We love this restaurant especially
We love this restaurant especially for lunch. Dinner can be very noisy. Food is always great.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
My boyfriend and I enjoy coming
My boyfriend and I enjoy coming here because the gnocchi is fantastic and we are huge gnocchi lovers. Also, the prices are great considering the area and the quality of food. The reason for 4 stars and not 5 is that the appetizer selection is small and the tables are sometimes too close together. Regardless, we will continue to dine here because it is close by, fairly priced, and great food!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, everyone loved
Great food, everyone loved what they ordered. My only complaint is that we sat without any service for too long.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Modo Mio is one of our favorite
Modo Mio is one of our favorite Italian Restaurants. Especially if we're looking for more provincial Italian fare. Our late lunch/early dinner was exactly what we wanted; delicious food prepared and presented perfectly, excellent service by all the staff and they treated our five-year wonderfully, and the atmosphere was relaxed yet jubilant.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were "squeezed" on a small table with 5 people while our neighboring party of 3 people spread on two tables put side by side. Service was slow and erratic; our waiter was taking care of too many tables, which is a pity on a weekend. Food was outstanding though and pricing is reasonable.
My wife ordered special fish of the day, which we were told was "white fish from the Mediterrane". When asked what kind of white
fish, our waiter did not know (sic). I guess some folks think there are only 2-3 kinds of fish in the Mediterrane: white, black, red? The other selection was "white fish from the Pacific northwest". My wife did not dare ask what kind of white fish that one was ...
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very much enjoyed lunch at
Very much enjoyed lunch at Modo Mio. I love all the salad choices and the pasta was delicious.
I will return soon.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We found Modo Mio in 2012
We found Modo Mio in 2012 when we were searching for somewhere to eat late on a Saturday night, and it has become a favorite when we visit Newport Beach. Off the beaten restaurant path of Laguna and Newport Coast, it's just across from Crystal Cove State Park near Trader Joe's. The vegetable lasagna is terrific and we haven't found anything we don't like. A nice extra is the plate of mushrooms offered by the chef (we thought they were just for us, but looks like it's on the house for everyone)! It's not a hot night spot, but the food is terrific.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I tried this previously
My wife and I tried this previously undiscovered retaurant in the Crystal Cove Promenade center to meet some friends visiting from the East. Based choice on the convenient location, the very reasonable but varied lunch menu viewed on line and some good on line reviews. We were the first to arrive at the resataurant for a Sunday lunch. when we left a reasonable corwd had been seated. Very pleasent staff, good service and very good food, served hot! We had Penne Salmone, Scallopine Salmone Medalions, and the daily fish special. Along with good bread and a nice Edna Valley Savion Blanc we thouroghly enjoyed our meal. We had a table by the front windows with a reasonable view of the ocean horizon given the restaurant's location.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was very good except
Everything was very good except it was a bit too warm, we sat inside the glass window, NO ventilation.
We enjoy going there for lunch, not as crowded as the evenings...
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice Little Italian
The food is very good - service once you get seated is good - and the ambience really nice for a casual Italian with a little bit of elegance just the right amount to be casual but on the nicer side. Will for sure return but only problem is we had a reservation and still had to wait about half an hour - but it was a Saturday night and they were busy.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Staff are very accommodating. Lai
Staff are very accommodating.
Laila and Omar especially.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
MODO MIO EXQUISITE
This restaurant was an awesome experience! From the time we entered through the doors, until the four of us left, we had a five star experience. Our female server was excellent and very professional. The entire menu is absolutely one of the very best! I had the 'wild salmon' with a wine, lemon and caper sauce. Another had the swordfish. We had salads and the soup, as well as desert. All loved the wine list! This was the best salmon dinner I have EVER had, from Seattle, WA, San Francisco, CA to Newport Coast! It was the very best ever. Our party of four was raving over the dinners, and that does not happen often! All had a wonderful dining experience, and plan to return often!
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is our go to Italian Restaurant in OC. Consistently great,whether you order pasta, or other main courses. Wonderful location .always great service and to top it ,all reasonably priced.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Local Neighborhood Restaurant
Food is always fresh, consistently good and moderately priced. It's one of our favorite local restaurants in a nice location with ample parking. Ambiance is just right, not too loud or too low key. A definite local favorite.
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal but place was overbooked. And food was slow to come out of the kitchen. But when it did it was worth it. Portions are a good size. My wife and son loved it.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is great
Great Service constant checking to make sure you are happy .
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't be scared off by its location
Outstanding pasta at a neighborhood Italian restaurant located in a lovely shopping center across the street from the ocean.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
First saying the waiters and waitress are very attentive to guest.
Water Boys are always checking to see if you need more water.
They always remember your likes and dislikes would recommend
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
2nd Time a Charm
Have been here before and it did not disappoint this time around.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lite Italian Eats
We have eaten several times and each time we have enjoyed it a lot. Although the food is Italian they have lightened it up for most people who enjoy Californian cuisine.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great vibe !
Host are nice and very attentive . Atmosphere mellow nice music .
The food is impeccable . Would recommend
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food & Service
First time at Modo Mio and it won't be our last. The food was terrific and the service even better. They give you very large portions so sharing may be in the cards depending on your appetite. I would shy away from the fish selections and stick to the pasta and carne dishes. We'll be back for more soon...
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
we've been to modo mio several times. each time, we are pleasantly surprised at how good the food is! tucked away inside the crystal cove shopping plaza, this restaurant always greets us with friendly smiles and delivers food with flavor.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Local Italian
Friday lunch was not crowded. Server said most of their business clients opt for dinner rather than lunch on Fridays. That's nice for us non-business clients. We had very good authentic Italian tasting pasta and fish dishes. Also wonderful fresh baked bread.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Italien Restaurant
Great neighborhood restaurant close to the Marriott Vacstion Villas at Pelican Hill.
The bread, the pasta, and the chicken dishes we ordered were perfect. The restaurant takes reservations so even though it was very crowded we only waited 5 minutes for our table. The service was very attentive and our party of 4 had a great time.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
No tonic / flat tonic for gin & tonics. Bar service needs to as good as the food
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always enjoy delicious our dinners at Modo Mio. The linguine alle vongole is so fresh and cooked just right. Service is always excellent .
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really great flavor
We love this place. Service is great, tastes are clean and fresh and the menu has a lot of good choices.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful evening. The service and food were fantastic. This restaurant lived up to its reputation. Our waitress SRV#1 on this past Sunday was outstanding and a real asset to your organization. We enjoyed the complimentary mushroom appetizers. It is a nice touch. We highly recommend the restaurant.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not going back. Birthday request
Not going back. Birthday request was ignored. Service was great other then that but ignoring a birthday killed it.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Favorite new place
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!
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
great spot for excellent food
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.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice and Romantic
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.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
moda mia is great
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.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM