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Il Barone Ristorante

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4251 Martingale Way, Ste A, Newport Beach, CA 92660-1925
949-955-2755
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: We saw this place on Yelp and thought we would try yesterday. It is new...
We saw this place on Yelp and thought we would try yesterday. It is new but the chef was the lead chef at Antonello's, our favorite restaurant in Orange County. We were NOT disappointed! Carpaccio di Cinghiale, which was excellent. We also had the Trofie al Ragu' di Coniglio which is pasta with rabbit ragu. The pasta was homemade and the ragu was different but really flavorful. We never would have thought of rabbit as an entree, but here we would order it again!
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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
Loved it!

Had the Salsiccia starter, the Linguini seafood pasta main, and the Tiramisu dessert. Very nice and solid Italian place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
Stefan S
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London, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Had the Salsiccia starter, the Linguini seafood pasta main, and the Tiramisu dessert. Very nice and solid Italian place.

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Indio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This was an excellent "find". Wanted something close to John Wayne airport, so looked up this restaurant. Cozy atmosphere, but elegant, perfect for a business lunch or romantic dinner. Linen tables, excellent service and home made Italian cooking. Not large portions, but the delicious bread and pesto spread takes care of that. Not inexpensive, but worth the extra $$$.

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Blackpool, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Hotel reception recommended this place. It took two tours of the area on foot to find but I'm glad I made the effort. My appetiser was homemade sausages on spinach - wow!! My main was simple - gnocchi in a tomato sauce - delicious. Coupled with great Italian red beer it was a treat. The subdued lighting would suggest a... More 

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Southern California
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I often take customers and business colleagues to Il Barone for lunch. The food is always good and I recommend the daily specials. They are usually the most tasty appetizers and main dishes on the menu. The service is good and the owners are delightful. One word of caution--if you order wine, check the pricing when you receive your bill... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

the food here is superb the attitude of the waiter horrible. Asked questions about the wines and got nothing but attitude and crappy service the rest of the night. The food is worth it though.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Craving some Italian and we got a treat!! Great wine, great food, great service and truly, from the outside you would not think anything of the place. It is a gem in Newport Beach. And this is from someone who goes to Italy every year.

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Yucca Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

While I was attending a conference in Newport Beach a group of us decided to try the restaurant. Since this is a small restaurant it took a few minutes to seat our party of 5 because it was busy that night. I was very happy that we found them. The food of service were both excellent. The hostess and the... More 

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Rancho Mirage
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Il Barone has become the ONLY place I take my parents out to lunch or dinner when I visit them in Newport Beach. The food is truly unique and makes you feel as though you're dining in the home of a gracious and loving family with exceptional taste and culinary skills in Northern Italy. Owners - Chef Franco creates his... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

let's get real. Italian food is made from real good and honest ingredients. This place is trying really hard to get that on your plate but with time, fame and reputation, it is likely that the chef becomes lazy while his wife greedy. The meal we had was good but nowhere near matching the price we paid for. As foodies,... More 

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rainb0wtraveler
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I love Italian food and this one is a winner! I had a salad to start - burrata cheese, vine ripened tomatoes, and fresh beets ($18) and then had the seafood linguine $32. Wonderful!! Food was perfectly cooked with a nice blend of flavors. I walked in by myself at 6 pm without a reservation and the owner put me... More 

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Additional Information about Il Barone Ristorante

Address: 4251 Martingale Way, Ste A, Newport Beach, CA 92660-1925
Phone Number: 949-955-2755
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 22 - 35
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4251 Martingale Way, Ste A, Newport Beach, CA 92660-1925
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: 949-955-2755

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 35
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

We saw this place on Yelp and thought we would try yesterday. It is new but the chef was the lead chef at Antonello's, our favorite restaurant in Orange County. We were NOT disappointed! Carpaccio di Cinghiale, which was excellent. We also had the Trofie al Ragu' di Coniglio which is pasta with rabbit ragu. The pasta was homemade and the ragu was different but really flavorful. We never would have thought of rabbit as an entree, but here we would order it again!
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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