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“Be a spender at the Spaghetti Bender!”
Review of Spaghetti Bender

Spaghetti Bender
Ranked #103 of 524 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Price range: US$15 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We've been frequenting this establishment for over FORTY years! Papa Lorenzo did a marvelous job molding this restaurant to his tastes and expectations. One of our favorite menu items bears his name. If you're a hungry sort, order Papa's Combination. But, you may be quite full when the main course arrives. The minestrone soup and house salad are the best around. Don't be bashful, ask for some more. Whether you like pasta, veal, seafood, meatballs, or go the veggie route, there's something for everyone.

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1  Thank fvpickler
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Recommended by our hotel clerk and it was definitely a good choice. Gluten free pasta, portions huge (almost too much), really good lasagna, good wine, service was excellent, music great. We really enjoyed our time there.

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1  Thank Karenvh2014
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Nice tucked in Italian Restaurant with modern dishes, Best location is the outdoor patio and bar area. Shrimp pasta dishes are great and you'll be boxing up for the next day

1  Thank Donald L
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

We just had dinner at the Recommended --- Spaghetti Bender. We were there for dinner. We loved it and will go back again. It was romantic inside, played beautiful Sinatra music, dimly lit, nice bar, nice cocktails, good Server. Very friendly. I love the place and...the food was FABULOUS.

2  Thank SusieRussell
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Food is amazing. The garlic bread is sliced, buttered, dipped in parmesan cheese and cooked fresh in house, as are the minestrone soup and Papa Lorenzo's house salad. Definitely save room for the homemade tiramisu or chocolate cake. I've had both and they are excellent! It can be a lot of food, but the leftover pastas are even better the next day anyways. My favorites are the gnocchi, chicken parmesan and anything with their pesto sauce! Also, the patio is my favorite spot to eat when weather permits. Nice romantic ambient lighting and pet friendly too! I love "The Bender"!

1  Thank Erin437
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