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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.
Laguna Beach, CA 95651
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday - Thursday; 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm; Friday & Saturday; 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet Parking adjacent to building.
Within 100 feet.
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
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
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!
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.
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 !
We were seated close to a large party celebrating a birthday; and once they arrived, it became so loud that it spoiled the relaxed ambiance. Service was slow but the food was good and the salad was outstanding. I had spaghetti and meatballs which were fine; but the salad stood out as my favorite part of the meal.
This was my first opportunity to dine at Ti Amo since it became Ti Amo by Il Barone, and I was not disappointed. Everything about the evening was perfect, from the sunset view to the delicious food and the outstanding service. Thank you, Donatello and Franco, for bringing your wonderful dining experiences to south Orange County!
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?
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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