A new Italian restaurant by the creator of Angelina’s Pizzeria Napoletana in Dana Point is now open for dinner in Newport Beach.

Chef Sandro Nardone, who came to the U.S. in 2012, stresses that popular Italian American dishes (think chicken parmesan or spaghetti and meatballs) will not be found at Bello by Sandro Nardone, a 4,300-square-foot space that seats 140.

“The idea behind modern Italian food is to take the classic Italian sensibilities of utilizing great seasonal ingredients and focusing on simplicity, and using them to create new dishes,” Sandro said in a statement. “In presenting modern dishes like they are made in Italy, we bring a true sense of authenticity to Italian dining in Orange County.”

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