Il Farro Restaurant

4.1
127 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Authentic Italian dishes focused on taste and quality, accompanied by the freshest signature cocktails and wine. Enjoy a romantic walk on the beach, watching the sunset, followed by a delicious casual meal at Il Farro, named for the hearty and delicious whole grain, farro. We import ours directly from Italy, where it is farmed organically, low carb, low gluten, high in fiber and, best of all, tastes AMAZING!
We also feature fabulous seafood dishes , like linguine del Pescatore , fresh halibut, salmon, mussels, clams, shrimp, calamari and more. Other dishes include steak, veal chicken, Finish your meal with one of our homemade desserts from tiramisu and gelato.
Established in 1993 Il Farro Restaurant sits in the heart of the Newport Beach Peninsula, right by the Newport Pier. Its cozy Italian atmosphere and its family-oriented service give our customers one of the best Italian experiences in all Orange County.
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vipSugarBabe
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very attentive. Chef came to our table to give his personal recommendations for dinner based on our preferences. Food was very good. It was a memorable night out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Enjoyed the full meal experience

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vipLRCostaMesa
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant!! Amazing food and amazing service!

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DiennaR
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday lunch and was enjoyable and delicious! Everything was over the top superb and highly recommend this place.

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vipLiketogo2
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed being at Il Farro. The food, service, and atmosphere all made for a lovely evening. We both ordered veal -- veal piccata for my husband and veal Milanese for myself. Scrumptious!!!!! Our server, Liz, was a big help with a great wine selection and warm, interested service. Parking is a nightmare at the beach however so allow plenty of time to find a spot.

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IRVINGE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

the restaurant was closed and has been closed for 2 weeks due to maintenance so it ruined my valentines date thanks alot opent table for not letting us know it was closed

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KayS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have great handmade pasta...Our server was great! So glad we went there! Our server knew everything about the menu!

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LAdiner
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The food was good, but it was INSANELY over priced.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a great place and I Will definitely be back. The owner was so genuine.

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vipRobert
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Domenico is a great waiter. Very personable. Pasta Fagoli was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to host my boyfriends birthday. Good food, good laughs, and great staff. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall1food3service5ambience2

Sat in a very small table with 4 people in the group. Just wasn’t very comfortable. Definitely will not go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was tasty and the portions were just right - either way save a little room for some coffee and dessert! Make sure you talk to Oronzo (Big O) - he has a great personality and many stories to share. We will definitely be coming back next year on our annual trip to Newport Beach.

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DeniseD
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were very surprised at this small restaurant, the food was amazing!! Great little find in Newport!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service. Our water Mimo was fun and hilarious. He remembered our orders perfectly without taking notes. The manger was also very friendly and accommodating. Would definitely eat their again.

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afinemom
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent and attentive service. Good food!

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JeanetteFe
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Thank you for your excellent service! We appreciate you having us for our Mom's birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is like going to a family home for dinner! They are so warm and welcoming every time. Every dish I have had is simply delicious!

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vipGourmet
Los Angeles
401 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safe place for outside dining. Wonderful service, good food and delicious bread with garlic oil

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Great service! Delicious food. Right price

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vipZLlama888
Los Angeles
77 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place as it was authentic Italian, so rich and decadent! I think the only issue we all felt was just odd was drinking our bottle of wine with plastic cups :/. If we would have known we would have brought our own wine glasses as we lived 2 minutes away, walking. But we had an amazing time and plan to visit again, we'll just order water next time ;)

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went with my son to IL Farro hoping for a simple Italian dinner.
What a little jewel! The food was divine. The owner was very friendly and personable. We sat at the patio just next to the road and there were a couple of homeless people making some noise.
I have to hand it to the owners pride, the police officer showed up and took care of the situation rather quickly. In the current pandemic situation, I think our expectations should be a bit lower.
Having said so, I was a bit surprised when I saw my check. It was higher then I expected. Overall I do recommend the place. We both had a wonderful time.

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vipStephanieW
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, amazing food and service. The lobster ravioli's with vodka sauce are to die for.

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Stef
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant did an excellent job with all the COVID restrictions. The tables were a very appropriate distance apart from each other, I’m pregnant so that was important to me. They were prompt, accommodating, helpful, friendly and very clean. Handmade pastas and Chicken Parm were amazing...everything was great. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipErikaH
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SOOOOO GOOD!! The service was spectacular...the food was delicious. A little expensive, but I thought it was worth every penny.

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MarkD
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Southern Italian comfort food. My mom was born in Southern Italy and Il Farro definitely measures up.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner! Everyone was so friendly and food was excellent!

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vipLaurenZ
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderfully attentive, friendly staff! We were immediately welcomed, seated and introduced to the specials. Delicious bread followed and though the wine list was great we decided on good ‘ol refreshing Italian beer. Our meals were perfection and large servings as well. The staff checked in with us frequently, providing service to be remembered!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
112 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first visit and we'll be back! When checking in they could not find our reservation made on Open Table. However, after our meal I noticed it went through. The service was wonderful, the food exceptional and the location with the pier and beach around the corner was perfect. We enjoyed watching the sunset from the pier before walking over for dinner. We came here because we can't eat too much carbohydrates and they offer dishes made from farro, a low carb, high fiber grain. We shared a salad then had two of their farro dishes. Everything was delicious. We shared their ferro ricotti cheese cake which was also excellent. Finding a parking space can be difficult near the pier/beach so go early.

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JustinL
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

This restaurant did not recognize the open table app. Everyone who used it got turned down at the door. I drove an hour to get to my reservation on valentines day for this restaurant to say open table messed them up and they are too crowded. I dont recommend this or restaurant or the open table app.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went there on Valentine’s Day and it was crowded. They couldn’t find our reservation and when I showed my open table confirmation email they said that open table has messed up and made reservations when they were full. At least six other parties had similar situation. They did sit us and we had a good time and food was great but the initial conversation made us nervous and felt awkward.

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vipDave
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit to Il Farro but I can assure you that it will not be our last. Wonderful staff and remarkable food. Parking can be a challenge but the rewards are well worth that effort

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening with out-of-town friends. Il Farro is an ideal location along the beach with lots of parking. The service was superb from the moment we walked in the door until we left. If you’re in the mood for a comfortable evening that offers authentic Italian atmosphere and cuisine - I’d highly recommend Il Farro. You’ll love it!

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Dm8892335
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food, fun environment

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Nene
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was the best! So happy to be there to serve us. Warm and friendly. The food was perfect and big portions. Chicken Marsala fantastic as well as the cheese ravioli with pesto sauce. Yummy!

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MaureenB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Awesome service owners were fantastic along with the waiters food very good

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vipKimCo
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The was New Years Eve and it was fantastic!!

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vipJimL
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great dinner for a group of 7! Awesome service and fun conversation with the waiters and the chef! Had the special Short Rib Ravioli and it was spectacular! Started with the calamari shrimp zucchini appetizer along with a margarita pizza, shared a couple salads before our entrees. Couple of us had the clam linguine, one chicken parmesan, and a couple of the short rib raviolis. It was all good and nothing was left on the plates! Definitely will repeat!

FAQs

Il Farro Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Il Farro Restaurant also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 723-5711.

Il Farro Restaurant is rated 4.1 stars by 127 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.