Modo Mio - Newport Coast
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Best Italian Resturant in Orange County
We love Modo Mio! It is one of our favorite restaurants. The service is always good.
The food is amazing & best service we’ve had in a long long time! Well done!
I generally enjoyed my dinner at Modo Mio. Great service, nice room, interesting menu. Terrific Caesar salad; i especially like how they bring anchovies on a plate on the side. Only disappointment (relatively speaking) was the short rib pappardelle. I love pappardelle with almost any sauce, but somehow this one didn't hit the spot. But there are plenty other interesting items on the menu, so better luck next time.
Good food and service. A little crowded in a compact space
Love Modo Mio. Best Italian in OC. This time went during OC Restaurant Week March 2020, on a Monday, 5 PM reservation. It had just opened for dinner. Usually go at this time as service/food delivery speedier. Food outstanding. I had the chopped Italian salad and meat lasagne, which was enough to feed 2+. My husband had the restaurant week special, an appetizer/salad, a pasta dish, and an outstanding dessert for $40. (many choices) His quantities were also huge. Also they brought bread and a dish of complimentary dressed mushrooms for our table of 2. White table cloths, attentive service, good food, good prices, big menu. Monday thru Wednesday no corkage fees on 2 bottles of wine. Need I say more? Pasta Bolognese and Veal Marsarla (called something else) are also fantastic.
Did restaurant week for lunch. Good value. Good food.
Easily the best salmon in the area - generous helping and well cooked medium rare.
Food was ok. We all ordered salads, never came. Did get a free dessert, which was ok also
Food was good as always - service was warm but slow - seems to be ongoing issue - perhaps they need one more server
No corkage every Mon-Wed! (2 bottles per table)
Overpriced for quality of experience
Modo Mio was the perfect spot to celebrate our anniversary! The food and wine were perfect!!!
Best Italian Resturant in Newport Beach. Staff and owners are amazing.
Great! Very kind, immediate service!
Always a delicious dining experience, looking forward to our next meal :)
Liked it so much, going again today!
Predictable decent Italian fare
Very busy Sunday night but waiters managed well though it took a bit longer time than average
Good neighborhood option
Whenever we dine at Modo Mio, I always get the Pescatore. It's my favorite.
Absolutely love this place. Never had a bad meal. The fish is amazing. We could eat here every night. And they give out fabulous mushrooms in olive oil and lemon before dinner.
The food and service were superb! They did not make us wait and were ready for us when we arrived. We’d definitely recommend it again!
Our meal was very good, not the best I've ever had, but very good.
Great menu, great wine list, great service. One of Orange County’s best Italian restaurants.
Great food and service! The only issue we had was with the noise level. Conversation was a bit of a challenge.
Spectacular choice for Valentine's Day lunch. Wonderful and friendly service, great food that included a special appetizer from the chef and just a lovely setting. First time but won't be the last.
Great food and service. We enjoyed the lunch special.
The food was tasty, and the service was good. Unfortunately, we were there on a busy night, and the tables are very close together, so the noise level was at a high volume. Our ears were ringing when we left the restaurant!
From the moment we walked in, we knew this would be a special experience. We were warmly greeted by the hostess and quickly seated. Very attentive wait staff brought our drinks and food in a timely, but not rushed, manner. We had a lovely conversation with the owner, Linda Rizzo Crowley, who could not have been more welcoming and friendly. The food was delectable and presented beautifully. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and highly recommend this establishment.
The space is the perfect size with beautiful ambiance. The food is delicious and tastes like authentic Italian. Wine list is nice too. Overall, very consistent and worth the experience!
With a reservation we were seated instantly, and ice water followed seconds later, as well as fresh bread. . We all ordered different dishes, with a buratta salad to start with which was definitely large enough to share, and delicious. My lasagne was huge, obviously freshly made, and one of the best I have ever eaten. (and I am a lasagne addict, but so big half came home with me) Other dishes were the short rib ragout , ravioli, and Battuta Chicken we took our own Sonoma County Wine (free corkage Mon-We’d) and we skipped dessert in favor of cappuccinos, because portions were so generous, but they sounded delicious! Service was perfect. I wish I had the names of our server and three other people making our evening so enjoyable, but they were awesome. Our receipt lists Erik as cashier, so thanks Erik and associates. We will be back! On top of all that, we had 10% off with our Marriott Newport Coast Villas card. Couldn’t have been better. We will definitely be (again, this was 2nd visit) coming back.
Excellent Food, superb service, professional staff, great e we use selection, authentic Italian ambience and recipes.
Highly recommend and we will continue returning for dinner and lunch.
The best--great food, fabulous ambiance, and wonderful servers--my go-to place.
Modo Mio has become our "go to" restaurant for good Italian food. The restaurant always has a great buzz, their food is consistently very good, the waiters are attentive and the have free corkage on Monday-Wednesday so I can bring a favorite bottle of win from my cellar. You will not be disappointed eating here.
Great food, great family atmosphere, good service and always a good time.
A complete pleasure from seating until we left. The staff all so friendly and real. The food was delicious and the ability to get half portions appreciated. Fabulous wine list and great cocktails. Felt so relaxed and welcome all evening. Look forward to returning soon.
Head chef went to the restroom and didn’t wash his hands. I said something to him and he tried to tell me he did. He walked right out of stall and out the restroom door. Food was awful worst italian I have had in SoCal.
Love this place, nice decor, good food, excellent service, not cheap but very reasonable for an upscale restaurant. Lunch menu is a really good value.
One of my favorite OC go to places!! We have been here so many times, I can't count them and will continue to return. Be prepared for it to be a bit noisy as the evening goes on.