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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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Today
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: Reservations
Good for:
Fine Dining
Large groups
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Bravo!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
NurseNancy12
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Camas, Washington
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
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42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Geneva, Switzerland
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
60 helpful votes 60 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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Diamond Bar, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

One of my favorite local restaurants. Everyone is courteous and service is excellent. They are great remembering you if you have been there before. The risotto with truffles was made tableside in a parmesan ring. All their pastas, soups and salads are excellent. Leave room for the souffle and have an after dinner drink in the bar with bits of... More 

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Yuma, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

Everything from beginning to end was wonderful. We enjoyed the food, the service, our waiter..all of it. Everyone was warm and friendly and the food was delicious.

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Secunderabad, India
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93 reviews 93 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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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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, Outdoor seating
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?