Since 1979 Antonello Ristorante has captured the essence of Old World authenticity with a new Italian cuisine – Cucina Nostalgica Italiana. The authentically Italian Dishes, made with freshest ingredients, are created by Executive Chef, Salvatore Ferrara with occasional assistance from Owner Antonio Cagnolo’s mother, Mama Pina, whose influence is ever-present, whatever the inspired selection on the menu.
Restaurant critics the world over have admired Antonello’s expansive menu of antipastos, soups, salads and fresh pasta dishes, as well as its ample variety of exceptional fish, poultry, veal and beef entrees. Antonello’s award-winning wine list boasts more than 700 foreign and domestic labels. For special occasions or business meetings, there are eight private dining rooms of varied sizes, with guest seating from eight to 85.
Awards include the Golden Scepter award from the So. California Restaurant Writers for an unprecedented 10 consecutive years and the AAA Four Diamond Award for 11 consecutive years. The American Academy of Hospitality Science’s Five Star Diamond was awarded to Antonello for “…commitment to hospitality in all aspects of its daily operation.” Zagat Guide says, “Orange County’s Best Italian …even worth the drive from L.A.” Make an Open Table Reservation!
3800 South Plaza Drive
Santa Ana, California 92704