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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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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“pasta” (27 reviews)
“gamberi” (3 reviews)
“tiramisu” (7 reviews)
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7946 E Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2139
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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.

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank davide542
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank tripping10
Reviewed 23 October 2017

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

Thank kpberk
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Loved the feel of this place. Friendly staff. The tri colore salad was oddly tasteless. Our entrees were delicious. My homemade spinach linguine with mushrooms was excellent. Great martini.

Thank newyorkdoll4
Reviewed 11 October 2017

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.

Thank Verotchka
Reviewed 2 October 2017

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

Thank rick422
Reviewed 1 October 2017

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

Thank Wayne S
Reviewed 23 September 2017

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

Thank ktleyed
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent food; I had the fish and others had chicken and pasta. Service was excellent ; noise level made it difficult to conduct a conversation across the table. It needs sound suppression material on the ceilings

Thank duq66
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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
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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
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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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