THE BEST LINGUINI IN ORANGE COUNTY
THE HISTORY OF LINGUINI
Linguini, also known as Trenette, looks much like spaghetti but flat. In Italian, the name literally means “little tongues”. Linguini seems to have first appeared in Genova, Italy during the 1700’s. Stories say that it was the favorite dish of Liguria, which is a region of north-western Italy. The Ligurians would typically eat their Linguini with pesto, green beans, and potatoes…and oddly enough, it is still a favorite dish in Liguria today.
Traditionally, Linguini is usually eaten with vegetables. However, depending upon the region of Italy, you will also find recipes such as Linguine Al Batti Batti with sea cicadas, anchovies and pine nuts and Linguini Alla Ligure with anchovies and basil.
LINGUINI WITH SEAFOOD
Other favorites are Linguini Al Vongole with Clams and Linguini Allo Scogli with mussels, clams, calamari, and prawns. I don’t know about you, but I’m getting hungry. In addition to pesto, you may find some cream sauces, but you will hardly ever find it made with meat or heavy sauces.
PASTA COMES TO THE UNITED STATES
Pasta more than likely came to the United States in the late 18th century due to Italian immigrants trying to escape the destruction left behind by World War I. As they migrated to the U.S. in search of the “American dream”, they settled mostly on the East Coast in larger cities such as Boston and New York City. As they began to settle in and merge with American culture, they wanted to make sure they didn’t lose track of their own traditions, including their traditional food dishes.
And today of course, Italian food and Italian restaurants are as American as apple pie. So, in honor of National Linguini Day, we are featuring some Italian restaurants throughout Orange County that serve up delicious variations of linguini. Try them out and don’t forget to say you found them on My Local OC. If you have a favorite linguini restaurant of your own, please let us know, and we will add it.
This is just another way that we at My Local OC are serving those who live, work, and play in Orange County.
See you around the OC!
Written By: Patricia Braun
Research Assistant: Erica Nielsen
RESTAURANTS THAT SERVE LINGUINI IN ORANGE COUNTY
Anaheim Carolina’s Italian Restaurant 915 S Harbor Blvd (714) 971-5551 Website
Anaheim Baci Italian Restaurant 416 N Lakeview Ave (714) 282-2220 Website
Buena Park Lupo D’Abruzzo Restaurant 6032 Ball Rd (714) 826-1403 Website
Costa Mesa Filomena’s Italian Kitchen & Market 2400 Newport Blvd (949) 642-3810 Website
Costa Mesa Maggiano’s Little Italy 3333 Bristol St (714) 546-9550 Website
Dana Point Luciana’s Ristorante 24312 Del Prado Ave (949) 661-6500 Website
Dana Point Stella’s 17 Monarch Bay Plaza (949) 234-1679 Website
Fullerton Angelo’s and Vinci’s Ristorante 550 N Harbor Blvd (714) 879-4022 Website
Fullerton Mulberry St. Ristorante 114 W Wilshire Ave (714) 525-1056 Website
Huntington Beach Crivello Ristorante Italiano 19881 Brookhurst St (714) 593-9099 Website
Huntington Beach Baci Italian Restaurant 18748 Beach Blvd (714) 965-1194 Website
Irvine Ameci Pizza & Pasta 18068 Culver Dr (949) 857-1900 Website
La Habra Vinny’s Italian Restaurant 2101 E Lambert Rd (562) 694-3400 Website
La Habra Agrusa’s Italian Restaurant 1240 W Imperial Hwy (562) 475-5303 Website
Laguna Beach Ristorante Rumari 1826 S Coast Hwy (949) 494-0400 Website
Laguna Niguel Fratellos Italian Restaurant 31371 Niguel Rd. (949) 661-1250 Website
Mission Viejo Delizie Ristorante 25380 Marguerite Pkwy (949) 855-6866 Website
Mission Viejo Antonucci’s Italian & Seafood Restaurant 24190 Alicia Pkwy (949) 472-4332 Website
Newport Beach Sabatino’s Sausage Company 251 Shipyard Way Ste D (949) 723-0621 Website
Newport Beach The Original Mama D’s Italian Kitchen 3012 Newport Blvd (949) 675-6262 Website
Orange Francoli Gourmet 100 S Glassell St (714) 288-1077 Website
Orange Tutto Fresco 1333 N Glassell St (714) 771-1555 Website
Orange Da Bianca Trattoria 7448 E Chapman Ave (714) 289-1508 Website
San Clemente Fratellos Italian Restaurant 647 Camino De Los Mares #126 (949) 661-5200 Website
San Clemente Guichos Eatery 440 Camino De Estrella (949) 248-1910 Website
Santa Ana Antonello Ristorante 3800 S Plaza Dr (714) 751-7153 Website
Tustin Roma D’ Italia 611 El Camino Real (714) 544-0273 Website
Westminster Renato’s Restaurant and Catering 15383 Brookhurst St (714) 839-5755 Website
Yorba Linda Gusto D’Oro Italian Cuisine 4895 Valley View Ave (657) 444-2848 Website
Yorba Linda Graziano’s 17487 Imperial Hwy (714) 524-2770 Website