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Ristorante Mascarpone's

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1446-1448 East Katella Avenue, Orange, CA 92867-5037
+1 714-633-0101
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Irvine, California
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've eaten here a half dozen times a year for several years and the food is consistently great. In addition to a full Italian menu Mascarpone's has frequent specials including a fantastic filet with pepper sauce, veal chops, rack of lamb, sea bass, Copper River salmon, and lobster ravioli. The service is relaxed and excellent and the owner Pepe is... More 

Thank James V
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

We made reservations for party of 6 for New Year's Eve. We were seated on time. The service was spot on. Very friendly and personable; from the waiting staff to the bus boy! The food was outstanding. Some of the meals we ordered were the Special of the day - stuffed shells and salmon dish, Penne al Espagnola, Manicotti all... More 

Thank OCTan1
Spanish Fork, Utah
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99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Step back in time and let your taste buds enjoy the journey!! Wonderful food prepared perfectly and with service that you don't find anymore...do yourself a favor and make this place a regular visit!!

Thank Papachop8
Wayne, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Went to this wonderful restaurant to celebrate my sister in law's bday.. Wonderful food, warm welcome, just perfect ! Had the veal saltimbaca, appetizers just delicious. Will go back for sure :)

Thank acdolley
Indian Wells, California
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75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2015

visited this restaurant on a date nearly 20 years ago and enjoyed it but life got in the way of returning. Moved into a condo nearby and re-discovered this gem. Great food!

Thank Carolyn R
Irvine, California
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75 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2015

Outstanding cheesecake; variety of entries, staff very accommodating. Nice assortment of wines in varying price ranges.

Thank Mark H
Diamond Bar, California
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102 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2015

I have been eating here since the 1980s. Although the owner Pepe is Spanish, it is a great little Italian restaurant. I have never had a bad meal here, you really can't go wrong starting with the salad with home-made blue cheese dressing. My wife usually has a veal dish while I am a big pasta fan. It is hard... More 

Thank mike t
San Francisco, California
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91 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2015

Thanks to other reviewers of this place, I was able to delight my mom today by picking her up a slice of cheesecake. The guys at Mascarpones dressed it up for us with some whipped cream and berries. Amazing quality - like homemade with lovely graham crust. Too big for my poor mom to finish, so I had to help... More 

Thank Alex B
Orange, California
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2015

We have dined here many times over a span of probably 20 years. You cannot really go wrong. As others have said, you will drive right by if you not aware of it because it is not a "stand alone" restaurant. Plenty of parking in the rear. Family owned. Anything will be good. Nice small intimate bar. Reservations would be... More 

Thank mamitch52
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2015

I've never had a bad meal here - either dinner or lunch. Nice wine list, good variety on the menu, attentive service and reasonable prices. Lunchtimes are uncrowded. It's an intimate restaurant, but acoustics are good so never had noise be a problem. Ownership is friendly and involved in all aspects. My favorites are Cappelini d' Angelo, Penne Arrabiata, and... More 

Thank Scot_usc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1446-1448 East Katella Avenue, Orange, CA 92867-5037
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Orange
  • Phone Number: +1 714-633-0101

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?