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Antonello Ristorante

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3800 South Plaza Drive, South Coast Plaza Village, Santa Ana, CA 92704 (Sunflower & Plaza)
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
(714) 751-7153
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Outstanding food quality and service

Antonello Ristorante has been among the finest dining locations in all of Southern California for many years and it still lives up to its reputation. The ambience, service and food are all top-notch and eating there makes you feel special. The staff is well trained and many have been there for over... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
wayout3
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Long Beach CA
Good for:
  • Large groups
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English first
Long Beach CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Antonello Ristorante has been among the finest dining locations in all of Southern California for many years and it still lives up to its reputation. The ambience, service and food are all top-notch and eating there makes you feel special. The staff is well trained and many have been there for over a decade. The kitchen always produces great food... More 

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Panora, Iowa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The people, the ambiance, the service, the drinks, the food.... they are all amazing. I was there the first week of May 2015 for a business meeting. The service was off the charts, with 3-4 waiters bringing all our food at the same moment, and being attentive, yet invisible during business conversations. We all had something different... salmon, fillet, pasta...... More 

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Corona, California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is one of my few go to places to take out business guests. The food is very flavorful and alwarys presented nicely. The waitstaff and everyone else you come into contact to ath Antonellos is very service oriented. You get fabulous service. The dining area is very nice and it has great ambiance. You will enjoy yourself when you... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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85 reviews 85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Environment: location is nothing special. Inside of the restaurant the decoration is not too bad Food: very much americanized - far from the the traditional food you would find in Italy (only a couples are there). I believe it is over-ratted by the ones who don t know about true Italian food. Expensive for what it is. Service: good level... More 

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Camas, Washington
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70 reviews 70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Fabulous food! Excellent service, actually the best service I've ever experienced at a restaurant. If you are in the South Coast Plaza area, be sure to eat at this wonderful restaurant. You will be so happy you did! They treat their customers like family. We were a party of 5 women arriving at 7 pm on a busy Saturday night,... More 

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I was there recently with several friends. The ambiance was very good, and from what I saw, if this would be considered for a date, I would think it would be great, with excellent privacy of conversation. I only had a salad, having eaten earlier, and therefore can only say so much about the food. Our friends, all of whom... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Our friend took us to his favorite Italian restaurant and we gladly foot the bill. This is a first class establishment! I had "veal with prosciutto" and it was delicious. Our friend also ordered veal and love it. My husband raved about the "chops pecorino". The waiters were attentive without being overbearing. He even suggested that we each have half... More 

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Toulouse, France
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I went to the restaurant for a private function for over 20 people, the food, was exceptional, with a choice of main course. One of the best meals I have had, an more so considering the mumber of people being catered for. Great atmosphere. We loved it.

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Anaheim Hills, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

My wife & I decided to go on a date & went to Antonellos. I had never been there. Its a unique Italian Restaurant with good decor. As usual, were too early so we sat at the bar & had some ice cold Peroni. It just hit the spot. At dinner table, our waiter was very nice and helpful. We... More 

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Anaheim, California
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122 reviews 122 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The restaurant provided a separate, quiet room for a private event on a Saturday evening that lasted about 3 hours. The room was set up for 25 guests. The restaurant staff service was great and the food was exceptional. The evening started with wine and some finger food. The thin bread stick was unexpectedly very good. My main course selection... More 

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Restaurant Details

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: (714) 751-7153

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 80
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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