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“Decent food. Overpriced.”
Review of Spaghetti Bender

Spaghetti Bender
Ranked #84 of 513 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed July 17, 2012

The food was okay here and it was open late. I wouldn't choose it simply for the food. It is right next door to the Best Western.

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Reviewed April 5, 2012

The food was amazing, very large portions and great service!

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Reviewed January 9, 2012

We walk to this restaurant from our house and just love it. There is a charming outdoor patio with heaters, great music and lanterns that we enjoy. Must haves are the Lorenzo's salad and minestrone soup.

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Reviewed January 6, 2012

Spaghetti Benders has been in Newport Beach since 1969 and when we are in Newport Beach we have the family gather there for dinner. They easily accommodated twelve of us in a back room. This is a family restaurant and the night we were there a lot of families with children were having dinner. The food is average, maybe a bit light on the seasonings, but the prices are reasonable and service is top notch. They also give us seperate checks, up to four, which was perfect for us. Average food cost for two of us ws $14.25. Ask them about sharing, the portions are large.

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Thank arniepalmerfan
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Reviewed June 2, 2011

I've been coming to the Spaghetti Bender since junior high school, which is now a verrry long tome ago. It is your basic, red checkered table cloth Italian place that used to dominate Italian restaurants before Northern Italian became all the rage.

The red sauces on the pasta are deep and flavorful and their house salad dressing is reason enough to go. The meatballs are generous and well prepared.

I tend to get the Papa's Combo for a bit of everything, but my other favorite is the Scallop della Casa.

If pasta and old world charm is what you want, you can't do much better in Newport than the Spaghetti Bender.

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