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13771 Newport Ave Ste 9, Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 734-8882
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian perfection

The finest Italian food this side of Rome! The Owner / Chef is a gifted cook who single handedly turns out the finest Italian food you'll ever have. Your waitress, Paulo is sweet, knowledgeable and fast. Generous portions in a chic yet relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
FrankPatti1959
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14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The finest Italian food this side of Rome! The Owner / Chef is a gifted cook who single handedly turns out the finest Italian food you'll ever have. Your waitress, Paulo is sweet, knowledgeable and fast. Generous portions in a chic yet relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy!

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Orange, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The food is simple, the portions are large, the flavor is amazing and the people are friendly! What more can I say :)

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Huntington Beach, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Love this place, best chicken Parm in OC hands down, the shrimp, broccli and garlic pasta dish is also one of the best. Can't recommend this place enough, if you hungry and close by, just go there and ask them what's good, you won't leave hungry...

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Orange County, California
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I've lived here for over 30 years and never have been to Barolo. Yesterday was the first time and it was outstanding. At 1215, the restaurant was practically full. The patrons were boisterous like in many Italian restaurants. The chef was visible in the small kitchen turning out tasty fare. Two of our party wanted variations on their dishes. No... More 

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Ladera Ranch, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

I have been eating at Barolo Italian Cafe for the past few years. It is by far the finest Italian restaurant in the area, and one of the finest I have ever been to. The food rivals that of Italy itself, which makes sense, since the owner and chef is from Italy. If you're looking for outstanding, authentic Italian food... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Excellent service and quality of food in an open kitchen! Giuseppe cooks the best of Italian cuisine with creativity and professionalism!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

By far the best Italian food in Orange County. I have been going there for years, there is one cook, one bus boy and one waitress all of which are nice. While its not in the most beautiful location, the food is good and authentic! Everything is made in house and the kitchen is open so you can watch as... More 

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Santa Ana, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We stopped here on a whim, mainly because someone had suggested it and we were just driving by. Loved the atmosphere. Ordered Fettucini Bolognese and Spicy Sausage Pasta. Both were great. Large portions--took half home for dinner the next day. Wait staff was very attentive and friendly. Not cheap, but price is OK given the portion size. We will definitely... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

This was our favorite Italian restaurant when we lived near Tustin. It is always ou first stop when we return to Orange County. Small & friendly with great food.

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Orange, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Small restaurant, but very quaint. The owner is the chef and cooks everything fresh when you order. He cooks behind the small bar so you can see him. Lots of people are regulars and they talk back and forth to him. The server has been with him since the beginning. Very friendly atmosphere. The food is excellent. Lot's of times... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13771 Newport Ave Ste 9, Tustin, CA 92780
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Tustin
  • Phone Number: (714) 734-8882

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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