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Cioppino in OC ?

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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.

TIA

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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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      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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        OCAnn` Jun 21, 2006 06:59 PM

        Anything in North OC?

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          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 :-(

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            Jeff Rose Jun 22, 2006 11:18 AM

            Wendy,

            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....

            JEFF

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              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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