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Bar One by Il Barone, Newport Beach, CA

Bar One by Il Barone

4.9
4.9
774 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
The Barone family has moved their fine dining experience to a new location with an updated food and drink menu.

The new menu has many of Chef Franco's signature dishes including his Facci Ri Veccia and New Zealand Sole. 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.

We can't wait for you to join us.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 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 774 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Orange County

    Best Overall

  • Orange County

    Fit for Foodies

  • Orange County

    Good for Groups

  • Orange County

    Italian

  • South Orange County

    Best Overall

  • South Orange County

    Best Food

  • South Orange County

    Best Service

  • South Orange County

    Fit for Foodies

  • South Orange County

    Good for Groups

  • South Orange County

    Special Occasion

  • South Orange County

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 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
  4. 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.
  5. YS

    YolandaS

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  6. 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.
  7. LE

    LovetoEat

    Orange County

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 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….
  8. MB

    MelB

    Orange County

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 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.
  9. EM

    ErinM

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious but the bread and bread pudding are a must!
  10. 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.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

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

    AnthonyM

    Orange County

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 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 !!
  13. 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!
  14. A

    Alexfamily

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 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!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    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!
  16. 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.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Il Barone never disappoints. I’m excited to visit there new location
  18. 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.
  19. 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!
  20. MC

    MaryC

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 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!!
  21. S

    Stryker

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service.
  22. MI

    MIchelleJ

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great ambiance!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m EXCITED for the new location !!
  24. DW

    DavesWife

    Orange County

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as usual.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian restaurant. Ambiance, service and Food always at its Best
  26. SB

    ScottB

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ABSOLUTE BEST Italian in Orange County, hands down! Just phenomenal .
  27. GS

    GaryS

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The waiter's suggestions were spot on and everyone really enjoyed their selections. The gnocchi appetizer was outstanding.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect restaurant for business meeting
  29. TT

    TTone

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Il Barone is good all the time, I've never had a bad meal for lunch or dinner. I highly recommend anything on the special menu that chef Franco makes fresh that day! You will not be disappointed.
  30. EM

    ElyseM

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I was expecting something fabulous but sauce was average and the special dish of sole was average, gnochi that accompanied sole was flavorless. Service was good but waiter oversold specials
  31. RA

    RobertA

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We love Il barone.. We did feel like the portions were very small. The food , however was very good. The service was excellent.
  33. GF

    GuyF

    Orange County

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is not only excellent, but real Italian. The veal was very tender and had lemon and capers...Just great!! The boulenaise sauce was the very best I have had since I was in Florence. This is now my "Go Tp" Italian Restaurant!! Guy Fox, PKEMBA, LCB
  34. PA

    PAMELAK

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Birthday. We waited a while to be recognized/greeted when we arrived. My order arrived incorrect. It was too late to remake, it was ok no what I wanted. The worst experience I've had in three years I have been going there. It was not that busy.
  35. m

    mclwbl

    Orange County

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Franco and Donatella never disappoint! Everything was outstanding, and beautifully presented. We ordered the chef’s specials, as we frequently do—the salad, lasagna with bechamel and truffles, and the fresh sole. Thank you for a lovely evening!
  36. SA

    StaceyA

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Never have had a bad meal there. I have been dining there for over 7 years. Lunch dinner you name it…solid food.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best tiramisu we've ever had. Amazing service and the food was great! Very friendly staff. We will absolutely come back again.
  38. YD

    YukoD

    Orange County

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been dining here for years and Chef Franco always does a wonderful job of creating fresh, flavorful dishes. The ambience is always welcoming and the service is consistently top notch.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Pasta and bread products very well done.
  40. GL

    GinaL

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I anticipated authentic Italian food but it was okay. Overpriced for what you get. The quality was nothing special and the waiter tried to add a $5 split charge because we asked for an extra plate for our kids. Portion sizes are small. My husband fish dish hardly had any fish. They charged us for bread. Service was slow and etiquette was not at the level of the price tag.

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 4.9 stars by 774 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 6 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

  • Phone number

    (949) 955-2755

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