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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 - 10:00 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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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
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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
Best Italian I ever had

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
1guy3girls
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Atlanta, Georgia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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63 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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98 reviews 98 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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150 reviews 150 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

Exceptional and personable! Reservations are a must! Family owned and filled with great amount of passion and love for serving their patrons and for their food! Location is in the Mecca of OC, found in a very unassuming location(you may need your GPS). It was Very memorable Birthday!❤️

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Minneapolis
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We had a small business dinner party at Il Barone. It was fantastic, the food was delicious and the service was amazing. You can tell the food is made with love and it is definitely served with a smile. On my next trip to Newport Beach, I will be back.

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Newport Beach
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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a quality restaurant recognized by the elite of Orange County. Yet it is tucked away in a little strip mall in Newport Beach, CA. There is no fancy fanfare here, and albeit clean, you are not in an intimidating fine dining place. However, fine dining it is. The food is prepared by Franco Barrone team. Franco was Antonello's... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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148 reviews 148 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Sometimes when an outstanding chef leaves a fine restaurant and opens his own, it does not work out. This fine restaurant is an exception to the rule. The outstanding couple who own this restaurant are a great team with his cooking skills and her administrative/customer service skills. Their staff is well trained and friendly. The food is ALWAYS well prepared,... More 

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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, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients

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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