Arrived earlier than expected for reservation. They seated us immediately. Sausage pasta and mushroom gnocchi were excellent. Cheese platter was delicious but overpriced at $20 (same price as an entree).

PM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We eat here all the time and absolutely love it. Best food ever. Normally things are great. Not this visit… Service was poor. Maybe they were understaffed but for the first time in many visits I’ve had to flag people down for help such as water refills etc. server also did not share specials without being asked to do so. They also try to seat us on the patio under the heaters which are very uncomfortable. Got a bit of an attitude when we asked to sit inside rather than outside. Not sure why this visit was so different but had this been the first time the amazing food probably would not have even save the visit.

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

4/5 stars. It took almost 10 mins to get greeted once we sat down. But from their on our service was great. we each started with one of their crafted cocktails which we both enjoyed my husband order the Manhattan and I ordered a gin Amalfi martini which has grapefruit and lime 👌🏼
Next we started with a pizza to start. It came out bubbly and hot. We ordered their sausage pizza. The crust was lchewy thin ish just how i like ...loaded with cheese...lighter hand with the sausage. It was ok
Next for my entree i ordered shrimp and crab risotto and boy was i happy it was absolutely delicious will definitely come back just for that again!
On the other hand my husband ordered beef stew with fettuccine pasta which he said was pretty good.
All in all we enjoyed but it may be sometime for us to return

T
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food & service. A bit noisy & tables very crowded together. Nice table by the fireplace if available. Delicious sea bass & risotto. Wonderful service

n
Orange County
82 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Cappicinno. Good
Wine. Good
Pear salad. Good
Lasagna. Good
Risotto Sant Emore. Good.

Restroom. Overflowing paper towels in all waste receptacles. Not good.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Lasagna came out cold....twice