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Quattro Caffe Restaurant Review: Quattro Caffè may be the best of OC restaurateur Antonio Cagnolo’s four South Coast Plaza eateries (the others being Antonello Ristorante, Nello Cucina and Espresso Bar). First off, the sophisticated bistro atmosphere attracts South Coast Plaza’s business folk, fashionistas and food-loving shoppers. Next, in-the-know foodies understand this place serves rustic, simple Italian dishes. The appetizers are big enough for the table to share, so start out with something hearty (sautéed portobello and shiitake mushrooms in a white wine sauce) or light (chilled calamari, shrimp and scallops tossed in a lemon dressing). We like the fresh salads and thin-crust pizzas, while house-made pastas yield satisfying meals, as do the simple steak and seafood dishes. Non-meat eaters will appreciate the solid list of vegetarian dishes, such as the house-made pumpkin ravioli and the panino with oven-roasted tomatoes, mushrooms, grilled eggplant and mozzarella. The wine list offers some good by-the-glass choices and an entire section of half-bottle Champagnes. The restaurant's solid list of martinis provides shoppers with a nice respite after a day of traipsing about the center's luxurious environs.