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Onotria Restaurant

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Italian, Wine Bar
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2831 Bristol St, Ste A, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-5937 (Bear)
+1 714-641-5952
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11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
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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Orange County, CA
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

We were looking for a quiet, festive, and most of all relaxing restaurant for a dinner the Saturday before Christmas for us and several of our "foodie" friends (totaling 15 people). Truthfully, this wasn't my first choice as we had only eaten at Onotria once before and although we enjoyed it as a couple, I wasn't sure if it would... More 

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Thank embie
Orange, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

Great food, excellent wine list, very friendly staff. Chef comes out to talk to guests. Very knowledgeable about wines and will offer their own opinions.

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Thank Wes B
Fremont, California
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

I was in Irvine CA on business and was looking for something other than a chain or fast food restaurant. A guest at the hotel pointed us to Onotria. The restaurant has free valet parking which is a big plus in Irvine. The food is Mediterranean and very fresh. The caprese salad is fantastic as was the entrees. They have... More 

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Thank Bikash1958
California
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144 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

Onotria is located in unnoticeable building in obscure location. Only when you taste the food you can really appreciate the place. I regret I didn’t try their great Italian cuisine earlier. I had the Lentil and Spinach soup and the Risotto, both where exceptionally good. Other people in our party ordered the Filet Mignon, Half Chicken, Penne Pasta and more... More 

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Thank David177
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

A friendly ristorante with great bar, wine list and fresh, tasty food prepared with care and attentive service in genuinely local Italian tradition. grazie mille!

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Thank irislearning
Laguna Beach, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

This was our second time here and what a jewel of a place for a celebratory event! It has a lovely wine country atmosphere, attentive service, and food we loved. Our favorites were the octopus cerviche and the delicious fish stew/bouillabaisse that was chock full of a wonderful variety of fish and shellfish. The staff helped us choose a perfect... More 

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Tustin, California
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475 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 440 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015

First time dining here … a friend’s treat for my birthday. We had an excellent meal and enjoyed the experience. Onotria is what I would describe as a “specialty Italian” restaurant in that it does not offer a menu packed with pizza, pasta or dozens of dishes containing the word “parmesan” (contrast with Maggiano’s Little Italy). The menu is small... More 

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Thank Jim L
Huntington Beach, California
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46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Went here to celebrate two birthdays in one. Loved the wines by the glass. They have added some choices since I had last been. Had a rich Rose followed by lushious Spanish white. The zucchini blossoms appetizer was delicious. We got the last Dover Sole that evening and it was presented beautifully. The rappini is one of my favorite vegetables... More 

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Thank Susan V
CA
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Beautiful little restaurant with appealing garden view. We started w/ the zucchini bloossoms which were so overpowered by the heavy red sauce that you couldn't tast anything else. The main course was good, but for small entrees @ $40-50 each, I couldn't believe that no bread was offered. While the food was good, the staggering price for the small amount... More 

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Portland, Oregon
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015

I held an out of town business training here. The restaurant requires an advance deposit. When I arrived prior to the dinner I discovered the private room only had three walls, and a curtain separated the restaurant from the private room! The proprietor was unwilling to accommodate my party in the second room, which had four walls, even though it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, Wine Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2831 Bristol St, Ste A, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-5937
    (Bear)
  • 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?