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Italian food in Huntington Beach

pablomeister Mar 8, 2007 06:08 AM

Looking for fresh Italian ideas in Huntington Beach. Any word on La Fontana? (Beach)

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    Audrey_Ekstrom Mar 9, 2007 06:40 AM

    Hate to hear that Ciao's is gone. I too, wonder about Rombi's. Too bad these little independent restaurants can't make it when places like Buca de Beppo and Olive Garden are always packed. I sure can't figure it!

    1. pablomeister Mar 8, 2007 09:27 AM

      Isn't Mangia Mangia the same chef that started at Antonello's?

      1. CynD Mar 8, 2007 09:17 AM

        In addition to the places suggested above, I also like Lugatti's, on Walnut & 5th, in downtown HB. Very casual. Same owners as Lino's at Edinger & Edwards, but imho Lugatti's food is better.

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          I got nothin Mar 8, 2007 08:31 AM

          Never been to La Fontana, but I second Mangia, Mangia. Good food and friendly service.
          Is Rombi's open? Everytime I've driven by it's looks like it's closed.

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            M_in_OC Mar 8, 2007 06:36 AM

            has anyone tried Davio's in the target lot off of Beach? just wondering if it's any good.

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              Audrey_Ekstrom Mar 8, 2007 06:24 AM

              It's been several years since we went to La Fontana but I remember we were quite impressed. His menu features mostly northern Italian dishes and they were well prepared. I think the only reason we haven't made a return trip is because hubby is more into southern Italian and likes his red sauces and lasagna. We usually go to Ciaos, Rombi's or the little Italian restaurant (can't remember the name) that's in Sunset Beach.

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                russkar Mar 8, 2007 06:28 AM

                Ciao is Gone!
                For a fresh experience try Mangia, Mangia (HB)

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                  ElissaInPlaya Mar 8, 2007 08:24 AM

                  I enjoy Rombi's- good food and decent service. Although, it's not comparable to a good Italian place in a larger city.

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