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Ristorante Genovese

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214 N Tustin St, Orange, CA 92867-7719
+1 714-633-5654
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Orange, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The service was friendly, the food outstanding...notably the bread. Family run and it shows! Quaint, charming atmosphere and decor...

Thank mimiwells5
Garden Grove, California, United States
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168 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Our daughter's In-laws took my husband and me out for dinner and what a treat it was! Starting with the parking signs and continuing with the crowded walls, the personality of the owner was more than evident. So much to look at. The owner must have been there since I think he was the oh so friendly man who gave... More 

1 Thank Diane D
Tustin, California
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74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

I took my daughter, her college roommate, and my son to Ristorante Genovese a couple of days before Valentines day for something different from our same old restaurants. How have we not been here before?!!! The decor is crowded, kitchsy, fabulous, and fun. The patrons range in age from twenty-somethings to ninety-somethings. The owner was as sweet as he could... More 

Thank Manray1230
Drobak, Norway
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

I recommend this place to all Italian food lovers. We gave been in Italy and eaten the food there witch is half so good as in Ristorante Genovese. Polite staff and top clean . Good value for the price.

Thank Gøsta G
Orange, California
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548 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

We've been coming here for years and have never been disappointed. The setting is very comfortable and the food is fantastic. I usually get one of their veal entrees. This is a family run business and you can tell by the outstanding and attentive service. They definitely want you to feel like family. If you're lucky, Al will be there... More 

1 Thank Samndjsdad
San Jose, California
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154 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

The restaurant has a fun decor, lots of ephemera with Elvis, Sinatra, the 50's. You can take a glow bracelet or crown at the front. Food is straightforward. Scampi, Gnoochi, Seafood with pasta, minestrone soup. Bread is very greasy, The noodles and sauce were good, prawns overdone. Pleasant staff.

Thank TrixieBelle
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

We took my sister and her husband here to thank them for their hospitality during our holiday in the States. The place oozes atmosphere and the owner made us feel at home. The wide-ranging menu was full of genuine sounding Italian dishes. As someone who has spent a lot of time in Italy I was prepared to be disappointed, but... More 

2 Thank cmwdevon
Newport Beach CA
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222 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

This is a fun, family Italian restaurant. The food is simple Italian fare. A full bar. And a really uoneat atmosphere. The place is full of kitschy Italian decor. Plus they had layers red white and blue for summer. The hostess came around and handed out flashing tiaras and bracelets to all the ladies. Not sure what it was about... More 

Thank harrodsfan
St. Brides Netherwent, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

From the amusing signs in the car park, to the look of the place from the outside and then the inside, just full of character. Very friendly service, good choice of food, tasty too. Great with children. Good value too. Loved it!

3 Thank Gordon I
Orange Coast of CA
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

The fun authentic Italian atmosphere of this great restaurant greets you the minute you arrive in the parking lot. The family owned restaurant (since 1947) and it's staff have a charm about it that treats their customers to a dining experience that is unmatched. Our service was impeccable. The extensive menu offers delicious meals prepared from the owner's Italian family... More 

3 Thank zessfullyyours

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 N Tustin St, Orange, CA 92867-7719
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Orange
  • Phone Number: +1 714-633-5654

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?