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Modo Mio Rustic Italian Kitchen

7946 E Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2139
+1 949-497-9770
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
7946 E Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2139
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The food was good, they served large portions and were very attentive. The owner came by the table to see if we needed anything. I will go back.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank crownpacificgroup
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Everything about this place is perfect. Efficient, good humored, knowledgeable staff; warm and welcoming owner; excellent food; nice wine selection; easy parking. You can imagine that you are actually in a neighborhood restaurant in Italy. Ingredients are fresh, preparations are well constructed with wonderful flavors...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jane H
Reviewed 25 September 2018

It doesn't get much better than this. Perfect service, great food and a view of the Pacific. I had the Cartoccio (seafood pasta) that was excellent. My friend had the generous portion of lasagna and there was not a morsel left. We even had a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Susan F
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Spectacular food, great service - very memorable night. Highly recommend this place. Tremendous value and exceptional food.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Allan C
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Ok, I am a pasta snob and will often order two courses of pasta. Bad pasta can ruin the best of sauces. No such problem here. Pasta to die for and sublime sauces. If you like simplicity, wonderful taste and a satisfying mouth feel, try...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank rlhooks
Reviewed 4 July 2018

The service here is top notch, led by our wonderful server, Anna. The food is excellent, too. You wouldn't think this would be the location of an excellent restaurant, since it's in a non-descript location in a strip mall. The restaurant is on the smaller...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Elaine P
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We have been going to Modo Mio since it opened - several of the employees have been there almost from the start. New owners brought needed changes to the decor and menu. We enjoy every meal we have there - the marinated mushrooms that are...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Connie B
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Wonderful food. Great location. Great service and you get a good value for your $. It is located in Crystal Cove and by far is the best value there :-)

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank NewportCoast1
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

We had dinner last night at Modo Mio. With one exception, it was an outstanding meal. They started with plate of mushrooms marinated in garlic, oil, lemon juice and parsley. Delicious. We shared the Burrata salad, with fresh burrata, over arugula and sliced heirloom tomatoes....More

Date of visit: April 2018
2  Thank Fletch1946
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner one rainy night in February! Hostess and server were friendly and concerned about our table placement (which was a little awkward). We enjoyed great salad and mozzarella as apps. Several fresh pasta dishes to choose from! Wine list had some good...More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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11:30 - 15:00
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17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7946 E Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2139
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-497-9770
  • E-mail
Dining at Modo Mio is a delight, thanks to the efforts of owner Gian Franco Bertolino and his talented staff. While Modo Mio translates to my way, in Italian, Bertolino has infused his restaurant with his own standard of excellence. From the moment diners are greeted, as they enter the Newport Coast, California location, they are enveloped into a haven of warmth and hospitality. Bertolino and company are dedicated to creating and serving superb Northern Italian specialties, to their devoted clientele, in an ambiance that is both inviting and relaxing.
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