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Modo Mio - Newport Coast
Modo Mio - Newport Coast

Modo Mio - Newport Coast Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.modomiocucinarustica.com
  • Phone: (949) 497-9770
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm -10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Modo Mio - Newport Coast
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. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Short and sweet---a very good restaurant with a wide choice of menu selections and excellent service. Definitely worth a try."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I had been here before, several times and enjoyed the food, but this time we did not. We ordered the same thing that we have ordered in the past and it just want as good, food needed seasoning."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "If you want fresh Italian, come to Modo Mio. The sauces are the best! Everything we have ever had at Modo Mio has been delicious. Truly a neighborhood find!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Terrific Italian food. Moderate prices. Conversation-friendly noise level. Friendly service. White table cloth, but not at all stuffy."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The service was terrible the night we went! There was only one waitress handling half of the restaurant. There was no manager on the clock yet to even help her or talk to about the situation. She forgot our drinks, the food was late getting out, and we had to wait forever for the bill. There was no follow through. :-( You really need to have more than one waitress on a Saturday night handling half of the restaurant. The poor lady couldn't even manage half of her tables because it was a full house. She was a good waitress, but she did a terrible job because she was overwhelmed and spread too thin. Our food came out late, she forgot our drinks, and it took forever to get the bill."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I was down in Newport Beach visiting my sister and she suggested this restaurant. I thought it was really good. I was just down in Newport again for a business trip and decided to bring some guests there. I was craving something with a pesto sauce which they didn't really have on the menu. They made me up a special entree which was just awesome. I love how they went that extra step so I could have what I was craving!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "I had a three hour dinner here on Friday night with a friend and we had such a wonderful time! The appetizers, wine, and pastas were fabulous. Service was great. The tartufo for dessert was so-so but otherwise the meal was fantastic. I recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great pasta-experience!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Service was a bit slow due to: - a larger table next door - lack (not enough) of service personnel"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Food here is great, Thisis visit the vongole was a slight exception and was a bit fishy. Everything else was fabulous and the service really great."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Modo Mio is THE place to go in Newport Beach, Laguna, Newport Coast, Corona del Mar for EXCELLENT Italian cuisine, served in a casual atmosphere that enables great conversation. A favorite among the local residents, always great wines, ample cocktails and friendly service."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The ambiance is very nice. We had reservations and taken to our table immediately, A bit too much noise as we could hardly hear each other talk. Service was good..bread was outstanding (needed oiive oil ) Each of us (4 in our party) had a salad and a main course. My wife had the rigatoni with eggplant that she enjoyed. I had the Meat Lasagna which was okay. Portion was not that large.....had some almost melt cheese (mozzarella) on top.The Lasagna was tasty but not great..(not a great value at $18 per plate.) The other couple had salmon and vegetables which looked and tasted fine...non descripted...and the Meat Lasagna too. if you are serving pasta (it shoud fill the plate..pasta is inexpensive enough to provide a larger portion."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Great food. Good service. Good value. Only complaint is the very annoying landline phone continually ringing in front. I know the restaurant has a need to take incoming calls for reservations but it was incessant, loud, and too distracting. Still, I really like this restaurant"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "ONCE WE WERE SEATED EVERYTHING WAS GREAT. EVERYTIME WE GO THERE THEY ARE OVER BOOKED. THERE IS REALLY NO PLACE TO WAIT AND THE BAR MOSTLY FOR EATING. IT TOOK US 20 MINUTES TO ORDER DRINKS. THEY ALWAYS APPEAR TO BE UNDERSTAFFED, BUT WE CONTINUE TO GO THERE."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I have been dining here for many years, and most of the time the service and the food is fantastic. This time, the food was great, but the service was very slow. Now, I would understand if they were busy, but there were very few people there, and there were two waiters working. I don't know if the kitchen was slow or the service was slow, but when the food finally arrived, one dish was very hot, but my dish was warm."