Irvine/Costa Mesa/Tustin - Saturday lunch, most likely Italian
In a few weeks on Saturday, I need to plan a lunch with about 10-15 people (including a toddler and a baby). The popular choice would be a place with Italian cuisine or something of that "genre".
Any recommendations? Obviously, we need a place that won't get too upset over minor disturbances (which would be handled by trips outside, most likely :) ). We probably want to do something a little fancier than a Macaroni Grille.
Thanks in advance.
The recently opened Italian restarant called Onotria in Costa Mesa on Bristol (at Bear) would be a good choice. They have a seperate room that will hold your party at one big table.
The food is terrific and it is pretty casual.
Onotria sounds good, but like most of the options in the area, they are closed Saturday for lunch.
Roma di Italia sounds like a great place to eat, but the it seems a bit less elegant than my better half and better half's mother would like. Elegant - babies - Saturday lunch - maybe too constrained of a problem.
It would seem that French 75 might be a decent fit.