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Bar One by Il Barone

4.7
4.7
793 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Come try Orange Countys newest BRUNCH spot at the Barone Families newest location. They are now serving BRUNCH every Saturday and Sunday 10:30am to 2:30pm. They are serving Free range organic omelets, homemade brioche French toast, and Carbonara pizza.

The new menu has many of Chef Franco's signature dishes including his Facci Ri Veccia and new specials everyday. We also have new dishes such as our Bone Marrow Truffled Mac and Duck Butter Pancetta Toast. His son Jonathan is making his 80% hydration 48-hour slow rise Pizza Dough to our beautiful outdoor Forno Classico oven.

Happy Hour 3pm-6pm Monday - Friday

We can't wait for you to join us!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Sicilian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Bar Mon–Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:30 am–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (949) 955-2755

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Franco Barone

  • Neighborhood

    Newport Beach

  • Cross street

    Campus Dr and Macarthur Blvd

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 793 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orange County

    Best Value

  • Orange County

    Italian

  • South Orange County

    Best Service

  • South Orange County

    Best Value

  • South Orange County

    Italian

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  1. CB

    CurtisB

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The food was excellent, but that is to be expected from this group. The staff was outstanding. Probably some of the best we have had in recent years. And I am not just speaking about our waiter, each member of the staff was outstanding. That is a sign of enlightened management.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible service and absolutely amazing food. You are truly one of the family when you go there.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Overall the food was good but way way overpriced for the portions, I would never go back. The waiter tricked my wife and her friend into ordering a $40 “special menu” pasta without ever mentioning the price, yes, you heard that right a $40 pasta that was the smallest pasta I’ve ever seen in my life. I feel disrespected, I’ll never go back just for that. If you’re going to read off a special menu item that I can’t see in front of me, I would like to know if it’s going to be $40 for about 10 pasta shells Covered in sauce.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Hot spot, great vibes, delicious menu, great service
  5. C

    Cruss

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience3
    Came here on a Saturday, no music place was empty. Waiter was a great server, drinks were also fantastic. We wanted to come hangout and enjoy some drinks and music but this wasn’t the place for a Saturday night. I’ll definitely be back for a quiet dinner to enjoy.
  6. LB

    LauraB

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, the service also. Limoncello martini was delicious
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    very accommodating, attentive staff
  8. HO

    HenryO

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was excellent but we did not enjoy having the dining area next to the bar; but I guess tis is to be expected from a restaurant called Bar One.
  9. TC

    TerryC

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    BarOne is an amazing evolution of Il Barone! The food and service are as good as ever but this new location is way better and has amazing patios! Italian fine dining at its best in OC!
  10. A

    Anne

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Same great food and service - delicious! New location with a casual vibe.
  11. M

    Mimi

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have enjoyed Il Barone throughout the years and have watched their evolution. Their new culinary concept, Bar One, departs from their former restaurant model. The Barone family has created an exciting new vibe with a more casual bar / dining area. The ambiance is energetic and fun; with the same outstanding and well-prepared Italian dishes we have come to expect from the Chefs Barone. Pepe and all of the service staff are attentive, friendly, and gracious. Donatella Barone is up front at the bar and greets everyone like family. The combination of wonderful food and service makes Bar One a total winner! We’ll be back for their new weekend brunch! And of course, for dinner!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing Family owned happy hour is great tonight they had trivia Fun night
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So yummy! All of our food was very fresh, the service was AMAZING, great ambience and live music! Bar one took over the old Bosscat location and I think it’s perfect!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Upon arrival, anxious to experience the new Bar One, we realized the restaurant was cold and unattractive… lacking in ambiance. We ordered wine and it was fine. Next we ordered focaccia, which arrived after we ate our salad, and after I asked the waiter about it. We ordered caesar salad and pear salad. They appeared to be made from the same head of romaine, the pear salad was green, the Caesar was white from the tail end of romaine. There was no noticeable Parmesan on the caesar. Caesar salad should have shaved Parmesan. There were two bite size pieces of pear in the pear salad, and a few minuscule pieces of cheese. We ordered raviolini to share. The ravioli was good. The waiter brought some powdered Parmesan and sprinkled a teaspoon on the raviolini. I couldn’t believe a restaurant, especially with the reputation of Il Barone , … didn’t even offer real grated Parmesan from the actual piece of cheese.., or even leave us some to enjoy on our pasta. The fact that on a Thursday night from 6;00 to 7:00, that there were only 4 tables taken in the restaurant, might indicated that people are feeling and experiencing the same things we are.
  15. L

    Luigi

    Orange County

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the new location and vibe. Rosanna was outstanding!
  16. MC

