Italian Restaurants in Laguna Beach

Half Off Italian and Mediterranean Food at NYC Cafe & Catering

San Juan Capistrano

$26 $13


Family cafe makes Italian & Mediterranean dishes from scratch including pastas, pizzas, and sandwiches; catering available to Orange County

51% Off Italian Dinner for 2 or 4 at Italian Cravings Irvine

Irvine Business Complex

$54.85 $27

Inventive pizzas, glasses of beer, and pasta dishes with signature marinara sauce characterize menu of familiar Italian staples

45% Off at Finbars Italian Kitchen

Costa Mesa

$40 $22

New York and West Coast twists update Italian dishes, such as thin-crust semolina pizzas and pesto chicken with cilantro

$8 for Italian Cuisine at Sweet Basil Cafe

Newport Beach

$14 $8

Lobster ravioli, pesto chicken pizza, meat lasagna, and other Italian favorites

Up to 52% Off at South Coast Pizza Parlors

Costa Mesa

$25 $12

Fresh-made dough and sauce form the basis for topping-strewn pies

Up to 50% Off at Zona's Italian American Cuisine

San Clemente

$50 $25.99


Chef fuses Italian and California flavors, crafting pizzas and housemade pastas as adjoining bar with TVs hosts live music on weekends

47% Off Pizzeria Food at Stuft Pizza of San Clemente

San Clemente

$30 $16


Homemade sauce and dough define Stuft Pizza's pies, which the chefs have been serving up since 1976

Up to 52% Off Pizza at Lamppost Pizza 


$35 $17


A pair of friends shares eight slices of regular- or wheat-crust pizza, washing it down with beer from Backstreet Brewery

Up to 53% Off at The Pizza Press


$44 $23

Newspaper-themed The Pizza Press serves made-to-order personal pizzas and local craft beers

Select Local Merchants

27001 Moulton Pkwy
Aliso Viejo,

Peppino's menu of family-style portions provides more savory pairings than grandma could shake a slotted spoon at. Ease a land lover into the seafood sampler, composed of halibut, shrimp, scallops, and salmon atop a bed of angel-hair pasta infused with a garlic-basil tomato sauce and a splash of white wine ($21.95), or teach the young ones the true meaning of antipasto with a piled-high salad of salami, capicola, ham, mortadella, provolone, red onions, black olives, tomatoes, pepperoncini, kitchen sinks, roasted peppers, and mixed greens ($9.95).

26952 La Paz Rd
Aliso Viejo,

At Bistro K, traditional Italian recipes merge with eclectic New World flavors for a menu that's reflective of the international history of the family behind it. That story starts back in Italy with the four Bagatta brothers, all chefs who later traveled on to France, South Africa, and Southern California. It was during these wanderings that Tony Bagatta met Massimiliana, the woman who would become his wife. Today, Massimiliana and her daughter Katia run Bistro K as a mother-daughter team, serving up hearty plates from traditional Italian gnocchi to gourmet burgers smothered in gruyère.

30100 Town Center Dr
Laguna Niguel,

Mario's By The Sea serves a menu of Italian specialties including more than 20 pasta options and a long list of entrees starring chicken, veal, seafood, and veggies. A combination of chilled melon cloaked in imported Italian prosciutto ($10) and a hot, crispy calamaretti fritti ($13) combines cool and warm fronts to prepare stomachs for a pasta downpour. The veal tortellini champagne pasta ($14–$19) employs a bubbly infused cream sauce to help diners celebrate recent purchases of full-sized yachts constructed carefully in bottles.

32545 Golden Lantern St
Dana Point,

*For $20, you get $40 worth of Italian fare and drinks at dinner. *For $10, you get $20 worth of Italian fare and drinks at lunch.

25001 Dana Point Harbor Dr
Dana Point,

Restaurateur Salvatore S. D'Abbusco was born in Naples, but traveled to the United States at the age of 24 to marry a woman from Philadelphia, with whom he'd fallen in love on a cruise. He wanted to bring the tastes of Italy to his new home and founded Salvatore Cucina Italiana more than 20 years ago.

His chefs toss pasta dishes made from traditional Italian recipes with italian cheeses, shellfish, chicken, and lamb. They handcraft tiramisu and blend, cut, and fold their own dough for manicotti. Sommeliers complement the extensive menu with an array of white and red wines from Tuscany, Sicily, and California, for a greater blend of international flavors than UN potluck parties. Each meal begins as servers lay complimentary bruschetta, in lieu of traditional bread, onto white-clothed tables arranged under ornate gilded lamps and pasta-covered walls.

27001 La Paz Rd
Mission Viejo,