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“Authentic Italian place, excellent cappuccino and desserts.”
Review of Il Farro

Il Farro
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Ranked #26 of 514 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed March 12, 2014

We found this place by accident. They are in a tiny location off the Newport pier with limited seating and parking outside. Four of us parked our bikes and walked around looking for a restaurant for a cup of coffee. I was so please to find this place and have a cappuccino, (hazelnut). It tasted perfect! the espresso and the foam. We all had coffee or Italian beer and dessert, which we were all impressed and great conversation of others seated around us. We want to go back again and try their food. But from the service and what we saw it's a nice fun spot to have casual authentic Italian.

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Thank Leslie G
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

Having traveled to Italy several times, it was a welcome surprise to walk into this charming spot. I felt like I was in Florence. We noticed that other diners were enjoying themselves, and really digging in to several courses. My husband and I just shared a pizza, but it was tasty and traditional, meaning not a crispy crust, which was fine. The only downside was that we thought the wine list a bit high, but not horrible. When in the area again (we're from Seattle) we'll stop in again.

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Thank vintagemarylynn
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

The décor, the servers, the food, the wine...we liked all of it and will return the next time we visit Newport Beach. Vincenzo was fabulous and so fun, Grazie!

Thank mzbarb51
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

We ordered a pizza-to-go from Il Farro and so enjoyed chatting with the staff (and the pizza) that we returned two nights later and enjoyed a great dinner.

Thank sassfine
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

We found Il Farro on a "wander" around the Peninsula. We were greeted by a very ebullient waiter who made us feel very welcome. His personality fit very well with the ambiance which seemed to us to be authentic Italian. The layout, the display case near the entrance, and the small selection of goods such as oil and farro flour for sale were very reminiscent of similar establishments in rural Italy.

As an interesting sidebar we were introduced to farro on this visit, apparently the new up-and-coming grain. We also tasted it for the first time in the very tasty bread that was served with oil before our meal.

We had a very nice meal which included an eggplant pasta and a pizza. Both were very solid and to our taste authentic. The prices were very reasonable.

Worth a visit if you're in the area.

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Thank Al G
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