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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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New England
51 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

SI
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
56 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Waiter needs training.

KB
Orange County
447 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
340 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
11 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

MB
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I have been dining at Modo Mio for a long time and it is always delicious and the service is great:)

SB
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful food always. Service the best. Noise level over the top bad. Couldn’t wait to get outside. Had to raise our voices to be heard. However love the restaurant would go more if it were quieter. Our friends were happy to get out but again loved the food.

PE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were celebrating our Anniversary and had a thoroughly delicious and enjoyable evening with great service and an anniversary treat.

p
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great! Family owned pride is evident at every point. We really enjoyed our evening at Modo Mio.

N
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great dining experience with incredible service - we just keep coming back and enjoying this restaurant every time!

RB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

We were there on a Saturday night with a reservation. Our waiter was spot on. He was to the table as often was necessary. The food - we enjoyed our meals. Smoked salmon, chicken parmesan, salmon and a veal scallopini. However, the problem was the noise level. Very difficult to maintain a conversation with all of the noise. Would like to go back mid-week and give it another try.

P
Pittsburgh
48 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting the area and didn’t know what to expect. It was terrific! Great food, good service and friendly atmosphere.

C
Orange County
120 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Roger did a great job making sure we were well taken care of - great food as usual

KB
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.the food is outstanding, the staff is attentive and the service is a 10 plus.
Hands down one of my favorites in Orange County!

OT
Orange County
92 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service every time!!! The Prix Fixe lunch is a great deal.

I
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful meal and experience.
Phil and Linda are “hands on” and delightful.
Enrique is great.

A
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Modo Mio is one of our favorite Italian restaurants because it is consistently wonderful. And this visit was no exception. After a day in the sun and the desire for delicious Italian food with great service, reasonable prices and an interesting wine list it was ideal.

RH
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Linda and Phil Crowley have done an excellent job turning this restaurant into a Newport Beach hot spot! The food is fabulous and the ambiance and decor match that rating. I would highly recommend the restaurant to anyone.
Randy H.

F
Orange County
90 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, as always.

Thank you all team and owners.

T
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, lasagna was wonderful as was the Italian salad (I’d recommend splitting it). My husband had the gluten free Bolognese and he said it was very good as well. Will return!

SP
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great local Italian Restaurant!!!

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L
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always nice to dine at our local Italian Restaurant! It never disappoints ~ owner and staff are pleasant and helpful ~ food always meets and exceeds expectations!

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