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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
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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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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great evening at Antonello. The food was just sublime! Beautiful wines and first class service. I had a very tasty Filet Mignon and all my colleagues commented on their great dishes. Expensive but worth every penny! There was a singer in the bar who created a great atmosphere.

Thank Ricci H
Newport Beach, CA
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have had dinner here many times and like to bring clients for lunch. The atmosphere is European and the service is impeccable. The décor is especially fun during the holidays. The last time I was there was for an office holiday lunch - we all love it during the holidays when they have their della robbia-styledecorations up. If you... More 

Thank Bett43
San Diego, California
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a top notch dining experience. Every item on the menu sings. The wait staff is attentive but not overbearing. We went for our traditional Holiday lunch. The décor and holiday finery added to the first rate experience. For me it is all about the pasta and Antonello did not disappoint. The Octopus carpaccio was off the chart different... More 

Thank DPB4law
Costa Mesa, California
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155 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

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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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

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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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 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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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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29 reviews
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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
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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 

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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, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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?