Canaletto Ristorante Veneto

4.6
1908 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
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4.2
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MamaC
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Canaletto catered to all of our needs for this special meal! We really appreciated their exceptional service, quiet table and delicious, beautifully prepared meal.

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Parky
Central Coast
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Cocktails were good, and appetizer was excellent (bruschetta). Waiter was very good, wine recommended was a good Chianti. Fish special was recommended, fish was cod and a little mushy, in a excellent tomato sauce. All the sides were excellent Pasta was good but sauce was nothing special, and was expecting homemade sausage to have more flavor. Skipped dessert

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vipJANE
Orange County
113 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very poor experience won’t be back Didn’t have most of the menu items and very inflexible with options! Terrible

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food!

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JohnZ
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good to be back at Canalletto!!

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vipMarieG
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely wonderful!!!

BG
vipBrianG
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Food was great, hostess needs training.

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vipkalsign
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I took advantage of the special offer for one week only - 2 pastas for $25! It was a great deal and our choice of the tagliatelle alla castellana con pollo was absolutely delicious. It was a large portion so I had enough to take home for lunch the next day. We accompanied our meal with a glass of Chianti wine that the waiter suggested.
I had not been to this local restaurant for many months and will return. Service was cordial, prompt and attentive.
Ambience and indoor seating was nice and quiet.

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vipFernando
Orange County
181 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always !

Try the octopus appetizer is the best of the best .

Highly recommended

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LEILAT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best staff and best food !

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vipFernando
Orange County
182 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, I just try the octopus and was AMAZING!!

Highly recommended.

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vipSandy
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed our dinners. They prepared to our liking. Very very good.

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RikeH
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This was our first visit to the restaurant. we wanted a nice Italian meal and that we got. the service / waiter was very attentive and offered great suggestions. we shared the bursts as an appetizer- big portion plus we ordered the bread basket. As the main we ordered 2 pizzas which were quite big for one person , the risotto was amazing and the pasta each tastet good as well but was on the smaller side.
the restaurant is quite big but with having several rooms the noise leveling is not a big issue..
we will come back

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner.

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PamelaL
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

22oz Rib Steak was tender, delicious & cooked to perfection. Bean soup excellent also

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vipFernando
Orange County
182 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always!

JH
vipJessicaH
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A nice family dining experience with great service and good food.

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vipRaaaaa
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Terrible service - one coke took 30mins after telling three people.
Rude managers
Server rushing through everything
Busboy was amazing !

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vipEvaH
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our visit and it was delightful! Our server was Forrest and he was outstanding! Food was delicious and setting was lovely. Will definitely visit again.

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BarbaraG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Delicious food and wine, friendly and efficient service. I love Canaletto!

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Tina
Orange County
43 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

My friends and I used to frequent here quite a bit. We were glad to go back once they reopened. Now, they charge for bread and a basic pasta dish is $21.95 and the portion is smaller. Our group is never going back.

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MYK13
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed and safe restaurant. We enjoyed the FETTUCCINE AL POMODORO, which was flavorful and piping hot! Staff was responsive and pleasant.

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vipSvetlanaR
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Unfortunately the food was a real disappointment.

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LuciaR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant! Real Italian food, impeccable service! Highly recommended

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HannahJ
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious. This might have to be my favorite Italian restaurant now except the price was pretty steep. The table for five was a bit small, and with one child sitting at the end, but the service was good at clearning the table to make room. Can't wait to go back to try some other items on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just awesome.....

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food and service all choreographed by manager Marco.
We followed Marco from Beverly Hills .
Wonderful experience.

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vipSoCal
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Unparalleled service. Love the food and the service. One of our favorites Italian restaurant.

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vipRinka
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great to go out and get terrific service and food! Loved our waiter, the menu, the wine suggestion 10 out of 10!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
45 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently delicious and we'll prepared, and the service is consistently excellent.

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TomH
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening at Canaletto. The Manager there worked with us on finding a superb Italian wine that paired beautifully with our meals. Their special Butternut squash soup was magnificent. Our server George (Sp?) was great and our service was impeccable. We will be back
Thanks to all the great staff at Canaletto's

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good service, very good wine. Everything I had expected but nothing more.

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RamiH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a nice setting and good food. Pricy a bit but was enjoyable.

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Rick
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is consistently good. Not fine dining or unique Italian, but good when you want a nice meal at a nice location.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I have been going to Canaletto’s for years. Post pandemic they have raised their prices significantly. Our pizza was good but you could barely see any of the fresh pepper or sausage. I don’t mind paying higher prices if necessary but then make the food worth it. Service was good.

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marinamango
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Everything we ordered was good, however would prefer other Italian restaurants before Canaletto.

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vipKris
Naples
29 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alejandro, great service!
Thank you for delightful evening.

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RenatoN
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very nice and friendly, food delicious .

The Polipo and the Grigliata Mista were the best!!

Looking forward to come back soon!

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RobbieE
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Chiefs! Location in the Fashion Island mall easy to get to and excellent service!

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 1908 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.