Did not have requested entré at 7:30 pm on a Sat nite!??
Other entré, Halibut, was dry, over cooked without vegetables other than spinach- I.e., no choice and this was there special.
Wine was good but expensive.
Haven't been to Ti Amo in quite a while but was very pleasantly surprised. People were great and the food was outstanding. We'll be back soon.
It was very good, just a bit noisy. The service was good from everyone we met.
My friend and I ordered fish. She got the special, halibut and I got the sole. Both of us got sick. Really unfortunate.
We really enjoyed ourselves. Tried the special menu for OC Restaurant Week. I had Sole, and my wife enjoyed Chicken Marsalla. Both were delicious. Wonderful service. This was our first opportunity to enjoy Ti Amo with new ownership. Great!! They really need to advertise that they have reopened, as there was just a few diners. Thank you for wonderful experience. Steve
Careful with the "specials". Wife and I were going to start off diner by splitting a house salad ($8.95). Instead we were talked into splitting 'special' Burrata Cheese salad. Small in size and not worth the extra price. When bill came I saw we were charged $19 for this average plate of greens with a lump of cheese... and it wasn't pre-split as I requested. Wife's seafood medley 'special' was good, but at $38 wasn't that much different than the Seafood Linguini on menu for $25.95. I ordered Ribeye 'special' for $47 and can't recommend it. Very rarely do I order steak at a non-steakhouse and this was a perfect example of why I don't. Although prime beef, it didn't compare to a Fleming's Ruth's Chris, Capital Grille or Maestro's steak. All these mentioned restaurants have special grills for cooking their steaks and they are charred at an extremely high heat. An Italian restaurant simply doesn't have the capacity to prepare a steak like a high-end steakhouse can. It was ok, but not anything that I couldn't have done at home for a fraction of the cost. Medium rare on inside, but soft, not charred, on outside. Didn't have the "Oh my God" factor after first bite that should accompany an expensive steak.
Bottom line, Ti Amo was decent but was much more expensive than Ristorante Rumari up the street, an Italian restaurant which has a similar ambiance at a lower overall cost.
Truffle ravioli was great, our fish came out warm as felt like it had been under the heat lamp too long.
We came to Ti Amo before the theater. We miscalculated the time we had available to dine. They staff were very cooperative in getting us out on time without feeling rushed. The food was excellent! We had the pizza as an appetizer- perfect size and the lightest fluffiest pizza I have ever had! I had the Pappardella Lamb Ragout. It was delicious! Others had the scallop linguini special and they raved! We are anxious to return to Ti Amo for a leisurely meal!
We love il Barone!!! Quaint, wonderful food, great service, neighborhood gem!!!
New Ownership. Terrific Italian food. Sunset was lovely, but distant ocean view. Service was excellent. Will definitely come back as the restaurant feels like you are enjoying a meal in a Tuscany neighborhood home.
We are very happy for the Barone's. They have done a fantastic job with the menu and service. My wife and I went for a belated Valentine's dinner (as mid-week is hard to do) and they did not disappoint. We're very glad to have Ti Amo back!!
The other patrons showed displeasure we had children in our group of 9 although they were well behaved and well-mannered. One of them is diabetic and my daughters administration of her shot before she eats was frowned on. Most of us received cold food which is why I can only give this place 3 stars. Also valet parking was $6, we should have parked free on the street. Would not go back to this restaurant.
First time at Ti Amo. Service was good. They did not have our requested appetizer but substitute of calamari was very good. Ordered orecchiette and osso bucco with rice. Pasta was slightly undercooked but nice flavor. Osso Bucco was dry and rice was hard and inedible. Might try again after they work out some problems.
Well, I was expecting to be wowed as I have eaten at Il Barone in Irvine many times for lunch and the food has always been excellent. Had a French waiter last time there who was exceptional. Unfortunately, that was not my experience at Ti Amo by Il Barone. With the exception of my special, the lobster ravioli, the three other guests were treated to exceptionally bland, undercooked pasta. They didn't even want to take leftovers home. The waiter was a bit curt, had to keep asking for water, the atmosphere could be described as romantic where we were sitting but it needs to be updated. Looks the same as 25 years ago. Kinda dingy and dirty looking.
Enjoyed our meal, the pasta was so authentic.
I highly recommend this restaurant
Great food, service, & atmosphere. People are wonderful.....very nice family ownership. Difficult to access when coming from the south but, aside from that, it is always a pleasure
to eat at Il Barone's.
