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Agostino Ristorante

34700 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste 100, Capistrano Beach, CA 92624-1349
(949) 661-8266
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Cuisines: Pizza
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
San Jose, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Don't go to this place unless you sit on the two-table patio and want to talk above the PCH noise. The service was terrible (plates sat uncleared for 10-15 minutes) and the food was fairly bland and run of the mill. Inside decor was very run-down and a tad bit smelly. Think old New York Diner. the staff was dressed... More

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New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

It might have been an off night. However, we had horrible service. We waited forever for food that seemed very lackluster. I wish we had taken the car into the proper town in Dana Point and explored some more options for dinner. I walked out feeling like I overpaid for bad service and meh pasta.

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Laguna Beach, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is as good as it gets in south Orange county for cheap and cheerful Italian. This place has been here forever. The décor lacks a little but the service and the food is what brings you here. Try the clams and mussels posillipo with a side of naked pasta eat the clams and mussels then dump the pasta in... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The food was good basic italian food. We thought it was going to be a dive after we got disappointing salad, but the good entree brought it back. Try to get a seat in the front where you have an ocean view. With the right table you can also watch the sun set while eating. The price was normal for... More

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sacramento
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We went to this restaurant next door to the Capistrano Surfside Inn and the food was excellent. I would definitely go back.

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We used another search engine to find Agostino, so I was surprised to see so many negative reviews. We also had Leslie but she was cheerful and very helpful, not inattentive or unpleasant. She helped me figure out which dish to order (I couldn't decide between gnocchi and another housemade pasta), offered extra bread, and was on point our whole... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We have seldom had a better Italian meal but our server was not that attentive. The price seemed high to me, but we haven't dined out in So. Cal. for a while so maybe this is normal.

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San Clemente, California, United States
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97 reviews 97 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

We have been here a few times and its never really crowded . The people that own it seem to be nice and its in a great location , across from the beach . I am not Italian but I know what I like and this ain't it . The calimari was tough and the pasta sauce was bland ,... More

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Capistrano Beach, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

Usually a restaurant located on the beach doesn't offer a great fare but my wife and I were very pleasantly surprised to have a very nice dinner here on New Years Eve. Our waitress Leslie was fantastic. She was delightful and ebullient at each encounter. Please ask for her by name. Since it was New Years Eve the place was... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We weren't expecting anything too fantastic. Although we heard the seafood linguine was very good. The waitress was not very hospitable but she warmed up a bit. The Pinot Grigio by the glass was not great but the Sauvignon Blanc was an improvement. The minestrone I am told was very authentic as was the linguine vongole. I loved my veal... More

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