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Il Barone Ristorante

4251 Martingale Way, Ste A, Newport Beach, CA 92660-1925
+1 949-955-2755
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (16 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
4251 Martingale Way, Ste A, Newport Beach, CA 92660-1925
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

The decor is nice, service good, and food excellent. We have eaten here twice with other couples and everyone has enjoyed multiple appetizers, salads, and main courses. It is not cheap but if you want a wonderful high-end Italian dinner this is a great place.

Thank aekrfk
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous interior decoration, there is a small qiet room if u want it. Love the relaxing music. Friendly and fast staff. The chewy steak has too much ash and fat. Some salad was tasteless and sour. Lack of fruit dishes. Mini bar with one tv....More

Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

You can actually have a conversation in this restaurant! It’s pricey, but the food is superb. Servers are knowledgeable and sell dishes with some character. All agreed the steaks are a must and take advantage of any specials they offer. The Nutella pizza desert is...More

Thank GravityFails1
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

The food is the best part ! I like there New location definitely an improvement, but more importantly the food was fantastic. I love salad and I loved there’s..... I also had the paste with seafood, which was stuffed with muscles, clams, large shrimp, calamari...More

Thank robertf105
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Cocktails arrived 15 minutes after they were ordered.Pasta that was presumably filled with lobster and crab had no sign of any filling (air, maybe). The quality of the pasta was terrible. Price was about 3 times what it was worth. Other guests were also very...More

Thank Verotchka
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This was our first visit to the new location, having been to the previous location many times. I agree with William L’s criticisms. If you want to get underfed and overcharged, this is the place. The food, such as it was, was tasty, but poorly...More

Thank DoctorMel
Reviewed June 24, 2018

We definitely prefer their new location--much more space with a good buzz--plus, there now is a decent-sized bar where you can have a drink before being seated. We have been here twice in the last two weeks (once with a group of six that likes...More

Thank adalbert3
Reviewed June 21, 2018

The pro's and con's: POSITIVES: 1. Nice welcoming host; 2. Attentive waiters; 3. Nice new location in Newport Beach; 4. Nice atmosphere reflective of TI's as they replaced coco's; 5. Tasty food. IN NEED OF IMPROVEMENT: 1. For the money one pays the portions are...More

Thank William L
Reviewed May 23, 2018

The recent move to the new location seems to have worked very well. Recently dined here for dinner and lunch. It is one of my favorite restaurants in NB. The daily specials are always a better choice than ordering off the menu. Great pasta and...More

1  Thank Shannydog
Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

I visited twice during opening week and had the ravioli special and tagliatelle ragu. Both were very good as was the Cesar salad. Bread is limited. My suggestion is that the restaurant serve authentic Italian bread with olive oil. Personal suggestions for more options on...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$80
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4251 Martingale Way, Ste A, Newport Beach, CA 92660-1925
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-955-2755
  • E-mail
We saw this place on Yelp and thought we would try yesterday. It is new but the chef was the lead chef at Antonello's, our favorite restaurant in Orange County. We were NOT disappointed! Carpaccio di Cinghiale, which was excellent. We also had the Trofie al Ragu' di Coniglio which is pasta with rabbit ragu. The pasta was homemade and the ragu was different but really flavorful. We never would have thought of rabbit as an entree, but here we would order it again!
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