    MaryC

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m addicted to this place! Terrific food and service!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for brunch and I highly recommend! The donuts and French toast were out of this world! Also had the pork skillet and loved it! We enjoyed brunch so much that we went back for dinner…also soooo good! The pastas are yummy! The carbonara and the white truffle risotto were our favorites! Also, the pork burger was in my all time top 5. Run don’t walk to Bar One!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best brunch in OC
  19. N

    Newport2

    Orange County

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Good menu selection. Food was delicious. Parking is easy and plentiful. Attentive staff.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular! So delicious, beautiful hospitality, can’t wait to go back.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience!! The food was incredible and ambiance was relaxed and
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bar One (by il Barone) FINALLY A GREAT brunch PLACE SO FRESH This place is a must try !! Fantastico
  23. JM

    JenniferM

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious meal is a fun, modern atmosphere! We love the indoor/outdoor style of the restaurant. The owners are dedicated to making your visit exceptional. The wait staff were knowledgeable and attentive. We were very happy with our experience there.
  24. YS

    YolandaS

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  25. TK

    ThomasK

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We're so glad that Il Barone (now Bar One) has reopened. The food we had on our first visit (pasta, pizza) was great. The new menu is more reasonably priced than it was in the former location.
  26. LE

    LovetoEat

    Orange County

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the first time we had been since they moved to their new location…. it was wonderful. The food was great the vibes are really nice…. A couple of small meeting rooms which are wonderful for small family gatherings or a casual business meeting. We loved everything….
  27. MB

    MelB

    Orange County

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This will be a good review for an old favorite in a new location. However, it still needs a little polish to equal some of its competition in the Newport area market. The original location was a 1/2 mile away that had a great ambiance: sexy and intimate. The next move was in the area, was larger, but lacked the charm, and intimacy. The new location took the Barone name, but split it to be Bar One, which is fitting since its more a trendy bar then Italian setup. However, the food is still Italian done by an Italian family and excellent. Service is friendly, knowledgeable, but clearly stressed and a too rushed. Not the largest food selections, but the variety of pizza's, which is done outside in a special oven, is a standout. I don't understand why an italian restaurant is not offering a pasta option in lieu of vegetables in their entrées, but it's not a deal breaker, just a silly decision here. This is not a typical Ilalian restaurant and the decor and noise level is a clear indication, but the food is authentic as are the people . This is a definite must try.
  28. EM

    ErinM

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious but the bread and bread pudding are a must!
  29. K

    Kozmo

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great to see the reopening!! Awesome restaurant. Great new vibe. Will be back often.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the new location The menu is so exciting CONGRATS TO TJE NEW EXCITING LOCATION
  31. AM

    AnthonyM

    Orange County

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous place for dining get together with friends and family ; great vibe- friendly , very good service and excellent menu choices and quality food ! This is a go to on the dining list for a fun evening !!
  32. BG

    BetsyG

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit and we had a wonderful time , great food and fantastic service! We were a party of 5, and loved the atmosphere and will definitely go back for more!
  33. A

    Alexfamily

    Los Angeles

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing! Il Barone will NEVER disappoint. Looking forward to new location and even better experience...if that is even possible!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is incredible, the service is perfect and the ambiance is absolutely beautiful. They make you feel at home when you arrive and you definitely leave FULL!
  35. ZS

    ZoyaS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Did not like soft cannoli. Lest time they had hard shell once and they where fantastic. Please bring them back if possible.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Il Barone never disappoints. I’m excited to visit there new location
  37. D

    Dave

    Orange County

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined with friends last night at Il Barone. Everything was excellent. The food was exceptional and the service was friendly and helpful. The noise level was low so we could actually hear our dinner conversations. If you haven’t experienced a meal here then treat yourself to a special experience. They are relocating to another property very soon so hop to it.
  38. TT

    TTone

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Need a place to go where everyone knows your name? Food is always great, fresh, homemade pastas, pizza and a go to place when hungry? Look no further! Il Barone has been consistent for over 15 years, Chef Franco will delight you! A must place if you want to take a client for lunch or dinner and have a conversation without yelling, or dine by yourself because you will feel like home. A must place to go!
  39. MC

    MaryC

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always a pleasure to dine at Il Barone, I especially love their little market - we can enjoy their amazing cooking at home too!!
  40. S

    Stryker

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service.

FAQs

Bar One by Il Barone offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 955-2755.

Bar One by Il Barone is rated 4.7 stars by 793 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Bar One by Il Barone

4647 MacArthur Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Campus Dr and Macarthur Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    Newport Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Bar Mon–Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:30 am–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Sicilian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Franco Barone

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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