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“Great Food and wine. Great Service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Andrea at Pelican Hill

Andrea at Pelican Hill
22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Beach, CA 92657
+1 949-612-1917
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Ranked #28 of 412 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Newport Coast Drive
Description: The unprecedented attention to detail in Andrea, to recreate storied culinary traditions and classic dishes bursting with the true flavors of Italy, has resulted in remarkable Northern Italian cuisine, with Tuscan influences in particular, that rivals the nation's top Italian restaurants.
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43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great Food and wine. Great Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We always love to come here when we have a chance. The service is very attentive. Food is very delicious and a good selection of a wine list, Atmosphere is always perfect. View is great if you sit near the window you can see some nice view from the golf course. We will there again with the party of 16 next week.

Visited December 2012
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“Good Food Great Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

Pelican Hill is first class. Andrea is a Wonderful restaurant with great service. Very helpful taking care of our 3YO Grandson. Menu is impressive and presentation was outstanding.

Visited April 2013
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“One of the best meals we've ever had!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

My daughter & I were visiting Newport Beach from NY. We dined at Andrea and wow! From the moment we were greeted, through the cocktails, breadsticks, and meal, to our departure, everything was well-timed and coordinated, and delicious! We chose the prix fixe ($95) and were very impressed with food and presentation. We requested substitutions, and were accommodated without the blink of an eye.
The staff was attentive, but not hovering, friendly & courteous, but not fawning.
It is truly a special place for a special meal. Our only regret is that we will not be going back soon, being visitors and not residents.

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Los Angeles, California
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Exceptional Food and Wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We've been to Andrea a couple of times before but this really was the best. Everything was spot on last night. Breadsticks got the salt and rosemary totally right; olive bread with the ricotta spread I could have eaten continuously; wine parings we great which had both to do with a wonderful selection of wines by the glass and our waiter who really was world class; the lobster tortellini was to die for and the flatiron steak was awesome - particularly with the addition of the truffled potato puree. Finally, the Sabayon with the booze soaked cake was WOW. Yes, Andrea is expensive but so are many restaurants that don't deliver - Andrea delivers big time.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
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“another stay, but poor food & service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

me and my wife went to Andera at Pelican Hill, Food was plated in a nice way, but not much flavor as per other restaurant on the costa (Syudio) overall staff was very attentive, they forgot to give us the exchange back (was only 3 dollars). few month before we stay at GRill where food and service where fantastic.
overall we went to andrea 3 time s in the past 2 years, but this time it' s a step down, lack on a good dessert selection, none on contemporary maincourses. I would really need to see some fantastic reviews before I made another reservation.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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PelicanHillResort, General Manager at Andrea at Pelican Hill, responded to this review, January 14, 2013

Thank you for taking a moment to share your thoughts about your recent visit to Andrea. I’m sorry to hear that your latest dining experience fell short of your expectations and our goals, especially since your last three visits resulted in five-star reviews.

Andrea has been recognized as one of the Los Angeles Times' Readers' Choice top-rated restaurants for Fine Dining and Italian cuisine, with its authentic dishes created by our Michelin-starred head chef from Italy. I am disappointed that your visit was less than perfect, and have taken the time to personally follow up with the Andrea culinary team about your input detailed here.

Once again, we appreciate you taking the time to post your feedback and look forward to another opportunity to serve you again soon.

Kind regards,

Giuseppe Lama
Managing Director
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