Nello Cucina, the critically acclaimed Italian restaurant situated on the first floor of South Coast Plaza’s Crystal Court, will be toasting moms on Mother’s Day by offering complimentary Champagne first rounds for those 21 and over as part of its grand brunch celebration (unlimited refills are offered for only $4). The extravagant buffet offered on Sunday, May 13 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. will include a carving station featuring roasted top sirloin, made-to-order omelet bar, seasonal fresh fruits, smoked salmon and bagels, daily fresh-baked focaccia bread, rotolo di spinaci, boneless breast of chicken parmigiana and roasted pork chop with caramelized onions in a balsamic reduction. Rounding out the buffet is an assortment of desserts. Cost is $24.95 per adult and $12.95 for kids under 12. Reservations are encouraged by calling 714-540-3365.
Nello Cucina is a classic trattoria offering a wide variety of traditional Italian fare. Pasta is made fresh on the premises daily using top-quality ingredients; fresh fish, chicken, veal and beef entrees are made with precision by a dedicated culinary team; authentic, thin-crust Neapolitan pizzas — considered some of the best in Orange County — come out of the restaurant’s wood-burning oven; and a dizzying array of desserts top off the varied menu. A full bar and extensive wine list of reasonably priced varietals is available. Open daily for lunch and dinner the 110-seat restaurant boasts al fresco dining and indoor, open seat dining.
Nello Cucina is located at 3333 Bear Street, Costa Mesa. Call (714) 540-3365 or visit www.nellocucina.com.