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Onotria Restaurant

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2831 Bristol St, Ste A, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-5937 (Bear)
+1 714-641-5952
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 17:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Chicago, Illinois
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1,264 reviews
596 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 438 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Massimo is a genius!! It felt like we were family! We had a business dinner at Onotria and other than the fact the room was very loud (we are a loud bunch), it could not have been a better setting or meal. The wine was flowing and was beautifully paired with the food. The antipasto was the perfect way to... More 

Thank Shelliu
Tustin, California
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132 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

This is a wonderful restaurant! The food is excellent, the wine list is impressive, the service is great, and the atmosphere is lovely. This restaurant is definitely a "do again" for me.

Thank Dyanne2014
Newport Beach, California
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We have dined over half a dozen times at the Onotria Restaurant and have always been impressed with the dining experience. The Fennel salad light and fresh. The Gnocchi entree with Pecorino and Gorgonzola cheese sauce was also light and as good as anything I have had in Italy, if not better. My wife had the Porchetta entree with Rapini... More 

Thank 360GUY
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The owner and chef, Massimo, provides an atmosphere of exquisite cuisine with beautiful wines. He is a true visionary of what a restaurant should be: quality ingredients and simple preparations equals a fantastic experience! He and his long-time staff genuinely love what they have and are willing to share the moment with you! The fresh ingredients allows you to truly... More 

Thank Laura T
Laguna Beach, California
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393 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We only went for drinks and the wine list was very impressive.Great service and fair prices for some very good wines. If you are looking for a restaurant that has an excellent choice of wines, this is it.

Thank Ed P
Laguna Beach, California
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402 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

We were in a private room for our visit. I enjoyed the room. While it only had curtains separating it from the main dining room, there was not a lot of activity in the main dining room to create a disturbance for us. The room was ample size to allow us to stand and chat a bit before we were... More 

Thank Byron R
Borrego Springs, California
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107 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Friends took us for the first time while we were visiting. Great food, surprisingly attractive interior (compared with the street view), and very attentive service. One of the old school types of restaurants where the waiters take the orders and serve them to the right guests without asking, "Who had the...."! Friendly and charming waiters. Owner/Chef wandering about talking with... More 

Thank BorregoSailor
Newport Beach, California
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

This restaurant has consistently great food, exceptional service and a special ambiance (including the garden in front where they "harvest" lots of vegetables -- a new take on farm to table). Have been eating here regularly since the restaurant opened and have never been disappointed.

Corona del Mar, California
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150 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Boar, duck, pheasant, pasta, grass-fed filet mignon, seafood stew, octopus, WOW! What a selection of food, and of course wine. Food is ala carte, so if you want truffle mashed potatoes or vegetables to go with your steak, you have to order it. If you're into all these exotic foods, you should try it. But, it you're not, it may... More 

Thank JeffBransford
New Brunswick
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147 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Went here for a business lunch; place is tucked just beyond the highway. Sat immediately - has a nice wine them decor and when you walk in there is a bank of refrigerators with wines with people's name on it. Not sure if they store it for people when they come in or what that was about but interesting nonetheless.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2831 Bristol St, Ste A, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-5937
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 714-641-5952

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?