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Caffe Pinguini - Irvine

6507 Quail Hill Parkway
Irvine, CA
Based On 118 Reviews

Caffe Pinguini - Irvine

Tony Cotrufo is an active member of the community and currently owns and operates other 2 Family Restaurants, Caffe’ Pinguini, at Playa del Rey and Bottega Romana in Redondo Beach.

He was also owner of Azul, an Italian restaurant located in the JW Marriott Ihilani in Hawaii and the lobby coffee shop located in the same hotel. Prior to this he worked with his brother Roberto in the restaurant industry in Italy with his father’s restaurants and bars. He is also involved in other food related projects.

Enrico Fiorentini has an extensive restaurateur background, his family owned a hotel/restaurant in Italy for more than 100 years, and they had several other food & beverage related commercial activities. He owns Caffe Pinguini with Tony Cotrufo, and he is also involved in other projects.

Roberto Cotrufo has been working in the food and beverage industry since he was a kid. His father owned and operated a restaurant in England, then the family moved back to Italy and they started a new bu

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"I tried it today and it was delicious, the staff was very nice and the atmosphere cozy and relaxing. I had the best Spaghetti Pesto in a long time. I am definitely coming back!"

"Great food and great service! We came for brunch and their brunch menu was perfect. Mimosas were delicious and we can't wait until they get a full bar!"

"The food is delicious and the service is exquisite -- our waiter did everything possible to make sure that we (and our pup) were most comfortable. They have excellent tuliere and bruschetta, so much so I felt I was in Italy. Highly recommend for any meal whether breakfast, lunch, or dinner."


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Restaurant Hours
Mon 11:00am-2:00pm, 5:00pm-9:30pm
Tue 11:00am-2:00pm, 5:00pm-9:30pm
Wed 11:00am-2:00pm, 5:00pm-9:30pm
Thu 11:00am-2:00pm, 5:00pm-9:30pm
Fri 11:00am-2:00pm, 5:00pm-9:30pm
Sat 9:30am-2:00pm, 5:00pm-9:30pm
Sun 9:30am-2:00pm, 5:00pm-9:30pm