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Amelia's Seafood & Italian

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311 Marine Ave, Balboa Island, Newport Beach, CA 92662
(949) 673-6580
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 39
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    Very good
  • 10
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
local flavor

Came to stroll on Little Balboa Island, and stopped here for lunch. Had our first tastes of sand dabs, a local specialty. Both the sandwich and the dinner were lovely, service was attentive and the surroundings were lovely. Really enjoyed the history, too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
Cynthia R
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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Everett, Washington
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Our family had seen Amelia's while visiting Balboa Island a couple years ago, and had read about it in a travel magazine for the Newport Beach area. After dining there ourselves in June, it's easy to see why Amelia's is a local favorite. If you're budget travelers (and we are) you'll probably blow your budget a little (especially if you... More 

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Chino Hills, California
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116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Restaurant looks quaint from the outside, but it is just not that good. The food is sub par, just not that good and priced like it is fine Italian cuisine. In a place like this I expect excellent service, but it was just your typical service, nothing special.i would skip this place and stay home and make your own Italian.

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Philadelphia
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A nice little restaurant in the middle of Balboa Island with nice owners, the food was very good, and we loved the Lobster Ravioli appetizer, the Salmon and everything that was served.

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My boyfriend and I just came back from a couple of days in Newport Beach, California. We decided to drive out to Balboa Island for dinner and found the most wonderful little restuarant. Amelia's is a charming place to enjoy scrumptous Italian favorites and unique dishes made from scratch. I had 'Amelia's Calamari' which, is calamari stuffed with crab and... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We parked in front of the restaurant, then wandered around trying to find something more casual, close to the water. We ended up back here for an afternoon birthday lunch celebrating my husband's 50th birthday. We were treated like royalty with the great service, while enjoying excellent wines and melt in your mouth scallops cooked perfectly, along with lobster ravioli.... More 

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california
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We took our whole family for dinner to say goodbye to our daughter that was moving to Georgia. Our dinner was pleasant enough but checking out was a disaster. The woman who has been there forever was very rude to us. She not only told some of us to go outside to talk because she needed to concentrate but one... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This restaurant serves wonderful food in a very pleasant casual ambience. The menu is not large; but, all the dishes are authentic Tuscan cuisine. My salmon and peas in light Alfredo sauce was excellent. My colleagues also enjoyed their seafood pasta dishes. Caesar salad is excellent. They lack a full bar; but, have a nice selection of beer and wines... More 

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Foothill Ranch, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Had a wonderful meal as usual with great service from Lisa as always. If you want delicious pasta seafood or fish try anything. The Lobster Ravioli are a must along with the Linguine Pescatore done to perfection. The Bruchetta is one of the best anywhere. For desert try the chocolate covered Cappuccino ice cream in a hard shell. Great wine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Always a great place to meet with friends and enjoy an intimate great meal with good service and food. It has maintained the same high standards over the many years we have come there.

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Came to stroll on Little Balboa Island, and stopped here for lunch. Had our first tastes of sand dabs, a local specialty. Both the sandwich and the dinner were lovely, service was attentive and the surroundings were lovely. Really enjoyed the history, too.

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Additional Information about Amelia's Seafood & Italian

Address: 311 Marine Ave, Balboa Island, Newport Beach, CA 92662
Phone Number: (949) 673-6580
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 311 Marine Ave, Balboa Island, Newport Beach, CA 92662
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: (949) 673-6580

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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