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Andrea, the Northern Italian restaurant located at The Resort at Pelican Hill, is a charming and elegant eatery with breathtaking views of the hotel’s adjacent golf course and California coastline. Here are five things to keep in mind before planning your visit to the Newport coast:
1. The restaurant is named after Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio (1508 –1580), who inspired the design of The Resort at Pelican Hill. Palladio championed a revival of Greek and Roman architecture and valued geometry and symmetry in his designs, which are reflected in both the restaurant and hotel.
2. Sunset dining is breathtaking. While the restaurant is open for lunch Thursdays through Sundays, the best time of day to visit is at dusk, when you can watch the sun descend over the Pacific Ocean. Make sure to reserve a table on the semi-open terrace for prime viewing.
3. Pasta is divine here. Sorry Atkins devotées, but the handmade noodles are truly the restaurant’s specialty and not to be missed. Following in the Italian tradition, the pasta is made daily in a special temperature-controlled room using only the finest Italian ingredients.
4. The wine’s just as good as the food. Andrea boasts a great wine list that marries the best of Italy and California. And if you choose to drink by the glass, you’ll find nearly 50 selections to tempt you.
5. Andrea delivers. If you’re a hotel guest and want to sample Andrea’s fare without leaving the comfort of your villa, you’re in luck. The Resort at Pelican Hill’s room service menu features selected specialties from the Orange County restaurant, including spinach and ricotta ravioli with butter and sage sauce and a braised veal shank with creamy polenta.