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Mr G's Bistro

305 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1205
+1 949-675-6193
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good10%
  • Average24%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“apple crisp” (3 reviews)
“rigatoni” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
305 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1205
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Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

I had high hopes for Mr G’s but unfortunately my experience fell short of expectations. First the good..Great location on Balboa Island with an inviting interior. Now the not so good..The bruschetta might have been the worst I’ve ever had. The cheese had no taste...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Mr. G personally came over and talked to us. We love his pasta and his appetizer choices. We loved the Rigatoni with Bolognese sauce. The chicken Roulade is amazing as are the Brussels sprouts. On the healthy side their salads are very good. Try the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank gblumenthal1958
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

We were greeted warmly at the door and seated immediately. Mr. G’s has a nice ambience. The food was good but the entree was fully priced, yet sized as an appetizer. Service was indifferent. Even though the food was good, it was one of the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We really enjoy eating here. The food has been great every time. The people that work here are friendly and the service is great. Definitely recommend this place!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank magfamily2016
Reviewed June 4, 2018

The Ceaser salad was a disappointment and overpriced for something that should have been a no brainer. The Brussel sprouts also very average and they were under cooked. The pasta was great BUT for the cost and average at best other items I described NOT...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed May 23, 2018

The food here is very good, it has a cozy feel and every person associated with the restaurant that you meet is warm and gregarious. You have to love a place when your server remembers you from the one and only other time you visited---Amanda...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank adalbert3
Reviewed March 21, 2018

We found the experience pleasant but thought the prices were quite high. Rent must be costly on this precious little street on Balboa Island. We both had the Cacio e Pepe and thought it was too salty and not as creamy/cheesy as others we've had....More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank 37SusieB
Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

There are so many great things to say about Mr G’s—the bistro is cozy and the service is first rate; the food is delicious and diverse; the wine list is on par with the food and ambiance. I look forward to returning again and again!

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank kbemdenver
Reviewed March 11, 2018

Had the pleasure of dinning at Mr. G's on crowded Sat night. Food was above average, portions are on the smaller side, value is fair. As noted by other reviewers, Mr. G's is loud (pour acoustics). We did have disappoint in how wine corkage was...More

Date of visit: March 2018
3  Thank DavidW8603
Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

Mr G’s is a delightful restaurant on Balboa Island with great food and wine. It USA but on the noisy side but if you can handle that you will enjoy. The rigatoni and chicken roulade were excellent.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Jerrybird
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $50
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 305 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1205
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach  >  Balboa Island
  • Phone Number: +1 949-675-6193
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