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251 Shipyard Way Ste D, Newport Beach, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4467
+1 949-723-0621
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Orange County, California
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We live just around the corner and have given this place several chances. The good is ok but the service is always terrible. Do not go here if you have less than two hours to waist.

Thank Shellee H
Laguna Beach, California
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377 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sabatino's has been a Newport Staple for years and I have visited for dinners as well as brunches.. This time I was here with a group of 10 folks celebrating a birthday. One always gets a warm reception and I have never had a bad meal . Sabatinos is known for its sausage. On this evening I had the eggplant... More 

Thank Byron R
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115 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Old-school Italian with a fresh California atmosphere. Everybody comes here for the sausage and pasta. Lots of other dishes to choose from. The place is always crowded so have a reservation or come early. This place is not cheap but it's a must visit tourist restaurants when you come to Newport

Thank DBKuper
Los Angeles, California
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82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

surrouded by all the fancy newport beach restaurants this simple family restaurant always comes through. Great pasta, service, and wine list

Thank Chris W
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

We were warmly welcomed by the Italian owner. This looked to be the start of a culinary experience. Not at all. The linguini alle vongole was average, as was my pasta aglio e olio. No taste. Service was ordinary. Poor experience.

Thank Dominique D
Wheaton, Illinois
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Excellent service Fantastic dinner. They did a great job with pretty large group of about 40 people. Had the Halibut special of the evening. Delicious.

Thank Jim M
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Can't miss at anytime for a great meal here. I have a hard time ordering anything other than the Sausage sandwich at lunch. Awesome sandwich that come with a cup of homemade cream soup (ours was cauliflower) and a side of cold pasta salad. So good and enough to fill any appetite.

Thank scottyacht
Villa Park, California
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175 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Great place for large parties. Delicious Italian, authentic food. Large portions that are easily shareable. Outside seating and they had a very good singer performing/guitarist performing.

Thank Christie V
Boulder, Colorado
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

If you grew up on the east coast and love Italian food this place will hit the spot. Be sure to make reservations especially to eat outside. Great appetizers complimentary wedding soup. Good service but slow on a busy Saturday night. Fresh pasta and red peppers great chicken Marsala and piccata. Celebrated a birthday with excellent Tiramisu

Thank debravicki
Newport Beach, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

This place used to be good, but new management has made it terrible. Rude staff and very dirty restaurant. There are a lot better choices in Newport for Italian food like Mama D's.

1 Thank Paula K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 251 Shipyard Way Ste D, Newport Beach, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4467
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-723-0621

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