Modo Mio - Newport Coast

4.8
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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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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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P
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The owner is a gracious man, and the wait staff is friendly. But, oh, the noise! Even so, a lovely birthday meal for two ladies...and two splendid desserts.

G
Los Angeles
330 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Enjoyed the shrimp scampi with tomato,arugula over pasta. Split several main dishes form us. Delicious bread. Use linen table cloths and napkins

NT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An extraordinary for a family dinner or date. Good is amazing - best Italian I’ve had in So Cal. Noise level is loud enough that dates aren’t awkward, but reasonable enough that it doesn’t interfere with conversation. Food is superb!

CJ
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was our third time here. The food is excellent and not overly expensive. I would definitely recommend to anyone.

GT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place has a great ambiance, food tastes amazing and is very well priced. All the typical Italian options, great pastas, meat dishes, fish dishes and risitto.

B
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed. Excellent quality and prepared and excellent service.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice dinner. Waiter keyed wrong pasta but it was good anyway-

L
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting Modo Mid and loved it... Will be back.

LZ
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch with excellent service! We enjoyed butternut squash ravioli, salmon spinach salad, penne pasta with bolognese sauce and a delicious red wine blend to complete the meal. Everything was perfect!

OT
Key West
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful little gem in Newport Coast. I had a meeting with a friend to plan an event, and the restaurant, all of the staff, and the food was superb. I will be returning again soon.

BS
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed. Food and service were amazing. A bit noisy but fine for hubby and me as we like close talking :-)

DL
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. We appreciated prompt and careful service. It is a lovely restaurant. We will return when we are in the area.

FM
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We love coming here and have always had great food and experiences. This time around was a little disappointing. We ordered fairly quickly when we sat down there was not a lot of people in the restaurant. the food took about 45 minutes to get to us. When we finally received the food one of the dishes came out wrong. They did take care of the dish for us but it was a little bit frustrating.

SH
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu has many choices available for both traditional Italian dishes, Italian offerings with a more modern mix as well as several more traditional American/Mediterranean items. Management is always close at hand to assist customers with any questions about the preparation of the dishes and will accommodate any food issues within their control. Wine list is broad-based and covers a wide spectrum of prices and tastes. We have enjoyed this restaurant on several occasions and will continue to do so.

OT
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service. Excellent food choices. Yummy food.

T
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian restaurant with robust menu and awesome service. Beautiful location overlooking the Pacific Ocean between Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach. Plenty of free parking. Highly recommend it!

JH
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and the owner are gracious, very welcoming and charming restaurant!

JS
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a party of nine and had a wonderful time. The staff was very attentive and the food was very good. This is an excellent neighborhood find!

BB
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food, great value, good service, noisy, we will go back again.

LR
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some say this is a locals italian spot but it is far beyond that. Preparation, presentation, and wine list are superb. Owner or wife almost always there and takes a personal interest. If it's not on the menu the way you like it, just ask. Great value and classy environs. Not a big bar scene but when it comes to pairing traditional veal, seafood or pastas, the wines can't be surpassed.

JB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful restaurant. Service was perfect. The quality of the food was outstanding as was the wine list! A perfect evening!

d
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

For moderately priced food in Newport Beach (near Crystal Cove) this gem cannot be beat, and we visit Phil's place evert trip down. Sure, you can spend more @ neighboring Marche Modern, Javiers and Mastro's, but if you want to dial it down, eat here. It does not disappoint.

j
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wine selection/value. Pleasant service.

A
Orange County
51 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is bu far one of the best places in Newport Beach. Food is amazing and consistently good.

JA
Orange County
66 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

RYAN did a great job as waiter! Always good management !!

KB
Orange County
452 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of our favorite restaurants. Excellent food and high noise level unless you dine early. Great eggplant parmesan and some excellent pastas.

JA
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good but noisy

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Compared to many other Italian restaurants we felt it was just mediocre. Food was so so at best.

DM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place to eat Italian food! So delicious and the servers are all so amazing. We love this place and would recommend to anyone!

DP
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been there for many years and we were pleasantly surprised seeing some of the same staff who are so friendly and helpful. Food was delicious and the prices are very affordable especially for Orange County. Will be back soon!

DB
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Dinner was very nice and tasty. No complaints, other than the specific table we sat at, which was basically in the middle of a very loud room. Was only 2 of us and kind of had to yell across the table. Had the table been turned diagonal, we would have sat next to each other and that would have been preferable.

R
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

C
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

2
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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 on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

JA
Orange County
66 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setvce

SF
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

SS
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!