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Canaletto Ristorante Veneto

4.6
1231 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
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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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:30am - 3:00pm; Saturday - Sunday, 11:30am - 3:00pm. Dinner: Sunday - Thursday, 3:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday, 3:00pm - 11:00pm.
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(949) 640-0900
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AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Business Casual
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Executive chef
Maurizio Mazzon
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Parking details
Ample free covered parking available in adjacent structure and lots. Valet parking available.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Private Dining

Bring your next special occasion to Canaletto Ristorante Veneto, for our award-winning authentic, Italian food and wine. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will assist in creating a unique and memorable occasion for parties of all sizes. Private dining rooms are available for every occassion.

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat the mom 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 13, 2018

What 1231 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
service
4.5
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

As usual, Canaletto was wonderful ! We live close by and whenever we have guests from out of town that like fine Italian dining.....that's where we go. That was what this evening was about and our guests were quite impresses. Bravo! Canaletto!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

AMAZING food. Cooked to perfection, and the bread they bake is off the chart. The only thing I would change about the restaurant is the way the bill is presented, it's not in a folder but between a sheet of paper. Just doesn't match the class of the restaurant. 4 Star should be 4 star throughout the entire experience.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We have to return very soon. Every thing (food, service, ambiance) was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Our experience was great!!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

great food, a little pricey, great attentive service

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We have been coming here for several years. Always consistently good. Never ordered anything I didn't like. They always do well, especially when it comes to service.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Even though I had a reservation, the hostess sat us in Siberia. A side room with zero ambiance. She also had a major attitude! That being said, our waiter was excellent, and the food was good.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great! Great food, location, service.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Very nice but a little pricey. Everything prepared for our party was delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Birthday celebration for my wife and our 2 adult children and spouses. Excellent food, very good service, reasonably priced and ample free parking. All in all a very good experience and would definitely return.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The risotto is perfection on a plate. The staff is friendly and attentive. We have been here several times and are never disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We always love coming here to celebrate birthdays before we get our massages and facials!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

We went for our anniversary. James was our waiter. He is absolutely the best! This is the second time he has taken care of us and we always ask to be at one of his tables. His menu recommendations are excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Awesome service and food. We will be definitely be going back!!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Perfecto from start to finish. The food, the service, and the great staff all made for a special dining occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Excellent service and food as usual. Especially great value during Restaurant Week.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great food, authentic and well presented. Portions are right and flavorful. Clean and inviting location in Fashion Island. Cozy fireplace room adds to the ambiance. Spectacular attentive service.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The ambiance and setting is great for a date. A little too loud though. It was difficult to hear each other talk at times.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

The food was absolutely fantastic. The service was impeccable as well.

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3.0Dined on March 6, 2018

My server Ana was outstanding!!

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Made the reservation 2 weeks in advance. Advised the restaurant that it was my wife's birthday, our waiter had no idea! When we were seated there was a puddle of water under our table. I got up and spoke to the host/hostess to see if we could move. They said they could move us outside where it was raining. Not a great idea for a birthday celebration. I suggest they work on customer relations at the front desk.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Best food in town

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Restaurant loud but energetic. Great food.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The food was good. The service was good.
On this occasion, there was a family with a child that was very loud. The parents refused to try to get the child to quiet down. My wife and I, as well as those around us were disturbed throughout most of our meal. Unfortunately it dampened the occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Had a great visit and our server was amazing. Very knowledgeable of ingredients and hospitable! My risotto was a bit undercooked for my liking but that may be the correct way to enjoy it, I have no idea. The flavor however was delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great service and food!!

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Great food and wonderful service. I am looking forward to the next visit. Thank you!

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

waiter mixed up our drink order a couple of times. Very nice man and had alot of tables but we were never rushed so it was good for a business meeting

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Amazing atmosphere and vibe! Our waiter, (David ) was attentive, thoughtful and tried to make my husband's bday memorable. My only complaint was they were very stingy on cheese and when my sister asked for an adjustment on the rosotto the chef said no. I felt for the prices they should be more accommodating, but over all, amazing place

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Excellent experience....

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

My date and I ate here before a jazz concert at the Fashion Island Marriott. The location was very convenient. I had a filet mignon and my date had a seafood platter with multiple items. Both were excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Second time to this place and they always satisfy me. The Risotto with seafood is seasoned balanced. The chef surely knows how to cook a salt-crusted seabass--the fish is seasoned well and so are the veggies. Though the grilled polenta is lightly dry and burnt; and the edge of the fish is too salty due to the salt that is not cleaned up. The dessert trio is also one of the best ones in OC.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

The restaurant is gorgeous, you get a super authentic Italian feel. The servers are very professional, helpful, kind and funny. The food is authentic and very tasty. Felt like I was actually in Italy for a second, definitely recommend this place to anyone!

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I’m a frequent customer, but won’t be any more. Our sever was the worst server I have had in a long time. Just completely clueless about her role and approach. Food was not good either...just a very disappointing experience all around. I won’t be back...too many other great dining options in Orange County

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I made a reservation for Valentine’s Day and requested a good table with side by side seating. If unable to accommodate that request somewhere cozy or patio or fireplace. I also inquired upon the dessert special they featured with initials in the cake.

When we arrived, they seated us right by the hostess stand, where carts were bumping my dates chair and without any room to relax. We even escalated a request to move to any other table and would wait... they refused.

When we were seated, we were asked what we wanted to drink. The drinks took way too long and when she arrived with them we ordered our food.

The food took a very long time as well, we had to continually ask for more olive oil and balsamic for our bread, they never cleared the table of plates or drinks, we were never asked if we wanted another drink or were ever checked on once our meals arrived.

Finally we asked for the check to just get out of there.

Needless to say, we won’t be going back.

The food was also mediocre and much better once reheated and doctored at home.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Second time here, food was again very very good. The bread is fantastic and the deserts are not from this world.
I will be back.
Service was impeccable.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

On Valentine’s Day night we were seated in a patio area with very poor lighting. The atmosphere was more of a dark warehouse and not a romantic setting for Valentine’s Day. I asked for a candle and was told they had none.

In addition, my girlfriend has some severe allergies and the waiter told her the chef would make no accommodations for her because they were so busy. If that was true, then we should have been informed of that when we made our reservation. Not customer friendly at all.

We have dined at this restaurant many times before without any complaints. Valentine’s night was a disaster.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My wife and I had a Valentine’s dinner. We were seated outside which actually made the noise level minimal and easier to hear each other. The food was great (as usual) and the service was very good minus one gaffe. Our server forgot to put in our appetizer order but accommodations were made immediately when the error was discovered. A very nice experience all around.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Tables too tight together as every time waiter or busboy tried to serve adjacent table, the either bumped into outer table or had to lean over it,

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The waiter was very good! He was very friendly and personable and mad

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