Top 5 Italian restaurants: OC’s Best Places to Eat

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Bello by Sandro Nardone is located at 1200 Bison in the Total Wine center, right in the heart of Newport Beach.
– Familiar Italian classics and innovative modern Italian food from our Italian born and trained Chef.
– Classy, but cool Italian decor, designed by Italian architect Dino Lieghio, transports you to Italy.
– Italian craft cocktails created by our Italian-born bartender, Lorenzo Ricchi.
– Diverse selection of wines from Italy and the United States, including wines specially imported by Bello.

You will be transported to Italy for an experience you will not forget as you dine with us at Bello.

Hours:

Sunday – Thursday 12:00 – 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Friday – Saturday 12:00 – 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Please call (949) 520-7191 with any questions or to make a reservation for a party of 5 or more people.

“The food is authentic Italian food. I have been to this place 3 times and I have never been disappointed. There are often a lot of local Italian people hanging by the bar which is a good indication.”

Bernard D.

“This place is A MUST TRY. Authentic Italian food!! I will definitely be coming back! Sending my compliments to Sandro and his team!!”

Isabella S.

“What a delightful find! Homemade but elevated Italian cuisine that left us reminiscing on our trips to Italy. There is such a welcoming and humble ambiance that is fully enjoyable, from the minute you are greeted by the hostess, until you are ready to depart.

Chef Sandro and his staff, we thank you for making our first date night back in the OC a five star remarkable one!”

Jackie W.

“I cannot rave enough about this place ! The food was just amazing. The pasta tasted REAL and authentic !! The owner was there and was also very nice and accommodating! I really enjoyed my experience here and will definitely be back! The dessert was grrreat as well! I thought it was just simply gelato with espresso nothing crazy, BUT WHOA! Every bite was just decadent!!! Can’t wait to go back!”

Renee G.

“Chef Sandro has an insatiable appetite for quality food and superior customer service. The title of executive chef holds an honor of many hours spent honing and refining his skills as evidenced from his unique and flavorful dishes. I have been there at least 12 times since I discovered Bello. I love the cozy fireplace and nicely heated outdoor seating. The GM, Roberto, and all of the staff are attentive and friendly throughout my entire experience dining at Bello.”

Karen N.

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“The food is authentic Italian food. I have been to this place 3 times and I have never been disappointed. There are often a lot of local Italian people hanging by the bar which is a good indication.”

Bernard D.

“This place is A MUST TRY. Authentic Italian food!! I will definitely be coming back! Sending my compliments to Sandro and his team!!”

Isabella S.

“What a delightful find! Homemade but elevated Italian cuisine that left us reminiscing on our trips to Italy. There is such a welcoming and humble ambiance that is fully enjoyable, from the minute you are greeted by the hostess, until you are ready to depart.

Chef Sandro and his staff, we thank you for making our first date night back in the OC a five star remarkable one!”

Jackie W.

“I cannot rave enough about this place ! The food was just amazing. The pasta tasted REAL and authentic !! The owner was there and was also very nice and accommodating! I really enjoyed my experience here and will definitely be back! The dessert was grrreat as well! I thought it was just simply gelato with espresso nothing crazy, BUT WHOA! Every bite was just decadent!!! Can’t wait to go back!”

Renee G.

“Chef Sandro has an insatiable appetite for quality food and superior customer service. The title of executive chef holds an honor of many hours spent honing and refining his skills as evidenced from his unique and flavorful dishes. I have been there at least 12 times since I discovered Bello. I love the cozy fireplace and nicely heated outdoor seating. The GM, Roberto, and all of the staff are attentive and friendly throughout my entire experience dining at Bello.”

Karen N.