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Onotria Restaurant

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2831 Bristol St, Ste A, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-5937 (Bear)
+1 714-641-5952
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 17:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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corona california
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Heard about this place for a while, finally made it,glad we did. Friend and i had birthday celebration here, great wine list the 7 of us had cocktails and also 3 bottles of wine, nice. great soups salads and appetizers. nice ambiance great service. I always go with fish. my branzino was excellent. We had a most wonderful eve, ended... More 

Thank finestrod
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74 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Wonderful Choice by my nephew for his birthday dinner. We arrived a bit earlier than the rest of the party and had the opportunity to talk with the owner and chef for the restaurant Very nice man who made sure he engaged with all of the guests when they were leaving My wife had the salmon, and I had the... More 

Thank Zseller
San Diego, California
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

My family came here for dinner after seeing a musical matinee at Segerstrom Hall, so we were probably the first patrons in the restaurant. Of course we were seated immediately, and brought ice water and bread while we perused the menu. We ordered the calamari, octopus ceviche and pepper appetizers, which were all very good. The octopus in particular was... More 

Thank 478Sandra
Lagos, Portugal
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281 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

We are visiting from Portugal, visiting with local friends, who thought this place was both convenient and worthy. We arrived early, as the place was gearing up and were greeted by the waiter, who was very helpful. The food was an Americanised type of Italian, and our choices were very different. We had what was billed as Roast Perkins Duck,... More 

Thank Paul A
Orange County, CA
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

We were looking for a quiet, festive, and most of all relaxing restaurant for a dinner the Saturday before Christmas for us and several of our "foodie" friends (totaling 15 people). Truthfully, this wasn't my first choice as we had only eaten at Onotria once before and although we enjoyed it as a couple, I wasn't sure if it would... More 

Thank embie
Orange, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

Great food, excellent wine list, very friendly staff. Chef comes out to talk to guests. Very knowledgeable about wines and will offer their own opinions.

Thank Wes B
Fremont, California
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

I was in Irvine CA on business and was looking for something other than a chain or fast food restaurant. A guest at the hotel pointed us to Onotria. The restaurant has free valet parking which is a big plus in Irvine. The food is Mediterranean and very fresh. The caprese salad is fantastic as was the entrees. They have... More 

Thank Bikash1958
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146 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

Onotria is located in unnoticeable building in obscure location. Only when you taste the food you can really appreciate the place. I regret I didn’t try their great Italian cuisine earlier. I had the Lentil and Spinach soup and the Risotto, both where exceptionally good. Other people in our party ordered the Filet Mignon, Half Chicken, Penne Pasta and more... More 

Thank David177
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

A friendly ristorante with great bar, wine list and fresh, tasty food prepared with care and attentive service in genuinely local Italian tradition. grazie mille!

Thank irislearning
Laguna Beach, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

This was our second time here and what a jewel of a place for a celebratory event! It has a lovely wine country atmosphere, attentive service, and food we loved. Our favorites were the octopus cerviche and the delicious fish stew/bouillabaisse that was chock full of a wonderful variety of fish and shellfish. The staff helped us choose a perfect... More 

Thank 328Karen

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Italian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2831 Bristol St, Ste A, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-5937
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 714-641-5952

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