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Fratello's Family Italian Restaurant

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638 Camino de Los Mares Ste E200, San Clemente, CA 92673-4827
+1 949-661-5200
11:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, great service and the staff is extremely friendly and outgoing service was efficient and quick eat here every time I'm in town.

Thank Joe L
Dana Point, Ca
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We have been to Fratello's 2 times and each time we were greeted and hosted by wonderful happy personnel. We ordered a split spaghetti and meatballs with meat sauce and a salad. The waitress (Maddie) split everything. Food was better than Mama makes. The bread melts in your mouth. The wine was just perfect for an addition to the meal.... More 

Thank normaredk
Laguna Niguel, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

Enjoyed an evening here recently with my husband, in-laws and 11-year old twins. The food was very good, serv

Thank ShazzieT
Glendora, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

The BEST halibut premivera I have ever had. Spomoni ice cream is delicious, and the waitress even comp us seconds on the ice cream. Very family oriented. Brochette is to die for.

Thank Cindy M
San Clemente, California
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147 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

Large portion dinners, Large screen TV can be seen from most tables if you want to follow sport games. Service is good and the food is tasty.

Thank windiveski
Capistrano Beach, California
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

This family restaurant is owned and operated by two cousins...inspiring the name Fratello's...like brothers. Their offerings are house made but tend to be very heavy with garlic. Their Minestrone is hearty. I always enjoy thier meatballs, too. Not too much cracker meal like some recipes.

Thank rokitlady
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Altogether a lousy meal, with food that was inedible even after two tries to get it right. And then I fail to get the logic of being offered a chocolate cake dessert that would induced insulin shock as compensation. Bottom line: never coming back,

Thank Michael19690
Dana Point, California
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

I've visited Fratello's on many occasions and the food is consistently very good. Reasonable prices. It has become my favorite Italian restaurant in south county. The owners and staff are generally very friendly and there is a steady stream of regulars. Very welcoming for families and sports fans alike.

Thank Tom M
laguna beach, ca
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

I happened upon this hidden alcove one day while visiting the San Clemente AAA( take the Escelator or Elevator up.) Very unassuming but once inside you can have a sit down ocean view! A full Bar with large TV's ( not my thing) so I sit by ocean view window. Annie our favorite waitress knows our preference and brings our... More 

Thank beachbabelagunabeach
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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212 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015 via mobile

While visiting in the area, we were looking for something NOT Mexican. We found Fratello's by accident and decided to give it a try. Stuck in the back corner of a shopping center and on the second floor, it's not the easiest place to find. When we walked in we were told to sit anywhere. It appeared they were ready... More 

Thank Nonnieandpops

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 638 Camino de Los Mares Ste E200, San Clemente, CA 92673-4827
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-661-5200

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