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“Great food but wine prices are unreasonable.”

Il Barone Ristorante
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Ranked #60 of 519 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 22 - US$ 35
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: We saw this place on Yelp and thought we would try yesterday. It is new but the chef was the lead chef at Antonello's, our favorite restaurant in Orange County. We were NOT disappointed! Carpaccio di Cinghiale, which was excellent. We also had the Trofie al Ragu' di Coniglio which is pasta with rabbit ragu. The pasta was homemade and the ragu was different but really flavorful. We never would have thought of rabbit as an entree, but here we would order it again!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was fresh and well prepared and service was excellent. However, based on the two bottle of wine that we purchased the mark up is 3.6 fold (i.e. the $40 bottle of chianti retails for $12 and the $72 bottle of pino grigio retails for $20- an unacceptable mark up in my opinion as it is about 2-2.5 fold in the average restaurant.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

We had an enjoyable dinner at Il Barone. The food was excellent, and so were the wine and dessert. Our server was knowledgeable, professional and prompt. We never felt rushed and we enjoyed our food in a peaceful pace. We had the specials of the night and they were delicious. We will definitely go back.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

The menu is varied, and several specials were offered. The food was enjoyed by all of us. It took 15 minutes to be served a glass of wine which I meant to enjoy while reading the menu.

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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

It was a group of eight for dinner it was our annual meeting there. The food is very good, all of the dishes are spectacular and even though it was a business dinner we all shared our entrées with each other. Of course the best way for the desert is to order seven of them and send them around the table


The only thing lacking is one person ordered a cappuccino and we had to ask repetitive times for it - it just was never served. I asked for an iced tea from four different servers and had to continually try and flag someone down. This was on a Wednesday night so this was not a packed busy restaurant and the wait staff seemed to rely on busboys for that

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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

It is hard to believe that we had never been to this restaurant before having lived in Orange County for many years. It was a lovely setting and conducive to a relaxing evening and quiet enough to have a good conversation. The food was excellent. There is a nice variety of fish, meat and pasta. The service was excellent as well.

Thank Sandy C
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