I am Italian and very picky about my Italian food.
When I go to an Italian Restaurant I do not usually enjoy eating out because I constantly compare their food to what I or Grandma or Mamma can cook at home.... which is usually far superior to anything I can get in a restaurant.
That being said, my 3 favorite Italian food restaurants in OC are as follows alphabetically:
19688 Beach Blvd #10
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Telephone: (714) 593-2888
Fax: (714) 593-2889
16079 Goldenwest St
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Vittorio's Italian Restaurant & Pizza
5921 Warner Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
All three have the standard Italian fair but also offer regional specialties proving to Californians that Italian food isn't all Spaghetti, meatballs and pizza!