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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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5:00 pm - 10:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This is one of my favourite restaurants and I always try to go there when I am in Costa Mesa. Been their with both small and big groups, and everytime is is good. Traditional Italian but with a touch of american styling. Overall the food quality is on a high level, we are not talking about Michelin... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kenneth B
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Aarhus, Denmark
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Aarhus, Denmark
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favourite restaurants and I always try to go there when I am in Costa Mesa. Been their with both small and big groups, and everytime is is good. Traditional Italian but with a touch of american styling. Overall the food quality is on a high level, we are not talking about Michelin type of food... More 

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Thank Kenneth B
Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe I just have a different perspective on restaurants but I do not think that this place lives up to its high ratings. Nice atmosphere. Service is okay but nothing special. The food was well prepared but nothing out of the ordinary. And the wine list was satisfactory but not over the top. I liked that they have a gluten... More 

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Thank Greg799
Diamond Bar, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of our favorite restaurants. Great food, service and atmosphere. You cannot go wrong with anything on the menu from the pasta to steaks or seafood. There is an old world atmosphere.

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Thank Judy T
Orange, California
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Mrs. B is Sicilian so when she says "try the Ravioli it's the best" I'm on it. I'm also highly suspicious, independent minded, opinionated and discriminating particularly in relation to my ravioli. I have had pasta including ravioli in the mother country, my country, and at home. No ravioli has escaped my palate. The review? (Amongst) the best ravioli. I... More 

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Thank beagle47
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

I had forgotten what truly fine dining can be. As I entered the restaurant I was greeted warmly, led to the table, had my chair pulled out for me, the napkin unfolded and placed on my lap, asked for my water preference and made comfortable. And it just got better from there. The sommelier helped select a wine, and continued... More 

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Thank Lauren K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

You have to know where it is to find it but it's one of my wife and my all time favorite date night places. Prices are not cheap but squarely in line with the quality and service. The wine menu has the to be among the best in OC. Make reservations. The bar lounge area sometimes has live music and... More 

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Thank Dave A
Nevada
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This restaurant made us feel like a special VIP on our first visit. We went for our anniversary and everyone congratulated us. The food is wonderful - fresh, high quality ingredients and special requests are honored. The Service is second to none. It was so good we went back again the next night. The bartenders are also very knowledgeable and... More 

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Thank hooverdam4
Santa Ana, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I have been going there since it opened. The quality of service and food has never changed. It is and always has been #1. It is not cheap, but in the case of this resturant is well worth the money. I have always recommended it to people that want a special high class dinning expearence.

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Thank Mike D
Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed a wine flight and appetizer in the bar. The ambience and Service were five star. The quality of the food was delicious. The only reason I gave this review four stars was because they ran out of two of the wines I chose for my wine flight. Also, I only ate an appetizer and not dinner. The wine... More 

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Thank MichelleDeal
West Point, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I have eaten at this restaurant several times now over the years and I have never been disappointed. Consistently good. The service is exceptional and the food is amazing. Portion sizes are perfect. Food is fresh and original. Numerous offerings to choose from on the menu. Great restaurant for business associates or couples. Highly recommend. I will definitely return.

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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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Idyllwild, California, United States

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?