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Antonello Ristorante

3800 South Plaza Drive, South Coast Plaza Village, Santa Ana, CA 92704
(714) 751-7153
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Ranked #12 of 598 Restaurants in Santa Ana
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Price range: $35 - $80
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Sunflower & Plaza
Transit: 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
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English first
Secunderabad, India
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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I had recently been here for a business lunch with a colleague and a customer and the ambience was good. The folks inside were also very courteous and the service was excellent. We had the Minestrone Soup, Bruschetta, Salad and also the Spinach Ravioli. We enjoyed the food and the service. A nice place to have a decent Italian meal

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Escondido, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Amazing!! I use to dine at Antonello's with my family while growing up. It's been 20 years since I've been back. I can't stop thinking about what a wonderful dinner we had and I can't wait to go back! We started off with beef carpaccio and octopus carpaccio. They were both excellent! We practically licked the plates clean! I am... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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151 reviews 151 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This lovely Italian restaurant in South Coast Plaza dishes out the best pasta we've had in ages. The smoked salmon penne is amazing and so is the fettuccine Alfredo. Staff and service is exceptional.

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Wakulla Springs, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This restaurant is great for business lunches or meetings as well as otstanding dinners for specal occasions or romance. Oustanding food, wine, service and reasonable.

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Mission Viejo, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We love this place for many reasons but mostly if feels like we are in Italy. The food is excellently prepared and delicious. The staff is professional and most of them are Italian! We also will go straight to the bar and have appetizers ( my personal favorite is the octopus salad ) and wine if we are just wanting... More

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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246 reviews 246 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The restaurant looks like it's from another decade or two ago, with the walls and ceiling paired with imaginary Italian scenes. But this large place is full on a Thursday night with what look like regulars. We had a room just for the 10 of us and had to negotiate a severe step or two into that tight room. The... More

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New York City, New York
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172 reviews 172 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We've been coming here for over 20 years. We've hosted dinners and parties here. We've had multiple lunches and dinners. Generally, they serve very good food with attentive service in a nice setting. Our last outing was for a recent restaurant week lunch. Nice selections, as usual, but getting boring. In the last few years, we're more inclined to frequent... More

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Lecco, Italy
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The restaurant is average to good. It's ok for dinner with large groups of people. What else can we say? Probably I didn't like the experience too much because in the park just outside the restaurant our car was open and our luggages stolen, including passports. Later on we were told that Santa Ana is not a safe area. I... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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134 reviews 134 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Dined here with a large group during a business meeting last week. Was pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere, food, and service. I had the Sole and it was definitely fresh and tasty.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I love Italian food! I should clarify...I love authentic Italian food! This place is definitely authentic. There are plenty of things to choose from on the menu but the menu isn't overwhelming either. The service was OK - not as good as I would expect for a $300 dinner for 2. It seemed as if our server wasn't interested in... More

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