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Antonello Ristorante

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3800 South Plaza Drive, South Coast Plaza Village, Santa Ana, CA 92704 (Sunflower & Plaza)
+1 714-751-7153
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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Costa Mesa, California
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151 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love the traditional Italian appetizers that are offered here, in addition to the authentic main courses. The spread that is offered for the bread is based on ground nuts, not butter. Everything is good here, but it's that bread spread that I remember the most. The place is clean.

Thank FineDinerPatty
Yorba Linda, California
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Started with Antipasto Salad, our entries were Sogliola Alla Livornese (sole) & Filettino Di Manzo (filet of beef). Our dessert was Ricotta Cheese Tart. All PERFECT....

Thank Lee B
Glendora, California
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The first time we visited Antonello's Ristorante was 35 years ago on our first date. It was amazing then and remains a first class experience all these years later. The food is beyond enjoyable and the staff is very attentive. They were accommodating to our theater plans and kept the evening moving at a relaxed and appropriate pace. It is... More 

Thank giname2016
Huntington Beach, CA
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104 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 457 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 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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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

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 September 23, 2016

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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30 reviews
28 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

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$35 - $80
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
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: +1 714-751-7153

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