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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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4.1

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (12)
Romantic (11)
Special Occasion (10)
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Good for a Date (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Cozy (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Authentic (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Scenic View (4)
Waterfront (4)
Casual (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Business Meals (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

Massimo was great! The food, wine, and atmosphere was perfect.

Tags: Seasonal, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Very good food over the top just an excellent experience all the way around

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

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.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Very enjoyable. Lovely holiday decor. Food good and service exceptional.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Amazing food, service and ambiance. Can’t wait to return and try more sensational meals.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great service and the food was 5 Star ⭐️

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 !

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Very good service and food. We were right next to another table that was celebrating a 50th Birthday and it was very noisy....the tables were very close together.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 29, 2017

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!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Authentic, Organic, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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