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Reviewed 2 July 2022 via mobile

Nice ambience with friendly staff. Couple of orders were wrong but they made up for it quickly. The food was tasty and good portion size.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 9 May 2021

We have been going to Antonello for decades (egad!), and the food has never, never disappointed. Over the ears, we have tried all parts of the menu, and most recently the pasta and the pizza were delightful. The service is old school cool. We can't...wait for our next meal there.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 30 January 2021 via mobile

My wife and stopped in for lunch on Tuesday after the Governor announced the reopening of outdoor dining. Must say we were very happy with the decision! My wife and I opened with adult beverages, a Hazelnut Martini for her and a glass of Prosecco...for me. We opened with their Prosciutto and Burreta with marinated olives. Delicious! For our lunch my wife ordered the Mama Pina (Beef Ravioli with Bolognese sauce) and I their Sole Milanese while enjoying a second round of beverages. Both dishes were superb in taste and presentation! Our servers were excellent, professional, and friendly. We were happy to see all COVID-19 protocols being followed! Looking forward to our next visitMore

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 17 November 2020

Antonello's is one of the best restaurants in Orange County~!! I was so impressed with the food, service and decor. Our party of 4 received superb service and we all shared each others dishes. The Surf and Turf is amazing! The Sea Bass is exquisitely...and scrumptious! My Seafood pasta was the best I have ever tasted! We will be back soon and special thanks to the owner and chef Antonio for his personal invitation.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020 via mobile

Great spot- I am from the east coast and appreciate the Beat Italian food- the family recipe for the ground veal ravioli is as good as it gets- !! Outstanding service!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 19 January 2020 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for Friday night dinner. We truly enjoy sitting at the bar being able to socialIze with others. We opened with the beef carpaccio with my wife enjoying an Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon and I their signature Negroni. For dinner,...my wife settled on their beef ravioli and I ordered their original rotelle pasta. The ravioli portion was huge and savory and the rotelle was delicious! We also ordered a side of their garlic bread which was perfect! We don’t visit enough I need to come back more often! What a great dinner! Superb in all regards!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 20 November 2019

I attended a lunch in a private room. There were about 25 of us. I do understand when you are cooking for a large group all at once that it can be tough. The service was outstanding and very timely. However, the food was underwhelming....The salad and swordfish were not particularly flavorful nor imaginative. If the food was anywhere up to the standard of the service, this would be a great restaurant but sadly that's not the case.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 19 November 2019

I really enjoyed the PAPPARDELLE AL SUGO DI MANZO with a half Caesar salad, Monday, November 4. I had plenty and did not need dessert. The beef in my dish was as tender as the pasta and had a rich flavor. The salad was fresh...and crisp with a lighter dressing that I am used to. It was a great meal. I appreciated it not being so heavy. Great atmosphere with a cool vibe. Dark interior. It was quiet the night we were there. The service was great. Our waiter kept check on us.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 20 October 2019 via mobile

When I lived in OC 15 years ago, I frequented Antonella’s for lunches and dinners. I told people this was the best Italian restaurant in OC.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 15 October 2019

Romantic, charming Italian restaurant. Nice wine selection with good pricing. Took a long while to get our drinks due to a party so that was annoying. Great service.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 9 October 2019

Old fashion service, excellent dining with facility that you can sit comfortably and hold a conversation. Food is wonderful. A little on the pricey side but you will not be disappointed.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 10 August 2019 via mobile

Amazing northern Italian style food. Great service and anything off menu they ya e ingredients for they will make for you. Wine list is top notch too!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 5 June 2019 via mobile

We had my fathers 80th Birthday in a private room, The Library, and what a great experience! The banquet manager, Julie, was fantastic especially on short notice. Our wait staff was beyond amazing and the food choices and flavors were above par. My father can't...keep talking in what a fantastic time he had. Thanks to everyone for helping to make my dads birthday wonderful!!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 20 May 2019 via mobile

Quaint little spot close to south coast plaza - met some friends for wine and to listen to the piano player and stayed for good food - great wine selections of course and some hearty and some healthy selections on the menu - the staff...is well trained and friendlyMore

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 19 May 2019 via mobile

- Excellent, quality food - Great flavor - Beautiful presentation - Refreshing sangria - Devine dessert - Amazing scallops

Date of visit: May 2019
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Southern California casual chic: you will be comfortable with a collared shirt, neatly pressed of the cocktail rather than athletic genre, long trousers with shoes and sox. More women in dresses than pants. You can go up... More
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There are many salad, meat, chicken and fish dishes that are gluten free so if you have Crliac disease I am sure they will accommodate your dietary needs. They are very customer oriented.
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