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Antonello Ristorante

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3800 South Plaza Drive, South Coast Plaza Village, Santa Ana, CA 92704 (Sunflower & Plaza)
(714) 751-7153
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Huntington Beach, CA
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99 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 455 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A group of 14 of us had a wonderful evening at Antonello's last Friday evening. The service was outstanding and the food wonderful! Everyone enjoyed the appetizer suggested and made for our group. Individual entrees were excellent and served seamlessly. Deserts...wow! We enjoyed a wonderful evening in our private room upstairs at Antonello's!

Thank LakersFan
Laguna Niguel, California
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Antonello Ristorante, is a fine dining 4 star restaurant.. excellent for special occasions or just a night out wanting an upscale fine dining experience . MAKE A RESERVATION FOR THIS ONE!

Thank R G B
Irvine, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent Italian food. My date and I (total foodies) went for dinner mid-week. Service was prompt and attentive. Food was excellent (try anything with shrimp in it). However, it was a bit pricey. Shared appetizer, separate entrees and glass of wine each plus shared dessert was over $200 for two with tip.

Thank Scott W
Yorba Linda, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

This restaurant has been a favorite of mind for more that twenty years. The staff is always attentive and also respectful of one's privacy. The food is truly Italian. I travel to Italy for business and pleasure several times a years. I have grown to prefer their style of flavors and preparation. Chef Gino has always delivered a taste experience... More 

Thank Lou V
Santa Ana, United States
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Neighborhood gem near South Coast Plaza offering seasonal menus, quaint bar, extensive wine list, and good for group events. Some suggested considerations: - Set Dinner Reservations - Use Valet Parking - Expect a more rushed Vibe and more traditional vs modern venue

Thank Gary C
Santa Ana, California
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Capable staff and very good food. Have been several times including a private business lunch. At all occasions food was excellent and staff very professional. Desserts are all made fresh in house as is the pasta. The veal and eggplant are particularly good.

Thank TravelerJCB
Long Beach, California
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Very classy place. Limited menu of traditional Italian dishes. But they offer enough options. Service and food quality are excellent.

Thank hundfschmidt
Huntington Beach, California, United States
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415 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

We celebrated our anniversary this evening and were greeted by the friendly Maitre D' who sat us right away. We began our meal with the Italian Meat Platter which had a wide variety of cured and flavorful sliced meats. We then moved on to our main courses of pasta and Veal Scallapini with a side of Eggplant Parm. All were... More 

Thank Don H
Long Beach, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

Been here twice recently. Cocktails are good-food is OK. Last night I paid the $57 for black truffle risotto. NOT WORTH IT! Not nearly enough truffle grated on top to flavor the whole dish. It was served from a parmesan wheel at the table, scraping the cheese off the wheel and mixing it with the risotto, which was a nice... More 

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Redlands, California
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114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

The Italian food here is superb. The pasta is fresh and the sauces sublme so as not to deter from the delicious pasta. The restaurant serves much more than pasta, with steaks, fish, and other meat dishes. The atmosphere is very European with frescoed walls and darkly lit little enclaves for private dining. The service is a bit aggressive, with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$35 - $80
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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

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