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About Canaletto Ristorante Veneto
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.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Ample free covered parking available in adjacent structure and lots. Valet parking available.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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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.
Canaletto Ristorante Veneto Ratings and Reviews
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Sad to say, this Valentine’s Day experience was not good. We arrived on time for our reservation and were seated in what was clearly an annex of some sort, set up just for the evening. It was a small square room with no ambiance at all, crammed full of small tables with folding chairs. The round table was so small the food and drinks barely fit. It did not set us up to enjoy the meal. Even the food was a bit disappointing as it was under seasoned. I don’t think the beef carpaccio, the grilled salmon, or the otherwise excellent roasted potatoes had been salted at all, and there was no salt on the table. Salt was brought promptly upon request, though. That brings me to the one bright spot - the service. Our waiter was great. This was not my first trip to Canaletto and it may not be my last. But I will definitely not be back on a holiday if any sort.
Canaletto is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is amazing and the staff is always friendly and attentive. Every dish we have tried is excellent. My husband loves the oysters, and you have to try the octopus appetizer. The chocolate cake melted in my mouth. SOO GOOD. Can't wait to go back. Canaletto is a fun place to go for a date or a big gathering with friends and family.
We had a delicious octopus/potato appetizer & they made us a grilled calamari app rather than the lighttly breaded & fried. They have a
fine wine list with many moderately priced choices & a most lovely dining room in addition to outside tables.
Our waiter was friendly & knowledgeable.
The restaurant is located in Fashion Island so of course upscale ambience. We tried this restaurant because of restaurant week which is always a good time to try new places. Service was outstanding however I do have to say food was just so-so. Pasta, over cooked and drowned in sauce when my friend asked for light sauce. The dessert we selected, cannelloni, was not a hit with any of us. Have been to many Restaurant week places and would not recommend, sorry...
A bit pricy for small portions, although the food was good. Ordered and appetizer which came out within minutes of them bringing our meals. I Informed the hostess ahead of time that we were celebrating my daughter’s birthday...she said she would take care of it... they did nothing, yet we heard the staff singing Happy Birthday to other patrons. Overall Disappointed in our family visit to Canaletto’s.
You'll know the place by the obnoxiously exotic and expensive vehicles parked in front. I tell myself this is strictly publicity, God I hope the food isn't like the curbside show. It wasn't. The service was good, the place is lovely, gorgeous open kitchen. The food was delicious! We will most definitely go back!
We were charged for the next tables food. After that correction we were handed someone else’s credit card with the bill & our credit card was given to someone else. We had problems trying to rectify this with the manager. Our credit card was charged multiple times. After a lot of frustration & argument we left paying nothing as we insisted on the ridiculous experience.
The restaurant was super clean and fresh. The knowledgeable wait staff Argos and assistant were charming and efficient. Their recommendations were thoughtfully made and were spot on.
The octopus grilled without the potatoes was charred and lemony. The steak was scrumptious and very well presented. The children’s bolognas was tasty and all plates were cleaned off. A fun time by all.
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