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This place claims to be Tustin's first and original family-owned Italian restaurant. Since 1961 it has been pleasing the locals with its delicious food and casual ambiance. Menu items include Calabrese Pizza, Pasta Estiva, Gnocchi Catanzaro, Grilled Halibut or Salmon, Shrimp Calabrese, Mostaccioli Arrabbiata, Veal Sorrentino, Osso Buco, Eggplant Sorrentino and more. Don't forget to try one of the homemade desserts like Tiramisu, Rum Cake, Cannoli and Cheesecake. You can also order beer and wine with some good, inexpensive Chiantis by the bottle.
Located in a restored Victorian home, this restaurant serves luncheon and classic high tea. There are four dining rooms and a tea garden in front. The in-house art gallery features artwork by owner, Audrey Heredia. Meals are made with organic vegetables grown in the garden. The menu changes depending on the season, and includes salads, soups, sandwiches, meatloaf, mashed potatoes, shepherd's pie, pot roast, Cornish game hens and more. There is a full bar and a good selection of wine. No matter when you plan to come, it is a good idea to call first, as hours are subject to change anytime.
One of the most popular seafood restaurants's in Irvine, The Kickin Crab is where you can dig into a large plate full of spicy crab delicacies while taking your taste buds on a flavorsome adventure to cherish for a long time. Not only do they serve crabs, they also prepare some really delicious Cajun and Creole-style shrimp, oysters, and calamari as well. Go for the Coconut Snail if you wish to try something truly unique.
One of the Biggest Chinese-owned bakery chains in the states, this location in Irvine is the place to be if desserts are your weakness. Their pastry chefs are some of the most qualified professionals in the field and produce some truly exquisite masterpieces such as their signature Almond Half Moon, Deluxe Strawberry and the Dong-Po Pastry. They also serve up some amazing savory items like the Cheese Dog, which is a must-have here.