3800 S. Plaza Drive
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Antonello Ristorante, the critically acclaimed South Coast Plaza Village Italian dining destination, announced its holiday dinner events (check for details closer to the event at antonello.com or (714) 751-7153):
Sunday, December 24th - 5 pm: Christmas Eve - The restaurant will offer its traditional menu along with a number of holiday themed specials.
Sunday, December 31st - 5 pm: New Year’s Eve - Antonello will ring in the New Year with a special menu and complimentary prosecco toast at midnight. Live entertainment will be offered through the evening.
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. It recently underwent an extensive remodel to reflect a lighter, airier tone rather than its original Old World theme. Co-Chefs Gino Buonanoce and Salvatore Ferrara work closely with Chef/Owner Antonio Cagnolo to develop daily specials and unique prix fixe menus many paired with wines and other spirits. Reflective of the new interior is a menu of much lighter fare boasting high flavor profiles and organic ingredients. Among the distinguishing features for which Antonello is renowned for its "sea to table" fresh fish often caught by Cagnolo himself and the dramatic flambé presentations with some menu items prepared tableside. Many of the Old World favorites are still on the menu.