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About Onotria Wine Country Cuisine
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 & oenology of wine producing regions of the world.
True to a farmer's spirit, all our food products are 100% natural, hormone-free, antibiotic-free, & of the highest quality of organic & biodynamic seasonal offerings.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Italian, Wine Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm.
Dinner: Monday - Thursday:5 pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: Closed for Private Events in Our Banquet Rooms.
$30 and under
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Entertain in the luxury and comfort of your home or professional setting with Onotria's catering services, customized food and wine pairing events or private wine cellar showcase parties.
Complimentary valet parking
Private Party Facilities:
Whether a celebratory occasion with family and friends or a formal business lunch with clients, Onotria Wine Country Cuisine is the perfect spot for you next special event. We have two private dining rooms and can accommodate a maximum of 85 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Private Dining Coordinator: (877) 328-0392
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Monthly food and wine pairing dinners featuring special guests such as winery proprietors and/or wine makers are a signature service and memorable experience. The four to seven course seasonal menues are designed by Master Chef Massimo to accentuate the featured wine selections. Presentations are made by Chef and Wine representatives throughout the course of the evening.
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Onotria Wine Country Cuisine Ratings and Reviews
This is a special place. Truly a chef-run experience, where each dish has plenty of character. As the name says, think of it as special Italian/classic wine country experience. It will not disappoint. I am not sure if they keep the menu the same, but the lamb chops were amazing, as was the tiramisu. That being said, I don't think thought anything was not good.
We went on a mother's day, so the service was bit slow, but understandable since there were lots of big groups. We enjoyed our waiter, whose recommendations were spot-on. Huuuge wine menu.
The location is a bit out of the 'fancy' area, but I actually think it made for a great value. I loved that sense of a 'find.'
What an amazing evening. The chef and owner Massimo is truly a master of food, wine and service. Can't say enough fabulous things about his restaurant. A must experience dining event!!!
He also makes his own wine and you can order bottles to talk home. I have an 875 bottle Celler and his wine is a wonderful add it my extensive collection.
Hours flew by as we pared wine and food together in a tour of Italy through food and wine.
We will definitely be back soon!!! You should too!!!
Rigatoni - horrid . Had kale or some bulks=÷× in it. Claims to be Italian restaurant. Don't fall for it. . Bright in there since only 5:30. Invest in drapes. Waiter came to table and stuck his hand out to shake and greet - so weird, plus yuck! Once and out.
The food was just ok. Not a great value for the quality of food. Gnocci was good and homemade. Pasta is not homemade. Drinks were expensive and sub-par. Pork chop was undercooked and one note. The seafood & fish stew was very salty. Dessert was dark chocolate truffle which was yummy, the limoncello cheesecake tasted like it had been sitting in the fridge/freezer too long and the lemon flavor was hard to find. The restaurant was practically empty at 7:30pm on a Saturday night so that should tell you something.
The waiters need to have some training on customer service. I questioned them about whether the wild salmon was really fresh or wild. The waiter did not consult with the chef but just insisted it was fresh wild salmon. That is a little difficult because there aren't any wild salmon on the market for at least another month.
When one of the pasta dishes arrived it was very hard for us. It was way underdone in our view. It is possible that it was intentionally that way and was perfect. However when a customer says it is too hard just take it back and cook it softer. Instead the waiter insisted that it was perfect and was a special pasta that always stays hard. He also added that if they redid it that it would take a long time. We insisted and they came back in a very short time with a softer pasta.
I also did not find any dish that I would call outstanding of the 3 we tried. For me I have had much better fine Italian cuisine at other local restaurants and definitely better service.
We wanted a special restaurant to celebrate a test well taken. What we experienced were tastes much enjoyed! The lengthy and comprehensive wine was most extensive. Our appetizers could have been dinner alone. And our marvelous main courses were so much more than Italian food; it was farm to table, (look at the incredible herb and vegetable garden) and Tuscan influenced, authentic tastes that reminded us of a marvelous trip to Italy. The desserts were equally delightful. We enjoyed everything about our meal,m the service, the ambiance, and the evening.
This is easily the best restaurant in Orange County (for my tastes). Service is excellent and the experience is blissful - meant to bring about your memories of that time in Napa or Tuscany. You drink top quality wines, nibble on homemade dishes that you won't find elsewhere, and simply enjoy the company and ambiance. I love it here and I'll be back many more times in the future.
Onotria Wine Country Cuisine is a little gem, a stone's throw from South Coast Plaza. We picked the restaurant based on location to Segerstrom Arts Center. It turned out to be a pleasant surprise. The food and wine were great, and the setting was spectacular.
Went for Valentines Day! First off I've been here before and had a pleasant experience, but for this dinner we just had very poor server named Russo. He seemed overwhelmed with a busy night and we were not given much attention to. I told my wife to just not let this ruin our date night. It took over half hour to get bread that other waiters had on their tables immediately. He didn't know good wine recommendations and after dinner was served he never came by to check on us till the meal was over, and I had to waive down another server who rolled his eyes because he knows this guy was lousy! On the plus side, she had pheasant for the first time and really enjoyed it, I had the risotto with jumbo prawn and it was quite savory. We will go again and hope for better service next time. Valet guys did a good job too.
I visited Onotria for the first time in January, 2017 with 3 colleagues. The food was quite outstanding and the service attentive, but not obtrusive. I had the razor scallop ceviche special appetizer and the pork chop. I was surprised at how spicy the pork chop was, considering that this is an Italian restaurant, but it was excellent. Onotria has quite a large wine list, from good value to silly expensive and everything between. Highly recommended.
This restaurant was recommended to my by an associate. I was pleasantly surprised at the ambiance and level of service. The menu was authentic and everything from the Appetizer, Soup, Salad and entrée beat our expectation. The Filet was one of the best that I had ever eaten. I would recommend this restaurant for the overall quality, service level, and value.
The waitstaff is very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The menu has a good variety to choose from, and the portion sizes are generous. The wine and cocktail selection is very good. Dessert selection is great. During my visit, I had the rigatoni, and my dinner-mates had the salmon and pork chop. All entrees were delicious. We shared a warm apple tart with vanilla ice cream for dessert and it was amazing!
The food was very tasty although overpriced. $24 for baked Fusilli is too much. But, given it is Orange County the prices were not out of line. What really sticks in your craw however is $4 for a less than one ounce of olive oil. We have eaten in Italian restaurants from Rio to Shanghai to Sydney to Capetown, and all over the United States, Canada and Italy. Not once was I ever charged for olive oil to dip my bread.
When asked about it, our server said that is because they use quality olive oil. What are the supposed to use? The dregs of the barrel? We will not be back.
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