Going to Antonello’s is like visiting an ancient Italian castle; they have high ceilings, original beams, oversized furniture, and crystal chandeliers. It is over the top, luxurious, opulent, and designed to surround you in luxury and comfort.
Besides their spacious dining room, Antonello has eight private dining rooms and, of course, a celebrated wine bar with more than 700 labels from all over the world. The food is traditional Italian; it is simple and exquisite and made with authentic Italian recipes and ingredients imported from Italy or purchased from the nearby farms.
The menu is quite extensive – you might want to try something unique like Smoked Wild Boar carpaccio served with Parmigiano Reggiano cheese chunks and drizzled with truffle oil and sprinkled with sweet basil. There is live music at the wine bar every day from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, and every Thursday evening foodies and wine lovers come for Antonello’s Wine Flight Night.
3800 South Plaza Drive, 714-751-7153 (website)
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