Italian Restaurants in Huntington Beach

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Pours from extensive wine and beer lists mingle with sea air and classic Italian flavors at Luggatti's Italian Grill. Pinot grigios such as fruity Corte Giara pair with scallop-and-clam-smothered pastas, and an Antigual Uno malbec pairs well with a 12-ounce new-york strip. Other featured wines include Educated Guess cabernet, Plungerhead zinfandel, and Zaccignini montepulciano. Taps froth with craft brews such as Allagash Curieux, Flying Dog Doggie Style IPA, Chimay, and Shipyard Brewery Monkey Fist IPA. On weekend nights, guests can sip to the sounds of live musical performances in the indoor space decorated with snappy art, or carry glasses outside to enjoy the breeze off the nearby beach and the warmth of an outdoor fireplace.

210 5th St
Huntington Beach,
CA
US

Luigi's Restaurant fork-twirls an enticing menu of gourmet Italian cuisine, placating gondola-shaking belly rumbles with deliciously heaping portions. Appraise appetizing architecture with a towering stack of lasagna ($13.95) and a tightly furled spread of sweet or savory crêpes ($7.95–$13.95). Mouths can be converted into culinary aquariums with zesty seafood-stuffed dishes like lobster ravioli ($16.95) and calamari luciana, angel-hair pasta tossed with calamari, olives, and capers ($13.95). Alternately, moo in a Sicilian dialect for the veal medallions of vitello piccata, sautéed in a lemon-butter sauce, served with vegetables or pasta ($19.95).

221 Main St
Huntington Beach,
CA
US

Baci Restaurant boasts a diverse, international wine list and a menu teeming with authentic Italian entrees. Savor the creamy finish of risotto alla genovese, where sausage, asparagus, and homemade pesto frolic with italian arborio rice ($19.95). Fresh pasta disobeys lifeguarding advice by stuffing itself with cheese, ham, and mushrooms before swimming in a light cream sauce in the tortellini alla emiliana ($15.95), and the linguine zio alfredo provides lost lobster chunks with a new home composed of spicy tomato sauce, wine, and linguine ($22.95). Gather supertasting superpowers and host a deliciousness summit over the vitello al toscana, veal scaloppini accompanied by parma ham, peas, mushrooms, and a pink brandy-singed sauce ($18.95).

18748 Beach Blvd
Huntington Beach,
CA
US

Lamppost Pizza understands its target audience. The pizzeria’s tagline, "for those with a taste for great pizza and sports,” beckons to an easy-going crowd, and then the chefs follow through by serving up creative pies with toppings such as jalapeño, pepperoni, avocado, and fresh garlic as diners watch the game. Specialty pizzas include the four-meat, four-veggie The Whole Nine Yards, as well as the artichoke-spangled Pesto Supreme. Sandwiches are served hot or cold, and the appetizer menu includes more wings than the vision board of a penguin.

10084 Adams Ave
Huntington Beach,
CA
US

Numero Uno's menu stomps out stomach-dwelling grumbles with a mélange of pizzas, pastas, and sandwiches. Specialty pizzas such as the Slaughterhouse 5, packed with mozzarella, pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, and green peppers ($5.95–$16.95), showcase enough sliceable sustenance to feed a group of friends or one knowledge-starved librarian. Patrons can customize their own pies ($4.25+) by loading a Chicago-style pan crust or New York-style thin crust with a choice of more than 20 toppings including fresh basil, roasted red peppers, and Canadian-style bacon. Numero Uno also shakes palates from their stupor with classic Italian fare such as a lasagna made using a recipe from 1973 ($9.95) and a house-made meatball sub ($6.95) made by cooks that have met 38-year-olds.

19171 Magnolia St
Huntington Beach,
CA
US