Il Farro Restaurant

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65 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Authentic Italian dishes focused on taste and quality, accompanied by the freshest signature cocktails and wine. Enjoy a romantic walk on the beach, watching the sunset, followed by a delicious casual meal at Il Farro, named for the hearty and delicious whole grain, farro. We import ours directly from Italy, where it is farmed organically, low carb, low gluten, high in fiber and, best of all, tastes AMAZING!
We also feature fabulous seafood dishes , like linguine del Pescatore , fresh halibut, salmon, mussels, clams, shrimp, calamari and more. Other dishes include steak, veal chicken, Finish your meal with one of our homemade desserts from tiramisu and gelato.
Established in 1993 Il Farro Restaurant sits in the heart of the Newport Beach Peninsula, right by the Newport Pier. Its cozy Italian atmosphere and its family-oriented service give our customers one of the best Italian experiences in all Orange County.
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RL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed! Great service, wonderful staff and AMAZING FOOD!!

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G
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to our favorite Italian restaurant in NB for one of my granddaughter’s birthday. The food was great as usual and service was excellent!

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MK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing. The bartender helped me create a new drink (and I subsequently had two!) We'll be back for another meal.

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IG
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I'm always cautious about dining out on Mother's Day since it's so hectic. We thoroughly enjoyed a delicious lunch that was not rushed at all. We started with appetizers including calamari, carpaccio, burrata with arugula, and a prosciutto pizza. We ended the meal with another appetizer of eggplant and a gnochhi with marinara sauce. We were too full to order anything else. It's our second time at Il Farro and we hope to return.

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CR
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous find in Newport Beach right near the pier. Prompt, friendly service. Excellent food. The owner took the time to speak with us and explain farro. Everything about Il Farro was exceptional. Definitely a place to return to!

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DA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and the food was fantastic !! We didn’t feel rushed and they made anything we asked for .. when we left they were waiting in line to get into restaurant .. great fine at the beach !

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London
71 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice local, willing staff and enormous portions. Tasty food but nothing to do with Italian cuisine if you like the authentic version.

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LW
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service , solidly good food in a little quaint located by the Newport beach pier.

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RL
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, Great service, and we had a wonderful time. Our waiter was great and was very informative. It was nice going on a night that wasn't to busy. Most times I have been there when it has been packed. Love the restaurant.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! The farro risotto style with asparagus and shrimp was amazing!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food!!

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TR
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always Fabulous!! They never disappoint

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JI
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service at Il Farro. Perfect date night

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Phoenix
66 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good food and service. Good value
We can not go in the summer because of the parking

Always have a great meal

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SQ
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an exceptional dinner for our anniversary. The server was outstanding. The owner spent quite a bit of time chatting with us. We spoke about his family and our family. It was truly a wonderful evening.

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S
Las Vegas
28 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there. Great food and good service. Price was a little high for lunch but the taste was worth it.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a wonderful Christmas Dinner with my son. The staff was superb and as a team provided excellent table service.

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London
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This place is the best!!! This was our first time going and the service and attention to detail for our party of 10 was outstanding. I highly recommend it. We had the veal, lasagna and chicken parm and the kids had pizza. Their exact quote was “this is the best pizza ever”. Thanks again for a wonderful evening. We will be back.

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J
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great head waiter; friendly as can be.

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful service. The chef even stopped by at the table and shared a dish we hadn’t ordered which was excellent. Wonderful family environment. Highly recommend!!

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EH
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great neighborhood restaurant with great food and excellent service.

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OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food! Had the Farro spaghetti with shrimp and it was really good! The service was incredible! The bread was average but unlimited so that was nice! And it was not super expensive! Favorite thing of the night was the eggplant Parmesan! Did not leave hungry! Portions were massive!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was extremely delicious. Food was way better than what they Yelp reviews say it is. The staff was very attentive to our dinner needs and worth the booking of reservations.

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BB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good place to eat in Newport Beach when you want good food at a reasonable price in a nice place.

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AB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Our server was an arrogant jerk. It ruined our meal. He kept saying how Italian he was and wouldn’t answer our menu questions - since we are. It Italian.

Very noisy. Food was good and reasonably priced.

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G
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Enjoyable food, ate outside. Next to Newport Beach and lively.

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YC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was not great. But food made up for it! Delicious! Will be returning

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m
Dallas
35 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Food was okay. Service was nonexistent.

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JM
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! From the excellent service to delicious menu, this place is a great dining experience.

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Except for the parking problem, its an outstanding restaurant

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant. I’ve eaten there before and new it was a good place to take a date. Only issue was after checking ‘date’ on the reservation in Open-Table they came and sang happy birthday to us. Haha. We got a free mini-dessert out of the deal, but the waitress was embarrassed.

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F
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place NEVER disappoints

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Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good dinner and good food.

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R
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come to Newport Beach every summer from Arizona and the 1st dinner we eat is always Il Farro.
There were 8 of us, all different orders and all delicious!

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JL
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Authentic southern Italian . Had the lasagna and would again.

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CC
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was great, the food was awesome, the service by Pandita was outstanding!! Fantastic dining experience! Must try!

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W
Orange County
82 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Always have a great experience. Waiter had a good personality and made it a nice evening.

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WP
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great for kids. So accommodating for dietary restrictions. We went twice.

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LA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place and staff

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n
Tahoe
12 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

It is in a very nice location a few steps from the beach in a little courtyard type area. The greeter and our waitress were very nice and the service was good. We were very disappointed with the food and wine. We ordered the house chianti which was too strong and bitter and house pinot grigio was too sweet and syrupy. The cioppino which I ordered because of the great picture on the menu was really disgusting - especially the mussels. Not only did they smell bad but also tasted bad and had a mushy consistency. Cannot recommend. The bread put out before the meal was strange and not that tasty - definitely not Italian bread - it crumbled easily which was not fun when trying to dip it in the delicious garlic and oil mix. We will not be returning.

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