What a wonderful dinner. The pasta was fresh and very tasty. We had the milestone soup and it was made with a chicken broth, so it was a little different, but we both enjoyed it very much. We would definitely recommend.
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Service, ambiance, and food quality are all excellent. We enjoyed our dinner and found the prices moderate and the food very enjoyable. I would suggest dining early as the restaurant becomes quite busy and somewhat noisy. In a touristy area this is a very nice...More
I visited the South Coast Plaza location several times, and reviewed the chef as a five star experience then. Thrilled to see this is as good if not better. Certainly the location is better. Excellent wine list. Not stupidly priced. I particularly enjoyed the Coq...More
If you are in the Newport Beach area do not miss Modo Mio an Italian gem nestled in the Trader Joe’s shopping center on Newport Coast Highway. Fits its description of a “rustic Italian kitchen” with an excellent assortment of some common and different Italian...More
Great food at the prices this restaurant deserves. But the noise level is (continues to be, after years!!) horrendous.If you actually want to talk to you companions at dinner, go elsewhere. Such a shame, as the food is so very good.
Nice setting in a good location, but the food was truly mediocre. Almost stale bread, mushy pasta, heavy-handed sauces, not very pleasant dining. They gave us the free vegetable appetizers, mushrooms I think. My wife is pretty adventurous and when she can't eat a dish,...More
Went there with my wife for a romantic dinner ... Nice location and warm, lively and busy atmosphere as you'd hope in a popular restaurant. Had the insalata tricolore for starters, then that utterly delicious zuppa gamberi with little clams (vongole). For seconds I had...More
We had dinner here on a weeknight and it was very good. Hopping atmosphere, popular spot in Crystal Cove Shopping center. Not too pricey, but not inexpensive either. Pignoli pasta was very good! Not sure I'd go back, but it was nearby and an easy...More