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "The food is consitently top quality Northern Italian cuisine. Their seafood risotto is right on the money. The complimentry mushrooms outstanding.Our Son ordered and relly enjoyed the sicilian chicken. all in all ago to place."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Everything we had last night was amazing. The veggie lasagne was the best I ever had. Pasta was so light and the sauce was just right and not overpowering. Desserts were also amazing! I love coming here."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Had great food and the atmosphere was nice for my family dinner. Service was a bit slow though since the table next to us turned over faster. And it took a couple of us leaving for the waitress to bring our check. Other than that it was good."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "My wife and I have dined at Modo Mio ever since they opened and have always enjoyed the food, service and ambience of the restaurant. We are acquainted with the owner, and appreciate his approach to operating a find dining restaurant. We've taken friends and family there over the years, and their response to the food, etc. has always been very positive. Cial!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Amazing food. Fresh seafood. Homemade pasta. Great veal. Good pricing!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Great Italian food and good service and great location."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Food is very good, the Service is outstanding. The Staff are very nice. The Daily Fish is the way to go, cooked in Olive Oil, Capers, and Lemon. It comes with Potatoes and Veggies. The Pastas are also excellent, but the bread they first bring out is over the top great."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Food is great, awesome in flavor, and very reasonably priced. Service is friendly and attentive. Will definitely recommend."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "We have had many good experiences at this restaurant. However, this was not one of them. They ran out of mushrooms, which are a signature complimentary appetizer which we were looking forward to. When we asked how this could happen, the server told us their supplier had shorted them, but that they were complementary anyway. Seems like they could have sent someone to the grocery store to buy some mushrooms. Beyond that, our food took FOREVER. This restaurant is more than 30 miles from our home. We will have to think carefully about making the trip again."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "My husband and I had a delicious Christmas dinner. The food and service were excellent. We are always pleased."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Went here for a date because I couldn't get reservations elsewhere. It was nice, i felt a bit underdress but not worries. The food was good but the service was VERY slow. It didnt seem too busy at all but they kept taking forever to bring out our wine, refill water, and our dinner took 35-40 minutes."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "We love this restaurant in Crystal Cove. Good wine, great food, and great service. Have the gnocchi. It is fabulous, but everything I have had the pleasure of ordering has been good."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "The Food and Ambiance was great, although the restaurant is small, it makes up by using the space nicely without seeming cramped. The staff is very kind and fast. Very good for a nice night out."
    Dined on 11/11/2013
  • "Basic boring taste. Nowhere near to being a top notch Italian restaurant. The location trumps up the price and not worth half the faire. Second try will not be a third."
    Dined on 6/30/2013
  • "Eclectic Italian menu, lovely atmosphere -- don't be fooled by the strip mall location! Warm tasty bread to start the meal, very generous drinks, interesting menu, food was great."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "We had either a very poorly trained server, or just a really bad one. He did not know the menu at all, had to read the specials off of a ratty notepad, couldn't pronounce the dishes, and had no clue what they were. Then he had to come back twice after taking our order to check for details (he never asked my son how he wanted his lamb cooked, etc). The food was just ok - not worth the price tag for the slow, poor service and bland flavors. We will definitely not go there again."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "What a great new place we discovered! Had the Tagliatelle Bolognese......it was to die for!!! Home made pasta cooked al dente to perfection! One of the best I've had! We only visit Newport Beach for a week each year, we will be back!"
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "Not going back. Birthday request was ignored. Service was great other then that but ignoring a birthday killed it."
    Dined on 10/21/2013
  • "Modo Mio is nothing special. They were very accommodating about customizing our dishes. However, the food isn't anything you couldn't make at home. We were hoping for a great Italian restaurant in this area. Sorry, but this one is not it."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "We are at Marriott's Crystal Cove and this is convenient but very good. We sat on time where we had a view of the water. The waitress was very good, suggested some menu items and when the food came it was hot and very good. Would recommend."
    Dined on 9/2/2013