We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Il Barone Ristorante

4251 Martingale Way, Ste A, Newport Beach, CA 92660-1925
+1 949-955-2755
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“wild boar” (5 reviews)
“ravioli” (9 reviews)
Closed Now
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
4251 Martingale Way, Ste A, Newport Beach, CA 92660-1925
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (124)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 117 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 Robert F
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

Thank James W
Reviewed April 6, 2018

Food was fresh and well prepared and service was excellent. However, based on the two bottle of wine that we purchased the mark up is 3.6 fold (i.e. the $40 bottle of chianti retails for $12 and the $72 bottle of pino grigio retails for...More

Thank Pattiann1113
Reviewed February 4, 2018

We had an enjoyable dinner at Il Barone. The food was excellent, and so were the wine and dessert. Our server was knowledgeable, professional and prompt. We never felt rushed and we enjoyed our food in a peaceful pace. We had the specials of the...More

Thank Daba2010
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

The menu is varied, and several specials were offered. The food was enjoyed by all of us. It took 15 minutes to be served a glass of wine which I meant to enjoy while reading the menu.

Thank Wisdomteeth
Nearby HotelsSee all 18 hotels in Newport Beach
Hyatt Regency John Wayne Airport, Newport Beach
807 reviews
.24 km away
Renaissance Newport Beach Hotel
40 reviews
.33 km away
Extended Stay America - Orange County - John Wayne Airport
221 reviews
.52 km away
Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport
1,073 reviews
1.09 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Bosscat Kitchen and Libations
95 reviews
.47 km away
Ten Asian Bistro
71 reviews
.46 km away
105 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby Attractions
Lyon Air Museum
138 reviews
1.13 km away
The Irvine Museum
62 reviews
.84 km away
Crevier Classic Cars
10 reviews
1.23 km away
OC Helicopters
82 reviews
.66 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Il Barone Ristorante staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

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, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing