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About Modo Mio - Newport Coast
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.
Newport Coast, CA 92657
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking hosted by Irvine Company on the weekends.
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Modo Mio - Newport Coast Ratings and Reviews
The food is good but the service was disappointing. We had a 7:45 reservation for 4 and did not get seated until after 8:30. This is the 2nd time we've been here with a similar experience. When we inquired about why it was taking so long their response was that tables were taking longer than expected and that it was Newport Beach Restaurant Week, both of which should be taken into account in the reservation system. We were also told we would be the next 4-top to be seated which turned out not to be the case. Only after asking, did they offer a complimentary drink.
If having a restaurant reasonably honor your reservation time is important to you, then STAY AWAY from Modo Mio. My party of 3 was seated 40 MINUTES after our reservation time. Two parties of 4 were seated prior to us—even though their reservation time was after ours because they checked in over 20 minutes prior to their reservation time. The hostess did not have a clue how to manage reservations. When we complained after a 35-minute wait, the owner/proprietor told us he was going to get us seated and then see what they could do. He did NOTHING. We watched as the owner/proprietor visited other tables to introduce himself and chat with the patrons. However, the owner/proprietor never came to our table; never apologized for the wait; never made any attempt to offset our wait time inconvenience. Overall, the food was good and the wait staff was attentive; however, that did not offset the wait time inconvenience.
Very attentive and fabulous food. Kudos to Modo Mio as we viewed the 2017 Restaurant Week Menu online via the Orange County Register, not current menu for 2018. This was shown to management as they were unaware of the situation. Very grateful. $20 was deducted from our bill. Extremely impressed as this was not necessary, but very kind. Fabulous customer relations noted. Thank you!
We had an excellent meal at Modo Mio. I was especially happy with the Lake Superior whitefish, a fish you don't see very often. I knew it from my years in the Midwest, and this piece was perfectly cooked, moist, full of flavor, served perfectly on a bed of spinach with accompanying veggies. I added some linguine, which was not necessary. We also had buratta to start with, which was fine. The chocolate dessert was a little much. Our waiter was casual and efficient, steered us right with his recommendations. I would love to go back.
We asked the hostess to move us to another table as my 80 year old aunt (who's birthday we were celebrating) was in a draft. They were quite snippy about it so we stayed put so as not to make a scene. We had to pour our own wine from the bottle we purchased from the restaurant. Other than that our server was attentive.
Everything was FANTASTIC! The food is amazing, service on point, all Ina beautiful ambiance. Most amazing- the ownership is present making sure everyone has a delightful time- this amount of engagement really shows and makes it a special place. Very high quality!
We had an excellent meal from start to finish! The service was amazing & the food was served piping hot, even though the restaurant was full! We have been here several times & will be going back when we're in Newport Beach again. The noise level is quite high on a weekend night.
The food and the service are always 5 star at Modo Mio in Crystal Cove. I love dining here for ANY occasion, but lunch here is always enjoyable and relaxing. The ambiance is elegant and peaceful which makes it is possible to have a quiet conversation. I enjoy sitting by the window and gazing at the ocean while I eat the delicious food!
Modo Mio is always, always, always outstanding. This restaurant is consistently excellent....no matter what dish is ordered or the service. Also, the atmosphere is very special which makes the entire dining experience one of a kind. There is no other restaurant around here that compares. Modo Mio is definitely on my list of top restaurants!
The short rib Ragu was excellent and our friends had salmon that they felt was better than at any seafood restaurant in Newport Beach. My friend had the veal griglia but didn’t like the thyme seasoning. Extremely loud and slow to get started but once they took our order we had excellent service.
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