Il Farro Restaurant
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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Authentic Southern Italian comfort food. My mom was born in Southern Italy and Il Farro definitely measures up.
Great birthday dinner! Everyone was so friendly and food was excellent!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
Excellent service, delicious food, fun environment
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!
Awesome service owners were fantastic along with the waiters food very good
The was New Years Eve and it was fantastic!!
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!
We loved everything about this restaurant, great food and fabulous service.
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.
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.
Food was good. Service was good. Definitely worth the try. Will return on our next trip.
Had an amazing time with our server Rose she was absolutely the best
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!!
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.
Great authentic Italian food. Every time we are in town it’s our favorite for at least two nights.
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.
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!
Great spot and food. Noise level is annoying.
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.
Delicious options and everything was so good
Food was amazing, service was friendly and attentive, good value for the quality of the experience