The other night I had an opportunity to check out the new Enoteca Lounge at Antonello Ristorante in conjunction with the OC Mom Blog Girls Night Out. What a wonderful setting for an evening with friends. Come with me inside and discover this wonderful Italian Ristorante and Wine Bar.
The Enoteca lounge is an elegant room that features comfortable seating, plush fixtures and shelves and shelves of wine. As you can see there is a wonderful selection of wine and they offer a great choice of menu items.
This particular evening I had a chance to sample their freshly made potato chips,
and their wonderfully tasty italian prosciutto with marinated olives. The setting was very cozy and the service was very good. Not to mention the wines that I sampled were also delicious.
Next, I had a chance to sample a wonderful choice of Italian entrees. Owners Antonnio and Fiorella Cagnolo bring their culinary talents to this great Orange County restaurant. I especially loved their authentic meatballs, lasagna and octopus.
Of course their desserts are also very good. I sampled their cheesecake and cannoli. Just check out the dessert sampler tray below.
During the week Antonello’s Enoteca lounge features entertainment. The music provides a nice relaxing vibe to the lounge.
The Enoteca Bar Menu offers small plates, starting at $5. Be sure to check out their website here for their special events. You can also follow them on Facebook. Antonello Ristorante also offers private dining and cooking classes. I am adding those cooking classes on my list and am planning on coming back to visit their restaurant.
It is also located very close to the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Perfect for a pre-theater dinner or after show snack.
Antonello Ristorante is located at
1611 West Sunflower
Santa Ana, CA 92704
I received a complementary visit to the event and this is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.
What is your favorite Italian entree?