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Nello Cucina - CLOSED

3333 Bear St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-7706
+1 714-540-3365
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good42%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
6 Jul 2016
“Nello Cucina location is now MEZZET Mediterranean Cucine”
12 Jun 2016
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
3333 Bear St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-7706
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Reviewed 6 July 2016

Food Great Service outstanding. Come and join us for lunch or dinner Open 11 am to 9 pm Monday to Saturday Open 11 am to 7 pm on Sunday

Thank fm07081943
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Trip Advisor, please take down this restaurant from your website. The Nello Cucina is gone, replaced by the Mezzet, which I just reviewed!

1  Thank FineDinerPatty
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

When did they go out? We went there last week and we're very surprised to see all the tables and chairs gone. To be replaced by a different restaurant! A Mediterranean will be replacing it. Sorry to see it go. We had enjoyed Nellos and...More

2  Thank Priscilla G
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

I never would have imagined liking a mall restaurant but I found myself coming back. Each trip to Orange County. The food is good. The servers are good people. But the regulars, they are a delight. Friday night, eat at the bar. Get a real...More

Thank Angie E
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Good spot for lunch during shopping at South Coast Plaza. Good service, nice place to rest and have lunch. My familiy ordered Carbonara, Linguine Clams and Quattro Sagioini Pizza. Foods were generally good, but a little (actually quite) salty - Carbonara and Pizza. Despite it,...More

Thank alldelight2
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Nello is always a favorite lunch spot when I am shopping at South Coast Plaza. It is a pleasant ambience with friendly service. I especially enjoy the Caprese. The cheese is flavorful. The tomatoes and basil are always so fresh. Delicious bread and pesto accompany...More

Thank Brenda J
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Good honest food in a busy mall. Great service. Strongly recommend the lasagna and linguini either clams. Reasonable pricing.

Thank BoomerOttawa_Ontario
Reviewed 16 October 2015

stopped in here to grab a quick bite while shopping at South Coast plaza, its in the part with the home stores....there is another mall across the street through an above street bridge. Ordered a pizza / flat bread and customized it a bit. It...More

Thank 573suzel
Reviewed 23 September 2015

I'm not a fan of mall food courts or even restaurants attached to malls. But, I had to cool my heels a while, waiting for an appointment at the Apple store. I was thinking "maybe an Aunt Annie's pretzel", when I discovered Nello Cucina tucked...More

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 18 August 2015

My wife and almost always set up Nello's as our meeting place after shopping at South Coast Plaza. This restaurant is conveniently located inside of the shopping center, in the North annex between Sur La Table and Macy's Home Store, and very convenient to a...More

Thank ANonyMouse45
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$14 - US$28
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3333 Bear St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-7706
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 714-540-3365
  • E-mail
Nello Cucina is a classic Italian trattoria, located in the atrium of Crystal Court at South Coast Plaza. Nello Cucina has an outdoor feeling of dining in a Piazza in a small town in Italy. The aromas emitting from the open kitchen and the wood burning pizza oven fills the air and stimulates the senses.As you take a voyage through this gastronomical adventure, the pasta is a must. Rotolo di Spinaci (baked rolled up pasta filled with ricotta and spinach, on a bed of marinara sauce and topped with béchamel and melted mozzarella cheese), Risotto of the day made with the freshest ingredients. Pizza con Burrata, cooked in the wood burning oven which takes this Italian favorite food to another dimension. Many traditional dishes such as veal and chicken are available, not to mention a local favorite, Osso Buco which is served on a bed of saffron risotto. Fresh fish is delivered daily and is served with the chef’s creative hand.To complete your meal all desserts are made fresh daily, along with a full bar and an extensive wine list to compliment your culinary experience.
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