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Finbars Italian

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901-C S Coast Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714-641-3000
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average

Went for lunch after shopping near by. Seats were worn and the place is in need of an update. Not entirely run down but needs improvement. Staff was friendly but service was very slow. I wish it was a place I would "crave" later but it will only serve me out of convenience. I hope they can kick... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
Adele M
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Newport Beach, California, United States
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Newport Beach, California, United States
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Went for lunch after shopping near by. Seats were worn and the place is in need of an update. Not entirely run down but needs improvement. Staff was friendly but service was very slow. I wish it was a place I would "crave" later but it will only serve me out of convenience. I hope they can kick it up... More 

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Thank Adele M
Irvine, California
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184 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We were in the center and wanted to get something to eat. We decided to try this place. It was a little strange since it's a 'sports bar'/italian restuarant. We 'shared' a cesar salad and penne arrabiata. Salad was ok but there wasn't too much to a cesar salad. The penne arrabiata was like marinara sauce with red pepper flakes... More 

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Thank mooki x
Lansing, Michigan
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71 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Recently had lunch here while shopping. Of the several restaurants available, we entered this one. Prompt service by our server, Daniel, but very disappointed by the tasteless Margarita Pizza & the Caeser salad that had a glob of dressing in the center of the dish. Really???

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Thank LilHotNana
Newport Beach, California
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

If I could give minus star, I would. I just got off the phone with the "owner" Joseph...I called to discuss an altered amount charged to my credit card and the exceptionally rude service our group received last week. All he could do was interrupt, bark orders and refuse to listen to any replies I tried to provide at his... More 

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1 Thank priceconsulting
Clayton, California
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408 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I had the Tuscan salad with grilled chicken and it was pretty decent; there was a good amount and there was a nice combination of flavors. The sliced apples were crisp but didn't add a lot of flavor. The salad did pair well with the Reiseling that I ordered. I had the Blackout Cake, which was a chocolate cake composed... More 

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Thank Dale W
Norwalk, California
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87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Stopped at Finbars for a Lasagna and salad. First comes their nice warm bread which you can eat with butter or dip it in oil and malt vinegar already at the table. Their Salads are extremely good. Recommend the BBQ Chicken. Hope this helps. Enjoy!

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Thank JOHN M
Palm City, Florida
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Located in the mall area. I found the menu selection alright, but I've had better. Pricing is reasonable, service was great.

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Thank John C
Avon, Ohio
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152 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

This place was great! From the Bellini cocktail to the appetizer, atmosphere and gnocchi! It is located in a spot that is perfect for taking a shopping break close to Nordstrom Rack and Dsw. Pricing was reasonable, too. The cocktails were a little expensive, but typical for what we ordered. There is a lot to choose from on the menu... More 

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Norwalk, California
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87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Took friends and family to Finbars in the South Coast Plaza location in Orange county - great experience. If you like salads try the BBQ Chicken Salad (half order, unless you are starving) or the Marco Polo salad. Both delicious! If you are into pasta try their lasagna and the endless soups. Depending on the day of the week they... More 

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Thank JOHN M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

What else could one want? The lunch specials are so reasonable ($9.00). My friends enjoyed the soup and I had the Caesar salad. The traditional lasagne is very tasty...almost as good as mama's and the pasta with bolognais was yummy. I really like that the tomato sauce is not too sweet. The cheesecake is delicious...again, not too sweet. Light lunch... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 901-C S Coast Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: 714-641-3000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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
11:00 am - 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?