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Date
Thu, 4/19
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7:30 PM
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Modo Mio - Newport Coast

4.6
941 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(949) 497-9770
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Parking details
Valet parking hosted by Irvine Company on the weekends.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 941 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.5
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Food was delicious. Every one liked what they ordered and they split items for us in the kitchen. Service was attentive.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

This restaurant keeps getting better and better. Their specials are excellent.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

High quality dining experience with good ambiance and reasonable price point

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food was very good, service was quick and servers were attentive. They had a prix fixe menu consisting of choice of wine, entree, tiramisu for dessert for $20.00. Prices were reasonable. Lovely restaurant. I would return when I am in the area.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

After, at least, 8 visits, I must be considered a "Regular". Service is really good, food is wonderful (I need to try other items, keep ordering same dishes). The no corkage on Mon-Wed is a plus, although we don't seem to hit it on the right day. It's an attractive interior, a little noisy, but worth it. Parking is ample, depending on the day and hour, but mostly not a problem. The owners are on site and very much front and center. I love it!

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Birthday and they did not even acknowledge it.
They were too interested in us leaving.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great place that we frequent and the food id always great as well as the service!!! Love it!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Nice place , good food , good value - noise level is high

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food was delicious! The appetizers were great. We enjoyed our pasta and the lemon sorbet for dessert.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great place

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Beautiful tables, great Staff!We love the no corkage fee days! The new ( I think) prix fix menu is great too, good prices, I had the chicken dish which was very good, makes it nice to have a glass of wine and dessert. The mushrooms were delicious! The bread too! It was our 50th Anniversay lunch. We have sent or taken 6 of our friends there and in turn they have taken all their out of state visitors there. I will be bringing my cousin from Connecticut Monday, April9th and know they will have a wonderful dinner!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

When sharing a salad or main dishes, it is nicely presented on separate plates. Wonderful food and good service!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wonderful! I am so excited to return again every time we eat here, I love Modo Mio!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wonderful food and service. We met the owner, as well, and she was such a warm and welcoming presence.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The staff was very friendly and welcoming and the food was delicious. The atmosphere was very lively and warm.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Friendly Staff and the food was very good

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Always excellent

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

A long time favorite of ours - excellent Northern Italian food at reasonable prices with a good wind list

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Birthday. This is her favorite place. ❤️❤️❤️ gnocchi!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We had a delicious lunch at a very reasonable price. The service was good. We did not feel rushed!

The special includes choices of red or white wine, three different entrees, and dessert. All were delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Great. Perfect setting and great food

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

What a great cozy fun authentic Italian restaurant here in Newport Coast. The drinks and food were outstanding as was the wait staff! Reasonably priced for a great meal and evening out.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food and service are excellent. The owners are friendly and take good care of their guests. One of our favorites.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The service was very good and the food delicious. I enjoyed the fish special and it was beautifully prepared and served.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

EMERGENCY! EMERGENCY! As my wife and I sat down, ordered and about to take our first sip of wine, we got a call from the babysitter, (who was at the play yard) that our 6 year old son split his head open and had to rush to the play yard, take him to the hospital.

The Modo team was so accommodating as we rushed out of the restaurant! The waitstaff, their warmth is second to none, the food is phenomenal. We have been dining here for many years since the restaurant opened. We love Modo Mio!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Excellent ! Excellent! Excellent

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

We never miss eating at Modo Mio at the Crystal Cove (on our annual trip to Newport Coast, Calif. ). Love the simple yet trendy decor, tasty ambiance white table cloths, outstanding personal service, attention to detail and complimentary parking. The Gem of Crystal Cove.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Wonderful place and service!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We so appreciate the careful attention of the Modo Mio owners Phil and Linda and their hardworking staff, not only to the food and service, but to the entire dining experience. They welcome locals and visitors alike, and always have a thoughtful personal touch. You won't find this at Javier's, Babette's or Mastro's.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Another great meal at Modo Mio - love the food and the people who work there

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

The food was amazing

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Brought friends for the first time. Great service. All our guests loved the food they ordered. The chocolate covered gelato was s great finishing touch!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We've been here several times and every meal has been delicious. Love the complimentary bread and marinated mushrooms. If you like calamari be sure to order the calamaretti appetizer -so good.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

A very enjoyable lunch on a rainy afternoon.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

We really enjoyed our lunch. The fixed price menu was more than adequate and the service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Great food, great service! We had a very nice time!

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

We have been going to Modo Mio for years and it never disappoints with much credit going to the employees. They do a great job of hiring and training. From our "old" favorites : Sabrina and Kathy to the newer hires. Of course the food is excellent as well.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Very nice dinning experience, reasonably priced. Made reservations earlier in the day and was seated right away.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Always great service, food and ambiance. I can't seem to pull myself away from the lasagna carne and the mushroom appetizer is solid.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We could not have had a lovelier meal. Thank you so much!!!!

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