Canaletto Ristorante Veneto

4.6
1973 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Step inside Canaletto and take an award-winning culinary journey through Italy. Specialties include house made pastas, wood-fired pizza, grilled fish, authentic risotto, and rotisserie meats. Using the freshest ingredients and traditional cooking techniques, Il Fornaio offers a wide variety of premium-quality Italian food paired with great cocktails and a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence wine list.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here with my son to get an amazing 🐙 polipo con patate. Something exceptional if you adore the seafood. It’s just like my mother makes it. Looking forward our next visit.

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GailR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. All personnel were friendly and helpful. We all loved the dessert with peaches soaked in Prosecco with ice cream and marscapone. Warm and inviting atmosphere. On a list of my favorite restaurants

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SharonC
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finially had Venizio Antica

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vipChuck
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience3

In a beautiful Italian restaurant with fabulous food and good service. The music was horrendous it was loud it was obnoxious. Why don’t you play beautiful Italian music in your beautiful Italian restaurant at a volume where people can speak and hear one another and enjoy their food. Very very disturbing.

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Adolfob
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Great place for a business dinner.

DB
DeniseB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great first experience and Salmon was buttery awesome!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant, amazing drinks and food choices. Will go again

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vipAndrea
Orange County
60 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant hits over the wall, every time we go. Service is outstanding!!!, and the food superb and delicious. Great choices in wine and other drinks. Management comes to the tables to make sure everyone is happy. Marco is the best manager Canaletto has had.

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PaulaB
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Canaletto never disappoints. We had an outstanding lunch for my husbands birthday.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though a lot of regular menu items were still not back, it was great!!

JA
vipJANE
Orange County
115 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress and restaurant you can talk in without a lot of shouters! Good management

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was upset that they now charge a $2.00 fee for bread.

JR
vipJRB22
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Prices are insanely high now.

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Eric
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The house salad was wonderful along with the fresh bread. Shared a Margarita pizza which tasted super great! As if we were eating in an Italian Trattoria somewhere in Tuscany.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience2

There was bug in my drink and multiple fruit flies around the restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
El Paso
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First off the food was outstanding! Forrest was awesome waiter, very knowledgeable and knew the menu inside and out. A little pricey for pasta. It the food quality was excellent. I will return.

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lorettaM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were first seated on a small enclosed patio area with a large extremely noisy party. I mean so noisy that we could t even hear each other while sitting sitting close! I have no idea why they would even think of putting people out there. We finally decided to move into the bar area, which was very nice.
Otherwise, service was great, and the food was excellent! We will be ack. Ext time in town.

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MBal
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall1food4service3ambience1

My friend and I had a table reserved for two. We were seated at the patio with two large groups next to us who were drinking and being extremely loud. We barely could hear our own conversations and had to speak so loud to be heard. We brought this up to the server and the manager who only apologized which shows they don’t really care about their customers and prefer catering to loud drinkers who act like they are at a bar. Why would you sit two people near large groups of loud people?! The food was average but not worth the uncomfortable and loud ambiance. Will not be returning or recommending to others.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very average food was an extremely large price tag. We'll definitely not come here again.

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AnnieB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

George was our server and he was great. Every dish was delicious and we had a great time. Will definitely come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time and it was perfect from the start. Server was fantastic and charming, our food couldn’t have been fresher or more delicious, salmon and grilled branzino and presentation was A++. I will try the salt crust next time.

We are both Italians who love simple, real, delicious food. This restaurant surpassed all expectations. Thank you for such a great experience.

Also Caramel ice cream was to die for!

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BrendaN
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

group of four, good food. the bar had some young people watching the soccer game that were really unbearable loud.
The only suggestion is maybe the manager can ask for the screaming can be toned down a bot in the interest of everyone's comfort also.
I was disappointed that was ignored,'

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Rene at the bar is always top notch

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as always.

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Cindysue
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the octopus salad! And very nice wait staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Menu too limited

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MaryS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great late lunch meal
Everything was fabulous ⭐️

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vipFernando
Orange County
201 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious !

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vipkalsign
Orange County
35 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time back in two weeks for their great pasta special. The tagliatelle with chicken and mushrooms in a cream sauce is absolutely delicious and a good sized portion. Great with a large glass of Chianti Classico.
Service is always prompt and friendly.

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dominickp
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

food was great, but limited menu. Couldn't get pasta Bolognese. Not on menu

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Our waitress confronted us that she felt the 18% tip we left was insufficient. Thanks Biden. People don’t know their place anymore and are so entitled.

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KennethO
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was there for s kinda normal night out. Truly excellent service, really good good.

I’ll definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was terrible. Service was terrible. Prices have jumped up without any benefit in the food. It was bad bad bad

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John
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday celebration with friends. Thank you. So glad to be back.

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vipFernando
Orange County
201 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best of the best in Newport Beach.

If you want the excellent service , then ask for Tiberio and Giovanni , they are the best of the best.

Chef Moi and Raúl are incredible !

Highly highly recomended.

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digi888
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

B Day
Excellent foods and services

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vipnewportlocal2
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great time at Canaletto. We had recent experience with yummy food awesome service with Angie and perfect outside table!!!

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vipFernando
Orange County
201 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best of the best in Newport Beach.

If you want the excellent service , then ask for Tiberio and Giovanni , they are the best of the best.

Chef Moi and Raúl are incredible !

Highly highly recomended.

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vipFernando
Orange County
201 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best of the best in Newport Beach.

If you want the excellent service , then ask for Tiberio and Giovanni , they are the best of the best.

Chef Moi and Raúl are incredible !

Highly highly recomended.

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vipSuzannaC
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always excellent food but was disappointed to see that the menu has been reduced down only a few selection.

FAQs

Canaletto Ristorante Veneto offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 640-0900.

Canaletto Ristorante Veneto is rated 4.6 stars by 1973 OpenTable diners.

Canaletto Ristorante Veneto does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.ilfornaio.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.