Where to Eat in Ladera Ranch: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Kandra Bartel

Ladera Ranch is a highly affluent census-designated place and a planned community located in south Orange County, California just outside the city limits of San Juan Capistrano, Rancho Santa Margarita and Mission Viejo.

1. The Cheesecake Factory

42 The Shops At Mission Viejo, Mission Viejo, CA 92691 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 28 - SGD 39 +1 949-364-6200
Excellent
55%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 156 reviews

The Cheesecake Factory

Reviewed By Rita T - Mission Viejo, California

We have come here several times and the meals are great. Large portions and good. If possible we try for the happy hour. It is crowded to get into the bar but if you luck out there are many great choices at a good price. If you end up in the don I Irom try the meatloaf- my absolute favorite.

2. I Love Bagels

28985 Golden Lantern Ste B110, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-1567 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch +1 949-249-9300
Excellent
81%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 79 reviews

I Love Bagels

Reviewed By Charlie V - Santa Clarita, California

I am a transplant from NY now living in So Cal and have always been amazed at some store fronts saying : Real NY, NY Style, Like NY etc. A NY bagel has all the goodies on both sides ( I am an Everything Bagel guy) so if I get a bagel with one side, that's not NY style. I have posted pictures with this review to show you why these are the best and this is the place to go. Great selection of smears to go with your bagels as well. One time there they were out of Everything bagels so I asked if I could get the crumbs from the bottom of the empty basket to put on an Onion bagel I bought and they gave me a small plastic cup filled with the the goodies and it was great. Just look at the pictures and picture them toasted and then covered with crème cheese.....life is good !

3. Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant

27782 Vista Del Lago, #26, Mission Viejo, CA 92692-1175 Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks SGD 17 - SGD 35 +1 949-859-9556
Excellent
57%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 226 reviews

Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant

Peppino's remodeled restaurant on the Lake. Along with remodeling the kitchen, we have expanded the dining area, added a new full service bar with a waiting lounge and a front patio for dining. The rear-dining terrace has been expanded and offers a beautiful view of Lake Mission Viejo. PEPPINO'S EVENT CATERING Peppino's Catering specializes in great food & plenty of it! Whether you are having a business luncheon for twenty-five or a wedding reception for two hundred, Peppino's will do its best to make your event perfect and worry free. Our goal is to gain friends who will come see us in any of our locations, not only to cater your one time event, moreover to keep you coming back for more. (For more questions about our Catering Service please contact any of the store managers)

Reviewed By Jake S - Mission Viejo, California

If you like Italian, family ambiance and outside seating with a view you found a gold mine! They use unusually large amounts of butter for their food but I think that's why it's so good. Great staff and nice views. I've NEVER had a bad experience here. Even takeout is excellent. I recommend asking for bread on takeout otherwise they won't give it to you. Try everything at least once to see what you like. You'll love it all...

4. Diho Siam

27702 Crown Valley Pkwy, Ste E2, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694-0608 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible Chinese, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 949-365-8777
Excellent
52%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 41 reviews

Diho Siam

Reviewed By Muchara

I can’t believe I had never tried this place before. It is so delicious!! The Pad Thai is amazing!!! And my kids loved the orange chicken!!!

5. Nekter Juice Bar Ladera Ranch

25672 Crown Valley Pkwy, Unit G5, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694-0483 +1 800-385-1650
Excellent
50%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Nekter Juice Bar Ladera Ranch

Reviewed By Elizabeth C - Seattle, Washington

The juice options were very good but if there is a line, it can take a long time before you receive your juice.

6. Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant

26952 La Paz Rd, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-3040 Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Italian, Pizza Dinner, Drinks, Lunch SGD 12 - SGD 37 +1 949-643-1355
Excellent
68%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 119 reviews

Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant

Aliso Viejo is our fabulous Pizzeria, a place where you can get gourmet pizzas such as Pizza alla Giuseppe made fresh to order. We also carry a variety of specialty dishes created and served at this location only, such as the extremely popular Pasta Colorado. This location also has a patio for enjoyable outdoor dining.

Reviewed By Bridgetpianos - new jersey

I usually like this restaurant but I ordered the Lemon chicken with mushrooms and olives. I hated in . It had no flavor . It looked like soup. I was so disappointed. The pro was they have a nice patio in the back.i don’t think I will go back bread was good salad so so server was good.

7. Jerry's Wood Fired Dogs

1701 Corporate Dr Ste C8, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694-2126 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 949-364-7080
Excellent
52%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 50 reviews

Jerry's Wood Fired Dogs

Reviewed By Tom M - Dana Point, California

I really appreciate a good Chicago dog occasionally. Jerry's grills the dogs which adds a wonderful flavor over the usual boiled dogs. The dog was perfectly grilled, had the right "snap", and was topped by the requisite components. The only ding is that the buns are not steamed. Proper Chicago dogs always come with a steamed bun. Period.

8. Delizie Ristorante & Bar

25380 Marguerite Pkwy, Mission Viejo, CA 92692-2907 Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 20 - SGD 52 +1 949-855-6866
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 131 reviews

Delizie Ristorante & Bar

Happy Hour from 4pm - 6 pm all appetizers 25% off, Monday - Friday. Well drinks 4.50, beer 3.50, glass of House Chard, Chianti or W Zin 5.00Salvatore Faso, proprietor of Mission Viejo's Piccolino Ristorante on Los Alisos Blvd, expands his innovative cuisine to South Mission Viejo with the opening of Delizie Ristorante & Bar. Delizie, literally "delights" in Sal's native Italian, opens in the location of the former Capriccio Restaurant at 25380 Marguerite Pkwy in Mission Viejo.Faso hopes to restore the historic ambiance of the Capricio Restaurant, which served patrons in this location for over twenty years. Delizie offers homemade pastas, imported Italian delicatessens served on butcher blocks, and the freshest fish and meats daily as well as an extensive listing of wines from California and Italy. Delizie also features a full bar and banquet rooms, available for private parties.

Reviewed By Pat B - Laguna Hills, California

My wife and I visited Delizie and we were pleased and have returned since.
The style is authentic Italian, and the service is impeccable. Clearly, the owner watches all tables and ensures that when a wine glass is empty, a water glass is low, that the waiter is there to fill that glass.
The Oso Buco (a special at weekends, apparently) is great. My wife enjoys pasta and she was pleased. We spoiled ourselves with a bottle of champagne, meticulous service and good food.
They have all meats - beef, chicken, seafood. The menu is broad.
Be sure to call for a reservation. I like the window tables - quiet and semi-private.

9. Villa Roma

25254 La Paz Rd, Laguna Hills, CA 92653-5130 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Argentinean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch +1 949-454-8585
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 101 reviews

Villa Roma

Reviewed By jmbakulich - Laguna Woods, California

The service and atmosphere was OK at best, but I do have my concerns regarding the food. We ordered shrimp scampi with angel hair pasta. The pasta was the consistency of wall paper paste and for an Italian/Argentine restaurant, this is unacceptable.

10. Stacks Pancake House

27680 Marguerite Pkwy Ste C, Mission Viejo, CA 92692-3651 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 949-218-4600
Excellent
56%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 87 reviews

Stacks Pancake House

Reviewed By David Z - Denton, Texas

Order at the counter from an extensive menu offering both breakfast and lunch items then grab a seat in this fast casual restaurant. Portions are very large, quality is excellent and service is fast, friendly and efficient.Thank you for taking a moment to leave a review, David. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed the large portions, friendly service, great quality food, and extensive menu options! Be sure to stop in again soon. Best, Nixon Tanuwidjaja (Owner)

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