Where To Eat Authentic Italian Food In Orange County

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Various studies have found that Italian food is consistently ranked as the most popular cuisine globally. This is hardly surprising when you consider the fact that every bite is packed with flavor, whether you’re enjoying a slice of pizza or a Caprese salad (and the fine wines produced in the region surely contribute to this too!). 

However, if you’re looking for the best italian food orange county, it's important that you seek out a restaurant where the food is cooked authentically.  That is, by people who understand the traditional recipes and culture, so that they can bring only the best dishes to your table. This is the only way in which you can truly experience Italian cuisine, without booking yourself a flight. 

At Nardò, we work hard to plate up authentic Southern-Italian food for our customers in the heart of orange county - which is why we should become your OC italian restaurant of choice. 

Here are just some of the reasons why you should consider stopping by for a bite to eat!

Become part of the family.

Nardo is founded by award-winning restaurateur Gianni Chilorio (Nardo being his mother’s maiden name). Growing up Gianni spent countless hours in the kitchen with his mother, learning how to cook authentic Italian dishes with undeniable heart and flavor. When you visit Nardo, you get to transport your taste buds to a traditional Italian kitchen, while becoming part of our family. 

Authentic Italian Cuisine. 

Much of the southern-italian menu is based on recipes from the region of Puglia.  A region known for its contribution to the culinary world, there’s truly something for everyone to enjoy on our menu, whether you love pasta or gnocchi, fresh fish, or salads. Throughout the year, our menu changes to accommodate the seasons, so that we can continue to use fresh ingredients. This means there’s always something new for you to try, even if you’re a regular. 

A beachside location. 

What could make a night of Italian dining better? While that already sounds like a perfect night in its own right, your experience is taken to the next level at Nardo, as you can enjoy views of the stunning Huntington Beach (and pier) while sipping on your Aperol Spritz and enjoying your pasta. If the weather is nice, you could also sit on our outdoor patio to watch the sunset! 

To put it simply, our restaurant is the perfect spot to enjoy ‘that ‘golden hour’, whether you want to be working your way through our Pizza menu, or snapping a few photographs for your Instagram feed. 

Our unique location is also easily accessible, which means you can enjoy a little slice of Italy right in the heart of Huntington beach. If you’d like to find out more about our orange county italian restaurant, please do not hesitate to get in touch (or stop by) today!


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