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Trattoria Mediterranean Cuisine

216 1/2 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-6430
+1 949-566-9525
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (4 reviews)
“salmon” (6 reviews)
“salads” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:30All hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
216 1/2 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-6430
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped in Newport Beach on our PCH trip and went shopping and to dinner on Balboa Island. This restaurant was very charming and not too busy on a Sunday evening. We shared the Bruschetta and then my husband ordered the Salmone Puttanesca, our friend...More

Thank Edie S
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We have been dining at this restaurant for a while now and it has become our favorite Italian Restaurant. Their eggplant parmigiana is the BEST! The owners are very nice and helpful. It is small and not often busy, which is sad. We hope they...More

Thank Jacnmel
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We had a wonderful meal here. The atmosphere is awesome. The restaurant is beautiful. The salmon was delicious as was the meatball spaghetti. Excellent service. Great prices.

Thank Christy D
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This outstanding restaurant, run by a Persian businessman with a love of Italy, was a pleasant surprise in touristy area like Balboa Park where one can easily overpay for mediocre food. The chef/owner personally took care of us with an extremely pleasant attitude for a...More

Thank SteveLicata
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

A very small, intimate, quiet, cozy, favorite of locals and regulars, trattoria near the middle of Marine Ave wth grillwork and fountain in entryway that blocks out streetside tourist hustle and bustle. Casual, consistent, reliable, this husband and wife team provide professional, knowledgable, casual service...More

Thank Ginna W
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We completely enjoyed our lunchtime visit to this small, Mediterranean restaurant on our visit to the Newport Beach area! I had a special, the Butternut Squash Ravioli, and my spouse had lasagna. Both had excellent flavor; the service was friendly and attentive.

Thank Carhydancer
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

This is one of our favorite locals restaurants in the heart of touristy balboa island. Family owned by a couple who both wait on you and prepare consistently awesome food in a quaint setting. Our favorites are the salmon with artichokes and the veal parmigiano,...More

1  Thank Katherine M
Reviewed 17 November 2016

A group of 9 of us made reservations and went in for a early dinner. Only one other table had customers...should have been a clue? Food was just marginally okay. A few in the group said the food did not sit well with them. We...More

Thank nancyesca
Reviewed 6 November 2016

The people who run the restaurant are friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. I found the Lasagna to be superb, as is their "soup of the day." I would give this place 5 stars except that the tables are cramped and it can be noisy when they...More

1  Thank Goodness4you
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This is a really great place. One of those little hidden gems. I think the Mediterranean may be a bit misleading as the menu seems more Italian. Small comfortable dining room, family run with great service and awesome food. Sent many friends and family there....More

Thank Kyle B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 1/2 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-6430
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach  >  Balboa Island
  • Phone Number: +1 949-566-9525
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