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251 Shipyard Way Ste D, Newport Beach, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4467
+1 949-723-0621
08:30 - 22:00
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Irvine, California, United States
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79 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Try anything with their sausage, actually anything we have tried has been delicious. Pizza, stuffed peppers, pastas, super antipasti... it is quirky to find, make a reservation, carpool because parking is contained.

Thank Nancy P
CA and DE
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We ordered Shrimp Lemone and Chicken Parmesan. As an appetizer we had the cheese bread. The waitress, India, recommended that we try the tapenade and parmesan on the bread (that are provided at the table). The parmesan is fresh grated and the tapenade is a nice compliment. Minestrone was served prior to the meal. It was also outstanding. The number... More 

Thank Jean_on_a_beach
Sacramento, California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We really loved this place. The menu is extensive. There is a cold case right in front in case you want sausage or other uncooked delicacies to go. The restaurant is decorated with a wonderful mural of Venice. The other big attraction for us is that we could actually hear each other talking! Now down to the important stuff: the... More 

Thank lindakerch
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109 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Normally I love Sabatino's. Today was an exception. Waiter tried to sell us a bottle of opened wine that was turned. Ordered two other wines off list but unavailable. We finally received a wine that was more $$ but they had it. Had to request silverware after the meal arrived. Tampanade also had to be requested with bread. No soup... More 

Thank laddiebuck
Dana Point, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We've been coming here for years. Great food, particularly love the sausage. Discovered that they do breakfast too. Definitely get in here and try this, it's one of those little Newport secrets that everyone should know about. Highly recommend.

Thank TravNEXTplace
Arlington, Virginia
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Hotel concierge asked if we wanted upscale/fancy Italian or checkered tablecloths, good food, and Frank Sinatra music. We jumped at the latter. Really cute place. Yes, as others have said, a little hard to find, but phone GPS will get you there. Yes, service could have been a little quicker, but the place is super popular and the servers were... More 

Thank Laura P
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Very good Italian food. I had egg plant Parmesan which is always what I order the first time in any Italian restaurant to see if it's really Italian or not. They passed wonderful flavor and not greasy. The bread is another plus. Lunch would be a treat if you like deli sandwiches. Don't miss out, its a hidden treasure.

Thank Gail H
Orange County, California
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We live just around the corner and have given this place several chances. The good is ok but the service is always terrible. Do not go here if you have less than two hours to waist.

Thank Shellee H
Laguna Beach, California
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402 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Sabatino's has been a Newport Staple for years and I have visited for dinners as well as brunches.. This time I was here with a group of 10 folks celebrating a birthday. One always gets a warm reception and I have never had a bad meal . Sabatinos is known for its sausage. On this evening I had the eggplant... More 

Thank Byron R
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164 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Old-school Italian with a fresh California atmosphere. Everybody comes here for the sausage and pasta. Lots of other dishes to choose from. The place is always crowded so have a reservation or come early. This place is not cheap but it's a must visit tourist restaurants when you come to Newport

Thank DBKuper

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 251 Shipyard Way Ste D, Newport Beach, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4467
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-723-0621

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