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Il Farro

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111 21st Pl, Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 723-5711
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Italian on the coast

This is by far the best Italian meal I have had in Newport Beach or the surrounding Orange County area!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
John M
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Huntington Beach, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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116 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Huntington Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is by far the best Italian meal I have had in Newport Beach or the surrounding Orange County area!!

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Newport Beach, California
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153 reviews 153 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I eat here every chance we get. However the tourists make this difficult in the summer, and by fall we get out of the habit of going there. So i takes us a while after the tourits lease to start eating there again.

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Albuquerque
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is small and very popular, so I would guess reservations are strongly recommended! The service is friendly and the food delicious!

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Calgary, Canada
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117 reviews 117 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had lunch here yesterday. The calamari starter and bruschetta were excellent. Both the salmon with mustard sauce and the sole were perfectly prepared and accompanied by pasta with a delightful tomato sauce. My wife's ravioli was exquisite. The farro bread was fresh and very tasty. Service was excellent. The wine list had a good selection at reasonable prices. We... More 

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Bedford, UK
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I'm not sure how they have managed to do it, but Il Farro strikes the balance between servicing tourists and locals alike. It’s obviously a beloved locals spot as people seemed to be having afternoon meetings there too. We came here for lunch. The food was simply prepared, beautifully presented and the top notch ingredients spoke for themselves. I adore... More 

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Seattle
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The best thing about this restaurant was the service. Had the best most entertaining waiter I've ever had. He made the evening! The food was good and the wine our server recommended was the best wine I've ever had in a restaurant. The serving size ended up being enough for two meals. It's also a great location for a nice... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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109 reviews 109 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This restaurant is a block inland from the ocean, near the Newport Pier. We dined there twice in five nights in Newport Beach; it was that good. It was busy and the service was great. The lasagna melts in your mouth, and the portion is eatable (without the need for a doggie bag - which visitors can't easily use). The... More 

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southern california
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Il Farro is a 2 minute walk from the Newport Pier. Faro is a grain similar to barley. It's similar to risotto and their sauces make it delicious! And there are mani other wonderful Italian dishes and sea food as well. This is a friendly tratorria with great food, a deli, and excellent wine list. Forget the Old Spaghetti Factory.... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My wife and I had a small wedding dinner here for 11 adults & three kiddos. The food was great! I had the Ravioli di Farro al Zafferano it had spinach and ricotta with fresh asparagus In a saffron sauce, It was very good! :) The Vitello al Marsala was also a popular dish that night. My wife ordered the... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

On the peninsula in Newport Beach, Il Farro has the ambiance of a small town restaurant in an Italian Village. Prices are most reasonable and the service is most attentive without being obtrusive. Friendly staff is also a Plus. Casual but satisfying with an ideal location near the old Dory Boat Pier.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 111 21st Pl, Newport Beach, CA 92663
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: (949) 723-5711

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?