Nello Cucina

Nello Cucina

Italian Restaurant, Wine Bar, and Cocktail Bar
3333 Bear St (in South Coast Plaza Crystal Court), Costa Mesa, CA 92626, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:00 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:30 AM–7:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
No

Nello Cucina is a classic Italian trattoria, located in the atrium of Crystal Court at South Coast Plaza.

8.5/10

Based on 26 votes

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  • Laila K.

    Goooood food

    Laila K · December 15, 2012
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  • Diana P.

    Try the Ravioli Di Zucca - Ravioli filled with Sweet Butternut Squash, Browned Butter & Sage. #delicious

    Diana P · October 25, 2011
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  • Diana P.

    Try the Rigatini Al Piacere - #GlutenFree pasta, pesto, chicken. So good!

    Diana P · November 22, 2011
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  • Diana P.

    Try the Costata Di Maile - Grilled Pork Chop, caramelized onions, balsamic reduction

    Diana P · November 10, 2011
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  • Viet T.

    Spicy penne pasta and salad for $5 if you're a mall employee!

    Viet Tran · October 23, 2011
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  • Valeria D.

    Amazing food and amazing service! Absolutely loved it. It's like being in Italy for a little while.

    Valeria Daza Morelli · July 13, 2014
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  • Diana P.

    Try the Swordfish With Saffron & Funghi - Delicious!

    Diana P · November 30, 2011
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  • Paul W.

    The Alle Quattro Stagioni is amazing!

    Paul Woo · July 26, 2011
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  • Ron

    Great pasta

    Ron · December 13, 2014
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  • John O.

    $6 whole pizza Margherita during happy hour in the bar

    John Olsen · August 18, 2014
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  • John O.

    Happy hour food specials at the bar are good

    John Olsen · August 14, 2014
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  • Dunja W.

    Best Italian Restaurant!!

    Dunja Wolf · July 13, 2014
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  • Julie

    Don't let the location in a mall by the little carousel and Ruby's Diner scare you away! This isn't mall-talian. It's light, flavorful, with great service. Fantastic place for a shopping break!

    Julie · October 12, 2013
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  • Travel C.

    This South Coast Plaza bistro is great for people watching & authentic Italian dining. Special prix fixe menus for #CMRW. Lunch $15/Dinner $30. See the menu: Read more

    Travel Costa Mesa · August 7, 2013
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  • Mr Richards157

    Great food an service.

    Mr Richards157 · July 6, 2013
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  • Alex M.

    The seafood and pasta is amazing!

    Alex Mohamed · May 20, 2012
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  • Diana P.

    Try the Burger All' Italiana - 1/2 lb. of Italian Sausage!

    Diana P · March 22, 2012
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  • Diana P.

    Try the Swordfish - Grilled swordfish, heart of palm, tomato, cucumber, roasted corn, green onion, sherry vinaigrette

    Diana P · March 1, 2012
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  • Diana P.

    Try the Risotto - Chicken, asparagus, mushroom & parmesan

    Diana P · February 21, 2012
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  • Diana P.

    Try the Crispy Pork Belly - A Taste of Monaco, sampling!

    Diana P · February 2, 2012
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  • Diana P.

    Try the filet mignon & jumbo shrimp - Filet, shitake mushrooms,Shrimp, asparagus & roasted potatoes

    Diana P · January 26, 2012
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  • Diana P.

    Try the Grilled Swordfish, Pesto, Sun dried tomatoes - Love the pesto, sun dried tomato sauce!

    Diana P · January 3, 2012
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  • Diana P.

    Try the Mozzarella Caprese - Fresh Mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, oregano & E.V.O.O.

    Diana P · December 30, 2011
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  • Scott M.

    Best Italian food in the mall and they will customize your order. A real Italian eatery:)))

    Scott Mc Kiernan · November 13, 2011
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  • Shamma T.

    Their lasagna is SO GOOD and their waiters are super friendly. I love it here!

    Shamma T · July 30, 2011
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  • Leo L.

    I have yet to find a dish that I disliked. The best Italian food that I have ever had.

    Leo Luera · May 7, 2011
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  • Marshall S.

    I decided where to eat lunch today based on who was offering Foursquare discounts. - Nello got my business. Make sure to ask for the Olive oil with your bread - very much worth it.

    Marshall Senkarik · April 12, 2011
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  • Noura A.

    اللازانياا جدا لذيذه 👌

    Noura Aziz 🇺🇸 · January 18
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