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Cioppino in OC ?

mike g Jun 21, 2006 05:12 PM

Anyone have a recommendation for a restaurant with really good cioppino ?

An acquaintance asked me for one, and I was at a loss.


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    OCBites Jun 21, 2006 06:30 PM

    Paolo's..a teensy chef-owner spot in inland Huntington Beach.

    Mascarpone's, a mom-and-pop in Orange on Katella (warning, they close for August)

    Barolo Cafe in Tustin on Newport

    Sabatino's in Newport

    Mamma Gina's in Newport on PCH

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    1. re: OCBites
      OCAnn` Jun 21, 2006 06:59 PM

      Anything in North OC?

      1. re: OCBites
        wendy8869 Jun 21, 2006 09:52 PM

        Re: Paolo's. Is that the place in Old World??? Is it any good now? I use to frequent that location when it was Stefano's several years ago. Stefano's was so good that Paolo's seemed terrible in comparison so we never went back. If anyone knows a place as good as Stefano's was I'd be eternally grateful for the rec- I haven't been able to find a place as good since :-(

        1. re: wendy8869
          Jeff Rose Jun 22, 2006 11:18 AM


          Paolo's is indeed in Old World and the successor of Stefano's. I have not tried Paolo's yet.

          Less than a mile away (at the SW corner of Goldenwest & Edinger) is Mangia Mangia. I consider this the best Italian restaurant for miles around - hands down. In my humble opinion, much better than Stefano's EVER was.

          Good luck Wendy....


          1. re: Jeff Rose
            wendy8869 Jun 23, 2006 01:46 PM

            Thank you so much!!! I'll definitely make it a priority to get there (hopefully trying for tonight)!

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        MzMaggie Jun 23, 2006 01:26 PM

        Tony's Sea Landing on Newport and Bryan in Tustin is excellent.

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