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Il Barone Ristorante

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4251 Martingale Way, Ste A, Newport Beach, CA 92660-1925
+1 949-955-2755
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful ambience. Attentive staff that really allow you to dine. Specials were great. Fish was delicious

Thank barryr502
Newport Beach, California
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

I treated my friends to real Sicilian feast at my house by ordering from Il Barone. We enjoyed appetizers of flatbread (with and without prosciutto) and Arinchini plus a main course of eggplant parmigiana with limoncello tiramisu for dessert. The eggplant was the best I have ever tasted. Donatella, the catering manager, is very friendly and helpful with the menu... More 

Thank PaulineMarie3
Irvine, CA
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102 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

I am a devotee of Marche moderne, and since they have closed for their move, I have been trying other restaurants for my lunches. I have not been happy at Fig and Olive or Bistango. Il Barone is a different story, I had a very nice plate (lamb chops) with superb bread choices and nice vegetables. It was a very... More 

Thank William R S
Sydney, Australia
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

We only had 45 minutes during a conference break. We stumbled across Il Barone and had the soup of the day. Friendly efficient service. The soup was excellent!

Thank Commachecker
Austin, Texas, United States
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The hotel concierge recommended this place...it was a quick walk from the hotel. A bit hard to see...we thought it was closed, but the door is on the side. The service was good, the food was very good. It is like a family Italian restaurant. I would go there again.

Thank James R
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111 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

After our first dinner here, it was so great, we couldn't wait to come back and were again impressed. Attentive service (Franco is the best!) and we highly recommend the specials, which are phenomenal. Generous portions and fresh pastas with creative, delicious sauces. Very authentic and well worth saving room for dessert!

Thank Alliesfamily
Huntington Beach, California
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

This was our first time here, and it won't be our last. Really great food, fresh pasta, rich sauces. I had the Crown pasta with carbonara sauce, it was delicious. My mom had the lasagna and it was really good. Everyone was really happy with their meals. The fresh bread is excellent, as well. Kinda of pricey, but worth it.

Thank MaxMidnight
Red Deer, Canada
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235 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

My husband and I were greeted at the door and promptly seated at a table for 2 with linen table clothes. The restaurant was tastefully decorated for Christmas. During our visit, the owner/manager(?) would quietly rearrange a table to provide more privacy for new customers. The meal was fantastic. Besides the items on the menu, there were daily specials. Apparently,... More 

1 Thank Cindy P
Costa Mesa, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

A friend recommended this restaurant. Our first day impression was great, however, when our entrees arrived, the waiter (in training, I think) dumped my husbands' whole plate in his lap knocking over a glass of expensive wine in the process. We were surprised when the bill reflected full price for both meals, no replacement glass of wine offered, and a... More 

3 Thank Lynda B
Long Beach, California
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497 reviews
421 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 912 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I loved my first visit so much I found a friend to go back with me. I had the daily special of Butternut Squash Soup and Lobster Ravioli. The Soup was so creamy and tasty that it is the best I have ever had. The Lobster Ravioli was very rich and tasty. They make their own noodles which is a... More 

3 Thank PeggyChism

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$35
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4251 Martingale Way, Ste A, Newport Beach, CA 92660-1925
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-955-2755
We saw this place on Yelp and thought we would try yesterday. It is new but the chef was the lead chef at Antonello's, our favorite restaurant in Orange County. We were NOT disappointed! Carpaccio di Cinghiale, which was excellent. We also had the Trofie al Ragu' di Coniglio which is pasta with rabbit ragu. The pasta was homemade and the ragu was different but really flavorful. We never would have thought of rabbit as an entree, but here we would order it again!

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?