Antonello, which opened its doors in 1979, is as venerable as an Orange County restaurant gets. This grand old dame has been serving exemplary and well-praised Northern Italian cuisine for more than 32 years.
The ersatz Old World palazzo is a step back in time with its trompe l'oeil stone archways and climbing vines, while high-beamed ceilings and chandeliers define the main dining area. Having doubled in size since its debut, owner Antonio Cagnolo has added eight private dining rooms for parties and events.
In the kitchen, replacing longtime chef Franco Barone, is a unique duo of executive chefs, Gino Bounanoce and Salvatore Ferrara, continuing the tradition of flavorful Italian cuisine.