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“Absolutely wonderful”
Review of Spaghetti Bender

Spaghetti Bender
Ranked #110 of 513 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$18 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

My friends family have frequented this restaurant for years so I was pleased when it lives up to their review. Our waiter, Jack, was attentive and remember them by name. That's impressive. The minestrone soup was the best I've ever had, loved the salad and its dressing. I am really picky about dressings and this was good. Serving size was more than ample and I am presently eating some of the pasta for lunch. Yum. The Calamari Steak was very good. Never had any that wasn't fried tentacles but glad to have tried it. Very tender and tasty. Would return to this restaurant anytime time I'm back in California.

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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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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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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

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.

Thank SusieRussell
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