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About Ti Amo by il Barone

Located in the quaint town of South Laguna Beach, Ti Amo is one of the cities hidden gems. Built as a home in 1928, the building is now modeled after a villa in Tuscany. The homey atmosphere is created with a fireplace, paintings, a romantic atmosphere and an ocean view. Voted “the most romantic 14 years in a row.”

The authentic Italian cuisine is always the freshest and always house made. All of the pasta is made fresh, steaks are all prime. Entrees include pastas, seafood and steak. Save room for homemade desserts too! Parking is adjacent to the building and we have room for large parties and banquets.

31727 S. Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 95651
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Sunday 12:00pm-9:00pm
Dinner: Wednesday - Thursday; 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm; Friday & Saturday; 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cross Street:
3rd

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 499-5350

Website:
http://www.tiamolaguna.com/

Parking Details:
Valet Parking adjacent to building.

Public Transit:
Within 100 feet.

Executive Chef:
Massimo Ghalami

Private Party Facilities:
We have facilities to provide private dining for up to 80 people. We have a banquet manager who can arrange a pre-fixe menu. Perfect for rehearsal dinners, wedding parties, bridal & baby showers, corporate events and birthdays!

Private Party Contact:
Veronica Scala: (949) 499-5350

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Ti Amo by il Barone Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (3)
Waterfront (3)
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Good for Anniversaries (2)
Authentic (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Business Meals (1)
Casual (1)
Fun (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Romantic (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Four of us, all Laguna locals went there for a combination business/friendship dinner. We were all very pleased with the qualify of the food and service. From Appetizers to dessert, it was all good. We will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 4, 2017

It is a small, quaint and very romantic type Italian restaurant with a georgous ocean view which is perfect for Sunset

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Casual, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 29, 2017

SIMPLY OUTSTANDING! Where do you get 5 star food quality for very reasonable prices? Not food this good...First time there and we were very impressed. A "must go" for anyone who enjoys quality Italian cuisine. Romantic atmosphere, great staff and great, great food. Need I say more?

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Stick with pasta dishes, and you will be fine. They are trying hard from service standpoint, which is nice, but other than the pasta dishes we found the other food to be pretty bland and tasteless. Also have $25 corkage fee, which we believe is $5 too high. $15 corkage is great, $20 is acceptable, $25 seems excessive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The terrific cuisine of Il Barone now also in South Laguna! Fantastico!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Lovely setting, fine cuisine, attentive service, Il Barone has inspired the former Ti Amo.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 23, 2017

We have had many very good experiences at Ti Amo with the previous owners so, based on that and the very good reviews, we were looking forward to celebrate my birthday with our sons and their families.
What a disappointment.
The service was the worst we have ever experienced anywhere.
The waiter took orders from only part of the party, several times, and had to be reminded several times that we were still missing some dishes.
He never asked if we wanted to have anything else to drink, even after we had to remind him several times that we were still missing some of the ordered drinks.
When we got our food, while well prepared and tasty, it was cold.
When we complained, the owner came to our table and apologized and explained that two waiters had not shown up so she had to call for unknown waiters to come and help?She took several items off our bill; that was a nice gesture that we didn't ask for; we would much rather have had good service.
From where we were sitting, they we very under staffed with inexperienced personnel.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 4, 2017

Superb ambience , superior service and impeccable cuisine...
Traveling foodie in L.A. from LA for family vacation and returning to Ti Amo...
I've never been disappointed and have recommended to countless foodie friends...
Thank you for a phenomenal experience and a priceless memory with my 5 ladies!!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 2016

All around excellent experience. Food was delicious, ambiance perfect, service exceptional. We had a large group, but we're welcomed warmly and had a wonderful evening. Best Tiramisu ever.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Mediocre food. Not bad but not great, or even really good. We had a very inexperienced waiter that was a disaster. Toward the end of the dinner a member of the staff approached me as asked "what everything OK?" I said "no". She replied "perfect" and left. Clearly she wasn't really listening. Ambience was nice. This is not a place to go to if you have standards for a quality meal.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2016

We had a really nice diner at Ti Amo. Food was great as well as service. It was our first time at this restaurant but we will likely return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (México)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Great service and food. Awesome Christmas dinner. Will definitively return

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 18, 2016

Great food, nice ambiance and the best service I have experienced in a restaurant in. I highly recommend Ti Amo.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Went there for a night out with close friends and was very pleased by the food the service and the atmosphere. Had not been there for many years and glad that it is now back and open and doing well

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Exceptional from start to finish. Great service and superb food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 24, 2016

Wonderful Thanksgiving dinner. My waiter was awesome and did a great job. We had turkey dinner. Really nice. I wish I got the waiters name. Thank you very much for your great service.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 12, 2016

The meatballs were just fair. Sauce was much too garlicky and we are Italians who use a lot of garlic.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 23, 2016

There was a large party loud and obnoxious with no separation between other guests and the party. We asked to be moved and still had a hard time hearing each other.😠

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 (London)·Dined on October 13, 2016

Absolutely wonderful place with waterfront from the terrace, sunset and excellent food and service!

Tags: Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 8, 2016

We really enjoyed our dinner at Ti Amo. The halibut special was delicious and big enough to split. The Caesar salad was particularly good as was the carpaccio. The salmon was nicely done with a puttanesca sauce on the pasta. The angel hair was perfectly prepared and quite tasty. Our server was very attentive and everything was served at a nice pace that made our dinner with friends even more enjoyable. We highly recommend Ti Amo.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 24, 2016

A must stop for all. Amazing food, service and atmosphere

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 23, 2016

I couldn't find "good food" under your reasons for why you would recommend Ti Amo.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 18, 2016

This is my second time at Ti Amo and once again it was very good. The service was excellent and the Ambiance was very pleasing. Will certainly dine there again in the future.

