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Modo Mio - Newport Coast, Newport Coast, CA
Modo Mio - Newport Coast, Newport Coast, CA
Modo Mio - Newport Coast, Newport Coast, CA
Modo Mio - Newport Coast, Newport Coast, CA
Modo Mio - Newport Coast, Newport Coast, CA

Modo Mio - Newport Coast

4.7
4.7
2794 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Dining at Modo Mio is a delight, thanks to the efforts of owners Phil and Linda Crowley and their talented staff. From the moment diners are greeted, as they enter the Newport Coast, California location, they are enveloped into a haven of warmth and hospitality. The Modo Hospitality Group is dedicated to creating and serving superb Northern Italian specialties, to their devoted clientele, in an ambiance that is both inviting and relaxing. You truly are family at Modo Mio.


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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 47 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (949) 497-9770
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party contact
    Sabrina Salamone: (949) 228-0616
  • Neighborhood
    Newport Beach
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,794 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Orange County

    Italian

2,794 Reviews
  1. phantom

    San Francisco

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful experience we had at Modo Mio. Starting with smiles when we checked in, through the whole experience, the food was wonderful. The service was wonderful. The menu was wonderful.  We can’t wait to go back 

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Modo Mio is wonderful quaint Italian restaurant! I have only been there twice but now consider it my favorite Italian restaurant in the area. The food is delicious and the portions are huge! Service staff is very friendly!!! A little too loud inside but very comfortable outside and has heaters. I will definitely be returning soon!!!!!

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  3. Bill

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always outstanding we dine there frequently. Wonderful menu

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  4. Fernando

    Orange County

    403 reviews

    5.0

    403 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always! Delicious Authentic Italian Food, Excellent Service. Highly recommended, we were attended by Alondra, she is the best!

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  5. LesL

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been going to Modo Mio for 10 plus years and always had a fine meal and friendly service. On our recent experience, the host tried to seat us between two tables that did not allow for any room to really dine in comfort. We did not want to dine outside because it was rather cool and the host said we should have specified our desires on our reservation. That particular table remained unoccupied for the entire time. We asked to see the manager and he accommodated us at a satisfactory table snd was quite apologetic and agreed it was an unsatisfactory attitude on the part of the host.notwithstanding the blip on seating, the food and service was great.

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  6. SOLUBLE

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    for a very reasonable price, good Italian dining with a view of Crystal Cove can be had. get there early...!

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  7. tonyU

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great overall experience—positive vibes -great food and service

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  8. LarryHN

    Los Angeles

    133 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hard to be original about a classic. Still amazing food and great service.

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  9. DDdiner

    Salt Lake City

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to ModoMio several times and it is consistently very good. On the Open Table app it showed a salmon dish that looks delicious but the restaurant said they don’t even have that particular dish. Perhaps someone can update it so that others are not enticed by it as well as it was a little disappointing they did not offer it on the in-dining menu.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful I love the outside setting delicious food and reasonable prices and that it is NOT a Scene genuine and authentic.

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  11. GBReviewer

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Modo Mio never disappoints! The Pignoli Pasta is my go-to - loads of flavor and a hearty portion.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The srervice was way off last eve. We had sat outdoors on patio with very few tables occupied. Our reservation for was at 5:45 on a Thursday. The temps were cooler than normal . We placed our order for both food and beverages as soon as waitress came by about 10 minutes after being seated. The food arrived about 35 minutes later with helpers and was very tasty. We never saw our waitress return to see if we wanted anything further including coffee or dessert. Our dishes sat for some time and we asked a bus boy who walked by for 2 to go boxes. We also requested our 200 dollar bill. We waited and waited and then it started to rain. I went inside and saw our waitress and asked for our bill as she was talking with another waiter. Still waiting for the bill I ask the host why we were waiting so long for our waitress to produce our bill. They said she got busy with a big table inside. Wrong answer… as what about us outside with no service waiting in the rain at 7:20 after being seated at 5:45? Love the food here as we live nearby but service really off.

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  13. JANE

    Orange County

    218 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    218 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always the best service and food !! Don’t miss this place!!!

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  14. WilliamB

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good but not the best Italian that I have had. The salad was drenched in dressing and my wife and I could not eat it. Others may enjoy but for us it is too much. The bread was awesome, pasta was medium, it must have sat under the heat lamps for a few before it made it to our table. The service great and it is a quaint spot for a couple/date or with friends. I would go back and give it a second try.

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  15. Django

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was SO delicious last night. I have been there several times before but the new dishes I tried this time exceeded my expectations. The wine list is also very good with a wide choice of varietals from different countries as well as offering a good price range. Pleasant location with a charming ambiance - I'm so glad I live close by!

