Modo Mio - Newport Coast

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$30 and under
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Italian
Dining at Modo Mio is a delight, thanks to the efforts of owners Phil and Linda Crowley and their talented staff. From the moment diners are greeted, as they enter the Newport Coast, California location, they are enveloped into a haven of warmth and hospitality. The Modo Hospitality Group is dedicated to creating and serving superb Northern Italian specialties, to their devoted clientele, in an ambiance that is both inviting and relaxing. You truly are family at Modo Mio.

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San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, nice ambiance. Waiter was very attentive. Nice evening

C
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

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Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We very much enjoyed our recent dinner at Modo Mio. Service was excellent and the food was delicious. I particularly liked the extensive wine list by the glass and the moderate pricing .

S
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love coming to Modo Mio - would and have recommended it to many. The food is wonderful, service always great and love the ambiance a lot. In fact, I should be coming there often.

k
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was our anniversary and we’re surprised with desert to celebrate!

SF
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently delicious! Noise level was way better on a Thursday night!

SS
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, and ambience were all excellent. Our server was Alandra and it was some of the best customer service we’ve ever had anywhere!

EE
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm always impressed everytime we go to dinner at Modo Mio but this time was exceptional. The Ravioli was delicately delicious, the Capellinni cooked to perfection, the Eggplant Parmaggana one of the best I've had with such a deliteful tomato sauce and the Veal Parmaggana so tender and tasteful that my friend actually tried to eat the whole helping. Believe me that you will not go home hungry but it's a gooood fullness!!!

CD
Tahoe
26 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sauce and food. Good cocktail Prompt friendly service. Price reasonable for the value

SV
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hadn't been to Modo Mio in years. What was I waiting for?! Ryan, our server was fantastic as was the Ragu, bolognese, and Italiana chop salad. Delicious.

OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love the the food here. Ambience & location is great. Service is good. Corkage free on Monday-Wednesday.

F
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is very good and good service. Love the complimentary mushrooms as an appetizer. Nice touch.

SK
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Server was young and seemed overwhelmed by the number of tables he was serving. Server was not engaging.

VR
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I LOVE this place! The food and service are amazing! We have never been disappointed in the many times we have dined there. The marinated mushrooms are delectable !

l
Houston
160 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the ravioli,the gnocchi, and chicken. The tiramisu was delicious too. Our server was excellent.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were top notch. Highly recommend the seafood risotto!

M
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love Modo Mio! We eat there about once a week. The food is always great. Service is impeccable. We love our food served hot and it always is. The ambiance is wonderful with a great location. It is perfect to bring out of town guests as well. It is our favorite restaurant in Newport Beach!

L
New England
53 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went celebrate my daughter’s birthday. Food & service were fabulous!!

SI
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and great service. Our server, Jacki was very helpful and pleasant. We will definitely go back.

JD
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great server....very personal. Her name was Jackie. Everyone loved their food!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service wonderful!

s
Atlanta
41 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We stop at Moo-Mio every time we are in Newport Beach. They excel every time. I had the butternut squash ravioli that was great and my wife had a seafood pasts dish that she loved.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Service was great. Will definitely be back!

JF
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent selection of Italian foods at moderate prices. Attentive service. A little crowded and noisy, but it was a Friday night. We enjoyed our dinners very much.

f
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

surprised with an amuse bouche from the chef! we shared an appetizer without issue. the main event was the best though - best veal I've had in an Italian restaurant in a long time, perfect sauce. my only complaint was that it was a lot of food. the dinner was big, and after amuse and appey, I was stuffed! I would totally go back and just order the veal and maybe a glass of wine. might have room for dessert then ;) YUM!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was outstanding on every level. The food and the service were and so were the prices. There is something on the menu for everyone with lots of choices. We were seated promptly even on a busy holiday weekend which shows excellent management skills as well. I liked it so much I went 2x on my trip. Bravo. Well done and glad the restaurant is in the area since I was staying st Marriott Newport Coast Villas.

CH
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Never got bread, only got half of our food for a while. Slow service but polite. Love this place anyway

JA
Orange County
57 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Waiter needs training.

KB
Orange County
450 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food and service. Love the chicken Siciliana and the Pignoli pasta. Salads are very good especially the spinach and the burrata. We dine early here for the noise level is intense. Unfortunately this time around a large party was seated next to us with a screaming baby.

ES
New York Area
341 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have never tried Modo Mio even though its been close to us.
The restaurant is jammed but they kept the reservation time quite
promptly.
We started with the shrimp scampi appetizer which came with arugula
It was excellent and very nice size shrimp. Kathy loved them as she had half of mine.
She had the Caesar salad which was superb.I had half of that.
For dinner Kathy had the Bolagainse pasta which was great.
I had the veal marsala which was good.
Very good night

D
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food is fantastic. Service was a bit off this visit, but they were extremely busy. Its a very noisy restaurant when its busy.
We like it her very much and recommend it

IG
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and excellent food. We will definitely be back! The bread is addictive and the creamy marinara sauce was was soo good in the bread! Excellent tiramisu too. Lunch specials are an unbelievable deal!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We like to request a table by window—a little less noise

F
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always! Made us a request off the menu. Our friends were first timers... loved loved loved the food

BK
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best Italian food I’ve had since my Italian grandmothers cooking!
I highly recommend this lovely restaurant for outstanding food and service!

P
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Smoked salmon pasta outstanding. Wait staff very attentive. We had a 10 minute wait before being seated, which was not an issue. Hostess kept us informed of progress on getting our table.

N
Palm Springs
59 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we come down to Newport Coast we eat at this wonderful restauant. Ther service is great and the food delicious. They are warm, friendly, and make the dining experience a pleasure. We will be back again!

MH
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner!! I couldn’t decide between two pasta dishes so they did two half portions so I could try both. It was our first time there and we will definitely be back. Just a note though- the directions were wrong on the map but that is not the fault of the restaurant. The hostess was very nice when we called and told us how to get there.

ML
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Clean, chic and comfortable space with very good service and excellent food.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal! Great service

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