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Antonello Ristorante

3800 South Plaza Drive, South Coast Plaza Village, Santa Ana, CA 92704
+1 714-751-7153
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
3800 South Plaza Drive, South Coast Plaza Village, Santa Ana, CA 92704
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met my old roommate at this place and had a great time - Sat in the bar with the piano and listened to him play some great music - had some wine and one of the best pizzas I've ever had - love the old...More

Thank Lizrol
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

AmaZing Italian. Old style wait service. Excellent wine selection . Sadly it needs a total overhaul of its look and feel. Tired decor, menu rarely changes. It's an experience, and a good one, but they should consider a makeover

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been visiting this restaurant for over 25 years , the food is exceptional , if there is something you like and it is not on the menu they will try the harder to accommodate you. it is a comfort food when you need...More

Thank Fadi C
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Dinner for four on a Saturday night. First time at the restaurant. Reservations accepted and ours was honored immediately. Lovely setting, very traditional feel for a traditional meal. Old World service by waiters who are full-time waiters and not actors making a living. Our waiter...More

Thank onetaxingguy
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Was a destination years ago but its tired looking. Staff is now just average and food now much better.

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 19 April 2017

It was my 54 b-day celebration and out of the thousands places we had available to go I chose Antonello's I have been going to Antonello's on and off for about 25+ years...I have always been in love with the place. So in love that...More

Thank SuperFlav
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We went for my birthday dinner celebration. First we had a drink at the bar, my martini was excellent and the bartender was extremely friendly and accommodating for any type of drink we wanted. We then went to the main dining room, which is cozy...More

Thank Nola18
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Antonello offers everything you need for a fabulous evening; the food is delicious and fresh, the service is impeccable and if you choose to dine in the enoteca, Paco music and voice will fill your dinner with great entertainment. Love this place!

Thank egraff
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I have been to Antonello's a couple of times, usually for business functions. Today, I took a valued employee for lunch, and was not disappointed. The restaurant was busy for a Tuesday, but we were seated immediately without a reservation. The atmosphere is tasteful and...More

Thank NoCalDad
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

An expensive dinner and not worth it. The waiter was arrogant and it was difficult to understand him. Limited menu and not traditional Italian options. He brought me the wrong entrée and it was way overcooked and greasy. Good wine though.

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What is the dress code?
10 September 2016|
Response from halbeck | Reviewed this property |
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
Mario R
Does the restaurant provide gluten free dishes?
15 October 2015|
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Response from hooverdam4 | Reviewed this property |
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 35 - USD 80
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
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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