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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 #14 of 583 restaurants in Santa Ana
Price range: $35 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
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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23 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
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English first
Lecco, Italy
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Foothill Ranch, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The four of us went to Antonello Ristorante for dinner and made the reservations thru Open Table. I have never been there before. We were taken to a nice quiet area of the restaurant. The restaurant is very large but I felt like we were in a nice small quiet area. They have a very extensive and expensive wine list.... More

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Yorba Linda, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

My wife and I have had lunch here once and dinner twice since August of 2013. Reservations a must. The food has been absolutely consistently delicious and service perfect. This is a restaurant that is fine tuned in all aspects of the business. You will not be disappointed. We have reservations again this Saturday. A must on your list of... More

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Lecco, Italy
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

i am italian, i was on a trip in orange county and as my friends knew one of the waiters working at antonello's we went to visit him and we took the chance to taste their appetizers - prosciutto, calamari, parmigiano and olives-and their "pasta al pomodoro"..it Was simply awesome! They have a very good selection of wine too.. There... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Have loved this iconic Orange County restaurant for years. It is my husbands favorite restaurant and he is Italian. He wanted to go here for his birthday, we invited another couple to join us. We had a 7:00pm res on a Tuesday night. We arrived early, as did our friends, and were immediately seated at our table. We were offered... More

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Los Angeles, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

I had lived in OC for over 8 years and never went to Antonello Ristorante until I moved back to Los Angeles. Better too late, than never... In celebrating our anniversary, we wanted a posh Italian restaurant, while in Orange County. The decor was homey quaint with a Tuscan touch. We could also enjoy hearing the live music coming from... More

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Orange County, CA
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Wonderful Italian pastries, panini's and desserts. Best coffee in the mall. Great place to sit with a friend and view the patrons walking about. Friendly Barista's. Open atmosphere. Located near the carousel, 2nd level. Take a caffe break!

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Irvine Ca
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Wonderful restaurant that was host to our company Christmas Party. The best Veal Marsala that I have ever tasted. Super service and atmosphere was so comfortable and friendly.

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