Il Farro Restaurant

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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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MarkD
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Southern Italian comfort food. My mom was born in Southern Italy and Il Farro definitely measures up.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner! Everyone was so friendly and food was excellent!

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vipLaurenZ
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderfully attentive, friendly staff! We were immediately welcomed, seated and introduced to the specials. Delicious bread followed and though the wine list was great we decided on good ‘ol refreshing Italian beer. Our meals were perfection and large servings as well. The staff checked in with us frequently, providing service to be remembered!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
111 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first visit and we'll be back! When checking in they could not find our reservation made on Open Table. However, after our meal I noticed it went through. The service was wonderful, the food exceptional and the location with the pier and beach around the corner was perfect. We enjoyed watching the sunset from the pier before walking over for dinner. We came here because we can't eat too much carbohydrates and they offer dishes made from farro, a low carb, high fiber grain. We shared a salad then had two of their farro dishes. Everything was delicious. We shared their ferro ricotti cheese cake which was also excellent. Finding a parking space can be difficult near the pier/beach so go early.

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JustinL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

This restaurant did not recognize the open table app. Everyone who used it got turned down at the door. I drove an hour to get to my reservation on valentines day for this restaurant to say open table messed them up and they are too crowded. I dont recommend this or restaurant or the open table app.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went there on Valentine’s Day and it was crowded. They couldn’t find our reservation and when I showed my open table confirmation email they said that open table has messed up and made reservations when they were full. At least six other parties had similar situation. They did sit us and we had a good time and food was great but the initial conversation made us nervous and felt awkward.

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vipDave
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit to Il Farro but I can assure you that it will not be our last. Wonderful staff and remarkable food. Parking can be a challenge but the rewards are well worth that effort

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening with out-of-town friends. Il Farro is an ideal location along the beach with lots of parking. The service was superb from the moment we walked in the door until we left. If you’re in the mood for a comfortable evening that offers authentic Italian atmosphere and cuisine - I’d highly recommend Il Farro. You’ll love it!

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Dm8892335
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food, fun environment

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Nene
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was the best! So happy to be there to serve us. Warm and friendly. The food was perfect and big portions. Chicken Marsala fantastic as well as the cheese ravioli with pesto sauce. Yummy!

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MaureenB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Awesome service owners were fantastic along with the waiters food very good

KC
vipKimCo
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The was New Years Eve and it was fantastic!!

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vipJimL
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great dinner for a group of 7! Awesome service and fun conversation with the waiters and the chef! Had the special Short Rib Ravioli and it was spectacular! Started with the calamari shrimp zucchini appetizer along with a margarita pizza, shared a couple salads before our entrees. Couple of us had the clam linguine, one chicken parmesan, and a couple of the short rib raviolis. It was all good and nothing was left on the plates! Definitely will repeat!

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ErinC
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about this restaurant, great food and fabulous service.

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DDdiner
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It has been several years since we have eaten at Il Farro and the food is still just as good. We love that they offer Farro pasta as well as Farro grain both of which are tasty (the grain is probably my preference though as it’s a little more hardy and interesting than the pasta). Our party also enjoyed the salmon dish as well. The service was outstanding and although the ambiance is quite nice, it gets pretty noisy as the acoustics are a little loud in the restaurant. Highly recommend Il Farro and will return there again for sure.

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vipSherrieQ
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had an enjoyable enough dinner at Il Farro Restaurant. The menu has changed. They didn't have a record of our reservation nor would they accept our Open Table MasterCard on my phone.

It used to be a much better restaurant. The two brothers used to run it together. Now, one has returned to Italy and the other is running the restaurant.

I feel the quality of the food has gone downhill just a bit. We have been going there since it opened.

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vipLoveArizona
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good. Service was good. Definitely worth the try. Will return on our next trip.

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JoshAmbol
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time with our server Rose she was absolutely the best

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Diningout
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Our server, Kriss was amazing. She was like family. She was so attentive and kind. She always had a smile on her face. She answered all of our questions graciously and treated my children like they were her own.

The food was delicious and fresh. Prepared with love.

It was an awesome experience!!

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Considering we live less than 5 miles from Boston’s Italian North End, I’d have to say the food and service were definitely above average. While the interior decor is a bit dated, the food was well plated and definitely hot. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

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vipCarolineR
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic Italian food. Every time we are in town it’s our favorite for at least two nights.

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Doug
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We were greeted warmly and given a choice of seating -inside, front or main dining room
Our Timballo app was delicious and main course good. Waitperson was very attentive.

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Coltsfan
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group raved about the food, wine and atmosphere. Our waiter was fantastic and we enjoyed his dinner and wine recommendations. We would definitely go back!

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MichaelC
Oklahoma City
13 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great spot and food. Noise level is annoying.

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TomD
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, been a favorite for 25+ years. Always a must stop every time we are in S. California. Only thing better than the food and atmosphere is the wonderful service.

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plumbunny
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious options and everything was so good

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MattM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing, service was friendly and attentive, good value for the quality of the experience

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FaisalA
Riyadh
1 review