I made a special request to be sat in a booth as it was my husband and I’s first married Valentine’s Day dinner. Upon observation I quickly learned the restaurant had no booths. The hostess and a waitress looked at the available tables to seat us and the issue of a child being in the four table, more quaint, and quiet room came up. The hostess did not even ask our preference and took the waitresses opinion of seating us in the noisy, tense, and impersonal common area. I was very dissatisfied by this, not to mention there was apparently a prefixed menu which was not advertised nor divulged upon reservation. Besides those issues, the food was great. In future I would recommend the hostess always ask the consumers their opinion for seating when the hostess believes an issue with seat placement exists.
Very romantic, great service, good Italian food. Highly recommendable!
Great food, awesome service, good mexican waiter.
Nice wine list.
Food and ambience was acceptable...but not as good as the Irvine location. We were there on a Thursday night and the place was empty. Not sure they’re going to make it?
My wife and I enjoyed our time at your establishment. We were hesitant on returning to your place due to lackluster service received from the last ownership. Your restaurant has made a remarkable turnaround and personal impression. We are looking forward on going back to enjoy great food and ambience. Thank you for a great night.
The service and food were excellent as always. We really enjoy it here each and every time we visit it.
The next time we go, I hope they have OSSO BUCCO!!
The service without Donatella present is subpar to say the least.
Hostess was slightly disorganized. Dining room is cozy, but quirky at the same time. Table placement is key to having a nice experience. Service was decent and food ok, not as good as Il Barone’s Newport Beach location, so maybe still working out the kinks at this location.
Fabulous! An Irvine favorite, now closer to home in Laguna!
Massimo was great! The food, wine, and atmosphere was perfect.
I love this restaurant. It is authentic and delicious and I love the service and ambiance of the place! Hidden gem!
Very good food over the top just an excellent experience all the way around
A friend and I went here for dinner on Saturday evening. There was a large crowd in the next room and, as the restaurant is small, it was quite noisy.
Our server was good and attentive. We shared a delicious starter salad of tomatoes and barrata cheese which both of us enjoyed. My friend was quite pleased with the preparation and presentation of the fish special he ordered. However, I found my pasta very bland.
The appetizer (calamari) was hot and delicious. We had a nice, quiet table with a view (we dined early at 5pm to avoid the crowd), attentive service, warm bread, good wine and I was served delicious, fresh ravioli. Just love this place and it's even better under new management! It's our favorite Italian restaurant in Laguna, and I can't wait to return.
When they called to confirm our reservation they said there would be no corkage fee that night. I thought that was odd, but a nice surprise for New Year's Eve. When we got there they said that wasn't correct, even though the waiter repeated it when I asked. What they should have said was that the corkage fee was Forty-five dollars that night because they didn't want people to bring their own wine, but would do it if the patron insisted! They also sent an email confirming the reservation that included their menu. Of course when they brought the menu it was considerably smaller and every item had a noticeable price increase. We had to choose different entrees because by that time it was too late to go anywhere else. The salad, coffee, and dessert were very good, everything else was just okay. The area where we were seated had two small tables that were very close to each other and a large table with little children. Not exactly a quiet, romantic dinner I was planning on!
New Years Eve 2017. Service poor and with attitude. Food was not even noteworthy. First visit to restaurant and obviously our last. There are plenty of local restaurants that far exceed Ti Amo.
Had reservations about 8:30 and was concerned how late they stayed open since it is not an inexpensive restaurant. I was told that they take reservations until 9 pm. Enjoyed our meal. The atmosphere is great and the service was good. I was a bit disturbed however when we were enjoying our dessert and coffee at 10 pm and the music was turned off leaving us with the impression they were ready for us to leave. We did not appreciate being rushed.
We went to Ti Amo for a romantic dinner. It was so loud we couldn’t carry on a conversation. Waiter and patrons were all talking over eachother so all were loud. Not enjoyable evening at all. Food was just ok. Won’t go back.
Very enjoyable. Lovely holiday decor. Food good and service exceptional.
Amazing food, service and ambiance. Can’t wait to return and try more sensational meals.
We celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary. It was lovely atmosphere, the waitress was outstanding and the food was wonderful. I already recommended to my sister
Great service and the food was 5 Star ⭐️
It was our first time there, my 7y old Daughter was really happy with her meal which I found that important since they don’t offer a kids menu or even pizza for that matter for being an Italian base Restaurant. My wife and I also had really good plates and romantic at the same time, Thanks Ti Amo !