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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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Tustin, California
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476 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 468 helpful votes
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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57 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank SWSMSCa
Portland, Oregon
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank Anyon61
San Clemente, CA
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2015

This restaurant is right off the freeway, so the outside is nothing much, but they do offer free valet parking. The interior though is charming and very italian. The service was excellent as was the food. We tried appetizers, salad, and an entree. The portions were perfect, and so delicious. We could not fit dessert in, but I am still... More 

1 Thank tjbeaches
Peoria, Arizona
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2015

For my mom's 78th Birthday and our 34th Anniversary my loving father treated us to dinner at Onotria. Never mind that we know one of the waiters, Sergio, who by the way is awesome! The food was delicious and the atmosphere was very relaxing and quaint. Service was very good and the value was great as well. Presentation was very... More 

1 Thank KRMRDH
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147 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2015

Wow! This is THE place! Looks are deceiving, from the outside you would never guess that a treasure is hiding inside. One of the best wine cellars I've seen in quite a while. You can order wine from all over the world - great wines! - and have your choice of price ranges - $35 - $3000. The wine list... More 

1 Thank RIVERMAN63
Lake Forest, California
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2014

The name "Land of Vines" was given to the South of Italy upon its discovery by the Greeks, for it's great expanse of vines across its rich & fertile country sides to seaside cliffs along the coast. Master Chef Massimo Navarretta was raised farming & making wine at its heart, the region of Campania. At "Onotria," savor the gastronomy &... More 

1 Thank Luv2Wander_Anywhere
Villa Park, California
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175 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Had never heard of this restaurant and thought it was a new one when finding it through Advantage Dining. What a surprise to find out they have been there 10 years and we have been missing out! Eight girlfriends went for a birthday dinner and everyone will be returning and bringing their "Foodies" with them. Everything was absolutely delicious!

3 Thank Christie V
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177 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2014

The food was good. The service very attentive, but we were one of only a few tables filled on a Sunday night. I felt that the portions were too small for the price!

Thank CaliforniaEnr

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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?