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Do you love Italian food? We do too, and that's why we dedicate ourselves to finding the best places to enjoy Italian cuisine in Orange County. We've diligently scouted out the top eateries, and we've listened to our readers and their reviews of Orange County restaurants. We share the places that get great buzz, like Luigi's D'Italia, and we showcase the ones that have proven themselves over time, like Anaheim White House. We also point out good neighborhoods for Italian restaurants in Orange County - Anaheim, for instance. When the craving hits, we'll make sure you get your fix!




Former presidents, celebrities, and princesses have all dined here, enjoying owner Bruno Serato's Northern Italian cuisine. A signature dish, Gucci Chicken, is baked in parchment with leeks, shiitake mushrooms, and fresh sage and then served...  Read More




Mamma mia! Had P.T. Barnum been Italian, this is the type of restaurant he would have created. From the Piazza Fantasia with Christmas lights to the flying Gelardis (high-wire dummies), there's entertainment for everyone. Nevertheless, fun...  Read More




Luigi's is an easy favorite thanks to superb prices, friendly service, an appealing menu, and a relaxed, almost homey, atmosphere. Luigi's is famous for hand-tossed pizzas like the D'italia Special (whose eight toppings include pepperoni,...  Read More




While upscale South Coast Plaza Village boasts several superb restaurants, a few separate themselves from the pack. This establishment is one such place, thanks to its sublime northern Italian menu. You'll find a variety of veal, chicken, and...  Read More


Ti Amo


Set cozily in the heart of Laguna Beach, Ti Amo is a favorite with local romantics, who court love interests amid the restaurant's classically-inspired, hand-painted murals and intimate tables. As impressive as the atmosphere is, the menu ably...  Read More


Luciana's


Located in the southern quarter of Orange County, Luciana's affords savvy diners ample reason to eschew crowded, expensive restaurants at Newport or Laguna Beach. Cozy and casual, the restaurant features traditional Italian favorites at...  Read More




When the young corporate crowd craves northern Italian fare, chances are they head to Prego. Offering a contemporary take on classic Tuscan architecture, the restaurant features polished hardwood flooring, Mediterranean-styled arches and...  Read More


Black Sheep Bistro


For a gourmet brush with Mediterranean cuisine, locals recommend Black Sheep, where the distinct flavors of Provençe and Catalonia merge. House specialties span the continent and feature the likes of Grand Aioli, a Provençal-inspired seafood...  Read More


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Corona Del Mar


Even the name of this romantic restaurant sounds ritzy! Richly colored drapery, carpets, and tablecloths join gilt-framed oils and attentive service to make Rothschild's a place worthy of anniversary dinners and proposals. Its menu is a tribute...  Read More


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