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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 #10 of 594 restaurants in Santa Ana
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Price range: $35 - $80
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 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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29 reviews from our community

79% Recommend
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English first
Escondido, California
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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150 reviews 150 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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226 reviews 226 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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167 reviews 167 reviews
116 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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33 reviews 33 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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Foothill Ranch, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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