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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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Sunday
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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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  • 32
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    Very good
  • 5
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  • 3
    Poor
  • 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
Wine flight in the bar

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
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  • Large groups
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Tucson, Arizona
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

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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West Point, Utah
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Even though I'm on a business trip and I'm eating by myself, they staff here keep in a good mood, no matter how busy they are, they care about you! The place would be perfect for a romantic couple having dinner as well, actually is a shame that my wife can't be with me right now. The cuisine is superb,... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We were greeted promptly by friendly staff who offered us seating, inside, outside or in a fabulous newly opened private dining room. We opted for the private room and it was amazing! The room feels like you are in a Tuscan wine cellar - cool plaster and brick walls with wine bottles and a huge granite table. There were four... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I was told by a friend that they had the best Fishermans stew, so I tried it. I ordered it with no mussels. It came with mussels so the server took it back. It came back luke warm, I would guess they just removed the mussels and did not re-plate. The soup was good but not great. Some of the... More 

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Long Beach CA
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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?