Permanently Closed - Onotria Wine Country Cuisine

4.3
407 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

About

This restaurant is permanently closed. The name "Land of Vines" was given to the South of Italy upon its discovery by the Greeks, for it's great expanse of vines across its rich & fertile country sides to seaside cliffs along the coast.

Master Chef Massimo Navarretta was raised farming & making wine at its heart, the region of Campania. At "Onotria," savor the gastronomy & oenology of wine producing regions of the world.

True to a farmer's spirit, all our food products are 100% natural, hormone-free, antibiotic-free, & of the highest quality of organic & biodynamic seasonal offerings.
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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner w family

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Baked Salmon was delicious, tender and seasoned wonderfully. Also excellent: the bruscetta, cauliflower in cheese sauce, spinach & arugula salad with pears, and tiramisu. Service was wonderful, prompt but not rushed. We will be back!

DN
DNobes
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in Orange County Mauro and Massimo are the best

CL
vipCourtneyLadd
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service and great food. I️ would highly recommend this restaurant.

RG
vipRobertG
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic Italian food.
Fresh ingredients and great wines.

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vipBirthday
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Always good. Nice atmosphere to entertain a conversation with guests

RC
vipRomanoC
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Visited a couple times and will be back again.

SC
vipSoCalifcat
Orange County
315 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2017
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Enjoyed appetizers, drinks, and dessert. The place has a view of the vineyard in the front of the building and we were entertained by raccoons stealing grapes from the vines; an unexpected "floor show". The restaurant is also decked out with Halloween themed creations; would be great for a party.

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vipSpanky
Los Angeles
76 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent and the menu provided many special items that you might not find in some Italian Restaurants. Very extensive Wine list that was reasonably priced. Appetizer Special was excellent and unique.

JB
vipJimB
London
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Greatly reduced lunch menu compared to the past.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2017
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Definitely felt like Groupon customers. Once they serve you no one comes back to check on you. Wine was good. Salad way over dressed and just lettuce. Appetizers not very flavorful. Fish was good.

J
vipJill
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is one of our go-to restaurants in Orange County. The ambience is ideal: comfortable and homey, like having dinner at a friend's country house in Italy. The wine list has a large range of offerings, with good wines at every price point. The food is yummy, and the service is warm and unobtrusive. Always a pleasure.

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vipIggy
Palm Springs
23 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful experience. We were seated looking out at grape vines. Just a wonderful atmosphere. Excellent service with excellent food and excellent wine. What else can I say?

SL
vipStudioLady
Orange County
64 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Had been there for lunch and enjoyed it very much. Great time for dinner and was very disappointed. Ordered the calamari entree and it was awful. The calamari was so overcooked it was like rubber and the polenta had no flavor. The seafood stew was ok but nothing to save about and the risotto with shrimp was fine. The wedge salad was able. The cucumber melon salad was good. Having had this experience I will not be back! So, I say don't bother with this restaurant. Go somewhere else.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food that is sourced from their garden. It is a special occasion kind of place. We went at 5 with our 1 year old, and I wouldn't recommend taking a baby during peak times. The couple next to us was celebrating their anniversary and we felt bad that we had a loud little one. Great food and great ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service
Wine knowledge is top notch
Everything we tasted was superb
They aren't flattering themselves on their tiramisu - it's the best we've ever had
Menu diversity gives us a reason to return soon

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vipTony
Orange County
107 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent new find for pre-theatre in Costa Mesa area. Octopus ceviche superb! So was charcuterie.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buratta was amazing! Risotto with black truffles, YES PLEASE! Perfect filet mignon. What else can you say? Amazing service to boot...

BL
BrettL
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible dining experience. Mauro led us through a taste of authentic Italian cuisine I never knew existed. The food was incredible, the service impeccable and the environment wonderful. Would recommend to anyone looking for a unique dining experience alone, as a couple or with a few friends.

