I'm coming from L.A. and my dad's coming up from San Diego to meet for Saturday night dinner.
What are some good OC places between Laguna and San Clemente?
I'm thinking of nouveau, fusion or straight-up Italian.
Comparable to L.A. places like Mandarette on Beverly, Tantra in Silver Lake, or the old Vida on Hillhurst. Or even a mellow italian place like Intermezzo on Beverly.