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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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“gamberi” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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7946 E Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2139
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Allan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

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

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 :-)

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

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

Thank travelgal617
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

On the one night my wife’s parents were in town to see their granddaughter I made the mistake of calling to make a reservation at this awful establishment. When we arrived for our 5 o’clock reservation (in the rain with a infant in tow) they...More

1  Thank JTL2321
Reviewed 31 January 2018

Wonderful Italian restaurant in a small strip mall on PCH between Laguna Beach and Newport Beach. We have been several times for lunch, and have enjoyed both the lunch special (main course, dessert and a glass of wine $20), and a la carte. Well prepared...More

Thank Florida501
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Love this intimate little place. New owners took over several years ago, and they welcome you like family. Excellent food, fresh and mid-price. We've been there for both lunch & dinner. It's in the same shopping center as Trader Joe's, and surrounded by several very...More

Thank Kathi C
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
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11:30 - 15:00
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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