Tutto Fresco

4.5
249 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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About

Since 1991, Tutto Fresco has served authentic Italian fare to the community of Rancho Santa Margarita, California. Translated as "Everything Fresh," Tutto Fresco promises that each dish served is flavorful, bold and prepared with quality ingredients. Our new location offers an experience for anyone in the family. From our patio seating with fire pit, indoor/outdoor bar, and lit olive trees in our interior, there is a space for any occasion.


"Entri Como Amici, Vada Como Familigia" or "Enter as Friends, Leave as Family" is what we embrace as our culture. Our friendly and attentive wait staff look forward to serving you and your family! From Blues Brunch to homemade gelato to full bar, we offer the perfect dining experience for everyone!

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday-Sunday, 8:30am-2:30pm
Lunch: Daily, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm;
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 3-6pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday, 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm; Friday & Saturday, 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bar: Sunday-Wednesday, until 10pm; Thursday, until 10:30pm; Friday-Saturday, until midnight
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Phone number
(949) 858-3360
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Dan Johns
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Catering
Let us turn your special event into an experience you'll never forget! Our wide range of catering options include: pick-ups, deliveries, in-house events, and fully staffed off-site caterings! Whether it be a surprise birthday party or your wedding reception, our highly equipped team of catering coordinators go above and beyond to make your special plans unique and an unforgettable experience. Looking to book an in-house event? Let our executive chef and skilled staff prepare preset menus of specific items of your choice, often matched with selections of our finest wines.
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Cross street
El Paseo and Alma Aldea
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Parking details
Convenient parking lot located just in front of restaurant with ample parking.
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Public transit
We are located right off of the 241 Toll Road.

Bus Stops:
87- Avd Empresa & Aventura (No weekend service)
82- Plano Trabuco & Alas De Paz (No weekend service)
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Entertainment
We offer live, acoustic entertainment bands in our bar Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights! Also join us for our live Blues Brunch on Sundays!
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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PO
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Must have been an off night. We have had several fine meals there but this time was disappointing. It started with the walk in the front door. The hostess just ignored us while she worked on the computer. No greeting or I need a minute to fix this. Plus two other people stood beside her and ignored us as well. Then they took us to a table that was in full sun which we said we couldn't sit at. So to punish us they took to a poorly placed table inside next to a large group. When the waiter poured the champaign we ordered, he seriously overflowed the glass, said he would return to clean it up but that was the last we saw of him. The food was tasty but by then the evening was ruined. I guess they have enough business they no longer care about providing a top-notch experience. It will be a while before we try this place again.

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GC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was “on point” and food was very tasty. A great place For brunch

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KM
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the newly remodeled restaurant. Simply beautiful. The food is always devine.

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CC
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The barramundi and risotto are fantastic! The barramundi is mild and moist and the risotto is creamy and blends well with the fish. The lasagna is the ultimate in comfort food. The calamari was just ok. It was a little on the chewy side and greasy.

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KF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun atmosphere. Our server was great! Food was excellent and bread was amazing.

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D
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. We all had different dinners and each one as delicious. We ordered rib eye, lasagne, and chicken Marsala. All superb!

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TS
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Well can’t comment on anything except they only held our reservation for 12 minutes and then let it go. We were running a little late and when we checked in they said they had released our reservation. It was 12 minutes from our reservation time which I’ve never heard of not allowing 15 minutes minimum. I won’t go back.

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WR
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Managers were walking around interacting with guests and servers always making sure we have drinks filled and everything we need.

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The salmon salad looked great but had very little flavor. A different dressing would have helped it.

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TC
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, friendly staff and tasty food. Love the outdoor seating area and the whole feel of the restaurant. Very enjoyable.

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GO
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for date night. Had the pasta with shrimp and lobster which was delicious! And the side dish of brussel sprouts was smothered in balsamic vinegar with just the right amount of garlic...yum! Hubby had the meat loaf (meat loaf in an Italian resto?) and he said it was very good. Nice James Taylor music being performed live on the outside patio topped off the ambiance. Always a great place to have dinner, but make reservations on busy nights to avoid long waits!

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M
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely LOVE this restaurant! It was my daughters BD and she picked this one out of all others to celebrate it. She has a favorite dish, Spinich Ravioli and it was a wonderful as she remembered. Everything about this place is fabulous, from the food to the staff to the beautiful ambiance.

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l
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food, wonderful service, excellent timing from the kitchen to the server to table
love to come here and eat the awesome food and chat with friends
highly recommended !

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JQ
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another perfect evening at Tutto! A wonderful meal and warm and attentive service will keep us coming back again and again!

Tutto’s owners , Steve and Debbie White, have created something very special with Tutto Fresco and if you have not tried this splendid restaurant, then you are missing out on a truly memorable dining experience!

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Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was great!

