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Antonello Ristorante

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3800 South Plaza Drive, South Coast Plaza Village, Santa Ana, CA 92704 (Sunflower & Plaza)
+1 714-751-7153
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11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Los Angeles, California
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121 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner for four on a Saturday night. First time at the restaurant. Reservations accepted and ours was honored immediately. Lovely setting, very traditional feel for a traditional meal. Old World service by waiters who are full-time waiters and not actors making a living. Our waiter was very gregarious, helpful, intuitive, and assisted in making suggestions for courses, wine-pairings, and desserts.... More 

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105 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was a destination years ago but its tired looking. Staff is now just average and food now much better.

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Irvine, California
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

It was my 54 b-day celebration and out of the thousands places we had available to go I chose Antonello's I have been going to Antonello's on and off for about 25+ years...I have always been in love with the place. So in love that my house and office are signed serigraphs of Aldo Luongo's paintings that I got familiar... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We went for my birthday dinner celebration. First we had a drink at the bar, my martini was excellent and the bartender was extremely friendly and accommodating for any type of drink we wanted. We then went to the main dining room, which is cozy and relaxing while listening to the piano music. Our waiter Scotti was awesome and his... More 

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Ladera Ranch, California
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Antonello offers everything you need for a fabulous evening; the food is delicious and fresh, the service is impeccable and if you choose to dine in the enoteca, Paco music and voice will fill your dinner with great entertainment. Love this place!

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Gardena, California
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75 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I have been to Antonello's a couple of times, usually for business functions. Today, I took a valued employee for lunch, and was not disappointed. The restaurant was busy for a Tuesday, but we were seated immediately without a reservation. The atmosphere is tasteful and rustic chic, and the service impeccable. At least 2 different hosts/managers came by to see... More 

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Caledon, Canada
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

An expensive dinner and not worth it. The waiter was arrogant and it was difficult to understand him. Limited menu and not traditional Italian options. He brought me the wrong entrée and it was way overcooked and greasy. Good wine though.

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Queensland, Australia
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I was hear for a group function with approximately 40 people. The service was excellent. The staff were very friendly & helpful. The food came out quickly. The meals were delicious. Good sizes & lovely & fresh. A great option for functions.

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Houston, Texas
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97 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Wonderful experience this week at Antonello. Our waiter was Italian and was perfectly willing to let me exercise my minimal skills with the Italian language. I enjoyed my saltimbocca and for dessert, berries and cream. The waiter was timely and friendly, very professional, and so kind. Parking was easy and abundant, no need to valet. Will definitely go back again.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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167 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Great service, great food and a very nice wine list. We had a business dinner here with about 50 people and they did a great job taking care of us and everyone enjoyed the food very much.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 35 - US$ 80
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3800 South Plaza Drive, South Coast Plaza Village, Santa Ana, CA 92704
    (Sunflower & Plaza)
  • Public Transportation: Going to the theater or Opera at Orange County Performing Arts why not have dinner at Antonello, leave your car in our parking lot and take our complimentary shuttle to and from the theater. When making reservation please inquire about the theater shuttle program
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: +1 714-751-7153

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