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Modo Mio - Newport Coast

4.8
4.8
2363 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 40 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

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

NoiseModerate

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  • South Orange County

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Best staff and ownership. Always a great time. Brett, one of the Owners is the nicest guys ever.
  2. MF

    MarcF

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going to this restaurant for almost 15 years, returning whenever we vacation in the area. Food and service are always excellent. Menu offers a great variety of food and drink.
  3. d

    dales

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the people, the food, and the place! Bravo!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother daughter dinner with my 6 YO. They’re always so sweet to my kiddo! Food never disappoints!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    142 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    142 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants. The white fish special was excellent. Chef understands how to cook fish!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    very load inside
  7. W

    Wridealong

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Solid and tasty food selections. Not fancy or exotic, but darn tasty Italian fare. Wine cellar is uncommonly diverse and fantastic. Service is stellar. Always a great evening experience.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    we went there and there was a screwup in our reservations. We asked for inside they gave us outside. That was only the beginning. We finally got served our meal one hour and 45 minutes after we arrived the service was very marginal and the food was was good. However, the wait time was terrible with no explanation and we complain to the manager. She explained that there were to cook sent to Staff missing, but never told us ahead of time and our expectations for Dasher.
  9. MM

    MMCJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Used to have dinner here regularly came back after a few months and the food was tasteless, over cooked and poor quality. The service was terrible appetizer plate was still on the table when the dessert was served. There are so many wonderful restaurants in Newport Beach- go elsewhere.
  10. RB

    RonB

    Orange County

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Took some friends there for the 1st time. They loved it.
  11. AT

    AllisonT

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was fantastic! Aldo was very friendly, helpful, and very much on top of things. Food was great, and we enjoyed celebrating a birthday here!
  12. P

    Pacman

    Orange County

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The low noise rating is for outside seating, which is very nice. Inside is noisy but the food and service is great. Monday and Tuesday no corkage, which is wonderful for those of us who have aging wine cellars and need to offload some great wines!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  14. K

    Kerik

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    I used to come here often, this time i was very disappointed. The waiter didn't know the menu or the wine, neither did he provide us with the drink menu and forgot to take our appetizer order, and forgot to tell us the daily specials The carpaccio didn't have lemon, so felt very dry. The bread was cold, i remember it used to be served warm. The risotto was undercooked. And the gnocchi which is usually excellent just wasn't up to par. The burrata was Perfect. But yeah won't be coming back, til the quality of the food goes back to what it used to. Be
  15. CC

    1ClassChic

    Orange County

    67 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Disappointed Fish special was horrible. Fish was dry and mushy. Bartender screaming loud!! Why?
  16. LC

    LindaC

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Modo Mio! Haven't been in a few years, but we'll be back to regulars. Forgot how insanely delicious all the food was! Burrata was the best w've had! Bolognese, capellini (changed it to Modo Mio sauce which is heavenly). Chicken Siciliano was excellent, A bit of chili flakes give it just the perfect edge...I added the excess arugula from shrimp scampi appetizer and literally ate every bite. Portions were large (just right). Service was excellent, our waiter was friendly and perfect amount of attentiveness. We'll be back soon!
  17. PM

    PatM

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday. They did a great job helping us celebrate.
  18. CW

    CynthiaW

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely time at Modo Mio. Our server, Aldo, was fantastic, just the right amount of attentiveness and leaving us alone to talk. The food was great and very big portions. The noise was a bit loud, but otherwise fabulous.
  19. B

    Boodaddy

    Kansas City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Very attentive and friendly service. Nice, bright, clean space. We will definitely be back.
  20. EH

    EdwardH

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was awesome! Service amazing, what a nice place for our anniversary!
  21. K

    Kash

    Palm Springs

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food from fine menu choices. Service impeccable. Food plentiful.
  22. F

    Foodierich

    Orange County

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Consistently top quality with value pricing
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Veal Chop!
  24. t

    thescbaguy

    Orange County

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian food and best wine list in Orange County. To top everything off, their servers are among the most knowledgeable and competent you'll ever find, and it's clear they love working there. Always a joy to eat here.
  25. IM

    IanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fine Italian food with ample portions, pleasant surroundings once inside. Prices are fairly reasonable for this class of restaurant, and the quality of the cooking is always reliable, we have eaten here many times and never once have been disappointed. Fish is done particularly well, but a wide variety of beef, veal etc. is also available. Well-chosen wine list.
  26. S

    Seaside6

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Early New Year’s Eve get-together here did not disappoint! Food & service excellent, price point perfect & our waiter was cordial, attentive & humorous.
  27. B

    Bumby

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I rated my experience four stars based on the great staff and the good food. The evening was fraught from the moment we arrived; waited 30 minutes for a table because there was only 1 server on the entire patio, waited another 30 to order a drink from a busser and another 30 for them to arrive. Total of 2 hours from arrival to plates on table. The staff was gracious and apologetic and when we finally got our food it was terrific. I withheld a star because the management clearly made the decision to take an overwhelming number of reservations and make the front staff deal with the mess that ensues when you prioritize profit over service and quality.
  28. d

    denise

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great. As aleays.
  29. JD

    JimD

    Las Vegas

    121 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fantastic meal at Modo Mio! Consistently great food.
  30. SL

    StevenL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress, Alondra made our dining experience exceptional.
  31. T

    Thomas

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service!! Such a great restaurant, we will certainly go again.
  32. D

    Doe888

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent quality of food with very generous portions. Excellent service by Nicole.. loved the patio, seating, lighting, and heaters.
  33. E

    Edson

    Wilmington

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time dining here. Pasta dishes were excellent and the veal scallopini was fantastic. Attentive and friendly service. We will be back the next time we visit SoCal.
  34. C

    Ca57

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Christmas Eve dinner
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here, food was delicious with gorgeous view from the patio. Can’t wait to come back.
  36. L

    Lori

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated immediately. They filled our plates so full that we could not eat everything. The food tasted good and it is a top quality restaurant.
  37. GF

    GourmetFoodie

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite Italian restaurant. Good quality food, reasonable prices, consistently good service, always offering specials like branzino, swordfish or veal shank. They let you you bring your own wine for a $25 corkage fee.
  38. PF

    PamelaF

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Indoors the tables are a bit tight which adds to noise but will definitely go again for the food!
  39. LO

    LeaO

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food was very mediocre. We shared caprese for appetizer; it tasted exactly like what I make at home with store bought sliced mozzarella, nothing to write home about. Then my husband had lamb chops and I had fresh catch which was sea bass. The lamb was cooked to a perfect medium but unfortunately majorly lacked salt, easy fix but still… My fish was again cooked to perfection, very tender but the sauce it came with was totally overwhelming and overpowering the fish. Tiramisu for dessert was good. Service was very good, however, the waitress brought our check when we were still eating which made me feel a little rushed.
  40. JM

    JoeM

    Orange County

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great to see and hear fellow diners enjoying the great Holiday ambience, in addition to the superb food and service in a delightful outdoor patio setup. Excellent wine selection.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

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 4.8 stars by 2363 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 40 times today
Google Map for Modo Mio - Newport Coast

7946 East Coast Highway, Newport Coast, CA 92657

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Newport Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • 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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