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H
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Our server was slow to refill the mimosas at Sunday Brunch...……….had to catch her attention for the service...………..other wise everything was very good and tasty.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

Barely saw server after menu selection. Empty ice tea glasses; no plates for the bread; had to ask multiple times for sweeetner for tea.

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DM
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Very poor AC on one of hottest days of year. Service started ok, but somehow just went down hill with long wait for water, drinks, wine. Some of dishes were fine, several overly salted to point of not being edible. Very disappointing and somewhat chaotic evening.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Our server was really backed up and it took 20 minutes to get a drink. It took us another 10 minutes before we could order food. When the food came out it was made incorrectly. We also had to wait awhile for refills. I understand our waitress wasn’t feeling good and was relieved. Management was nice enough to apologize for the inconvenience but it was 50 minutes before I was able to start eating. The food was great. We ordered dessert and my wife had a few drinks. Our bill was over $100. The cost was not a problem. What I notice in dining out often is the classy restaurants acknowledge the customers that go through as much as we did and tend to offer some type of discount or future offering to return back. Though it’s not necessary and I will be going back again and again, it would have been nice at least being offered a small discount for the inconvenience.

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MR
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service in both the bar and dining room. It was our first time there and we were so impressed!!!

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BC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service with a personal touch. Food never disappoints. Delightful brunch menu in an unrushed setting where you can unwind with friends.

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s
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all had a wonderful time at Tutto Fresco’s! Ambiance is great, service was fantastic, and the food was great.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all enjoy atmosphere . The food is delicious . Our server Mina was very kind , professional and friendly. Overall a great experience . We were celebrating my daughter anniversary . We had a great night

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RP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful service. Gelato is awesome!

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L
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was not very tasty, service was only ok

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every thing was great except Sea Bass was a bit expensive. Wonderful service.

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CS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had visitors and took them there, unfortunately bar was very loud and they seated us inside near the bar. Thankfully it died down and we thoroughly enjoyed the meal.

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CM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three of us went to Tu Tu Fresco for lunch, and it was delicious as always. Two of the ladies
had pasta and loved them, and I had the roast beef (dip) sandwich, which was one of the best
sandwiches I've had. The tomato soup that I ordered with it was very delicious too.
We will definitely be back.
Our waitress was very friendly, efficient, and quick with the water refills, and asking if
there was anything else we wanted.

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GF
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Arrived 5:00 pm for early dinner, not crowded at all, probably early.

We ordered 2 different entrees were very good with large portions and service was good, later a lady came by and asked how all was,
( maybe a manager on duty,) did not identify herself, was very nice and polite.

We shared sorbet which was good and soon after left.

A favorite place to go, love patio! Food always good and bread with vinegar and olive oil!

Only negative I feel is that their are a few seats that are too close together for me, you can hear all of next tables conversation and they can listen to yours!

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T
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came here with out of town family to celebrate my birthday lunch. Our server Kathy was excellent as always. The food was delicious and prepared just right. We had a lovely and relaxing time in a vibrant and enjoyable atmosphere. Excellent venue for Italian food, with
the option of sandwiches or salads for those who aren't in the mood for pasta.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We've been to Tutto Fresco several times over the years and love the new location. We had some food come out way overcooked this time and our waitress did her best to fix it (by comping us dessert). We'll still return, just may not order meat next time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

An unusual bad experience. Our Food came out in a fragmented way. My son’s meal trailed by 15 minutes. They offered a free desert but I would have preferred at least his meal to be comped. We will still come to Tutto because I do feel this was an unusual experience.

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JS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. We were dining with friends and grandkids. Our table was perfect. I felt like we were in Italy. Love love it.

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KF
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful lunch as always. Had a get together with an out of town relative and the meal was wonderful as we always expect.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 3

Everything from the reservation to the food orders were screwed up. Food was good but overpriced for the quality. Service was unacceptable.

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D
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The signature salad was wilted and had brown parts. So disappointing. When the best part of a meal is the bread, that's not saying much. This restaurant is hit or miss. Don't try for a late lunch, the service drops off considerably.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been dining at Tutto Fresco since it first opened at their original location down the street. I have never had a bad meal. The service has always been quick and courteous. I would recommend it highly to anyone. Their free range chicken breast is excellent and moist. I would also say that I've never seen a larger more well-cooked piece of chicken parmigiana ever.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating a birthday-surprised they didn’t bring out their yummy dessert :(
We reserved with a birthday notation along with having presents/cards. Other than that is was great

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MT
Orange County
45 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again great food and service! Our server was Rodger, this was the first time he has waited on us. He was very friendly and attentive! My husbands favorite is the Vongole...the best! I love their fresh seafood, salmon & halibut are both excellent! Thank you for a lovely evening...see you next week!

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D
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service is always excellent and the food is very good. The bar is vibrant with indoor and outdoor seating.

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