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Canaletto Ristorante Veneto is known for their authentic Northern Italian fare in Newport Beach's neighborhood. The made from scratch menu starts with the aromatic, fresh breads from Il Fornaio bakery moving onto seafood, rotisserie, grilled meats, poultry and game. House made and foreign pastas, delicious risottos, sizzling pizzas from a wood burning oven, antipasti and desserts all make way in the diverse menu. The restaurant has a cozy and romantic touch to it with its huge vaulted ceilings and Venetian glass and a cool white marble bar with a wooden ceilings featuring wines from Italy, California and other spirits. Some of their signature dishes are the salami platter, calamari fritti, pasta with ragu sauce and cannelloni di pollo. Must try's are the sausage pizza, tomato salad, and prosciutto panini. Since it is one of the hottest restaurants in the neighborhood, reservations are highly recommended. Bon Appetit!
Tantalizing aromas beckon you at this neighborhood gem called Rothschild's Restaurant serving wonderfully prepared Italian–Continental fare. A known landmark, the vibrant bar tables are nice for people watching and the Wine Cellar for special occasions. Rothschild's is cozy and intimate with its candlelit setting making it a hot spot for romantic occasions. The menu features homemade pastas, seasonal fresh fish, blackened lamb loin, handmade raviolis, apricot-glazed baked brie, Godiva chocolate torte and more deliciousness. Must try is the chef's daily specials that will make you raving for more. Their full bar has an extensive wine list to complement the food. Rothschild's is a delightful romantic and charming restaurant that will make your dining experience a memorable one.
Mama D’s Italian Kitchen is a quaint Italian restaurant. The place is very warm and welcoming; it has a modern decor and is quite spacious hence can accommodate larger groups with ease. Everything on their menu is cooked to perfection with the use of authentic Italian techniques which were inherited by the owner from her grandmother. From starters like Bruschetta to mains like pizzas, oven-baked dishes like pastas, lasagna and more, food is served in generous portions here with utmost attention to presentation. Food can be complemented with beer or wine and you can rely on your friendly waiters for suggestions about the same.
Modo Mio Cucina Rustica in Newport Coast is an Italian restaurant serving reinvented Northern Italian dishes without butter or cream. Catering to the health conscious neighborhood, this cozy and inviting restaurant is located in the chic Crystal Cove Promenade. While they have a huge variety in their antipasti offerings, the foundations of the mains are the free range chicken, beef and fresh seafood. People flock in for their delicious home made pastas such as the seafood ravioli and gnocchi in tomato pesto, veal Milanese and more. Modo Mio also has a full bar service serving beer and wines by the glass. Bask in their Italian hospitality and leave as an ardent admirer for life.
Piccolino Ristorante Pizzeria is a hidden gem in the Mission Viejo neighborhood, blink and you will miss it. Known for their Italian fare which includes house made pasta, fresh wild fish, fine meats and poultry, this charming restaurant has been wowing diners with its classic décor, candlelit dining which exudes romance with red roses for that added touch. Their al fresco dining is quite loved by the locals. Piccolino also serves some of the best Italian and Californian wines. Serenade your beloved in this beautiful restaurant.
Family owned and operated, Ristorante Rumari has been a Laguna Beach favorite since it opened its doors in 1990. Their vine covered patio with ocean views sets the scene to indulge in their extensive menu featuring traditional Italian fare highlighted by regional seafood specialties such as Cioppino and Risotto al Mare. The wine list is lengthy and includes not only Italian selections but excellent Californian and French vintages as well. Of course desert is not to be missed, and make sure to top off your meal the Italian way with a frothy cappuccino.
Jack's is a casual restaurant and bar known for its incredible martinis and wonderful entrees consisting of Turner New Zealand all natural, grass fed meats and fresh wild fish. The diverse menu of Continental and Italian cuisine ranges from New York style thin crust pizza to delectable rack of lamb. Dinner is served nightly with daily happy hour at the bar and patio. They also cater events as well are available for banquets.