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vipcarr
Palm Springs
32 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Had used open table and said it was an Anniversary celebration. No mention of it at all- disappointed.
Pasta was terribly salty and al dente

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We went on a Wednesday evening and it was not crowded at all, we were looking for a bit more happy hour atmosphere, but the food was excellent and creative. The décor was old world Italian and very nice. I would go back for a date night with my husband.

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vipDeej
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We come here somewhat regularly and love the food. Great service, too.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience . Will recommend highly. Will go back again for sure.

DS
DougS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go-to restaurant in Costa Mesa and one of our favorites anywhere in the world. Great food, wonderful wines and fun, knowledgeable people. Chef Massimo is an encyclopedia of knowledge regarding wine, food, healthy eating ... and music. His passion is contagious and we love learning from him. A special team with a special leader. I highly recommend getting to know Onotria.

SK
vipSharonK
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This little GEM is one of my favorites and it lived up to it's reputation on my last visit here with not only the great food & wine, but the interaction with the fabulous wait staff and Massimo the owner. They make dining an experience!

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vipDiningduo
Orange County
180 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Summer truffle season-always look forward to it at Onotria. Delicious fettuccini in marscspone sauce with these truffles shaved over-always a fav! Best whole branzino out there.

RC
vipRomanoC
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Romantic dinner with my Girl.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always dependable for great food and great service place an excellent wine list

SP
vipSherriP
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is amazing! The Orange, Fennel, Cucumber, Avocado salad with citrus vinaigrette was delicious and refreshing! The Branzino was incredible, just wonderful, already craving it again. The cauliflower au gratin not to rich, just perfect and was an outstanding compliment to the Branzino. And the final topper is that they have the absolute best Tiramisu anywhere in Orange County, and I've had a lot of tiramisu in my day. Just the best meal I've had in a long time. Raymundo our server was a pleasure and truly on his game, well ask for him again for sure he completed the whole experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good food. A bit pricey. Tall, open volume lacks intimacy; feels a bit too IHOP. Decor helps to compensate a bit.

Very friendly server and great food. Good variety for lunch menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a special place. Truly a chef-run experience, where each dish has plenty of character. As the name says, think of it as special Italian/classic wine country experience. It will not disappoint. I am not sure if they keep the menu the same, but the lamb chops were amazing, as was the tiramisu. That being said, I don't think thought anything was not good.

We went on a mother's day, so the service was bit slow, but understandable since there were lots of big groups. We enjoyed our waiter, whose recommendations were spot-on. Huuuge wine menu.

The location is a bit out of the 'fancy' area, but I actually think it made for a great value. I loved that sense of a 'find.'

KM
vipKathleenM
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance was great. Excellent service. Owner is very passionate about the wines and very informative. Really enjoyed the evening.

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Regina
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining and Tuscan atmosphere. You feel like you are somewhere in the wine country in Italy. The entrée selections are very unique and the ingredients are very original.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing evening. The chef and owner Massimo is truly a master of food, wine and service. Can't say enough fabulous things about his restaurant. A must experience dining event!!!
He also makes his own wine and you can order bottles to talk home. I have an 875 bottle Celler and his wine is a wonderful add it my extensive collection.
Hours flew by as we pared wine and food together in a tour of Italy through food and wine.
We will definitely be back soon!!! You should too!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Charming rustic setting. Amazing wine list with wines of all prices.

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R128
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Charged $50 corkage and needed 3 requests before our waiter opened our wine. Food average at best. Will not return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True wine country experience in Orange County. One of my favorite restaurants in California.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2017
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Rigatoni - horrid . Had kale or some bulks=÷× in it. Claims to be Italian restaurant. Don't fall for it. . Bright in there since only 5:30. Invest in drapes. Waiter came to table and stuck his hand out to shake and greet - so weird, plus yuck! Once and out.

PG
PattiG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner, great experience!!! Chef very friendly and informative. We will be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The calamari entree was excellent, and the steak also. However the ahi tuna with fresh kale was ruined having a lot of chopped raw garlic. This completely masked the flavor of the ahi.

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