Modo Mio - Newport Coast
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.
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
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!
It was our third time here. The food is excellent and not overly expensive. I would definitely recommend to anyone.
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.
Never disappointed. Excellent quality and prepared and excellent service.
Very nice dinner. Waiter keyed wrong pasta but it was good anyway-
First time visiting Modo Mid and loved it... Will be back.
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!
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.
Really enjoyed. Food and service were amazing. A bit noisy but fine for hubby and me as we like close talking :-)
The food was excellent. We appreciated prompt and careful service. It is a lovely restaurant. We will return when we are in the area.
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.
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.
Attentive service. Excellent food choices. Yummy food.
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!
The staff and the owner are gracious, very welcoming and charming restaurant!
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!
Great food, great value, good service, noisy, we will go back again.
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.
Beautiful restaurant. Service was perfect. The quality of the food was outstanding as was the wine list! A perfect evening!
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.
Great food, wine selection/value. Pleasant service.
This is bu far one of the best places in Newport Beach. Food is amazing and consistently good.
RYAN did a great job as waiter! Always good management !!
One of our favorite restaurants. Excellent food and high noise level unless you dine early. Great eggplant parmesan and some excellent pastas.
Always good but noisy
Compared to many other Italian restaurants we felt it was just mediocre. Food was so so at best.
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!
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!
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.
Very good food, nice ambiance. Waiter was very attentive. Nice evening
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 .
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.
It was our anniversary and we’re surprised with desert to celebrate!
Consistently delicious! Noise level was way better on a Thursday night!
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!
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!!!