Bob M.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 17, 2016

It was amazing!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 16, 2016

We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Delicious Italian cuisine. Our waiter was wonderful! We had one person in our party with a gluten allergy and the staff was well informed and took great care to ensure a great dining experience for all. Very cozy, romantic atmosphere.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 2, 2016

We celebrated my wifes birthday at Ti Amo on a Friday night. Let me start off by saying that the food was amazing! My wife had the halibut special and I had the homemade seafood spaghetti pasta. Our server was so sweet and made some great recommendations. We had a great time and we will definitely come back! Highly reccomend dining at Ti Amo!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 28, 2016

The staff was very pleasant and always ready to serve us. It was our anniversary,
as we told them when they asked if special occasion. They treated us to
tiramisu and offered to take our picture. We enjoyed a wonderful meal!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2016

We've dined here 3 years ago and the food, ambiance and service were incredible. They closed the restaurant for 2.5 years and when we went for dinner, it was empty, food was expensive and awful, even though portions were huge. The food was actually inedible and we couldn't wait to get out of there.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 20, 2016

The wine corkage fee was $25, compared to almost every other restaurant in the city at $20.
One of our meals was the chicken parmigiana and it comes with vegetables and potatoes. We
substituted the vegetables and potatoes for a side of pasta and was charged an additional $5 for the substitution without being advised of the charge. The server was very friendly, however
very slow. The restaurant seemed to be under-staffed this evening....Not sure of the total value?

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 18, 2016

LEO, our waiter was very informative and friendly. Food came out at same time. All four meals were prepared well. The meals came to the table hot and all 4 meals tasted great. Great choice to celebrate our anniversaries!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 17, 2016

We were very excited for the restaurant to open. We went for my birthday. They were very limited on the drinks they offered. I thought they had refine the inside. Very little. Took the drapes down. The food was not what we had excepted and of limited amounts also. The taste not so good. We will not return. Very disappointed !!!!!!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 13, 2016

I went to Ti Amo years ago before it closed and it was a real hidden gem. It has now re-opened and let me tell you it is AWFUL!! Upon arrival, there was nobody there to greet us. Once we were seated we waited 30 minutes just to get water, 45 minutes for our drinks, and an hour and twenty minutes for the food which wasn't even the right food in which we ordered. They forgot the appetizer, and they were completely unapologetic. I will NEVER go back there agin and will tell everyone I know my experience. Awful service and so so food.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Terrible service! We were seated for 15 minutes before being approached by a waiter for drink orders and dinner was served almost 90 minutes after we arrived and only after we complained several times. Two dinners arrived more than five minutes after the rest were served. A really uncomfortable and unpleasant evening.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 12, 2016

Great environment excellent service and great menu. Extremely knowledgeable server and easy to get to location

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 2016

The setting and view was romantic at select tables with ocean views. The food was very good but there was a long wait for meals to arrive. Service seemed a bit disorganized. Fortunately, my wife and I were here for the atmosphere and the food and not in any hurry.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 22, 2016

It was good to see this iconic restaurant open again, though I believe it is under new ownership. We were told that renovations had been done but the seats were still well worn and, like all oceanside restaurants, everything from tables to chairs feel a bit sticky from the salt air. We made a reservation but likely didn't need on as there were lots of empty tables, even on a Friday night.
Our server was sweet and fairly attentive. The food was very good, though she brought us a risotto instead of the gnocchi. We'd already dipped into it thinking it was a new take on the puffy pillows. It was delicious! Sadly, she whisked it away (my thought is that she should have left it ... who else was going to eat it after we already put our forks into it?) and brought us the sausage gnocchi (which we had ordered), which was equally as good.
My only real complaint - the wine was far too warm, as if it had been sitting out at 85 degrees for a long time. It tasted ok but not the lovely wine room temperature of 74-76 degrees that makes a nice glass of red wine enjoyable.
All said, we will return because we really, really want more than one bite of that mushroom risotto.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on July 21, 2016

Yes this spot needs a little updating and at minimal a fan installed to circulate the air, but the service was wonderful, the food was great.The extra effort to make my carpaccio exactly how I want it was wonderful. I hope this spot can redeem its self and go back to a great location to eat. The next time the owners are there eating with their family, and they have folks eating, stop and say hello and tell us how grateful you are to have us. Nothing is better than to know you appreciate our business. We made a specific effort to come to your spot, regardless of the negative reviews. I loved it and will be back, But hope that a fan and 'blinds" of some sort are installed for peak sun in hour.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 6, 2016

The meal was so delicious, our veal dish was well seasoned and perfectly tender the grilled salmon evening special was an explosion of flavor.....cheers to the Chef! Oh and all of this was viewed from the outside deck and a peaceful sunset, a very lovely dining experience made even more special by a fantastic server with a great personality!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 1, 2016

Food was good. Proportions very large. Presentation is lacking. Get the feeling the place is "old and tired".

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 25, 2016

We are neighbors of this restaurant and didnt particularly like the old Ti Amo...we thought it they sauced things too over the top. But when we started reading negative reviews about the new Ti Amo, we stayed away. BUT, we had dinner there last weekend. The wait staff was great. The food was more than OK, not amazing but more than OK . Would we go back? YES!

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