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“Looks better than the food. Go elsewhere!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Il Farro

Il Farro
Ranked #28 of 501 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Il Farro Restaurant, located in the heart of Newport Beach, serves authentic Italian dishes with a focus on taste and quality. Enjoy our homemade desserts to finish your meal.
Framingham, Massachusetts
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125 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Looks better than the food. Go elsewhere!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

Very pretty little place, but the food left a lot to be desired. Really needs an overall in the kitchen. The minestrone soup was tasteless, pasta was mediocre at best and pizza was just plain bad. Find another place in the area, trust me.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RARPhantom
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  • Dutch first
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English first
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Good atmosphere, nice server, bad everything else.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

I went to Il farro with my family for dinner and after waiting to get seated for 30 minutes after watching people that came in after us get seated first, we had a mediocre meal with little to no flavor. The waitress was very nice, however you don't go to a restaurant for the waitress. The portions were big and not too expensive, but flavorless and boring. If you want good Italian food, go elsewhere.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TheJudge23
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McMinnville, Oregon
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Large portions of delicious Italian Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

What a great during our recent visit to Newport Beach, CA. It sits in a quaint alley way just off the beach. Everything is fresh - including their homemade pastas. Large portions and a great value. We will definitely go back on our next visit.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank N O
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Irvine, California
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Just what we've been looking for!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

We were determined to find a nice place to eat at the pier in Newport Beach. And Il Farro is it. I can't believe we've missed it for so long. It's tucked in with several beachy type places, but is really very nice. The menu is authentic Italian and the food lived up to the menu.
I like it because you can put on a sundress and go there for a nice meal. The food and atmosphere live up to that. Or you can stumble in in shorts and flip flops for a casual mean like we did last night. We weren't super hungry - so each a a bowl of soup (both the minestrone and Pasta Fagioli were excellent. Then we split a very excellent pizza. The service was good and the price was reasonable. It's our new favorite.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Cynthia D
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Petersaurach, Germany
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125 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Great Food and Nice Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

This is right at the base of the Newport Pier, next to the parking lot. It is nicely decorated with pictures of northern Italy. There was a wide variety of dishes. Since it was lunch, we chose just a sandwich and a salad. They were beautifully and deliciously prepared. Our server was conscientious and polite and we enjoyed our lunch.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank jjdmcook
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