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Trattoria Mediterranean Cuisine

216 1/2 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-6430
+1 949-566-9525
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible10%
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“puttanesca” (2 reviews)
“salmon” (7 reviews)
“lasagna” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
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216 1/2 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-6430
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gordon Ramsey, where are you? It took over 30 minutes to receive my salad. It came with our entrees, and only because we summoned the waiter to ask how much longer for our meals. It’s as if we had to remind our waiter about it....More

Thank BARski3
Reviewed 1 week ago

Three friends & I had a very poor meal at this dimly lit and gloomy Italian restaurant. The staff are plainly in the wrong line of work and showed no interest at all in whether we derived any pleasure from eating there. We waited at...More

Thank jerroldChichesterUK
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We stopped in Newport Beach on our PCH trip and went shopping and to dinner on Balboa Island. This restaurant was very charming and not too busy on a Sunday evening. We shared the Bruschetta and then my husband ordered the Salmone Puttanesca, our friend...More

Thank Edie S
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We have been dining at this restaurant for a while now and it has become our favorite Italian Restaurant. Their eggplant parmigiana is the BEST! The owners are very nice and helpful. It is small and not often busy, which is sad. We hope they...More

Thank Jacnmel
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We had a wonderful meal here. The atmosphere is awesome. The restaurant is beautiful. The salmon was delicious as was the meatball spaghetti. Excellent service. Great prices.

Thank Christy D
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This outstanding restaurant, run by a Persian businessman with a love of Italy, was a pleasant surprise in touristy area like Balboa Park where one can easily overpay for mediocre food. The chef/owner personally took care of us with an extremely pleasant attitude for a...More

Thank SteveLicata
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

A very small, intimate, quiet, cozy, favorite of locals and regulars, trattoria near the middle of Marine Ave wth grillwork and fountain in entryway that blocks out streetside tourist hustle and bustle. Casual, consistent, reliable, this husband and wife team provide professional, knowledgable, casual service...More

Thank Ginna W
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We completely enjoyed our lunchtime visit to this small, Mediterranean restaurant on our visit to the Newport Beach area! I had a special, the Butternut Squash Ravioli, and my spouse had lasagna. Both had excellent flavor; the service was friendly and attentive.

Thank Carhydancer
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

This is one of our favorite locals restaurants in the heart of touristy balboa island. Family owned by a couple who both wait on you and prepare consistently awesome food in a quaint setting. Our favorites are the salmon with artichokes and the veal parmigiano,...More

1  Thank Katherine M
Reviewed 17 November 2016

A group of 9 of us made reservations and went in for a early dinner. Only one other table had customers...should have been a clue? Food was just marginally okay. A few in the group said the food did not sit well with them. We...More

Thank nancyesca
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 1/2 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-6430
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach  >  Balboa Island
  • Phone Number: +1 949-566-9525
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