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Modo Mio Rustic Italian Kitchen

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7946 E Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92657
+1 949-497-9770
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Park City, Utah
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were delighted with this family upscale Italian restaurant. Everything served was fresh and homemade. It was very crowded and a bit noisy, but the service was excellent and we will be returning. Monday-Wednesday there is free wine corkage!! Judy from Savannah Ga

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, small & intimate but also family friendly, well priced, and the service is excellent. Always greeted like a friend.

Thank Kathi C
Corona del Mar, California
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112 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice little Italian restaurant with a nice selection of classic Italian dishes. Service is good and it is cozy

Thank christine a
Irvine, California
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323 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went here with friends on a Wednesday evening during Restaurant Week. Extensive wine list and a full bar. No corkage fee on Mondays and Tuesdays. They ordered soup (minestrone and the zuppa gamberi, a cioppino-like seafood soup), my wife and I both had Caesar salads. Mains were the salsiccie, risotto salmone, and a shrimp scampi appetizer over pasta instead the... More 

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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120 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We were in Newport visiting from Chicago around holidays. We dined here with extended family and had a delicious meal and a great time. Sabrina was our server and she was fabulous! We have a tradition of opening Christmas crackers and wearing the paper crowns during dinner. Sabrina was such a blast, she opened her "popper" and wore her crown... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The food and service were excellent. We had a great New Years dinner and the ambiance was totally amazing!! Surely will be back to this great Italian eatery:-)

Thank MQ A
San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Title above says most of what we thought. Big pro (or con): Kids are welcomed! Lots of families. Food was hit / miss but high prices for the quality ($35 per person for appetizer and main). Service was good. Wine list was short but pretty well priced if you know wines. Parking was easy.

Thank SuitNflipflops
Laguna Niguel, California
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

We sometimes go there after mass on Sunday's. Very good Italian food. Good wine selection. We've always had a great meal there.

Thank jbrown714
Laguna Woods, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This is a high-end Italian restaurant which serves excellent dishes. The atmosphere, service and food are all very good. The location is also very interesting for a walk before or after dinner. My only reservation with the restaurant is the noise level. It was a challenge to maintain a conversation at our table for six.

Thank jmbakulich
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We ate here twice last week and each time had great food and service. This is situated in Crystal Cove shopping centre, with easy access and parking outside. The restaurant is very welcoming and the service was attentive without being o.t.t. The food is good quality Italian fare, with a range of daily specials. The choice is varied and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7946 E Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92657
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-497-9770
Dining at Modo Mio is a delight, thanks to the efforts of owner Gian Franco Bertolino and his talented staff. While Modo Mio translates to my way, in Italian, Bertolino has infused his restaurant with his own standard of excellence.

From the moment diners are greeted, as they enter the Newport Coast, California location, they are enveloped into a haven of warmth and hospitality. Bertolino and company are dedicated to creating and serving superb Northern Italian specialties, to their devoted clientele, in an ambiance that is both inviting and relaxing.

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