Il Barone Ristorante
900 Bristol Street
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 955-2755
Cross Streets: Birch & Dove Street
Parking:  Self
Cuisine: Italian
Il Barone is a marvelous new restaurant with a warm and intimate setting, serving authentic Southern Italian cuisine with a Northern flair! Owners Donatella and Franco Barone could not be more inviting and gracious. Chef Franco is the master of his kitchen, preparing each and every dish to perfection, ensuring a wonderful dining experience. Service is personable and memorable.

The longtime chef at South Coast Plaza’s Antonello Ristorante, Barone has bloomed in his own place. While gourmet panini and pizzas do show up on the lunch menu, opt for homemade pastas like the lasagna parma e tartugo with truffle-infused béchamel sauce. For a crowd, don’t miss starting with the paper-thin Sicilian facci ri veccia pizza, which is filled with creamy crescenza cheese, topped with thin prosciutto di Parma and drizzled with truffle-infused oil. The grilled octopus salad is another good palate-opening course, with its crunchy celery, red onions, bitter arugula and lemon vinaigrette.

The main secondi courses of Italian comfort food include dishes from tripe stew to Milanese-style boneless chicken breast to a classic veal dish with sautéed mushrooms in a Marsala wine reduction. For dessert, order the light tiramisu al limoncello with vanilla mascarpone and white chocolate shavings. Both the lunch and dinner menus can accommodate discerning vegetarians and no-carb diets.

If you are unable to dine in Italy, make your way to Il Barone! You will not be disappointed. Il Barone is the real Italian deal in Orange County!
Need to know details about this restaurant
Dress Code
Meals Served
Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant Style
Casual Dining
Catering, Private Dining, Reservations, Takeout

Good to know details about this restaurant
Full Bar, Hand Crafted Beers
Ambiance & Style
Authentic, Business Lunch, Romantic
Payment Methods
American Express, Cash, Discover, Visa
Price Range
$$$ ($16-$25)