Rebooted Antonello 2.0 Marks Debut

Top Quote Goodbye Old World Dining Room; Hello Light, Airy & Elegant New Design. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 04, 2016 - For nearly 40 years, Antonello Ristorante across from South Coast Plaza has distinguished itself as one of Orange County's premier Italian dining destinations and top power lunch spots. But there's a new Antonello that does away with its Old World backdrop distinguished by frescos, dim lighting, muted carpeting, dark leather chairs and dated upholstery. Enter the rebooted "Antonello 2.0" and a new era marked by light-colored walls; distressed reclaimed wood accents; ledge-stone arches and walls; 4 large starburst chandeliers and wall sconces that offer warm and flattering illumination; new carpeting; and reupholstered banquets and other seating to reflect the refreshed new look. Every table will feature hand-blown artisan glass candleholders custom made by Laguna Candles that carry chef owner Antonio Cagnolo's initials.

    "I am delighted to announce the newly designed Antonello that we hope our guests will embrace as fondly as our former incarnation," said Cagnolo. "As we venture into our fourth decade, we wanted to transform the restaurant in keeping with today's standards. In addition to the design, we will be announcing updates to our menu in the coming weeks."

    Highly rated in the Zagat Guide for several years, Antonello Ristorante has earned a sterling reputation for having served local residents as well as luminaries the world over including presidents, foreign dignitaries, movie stars, entertainers, industrialists and other leaders. Co-Chefs Salvatore Ferrara and Gino Buonanoce work closely with Chef/Owner Cagnolo to develop daily specials and special prix fixe menus many paired with wines and other spirits. The menu items boast high flavor profiles, organic ingredients and light approach to preparing them.

    Antonello Ristorante is located at 3800 Plaza Drive, at South Coast Plaza Village. Call (714) 751-7153 for reservations and visit for more information.

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