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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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Celebrate your Valentine with a special selection of dishes inspired by the Italian region of Umbria, the home of Saint Valentine. End your evening with Fondente ai Tre Cuori, a heart-shaped flourless dark chocolate cake with white chocolate and mixed-berry gelee hearts.

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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (28)
Good for a Date (26)
Good for Birthdays (18)
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Creative Cuisine (17)
Authentic (16)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Great for Lunch (12)
Casual (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Romantic (10)
Business Meals (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Cozy (6)
Fun (6)
Healthy (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
People Watching (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Casual
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food4
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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

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!

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food5
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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food3
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service1
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Consistently a great place to have a great meal!! Whether lunch or dinner, you can’t go wrong with this place. Service is always friendly and professional. Great ambiance and accommodating for groups. Food is light and tasty 😋. Highly recommend it!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The restaurant has been very consistent. We love their food and service. Always great

Tags: Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The service was outstanding and the food was very good

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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food5
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

New in the area. I had dinner at Canaletto time ago in invited by a friend. Now having moved to Newport Beach it will be my place.

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great dining experience, pizza was great-authentic.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Amazing food and service.

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food5
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Orange County needs more restaurants like this one since LA County has pulled far ahead in the last decade or so.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food4
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was amazing. Service was awesome. Ambient was warm and friendly. We had a great time. The tartufo risotto was amazing.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We were visiting from out of town and went for Christmas Eve dinner. The service was top notch and food was excellent. I had the veal scalloping and I.T was hands down the best I have EVER had!! I wish we lived closer We’d go all the time.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Happy Hour
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Pleasantly surprised with fabulous food and service...even on a holiday! Have already recommended to friends and family. We will be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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food5
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas dinner with family. Everything was perfect. If you want a winning event this is the spot

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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Have eaten here in the past, but not in a while. The food is even better! Outstanding food! Great menu! Service was great! Will definitely be back and definitely recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Business Meals, Romantic
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food5
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value4

 
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 23, 2017

the food was excellent but the service was slow and inattentive. Butter was not brought when asked. Coffee was forgotten.......order taking was slow , especially since the restaurant was NOT crowded.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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food5
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service2
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Love the food and service.

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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We keep coming back for the varied menu and the excellent service. Our waiter made some great recommendations which we ordered, and we were not disappointed. The tab was north of $200 for four people without alcohol which is average for Newport Beach. There were two large parties where we were seated in the front room by the fireplace, which made it pretty noisy, but we didn’t really notice it until they left. We’ll be back for sure.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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service5
value4

 
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 19, 2017

My wife and I were visiting from Palm Desert. We started with a a magnificent appetizer of buratta cheese with prosciutto and roated vegetables. We both had a wonderful Northern Italian dishes. Our waiter, Guido, real name was a wonderful, friendly gracious waiter, we both agreed we will be back next time were in Newport Beach.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 18, 2017

This is go to restaurant. it is always very good. I ordered Cannelloni di Pollo. I have not ordered this meal before. It was first time (in dozens of meals here) I have ever been disappointed at Canaletto. I just did not like it. Everything was very good as it always is.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual, Bar Seating
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food4
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

I gave 9's on a couple of food items because two of us ordered the salad with chicken and there was very little chicken.

Tags: Organic, Casual, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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food4
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Amazing Food, Service Vibe, Atmosphere.
Giovanni the General Manager always come with surprises.
Moises the Chef 20 Stars
David, James, Jose, Aris will give you the best of the best service.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Casual, Bar Seating
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food5
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Absolutely wonderful food and outstanding service. It was a special night.

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food5
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service5
value3

 
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 14, 2017

This is a fantastic plave to eat. Excellent service.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 12, 2017

We really enjoyed our dinner at Canaletto. Particularly like the window that allows you to see into the kitchen. Our server, George, was great. Very attentive and friendly, making sure we had a good experience without being overbearing. Started with a margherita pizza which was delicious. My husband had a pasta with sausage and enjoyed it. I had the ravioli filled with pear and cheese tossed with asparagus and it was very good. Ended the meal with a little gelato. The portions were a good size, you were definitely satisfied without feeling like you over did it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

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 on December 7, 2017

Food not as good as it used to be.

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food3
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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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food2
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great bartender, made the night super fun!

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food4
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service5
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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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 (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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