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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.

545 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

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.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 640-0900

Website:
http://www.ilfornaio.com/

Parking Details:
Ample free covered parking available in adjacent structure and lots. Valet parking available.

Executive Chef:
Maurizio Mazzon

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Start your Christmas celebration at Canaletto! Join us on Christmas Eve and enjoy the festive atmosphere and your favorite Italian dish.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Kick off 2018 in style! Join us New Year's Eve and toast to happiness and health in the new year. Salute!

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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.

Canaletto Ristorante Veneto Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

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Authentic (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Great for Lunch (13)
Romantic (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Good for Groups (10)
Business Meals (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Fun (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Casual (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Cozy (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Always excellent! Great food and service. Helpful, knowledgeable and friendly waiter.

Tags: Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Food not as good as it used to be.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Well would not go back. Service was so so. Felt rushed. Forgot our salads and dinner was as good as Olive Garden

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 2, 2017

In my opinion, one of the top five restaurants in Newport Beach

Tags: Authentic
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food5
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food and great service... always our favorite when we visit Newport Beach

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent ! Giovanni the GM always is the best !
Moises the chef is amazing , we really enjoy his dishes .

Tags: Tasting Menu
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

What a treat for visitors who did not have much options for going for Thanksgiving dinner! This wonderful place was open for us from DC to have a nice family meal with our daughter. Great food! Great service. Everything excellent!!! Wow.

We had salads, seafood stew, seafood pasta, ravioli, and great drinks.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner. A little loud because we were in a confined area with two other big groups.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We hand Thanksgiving dinner at Canaletto. It was reasonably price and the seasonal dishes were excellent. The portions were also generous.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Service was top notch, professional. Food was beyond delicious - we had the Family Style Turkey Feast. We dined here two years ago, returned and were happy nothing changed and were enormously satisfied.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Top notch service and food. Great for any occasion. Classy place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Absolutely the best Italian food anywhere. Fresh and light, while authentic. Beautiful, civilized with perfect service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent homemade pasta and the bolognese sauce was really authentic Italian. Loved this restaurant. Great service!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 7, 2017

A lot of the dishes are served table side. Great showmanship and service. The food is excellent.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Surprisingly poor service. We should have turned around at the door when another guest walked out because they weren’t greeted or acknowledged after being seated.

Food was ok but the service spoiled the experience.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Smelled cleaning odors so it’s like eating great food I did like the food with Clorox next to you they switched our area and never attended back we had to ask 3 staff people for the Check

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Excellent dinner

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Nice place, good service; however, more attention must be paid to 'cooking' the food. The pasta, risotto were Under cooked; had to be sent back, and came back about the same.
The $10 plate of Cannelini beans was so under cooked it was inedible, and Yes, we do understand "Al Dente".
The service was good, and the attentive manager, Bart, did try to make it right.
Dover Sole, $50!?
2.5 Stars

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 23, 2017

All of our food was really yummy!
Servers/waitstaff very nice & helpful
(Unfortunately, it would have been nice to know a very large loud party would subsequently fill the rest of our particular room--so we could no longer HEAR ANYTHING. Had to almost yell...not nice.)
Have been here before...it's otherwise lovely.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 22, 2017

every time im in newport beach and the teams in the mood for Italian we go caneletto; its truly a great italian restaurant. Giovanni the matre d to guido the waiter. fantastic service , warm and inviting, felt like family

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Casual, Authentic
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Ceaser salad disappointing. Lacked flavor and never had tomotoes on a Caesar. Over priced for pasta , 2 scallops, 4 mussels(2 without meat) and unremarkable taste for $30.
Veal scalloping was excellent .

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We were there for a birthday celebration. We had to be moved to a different table because we were placed next to a party of 22 people and the noise level made us have to shout to each other. After being moved, the waiter dropped the ball on us. Forgot to put in one of our dinner orders, completely forgot that we brought in our own cake for dessert, charged us for the "complimentary dessert" he mistakenly delivered to the birthday girl in place of the cake. And only half of the requested leftovers to be saved were boxed for take-home. The waiter should not have been assigned to more than one table with such a large party to deal with.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Bday good experience

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Canaletto's has very tasty food, attentive service, and a variety of draught beer. My family and I enjoyed Caesar salad, soup of the day, and a delicious pizza. The restaurant is convenient for Fashion Island shoppers as well as the many local businesses, and prices are high but reasonable. I would definitely return to this restaurant when in the area.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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food4
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Great food ,beautiful restaurant and fantastic staff.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Tapas, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Wonderful service!!! Very attentive and kind. I cannot remember his name but he was a young Italian man from Florence.
Thank you.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Very loud , hard to talk with your guests. Not for anyone over 45. It is a place to be seen and have a drink.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Canaletto Ristorante Veneto has perfected the art of italian cuisine and the art of running a restaurant. From the time our party of four was greeted, through service, through dining, and through the end, the food and service were impeccable. We started with cocktails and oysters and calamari. Everything was delightful. The main courses varied, with dishes of meat and fish and risotto. Everything was cooked perfectly. Even more, everything was cooked with a unique flair that made our trip from Los Angeles to Newport Beach worth the trip.

The restaurant is not a bargain. Our dinner for four, with tip, was about $340. Nevertheless, the premium price was matched by the premium food and service.

I recommend Canaletto Ristorante Veneto, without hesitation.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 16, 2017

This restaurant is so good that we went two nights in a row. Food is great and Martina our
waitress was great also.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Excellent restaurant in all ways. Food is so good and Ramona our waitress was wonderful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We dined at Canaletto to sample their catering menu for a small wedding reception for our daughter. Every dish we selected was delectable. Standouts were the burrata appetizer platter, the arugula salad with pears and grapes, the risotto, the roast chicken, and the Bolognese gnocchi. The fresh hot bread brought to the table was fantastic. The Chianti Classico was top notch. And our server Ramona was attentive and wonderful with menu suggestions. We are so excited to have the reception at Canaletto!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

The food was great and the staff was very friendly. I would definitely recommend this place to a friend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great service and great food! The perfect combination. I've been here several times and each time I've never been disappointed. Definitely recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Our waiter needs to learn how to open and present a bottle of wine. The cork was never provided to me for inspection.

The food was great!

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Really good food. The veal is my favorite. The staff is very nice. Great evening.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 31, 2017

The best restaurant to have any gathering. You will be delighted the staff, very attentive, the management, always available the food OUT STANDING!!! Treat yourself and someone you love or like even.... have a meal at Canaletto's you will love this Newport Jewel as much as we do.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive
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 (México)·Dined on August 29, 2017

The service was great...the music provided by the mall entertainersnpwrfect...shame the food was absolutely terrible...from start to finish

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·Dined on August 29, 2017

I was insulted, embarrassed and disappointed when management ask us to leave because the table was reserved, although the restaurant was empty, during a business lunch. I've been to this establishment several times before without being disrespected. They did offer another table on our way out, but the damage has been done.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The seafood risotto was fantastic and the service was impeccable.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Nice atmosphere. Food is marginal for price. They need to work on their risotto.

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