Modo Mio - Newport Coast

4.7
1977 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 1977 People Are Saying
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vipBobL
Orange County
43 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Modo Mio is one of my family’s favorite restaurant. They always get excited when we plan to go. Aldo, our server, and Brock provided us with excellent service. You can expect the bread to be gobbled down. And it looked over the wine list -- looks to me like Phil the owner selects the wines himself because the wines are superb, fairly prices and not commonly on other restaurant wine list -- so if you go, request wine recommendation. I had the seafood risotto, one my favorites. My sons have salmon and chicken. We share among ourselves because of the entrees taste so good. My sense is that you will be delighted by Modo Mio.

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vipLocalResident
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating comfortable. Umbrellas have build in heaters and they have an ample supply of portables for each table.

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SamaraA
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great staff. Memorable experience due to service.

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ZenounA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dogs are allowed , which is good but dogs should be trained to be quite and not barking all the time.

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vipElaineG
Orange County
35 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Normally, we are very pleased with our experience at Modo Mio. However, we feel they were probably experiencing employee issues and hoped that the issue is resolved the next time we have dinner. First, I requested indoor, but there were no tables available when we arrived, second the waitress was inexperienced and needed to ask again what I would like to order. After waiting an hour for food, she indicated there was an issue and the order had been lost, but our meal would be comped. When we received the bill, we were charged for everything and we asked what was comped? She indicated that the salad was not on there and we indicated we never got it. Very disappointing when it was a meal I was very much looking forward to.

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WarnerH
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Had dinner there with friends from Corona Del Mar Nov 20. Always wonderful sliced gratis mushrooms and superb food. Our waitress Cassidy who has served us before is wonderful. The setting and temperature are perfect and all in all a tip too evening.

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vipLarryF
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Birthday , lack of education with sever related to wine & dinner

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zman
Orange County
45 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service is always superb at Modo Mio. Got quite loud when a large group was seated next to us, but everything else was wonderful.
Corkage fee of $25 per bottle is a little pricey compared to other places in the same price range.
Menu selection is great. Friend had the special stripped bass which was perfect. Soft texture and the temp was right on.
Restaurant is a go to for our special occasions

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very comfortable outdoor dining. Heaters were very effective.

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vipNewportr
Orange County
173 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere were exceptional. The pastas were fresh and delicious and our server was a delight! We'll be back soon!

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vipLili
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service

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GaryA
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service was attentive.

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Lagunalocals
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food, stoli martini, and great service! One of my favorite places to eat!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great service from our server Gustavo. He explained every dish and was extremely helpful and friendly. The food was out of this world. Phenomenal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Talk about a fully stocked bar! And dogs are allowed!

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vipLagunagrandma
Hawaii
29 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s a great neighborhood restaurant where staff treats everyone like ‘family’. We love going to Modo Mio, and always make it a point to also take house guests there when possible. Food is YUMMY-there’s nothing about it we don’t like!!!

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vipRonB
Orange County
40 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another delicious dinner at Modo Mio, second time this week. Salmon & spinach salad were fantastic. Gustavo gave us Excellent service.

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Aamner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server (?alejandra) friendly, knowledgeable made the evening even better. Food great

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vipCliffH
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

I was extremely disappointed with the service on this occasion. I have been a very regular diner at this restaurant and have always been impressed with their service - but this time it really was poor. From the time we were seated, to being offered a beverage; and then the time lapse between receiving the beverage order to the time that our server took our food order was ridiculous.

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vipRonB
Orange County
41 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Modo Mio is one of our favorites, and it didn’t disappoint Monday night. The Branzino & Agnello lamb chops were
excellent. The tiramisu is outstanding. Another fabulous evening and dinner.

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lov2eat
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Modo Mio was a wonderful experience for my wife and me. From a gratis plate of seasoned sliced mushrooms accompanied by a plate of warm, crusty bread upon being seated through the last bite, everything was delicious. The shellfish and seafood dishes were exquisite, and the pasta was perfectly al dente. The wine list has something for everyone. The service was excellent throughout. Sadly, we were too full to try the desserts.

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JJsocal
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The Burrata salad was excellent.
The pasts was nothing to write about.
Gnocchi were inconsistent (some good, some dense) and the sauce was just OK.
The Bolognese was also just OK.
Service was hit and miss. Friendly and quick at first but the food took forever to come out, and we had to call our waitress for the cheese (which was clearly not parmesan).

Bottom line: Ok if you're close by and crave Italian food. There are better Italian restaurants in NPB/CDM/Irvine/Tustin

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vipraerae
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful food, superb service. Marinated mushrooms and sourdough (I think) bread served upon getting seated - a nice touch of welcome. They make a lovely Manhattan, too.

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MaxCA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice location with a Mediterranean feel. Good, simple food that’s well priced and competently served.

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vipLisao
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my clients to Modo Miyo last night for dinner -- wow ... it was so busy for a Sunday evening at 5pm.

Our server Kailey was wonderful and we all enjoyed our time together.

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vipAlanS
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and loved the server. She made our experience so welcoming and can’t wait to go back again

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vipphantom
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We very much enjoyed our dinner at Modo Mio. Our server was extremely nice, the menu had a number of different tasty options and the prices were reasonable for what they offered.

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CathyI
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and wonderful food!

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vipAlbertP
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a nice dinner experience. Love the expanded outdoor seating areas.

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CarolMcGinnis
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moto Mio is one of our favorite places to eat. The food is consistently outstanding and the service is excellent. Our server, Ava, was professional and friendly. We had a very enjoyable evening!

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AnthonyC
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was very kind and provided us with extra bread and great service! The food was delicious and it was not too loud. I will definitely be coming here again.

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MargaretB
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Highly recommend ! Food was outstanding.
They do a great job!

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vipWitt
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it, and outdoor dining is wonderful

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vipJolly
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

We had a business meeting and waited over 30 minutes to get drinks? After waiting so long things did get better thereafter. Not a good initial impression! The food was fantastic!

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ThomasC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. took my wife for her 50th birthday...Gustavo was amazing.

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vipmichaelk
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

The outdoor dining situation was well done - plenty of heaters and umbrellas. The service was prompt, and the food was delicious. We will definitely return.

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Bambi
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food; my husband still is talking about it. The veal scallopine was great as was the chicken. Good wine list; similar prices as other places. Our friends liked the special mixed drinks menu as well. Friendly and quick services.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My gf and I love coming here. Definitely the “go-to” spot for Italian food (& we live in Irvine)

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vipPamieP1
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting and food was just wonderful!! We can’t wait to go back!!

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 4.7 stars by 1977 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.