Modo Mio - Newport Coast

4.8
1797 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Dining at Modo Mio is a delight, thanks to the efforts of owners Phil and Linda Crowley and their talented staff. From the moment diners are greeted, as they enter the Newport Coast, California location, they are enveloped into a haven of warmth and hospitality. The Modo Hospitality Group is dedicated to creating and serving superb Northern Italian specialties, to their devoted clientele, in an ambiance that is both inviting and relaxing. You truly are family at Modo Mio.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1797 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.7
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Orange County! Great for any occasion but they are always very busy so best to make a reservation

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vipBillG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This restaurant’s food and service is always excellent. Their outdoor eating expansion is incredible.

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WMack
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Keep the outdoor dining area open year around. It was so beautiful to sit outdoors, pleasant because it was quiet even with dining at capacity and the temperature was perfect with your heaters.

MJ
vipMarkJ
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dominique was great as our server. Phil has a great restaurant going!

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vipnancyr
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family in town from out of state. Love this place! Never disappoints

JI
vipJIML1954
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just great food and a great place. Always satisfied with the food. This time I ventured away from pasta and ordered the veal scallopini. It was tremendous along with the side of pasta. The lasagna is my usual go to and my friend ordered it. Again it got a rave review. Make a reservation and have a good time.

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BernieG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food not well spiced. Very generic. I was very disappointed. Not a real Italian restaurant.
Chef needs some new recipes.
None of us finished. Did not want to take leftovers home.
Has pasta vegatarean. Tasteless.
You can find better Italian food in the Newport Coast area.
Will not return.

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vipsocalgirl
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food is always delicious and they have added to the menu as we move to post-covid dining so even more yummy dishes to choose from. Loved the expanded out door seating area and the umbrella's with heat lamps built it too. Can't go wrong

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant!

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PhilipG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love the friendly local feel. It is consistently good.

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CynthiaO
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding hospitality, ambiance, and food! Bravo!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most favorite restaurant on the coast . Water view and amazing food . Service was top .
Outside table however heaters were quite cozy .

MJ
vipMarkJ
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service!
Thanks Phil!

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ROBG
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

There is clearly an issue with a paucity of servers and I know this is systemic in the work force presently. My group waited 45 minutes before a server appeared and inordinately long before the cocktails arrived. The food order was also incorrect, but the correction was handled professionally. Our server was very pleasant and did apologize profusely as it was her first day .
We understand and will continue to support Modo Mio as we respect the owners and the difficulty in "getting back to normal."

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vipAmie
Orange County
103 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first time to dine here since before COVID. They have added a significant amount of patio dining which they did not have before. We ate inside since it is still a bit cool. My husband and I had the Veal Limone which has always been one of our favorite entrees. The sauce was a bit watery and the veal was much thinner. We dined with friends and he had one of the new pasta entrees, Short Rib with Pappardelle Pasta. He said the pasta was very good, but the Short Rib had no taste as if it was boiled. She also had a new entree, Risotto with vegetables, which she said was ok but not something she would order again. Our waiter was very nice to offer us desserts, which we did appreciate.

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Pickywicky
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as usual! We love this place, the servers are friendly and on top of it without being hovering, and the food is amazing with good variety. Great wine list with reasonable prices. A favorite of our family.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn’t dined in the restaurant for over a year until last night. I was so happy to see many of the past employees working

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victoriah
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I live this restaurant as they are friendly and do not rush you. Fun fir and event or a dinner shred you can actually have a conversation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! I always love to come here! The waiters and staff are always so nice and friendly! They are always accommodating and fast! The food was spectacular! The best veil I’ve had in all of Orange County!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The food was good, but the service could have been better. We were waiting at a time for 30 mins to order something.

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vipCliffH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As regular diners at Modo Mio, we were delighted with our food and service - with the standard being maintained at the level to which we have become accustomed. Our Server, Emily, was an absolute star! Her efficiency, humor and attentiveness was just superb!

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vipRobertG
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Joining long time friends in one of our favorite restaurants after Covid restrictions!

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miaK
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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vipAlison
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambiance as usual! Even our 6 year old twins order the linguini and clams!

JB
vipJimB
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We waited far too long for our food, and this has become a chronic problem for this restaurant. They have a much larger seating area with the addition of outdoor seating and perhaps have not staffed up to service it. They need to get this fixed.

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vipRichardS
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience4

When we were seated at 6:15 PM we did not see a waiter or person until 6:45 and then only when I complained. Once a waiter came over we reviewed the menu and placed our order. From that point it took another 30 minutes to get our food and when it arrived it looked as though it had sat on the counter for awhile. We we received the food we asked for some additional sauce and by the time that arrived we were near completion of our eating. Tables to our right a left of us came after us and finished before us. I mention this since we got our food almost at the time both those parties we about to leave. One table was 5 guest and the other 4 guest.

We were treating our guest and we have been raving about the food and service. This was an incredibly disappointing evening. We have always enjoyed every meal and service at Modo Mia but this was by far one of the worst experience we have had . We supported your restaurant even during coved. Vey disappointed.

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PhilC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is outstanding, view incredible, service excellent and great value.

JM
vipJoeM
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around - food, service, beautiful outdoor seating area, great fellow diners.

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viprh00
Orange County
154 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner on Sunday and sat outside. Blake was our waiter and he was fantastic- helpful, funny and professional. The steal was delicious and the ravioli was outstanding. Great salad and appetizers. Can’t wait to return soon.

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vipaberdon
Orange County
75 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptionally tasty this visit and their outdoor seating is delightful...highly recommend!

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MarilyW
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this restaurant is our very fzvorite; obviously from the number of times we come! we love the outside by the fireplace!
we prefer mid week without the music, but understand how others may enjoy it!
thank you for always honoring our reso requests; we will continue bringing our friends to Modo Mio!
loyally Marily Wilson

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BJA1
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, waiter and serving people. Outdoor experience great as well as noise level low.

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vipOpenTable Diner
8 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live in Newport Coast and frequent Moda Mio always a pleasure the service is great they treat you very special always

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JoyceS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated outside under heaters and had a lovely dinner. Will say inside appeared noisy so was glad we were able to be outside. Meal was delicious. Best of our week stay in Newport Beach. The Short Rib Ragout, Eggplant Parmesan and Lamb Chops were a huge hit!
Will be back next time we’re in area for sure.

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vipSeaSupporter
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicole provides unparalleled service! The food is excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious
Great service
Great atmosphere ( we were sitting outside )
Loved it !!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Was over booked. We had 6:45 reservation and arrived on time. Was not seated until 7:30. Staff was running around, doing their best in an impossible situation. Inside full. Patio packed. Place was crowded. Orders were wrong. Spaghetti Bolognese was a watery tomato sauce. Like they tried to make something out of nothing. Like something out of a can. Like they ran out of food and were just trying to feed you.

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Ginny
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the outdoor seating, food well prepared and hot, service was a little slow, but every table was full and I think the kitchen was overwhelmed since the size of the restaurant was doubled with both indoor and outdoor seating.

JD
vipJimD
Las Vegas
73 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I have been dining at Modo Mio for years. The food, service and atmosphere are consistently fantastic and we will continue to make it one of our go to dining spots. Great job, Modo Mio!

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BonnieF
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant been here two times after Covid , love wine selection and service . Please keep
Outdoor dining even thru the cold nights

FAQs

Modo Mio - Newport Coast offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 497-9770.

Modo Mio - Newport Coast is rated 4.8 stars by 1797 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.