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Spaghetti Bender

6204 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-1924
+1 949-645-0651
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good21%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“minestrone soup” (11 reviews)
“garlic bread” (9 reviews)
“eggplant parm” (3 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:30 Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
6204 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-1924
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has a great atmosphere and delicious food! It has an outdoor area that reminds me a lot of Italy. The outdoor patio area has walls but no roof. The pasta is soft and yummy. The sauce was delicious and so was the garlic...More

Thank seasideljs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is run down, in desperate need of a remodel. Chairs are torn and everything has been well used. The help are kids and not professionals. Waited at front reception counter for over five minutes and ignored while teenager up front took a phone...More

Thank darkpupitar2enc... .
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great service, we where in vacation and it was next to our hotel, lucky us! It turned into a very nice romantic dinner and the staff catered to us like we where the only ones there even though the place was busy.

Thank vcand25
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

This is the first time for my wife and I to visit Newport. We were going to get some dessert and we stopped here. I ended up ordering Linguine with Clams. It was the best I have ever had. I loved it. I am a...More

Thank Brent S
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Classic Italian dishes like your grandmother made. Very large portions. Extensive menu full of classic red sauce Italian dishes. If you’re craving that, you’ll find lots of choices. Everything tastes homemade and seasoned just right. They have an additional charge per person for bread, soup...More

Thank Allen S
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We've always wanted to go to this restaurant and finally did to celebrate a birthday. The inside is very Italian and very charming. It also has an outside patio bar that's ideal for a drink. We ate early, at about 5 p.m. and the service...More

Thank Ron K
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

We just stumbled upon this place because we were staying next door at the Best Western. Nice place, beautiful courtyard, classic Italian, huge portions & everything was delicious ! Best Italian I’ve had in years.

Thank Kelli B
Reviewed 10 March 2018

We received terrible service and the wrong amount on the bill. Food was mediocre and the restaurant is very dated. Management was non-responsive when we complained. We will never go there again.

Reviewed 21 February 2018

This is my Husbands favorite Italian place for their Minestrone Soup and House Salad and buttery Garlic Bread. The Bar is Wine and Beer only. I had the Tiamo Prosecco and my Husband had the Ancient Peaks Cab. I ordered the Eggplant Parm and had...More

Thank PeggyChism
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Everything is always amazing at The Bender! The bred and soup is fantastic. Great wine selection with a full bar.

Thank Pamela E
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10 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from 23Traveler | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about the corkage fee. I know we had wine with dinner, don't remember the wine list.
3 November 2016|
Response from 23Traveler | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember a banquet room. I would check with them directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6204 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-1924
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-645-0651
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