This restaurant is always, always, always simply excellent. Excellent service, excellent food, excellent experience. I have eaten here many times and I am happy to recommend to my south O.C. friends as one of my most favorite restaurants!!!
Excellent service. Knowledgeable about vegan options offered
Food here is ALWAYS delicious and the staff is Excellent. I highly recommend Ristorante Rumari in Laguna Beach.
Amazing food and service. Highly recommend!
This is one of my very favorite restaurants! We come to Laguna Beach every year for our anniversary and Rumari is always a must for us. They do a sea bass dish with a spicy tomato sauce that I love. It's usually a special, but on the night we were there they did not mention it. When I asked, they were happy to prepare it for me and it was delicious. The fish was tender & moist and the wine, my husband's salmon and dessert were all perfect. The service, as always, was top notch.
Best Italian restaurant in Orange County. Food is always terrific. Our server Floria is excellent.
We went at 6pm and were seated in a nice booth for 2. Our server was very friendly.
I ordered a special of swordfish and my husband had the clams del mar. Both were very good.
It was a nice experience. I liked that it wasn't noisy, as so many places are these days. It was cozy in there.
only down fall for me was the owner came in and was wearing a dirty tee shirt with jeans and all his employees were dressed in black and white. Made it awkward to see this guy wondering around the restaurant dressed like he just got off a boat telling people what to do.
Server was excellent, never had us waiting for anything and the food came out very fast. I would recommend and already have to my friends.
Great food, authentic Italian. Always ask about specials, they are special !! Great cozy atmosphere, awesome staff.
A great Italian restaurant on South Coast Hwy in Laguna Beach. Very authentic with very friendly waitstaff. I would here here again and again if I lived in the area. I had cacia e pepe, a difficult pasta to make, and it was made to perfection.
Great food and great service! A little bit pricey though but if you can afford it its worth it. One recommendation I have is to reduce serving size.
Always consistently good and ambiance wonderful. Expensive and wish salad was included in meal.
My favorite restaurant in Laguna Beach. Excellent food that is authentic Italian, expansive wine menu that pairs well with the food, most importantly incredibly attentive wait staff.
Rumari did not honor its free wine or martini with entrée coupon.
Waiter NICK acted dishonestly.
Lots of local people that frequent this restaurant. Food was great.
Expensive but consistent and delicious.
I found this restaurant years ago by accident. Now every time I stay in Laguana I have dinner at this restaurant
We tried 3 pastas and a risotto; all were good. Portion sizes are ample. 4 different desserts were delightful and large.
From start to finish, our experience was fantastic. Friendly atmosphere, great food and a charming staff. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an experience they will certainly want to share with friends and family.
We dinner twice this week in Laguna Beach. The food is awesome, service great. People exceptionally nice and caring.
Great atmosphere ... outstanding food!! We keep going back!
Food was delicious. My Italian wife could not stop raving about how good the spaghetti with eggplant was! The Tiramisu and Semifreddo desserts were a great way to finish the night.
the waiter was rude as hell and he ruined the whole thing. Don’t go here unless you’re old and like spending way too much for wine and bland food
Wonderfu Neighborhood restaurant. Intimate and the food is outstanding. We had chicken and pasta. Soup was excellent. Will definitely return.
Timeless place. Great food. Unique. Out of all the Italian restaurants, this one is set apart by its home like feel. Walk accross the street and your at the beach.
Exceptional food with outstanding service. The Gnocchi are a must have dish!
Excellent Italian restaurant. Great food! We always have dinner here when we visit Laguna Beach. The restaurant has a mix of tourists and locals. The staff always makes us feel at home. Great bar to meet people. I would highly recommend this place.
Some of the best Italian food in Orange County, authentic, fresh , well seasoned. Friendly waiters, nice ambiance
We booked a reservation and seated promptly upon arrival. Giovanni and Martin, our attendants, were wonderful, accommodating, and most knowledgeable. The wine list was bountiful. The food was excellent. This was our first visit, and we plan many more.
The food was excellent. Veal picatta to die for. Attentive and personable service. Nice ambience. Quiet enough for good conversation but still lively.
You know, the food itself was not actually bad in taste or quality but it was nothing special. There was no care for detail or presentation in the dark restaurant and different plates. It was also really filling. However, the building is very charming and it seems like a classic little romantic restaurant. Slightly overpriced, though.
My wife and I had wanted to try this restaurant for some time based on the reviews. The dishes seemed a bit outdated. Nothing really new or inspiring. However what we ordered was very well prepared. I ordered filet mignon and aside from being the smallest piece of meat I'd ever seen on a restaurant dinner plate it was very tender and flavorful. When making our reservation on OpenTable we had selected Special Occasion since we were celebrating or anniversary and also wrote it in the notes field. My wife mentioned it to the hostess as well. No one from the restaurant ever acknowledged our anniversary during our visit. Not a bad restaurant, but with so many great options in Laguna Beach we will unlikely go back.
Fernando was an amazing waiter- funny, nice, and attentive. The food was delicious.
This is one of our favorite Italian restaurants in California. We travelled to Laguna to dine here again. My husband and I absolutely love it. Definitely worth the drive.
Best Italian Restaurant in OC!!!!! Highly recommend.
The food here is terrific. We were seated right away and our server was great.
I had put in the Open Table comments that we would like patio seating as we were bringing our small dog. The hostess had read the note and had a very nice out of the way table waiting for us upon arrival. Good service, good food. Our server made a very good wine recommendation. We will go back!
Rumari's never disappoints when my family and I have dinner here. Delicious food and great ambiance.
Italian restaurant with fairly pricey menu but, unfortunately, little or no ambiance. Bland setting, without even a tiny vase with a single flower. The food is ordinary and certainly its quality does not justify its price. The lemon veal scaloppini was OK at best, nothing to write home about. Although they knew that this was a special occasion, they did not offer even a small 50 cent-cookie with a candle.
Conclusions: I guess it may be OK for the summer crowd of visitors, but not for "Fine Dining" by locals. Disappointing choice for us.
It's a sleeper.. I am amazed that the restaurant isn't jamed.. Good food, good service.. you cannot get better than that..