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“Perfect Cali Sunset” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Coliseum Pool & Grill

Coliseum Pool & Grill
22701 Pelican Hill Road South, newport beach, Newport Beach, CA 92657
+1 949-612-1917
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Ranked #8 of 391 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Newport Coast Drive
Description: An incomparably fun and intriguing place to dine, the Coliseum Pool & Grill overlooks the "scene" at the strikingly iconic Coliseum Pool, back-dropped by the Pacific Ocean. American favorites on the superbly prepared menu runs the gamut from pizzas, panini and sandwiches to seafood dishes, pastas, specialty salads and even smoothies.
Apex, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Perfect Cali Sunset”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Sit outside and enjoy an amazing view of the sunset over the Pacific with the golf course in the foreground and the perfectly round pool at your feet. Pelican Hill Resort is spectacular and expensive. The Coliseum gives you a taste (literally) of the rest of the resort. You can wear your shorts and T-shirts. Cocktails are expensive but very good. The food however was reasonably priced with a medley of Mediterranean appetizers 4 for 20. We came back a second night and the seafood was especially good. The servers were very friendly and attentive but not intrusive. Everyone was pleasant and another diner actually gave me a flower. Extra perk? Free Valet Parking! Warning-If you are using the new Iphone navigation with Siri it will take you to the wrong location. Once you enter Pelican Hill Resort just follow the signs to the Coliseum Pool and Grill. Don't forget your camera!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newport Beach, California
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Ladies summer lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

With the most gorgeous setting, attentive service, menu with a variety of "healthy" options - this is the ideal location for a long lazy indulgent lunch.. The epitome of OC Ladies Who Lunch. A new reality show?

Visited September 2012
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San Diego, California
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147 reviews 147 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Great view; decent food; slow service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We were staying at the resort so had lunch here. The view is great (right over the pool and a view of the golf course). The food was decent to good but not great. My reuben arrived w/o sauerkraut and without 1000 Island. Once I realized it was missing, they fixed it and did give us a free desert plate which was the highlight of the lunch -HIGHLY recommend desert and appreciate the restaurant taking care of the problem. Service was very very slow - the lunch was over 2 hours long.

Visited October 2012
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San Diego, CA
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Food, service, view, all excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

The four of us ate at lunch; the cobb salad and the reuben sandwich are delicious. Complementary valet, and a beautiful view across the pool to the golf course. Service was prompt and efficient. We had a delightful time.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newport Beach, California
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“Beautiful Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Freshly prepared food in a white table cloth setting overlooking the pool, golf course and ocean - Their salads were perfect. What could be better?

Visited August 2012
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