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Onotria Restaurant

Italian, Wine Bar
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2831 Bristol St, Ste A, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-5937 (Bear)
+1 714-641-5952
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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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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San Diego, California
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

My family came here for dinner after seeing a musical matinee at Segerstrom Hall, so we were probably the first patrons in the restaurant. Of course we were seated immediately, and brought ice water and bread while we perused the menu. We ordered the calamari, octopus ceviche and pepper appetizers, which were all very good. The octopus in particular was... More 

Thank 478Sandra
Lagos, Portugal
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268 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

We are visiting from Portugal, visiting with local friends, who thought this place was both convenient and worthy. We arrived early, as the place was gearing up and were greeted by the waiter, who was very helpful. The food was an Americanised type of Italian, and our choices were very different. We had what was billed as Roast Perkins Duck,... More 

Thank Paul A
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 

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.

Thank Wes B
Fremont, California
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

Thank Bikash1958
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146 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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 

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!

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 

Thank 328Karen
Tustin, California
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476 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 448 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 

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 

Thank Susan V

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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?