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Spaghetti Bender

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6204 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-1924
+1 949-645-0651
16:30 - 22:30
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Sun 16:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri 17:00 - 22:30
Sat 16:30 - 22:30
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Fountain Valley, California
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We've been frequenting this establishment for over FORTY years! Papa Lorenzo did a marvelous job molding this restaurant to his tastes and expectations. One of our favorite menu items bears his name. If you're a hungry sort, order Papa's Combination. But, you may be quite full when the main course arrives. The minestrone soup and house salad are the best... More 

Thank fvpickler
Nanaimo, Canada
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Recommended by our hotel clerk and it was definitely a good choice. Gluten free pasta, portions huge (almost too much), really good lasagna, good wine, service was excellent, music great. We really enjoyed our time there.

Thank Karenvh2014
Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Nice tucked in Italian Restaurant with modern dishes, Best location is the outdoor patio and bar area. Shrimp pasta dishes are great and you'll be boxing up for the next day

Thank Donald L
Las Vegas, Nevada
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748 reviews
413 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We just had dinner at the Recommended --- Spaghetti Bender. We were there for dinner. We loved it and will go back again. It was romantic inside, played beautiful Sinatra music, dimly lit, nice bar, nice cocktails, good Server. Very friendly. I love the place and...the food was FABULOUS.

Thank SusieRussell
Huntington Beach, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Food is amazing. The garlic bread is sliced, buttered, dipped in parmesan cheese and cooked fresh in house, as are the minestrone soup and Papa Lorenzo's house salad. Definitely save room for the homemade tiramisu or chocolate cake. I've had both and they are excellent! It can be a lot of food, but the leftover pastas are even better the... More 

Thank Erin437
LaPlace, Louisiana
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282 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Spaghetti Bender was ony a few steps from our hotel. A family-run restaurant we chose over the more touristy Cappy's. Service was okay, any ambiance marred by a woman who did not stop talking the whole time we were there and a family who constantly kept their precocious son expounding on everything at the top of his voice.

Thank grip652
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We had a take out and also sat in to have a meal. Lovely romantic atmosphere with great good at a reasonable price. Would recommend

Thank Sharron O
Fairfield, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 September 2016

The soup was the only way we could get our small children to eat vegies. Our son took several "first dates" here. A local tradition. There may be Italian restaurants with better food, but all and all, this is a great value.

Thank ucla1963
Las Vegas, Nevada
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

The restaurant was right next to are hotel so we thought we would try it. Awesome food, atmosphere, and prices. Only comment would be it was a little warm in the restaurant. Would go back!

Thank 23Traveler
Oceanside, California
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The people are friendly and the service is great. Food portions are good and the food is hot and taste great. Been there a year ago and we made sure when we were up there to go again. We will difinitely be back.

Thank Renee C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$30
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6204 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-1924
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-645-0651

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?