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Italian food the way it’s served in Italy

Italian Food


The OC Register’s top ranked Italian restaurant. Listed in the Michelin Guide. Weekly specials and house made pasta every day. 
Born and trained in Italy, Chef Sandro Nardone brings authentic Italian food to Newport Beach. Nothing will ever be the same again.

Bello by Sandro Nardone
Bello by Sandro Nardone
Bello by Sandro Nardone Photo of Mixed Vegetables
Bello by Sandro Nardone Photo of Lobster Salad
Bello by Sandro Nardone Photo of Strawberries and Avocado Dessert
Photo of Aqua Pazza

Modern and Classic


Bello by Sandro Nardone has both classic Italian dishes as well as modern Italian food the way it’s made in Italy.  All pastas are made fresh in house every day in the open air kitchen.

Bello By Sandro Nardone — Authentic Italian

We all think we know Italian food.  Chicken parmigiana. Fettuccini Alfredo.  Pasta primavera. And those dishes can be delicious…. they’re just not Italian.  To be clear these dishes were invented in America. Italians in Italy do not eat them.

Californians have always been at the forefront of new food trends in America.  Our goal at Bello is to share with the people of Orange County some of the traditional foods of Italy.  But it is also to share some of the modern ideas that creative Italian chefs have been using in recent years.

Italian Cool

At Bello we want to have our customers enjoy a true Italian experience.  We hired an Italian designer and imported all of our artwork from Italy. In Italy, restaurants are not simply functional – they are unique works of art – we’ve feel that we’ve created something unlike anything ever done.