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Flavio's Italian Kitchen

Map & Directions 14425 Newport Ave.
Tustin, CA 92780
  • Italian
  • Sun, Sat 4:30pm-9pm, Mon-Fri 11:30am-9pm
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Not Necessary, Accepted
  • Free, Lot Available


OC Weekly's Description

Before he bought the place, Flavio Renteria was the dishwasher here for almost 20 years. In that time, the Mexico City immigrant learned all he could about the cuisine, even going to Italy to immerse himself in all things culinary. Now he's the boss, producing red-sauced meals like the best of them. Expect familiar comfort-food staples such as homemade meatballs: dense, hand-formed, beefy orbs are draped in melted mozzarella and left swimming in a pool of tart, almost fruity marinara. And he's probably hired someone else to wash the dishes.

Member Reviews

  • on 05/06/09

    For close to two decades, Flavio Renteria was the dishwasher. Now he owns the place, and his name's on the sign. Don't expect Mozza by Batali. This is a neighborhood, red-sauce Italian joint where a karaoke machine is routinely rolled out and Wednesday nights are devoted to all-you-can-eat pasta. You should order the lasagna ($10.25), a perfectly executed dish served fuming under... More >>

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  • Patty R. on 05/09/12

    Wednesday nights are All You Can Eat Spaghetti!

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