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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Orange County
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
90 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
28 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
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, excellent service!

G
Los Angeles
317 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
38 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
28 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
340 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
3 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
90 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, as always !!

DL
Las Vegas
27 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
2 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
18 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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MA
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined here for years. Went in to try the lobster and pasta and was not disappointed. The meal was amazing from the salad to the dessert! The chef is a magician with seasonings and everything was done to perfection...I even stole some of the pasta from my brothers' plate! Maria is the kind of server that you only find rarely these days in 5 star establishments...professional and extremely attentive. It's why we keep going back!

J
San Francisco
115 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for authentic Italian food. As usual the service was outstanding.

S
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous! I ordered risotto and if was wonderful. We had a party of 14 and everyone of us felt the food was incredible....

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was not crowded on a Sunday night. Good food and ambiance

C
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Sadly a lot was cold and needed more flavor. Service was excellent.

GT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service
Highly revommens

FL
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy dining at Canaletto! The food and service are always great!

CK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were welcomed by friendly staff. The service was wonderful. The grilled seafood was delicious. We will definitely return soon!

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

Canaletto Ristorante is always at top of my list my favorite restaurants . The service , food, and atmosphere is incomparable. The Chef is a master. The special of the day are always amazing. The fish of the day is always delicious and cooked perfectly.

JC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Good choice of menu would definately go back

KM
10 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place rocks. Food was very good. Highly suggest the squash blossoms. Came out piping hot (which is the only way to serve these). Kudos to the Chef for the chimichurri
add to those. The pasta bucatini was a spin on pasta carbonara. Very tasty and again served hot. Perhaps not a match for the original recipe but a satisfying deviation. Wine selection top notch. When eating Italian I suggest
always drink Italian.

OT
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the menu, knowledgeable staff and ambiance. It is our new go to place for lunch!

GV
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, ambiance and service was great and we all loved it and are going back soon. Thanks.

A
Orange County
46 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beat restaurant in the Fashion Island mall. Food is always delicious.

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