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  16. MariaM

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time and the wine, ambiance, service was spot on.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The noise was moderate, but it is why creates the ambience. Server was very knowledgeable, as well as the host who recommended the perfect wine for my girlfriend. Will be coming back soon.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! Always delivers. If to loud inside pick the outside. Plenty warm and ambiance is great

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place. Great service and food came out great in a timely manner It is cold in the restaurants so dress up warm.

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  20. alanl

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food really nice , service was poor ( unfriendly server )

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  21. A21707

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, amazing drinks, amazing service in cozy and casual setting. One of the best Italian I have had in a long time! The lasagne verdure, swordfish, ravioli are must haves and the drinks are sublime.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The two dinners that we ordered including the salad were not very good and definitely not worth the price. We will never go back. The restaurant however is very nice it’s just unfortunate thefood didn’t measure up at all.

    1 person found this helpful

  23. Food4familyof10

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our pasta dishes were very good! Will be coming back!

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  24. SCRdinner

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious dinners We consistently enjoy dining at Modi Mio, and fine dining & service were both excellent

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best  Italian spot in Newport. The staff amazing our server was so good. I forget his name unfortunately but the food is always on point in the  atmosphere is super fun

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  26. djt7

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food is great if you don’t mind being ignored and having to ask the hostess to ask if you can get a server after sitting for 20+ min with no one coming over despite literally every table around you being served. Never again.

    1 person found this helpful

  27. BaileyS

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous experience at Modo Mio last night. India was our server and she was fantastic! On top of the wonderful service she was kind and empathetic. The food was delicious and I love that they take care of their wine. There was a beautiful sunset so sitting on the patio was extra enjoyable! I give Modo Mio a 10/10! We will most definitely be back.

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  28. Foodierich

    Orange County

    59 reviews

    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Phil needs to raise his prices 💰He I’d 10-20% below market

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  29. Anita

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is the draw for me. I tried a new dish and loved it. This is now our favorite Italian place. There are still more things I want to try.

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  30. MikeD

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate twice at Modo Mio during our week visit to Newport Beach, it was that good!! I do want to mention one area of improvement, the seating host could have been more accommodating. While dining last Monday evening, we were seated at a 2 top in the open part of the indoor dining room. We were making it work until a 4 top was squeezed in behind us that was way too close! However, our server Alondra made up for it. We wanted Alondra as our server for Friday night. When we were escorted to our table in her section, it was again way too cramped and one of us would be sitting right adjacent to a baby in a large stroller. We asked to sit in the 4 top next to that table, but again denied by seating host saying all tables were reserved. We had an excellent dinner and service with Blake, but want to mention that during the 2 hours we were there, 2 of the 4 top tables outside sat empty. Not very accommodating at all in seating! However, this restaurant has excellent food and service, and will definitely return. Hopefully seating accommodations can be improved upon

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  31. Foodie

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great! Service excellent! Love going there!

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  32. JoeM

    Orange County

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Service. We liked the flexibility in customizing some of the menu items to our dietary needs and taste.

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  33. Newportr

    Orange County

    214 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    214 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent dinner on Tuesday and our server, Blake, was outstanding. He was friendly, helpful and made excellent suggestions! The food was delicious and we’ll be back soon.

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  34. JosephB

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The noise level was terrible, it took an hour to be served our dinners from the time we placed our orders, and, despite the cold temperature outside, the front door was left open the entire time we were there. I asked our waitress to have the door closed but it was never done. We have been dining at Modo Mio for 18 years and were very disappointed with our experience this time.

    1 person found this helpful

  35. JoeM

    Orange County

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent menu, great wine selection, superb service and beautiful ambience.

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  36. JonF

    Portland

    180 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    180 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my second time eating at this restaurant alfresco and the experience was every bit as good as the first time… The ambience, food, wine, selection, and service were all great. I’ll be back.

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  37. RayP

    Orange County

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best veal parmigiana in Orange County, great pasta choices and excellent wine list

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  38. MarkJ

    Los Angeles

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spencer, our server, was great! Thank you Modo Mio

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  39. AnneC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic Food!! Fabulous Staff!!! We ate there twice in one week on our vacation!! Loved it!!

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  40. johe

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time at Modo Mia and the evening was perfect. Our server was knowledgeable, welcoming and helpful. Our meals were excellent and all 4 of us had take home boxes! The bread and marinated mushrooms were a big hit and in part the reason for take home boxes! The wines were also a very enjoyable part of our evening. It was a cool evening and were sat outside, but it was very comfortable with the heating lamps.

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FAQs

Modo Mio - Newport Coast offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 497-9770.

Modo Mio - Newport Coast is rated 4.7 stars by 2794 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 47 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Modo Mio - Newport Coast

7946 East Coast Highway, Newport Coast, CA 92657

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Newport Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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