Best Italian Restaurants in Costa Mesa

Al Forno Caffe

1525 Mesa Verde Dr E, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, USA
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(657) 232-0100
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Price range: $11-30

Hours

Monday: 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Saturday: 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Sunday: 5:00 – 9:00 PM

Ratings

Rating: 4.7
Rating: 4.5
Rating: 8.5

First of all, the food was absolutely incredible. Every bite. The only issue was the service. The proprietor was very nice, but not great at communicating with customers. But will definitely go back for the food. The pappardelle funghi was hands down the best pasta dish I've ever had.
One of our favorite places in Costa Mesa. The owner always checks in to make sure you're enjoying yourself and the food is amazing!! Great selection of wines as well.
Came on a Friday night and place was full. I highly suggest making reservations especially on weekends. We managed to get seated on the community cable and didn't have to wait. Service was quick and friendly. Place has a homey feel. I'm not a food critic so I wont get into detailed review of the food other than saying that's it the best Italian food I've had in a while. Try the Margherita Pizza and Pasta Al Forno👍🏼
The food, first of all, was incredible. I ordered rigatoni with pomodoro sauce. The pasta was perfectly done and the sauce was amazing. My husband got the alternative for no dish, he said it 2as the best ever. The pear and arugula salad was fresh and just so good! The service was impeccable. That really impressed me. They were really attentive to our needs, never overbearing, always just exactly right. The service was fast and efficient, but the feeling in the restaurant was very relaxed and comfortable. I will definitely return when I visit OC again.
Wonder place! Super sweet staff and wine Wednesday is awesome!! Food is really authentic Italian. Always cooked proper Go!

Nick's Pizza Ristorante Italiano

2300 Harbor Blvd # K1, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, USA
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(949) 722-7566
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Price range: Under $10

Hours

Monday: 11:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Sunday: Closed

Ratings

Rating: 4.4
Rating: 4.0
Rating: 8.8

Fast and easy to order take-out. Pizza has generous toppings but too much cheese for me. Crust is also on the thick side. Would like to try the pastas and entrees next time.
Truly a fantastic dinner on a Friday night for our family. The gentleman that served us got our children food really quick which helped us to enjoy. We'll be back for sure. The pizza is fabulous, had their white pizza with spinach. Yum!
Excellent across the entire menu. Traditional Italian and excellent service. Don't let the modern exterior fool you - when you walk in it's like walking into a classic Italian restaurant that's been there for many years - and it has (the facade has just been updated). Everything I've had there has been beyond delicious.
The food is really good but they need to update their online prices. All their menus online are priced less than what it is when you call to order. About a $2 to $3 difference.
Good place. The pizza's not bad, but the dinners are better. Good Caesar salad.

Filomena's Italian Kitchen & Market

2400 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627, USA
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(949) 642-3810
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Price range: $11-30

Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Wednesday: 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Thursday: 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Friday: 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Saturday: 4:30 – 9:30 PM
Sunday: 4:30 – 8:30 PM

Ratings

Rating: 4.6
Rating: 4.0
Rating: 8.3

This place was suggested by friends as among the top restaurants for their pizza. The menu has many other authentic Italian dishes too. The pizza and wine were excellent. Service was excellent. This is a small restaurant and is often busy. Reservations recommended. I spoke to the owner Linda, who is Italian about how she makes the dishes. This place is the real deal.
I came here today looking for new Italian restaurant. Glad I chose Filomena's Italian Kitchen. This place is a hidden gem. Very authentic Italian. Pasta is in general more al dente than other restaurants, just the way I like. I always order Bolognese when I try new Italian restaurant to gauge the taste. This place ranks as high as Madeo and Angellini, but price is way better. Give this place a try and you will be pleasantly surprised.
We have been going to Capital Grille for many years in the Boston Area and in West Hollywood, California. The latter location which is near home closed recently. We traveled about 50 miles to the Capital Grille in Costa Mesa at South Coast Plaza for my birthday lunch. It was fabulous. The food was as expected first class. The salads...
Hidden spot on the back side of a warehouse, but great in house made micro brews. We gave the lamb and pulled pork sliders a try as well and they were really good! The whole menu looks great!
One of our local "go to" places. A great variety of choices on the menu. The service is always first rate even on a busy night. Good ambiance and noise level is moderate

Pasta Connection

1969 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627, USA
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(949) 646-3484
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Price range: $11-30

Hours

Monday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Ratings

Rating: 4.3
Rating: 4.0
Rating: 8.6

Great local place. Homey, pleasant, and quiet. Good food and service. Don't let the name fool you. Their breakfast is the best kept secret!
The food and service was top shelf. Could not ask for better service handling are large party of 32. Highly recommended!!
Wonderful for breakfast with yummy home fries. Usually not much of a wait if at all, reasonable prices. Excellent service.
I luv this place! Great tasting pasta and empanadas....well portioned and so delicious!
Amazing pasta! I dont know if it is hand made pasta noodles but it sure tasted like it. Intimate and cozy spot.

Mona Lisa Cucina

9017 Adams Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92646, USA
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(714) 965-9900
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Price range: Under $10

Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Saturday: 12:00 – 9:30 PM
Sunday: 12:00 – 9:00 PM

Ratings

Rating: 4.8
Rating: 4.5
Rating: 8.5

They do a really good job at Mona Lisa Cucina. Really nice vibe because it seems like the staff know most of the clients which consists of locals. Debby assisted us last night and she was great. We have only been 3 times but will be back!
We are shopping at Westminster Mall and we like to eat Italian food and my husband found this restaurant on line. The food is very good and serves is friendly, my husband loves it. It excellent Italian food.
This place is small and our waiter was very good. We arrived at a time when it was empty so he had plenty of time to tend to us but not a pest at all. Pasta was great and look forward to trying all other items on the menu. I love pizza and ordered a small to try. Figured it would be really good but I wasn't impressed. Authentic, very clean and prices weren't that bad. I will definitely go again.
Very very good food! A bit of a wait, but it's worth it. Bottles of wine are 1/2 price after 8PM and the service is friendly. The bruschetta is incredible.
Great food, ambiance and service. Small and cozy, must do in Huntington.

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