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251 Shipyard Way Ste D, Newport Beach, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4467
+1 949-723-0621
08:30 - 22:00
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103 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Normally I love Sabatino's. Today was an exception. Waiter tried to sell us a bottle of opened wine that was turned. Ordered two other wines off list but unavailable. We finally received a wine that was more $$ but they had it. Had to request silverware after the meal arrived. Tampanade also had to be requested with bread. No soup... More 

Thank laddiebuck
Dana Point, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been coming here for years. Great food, particularly love the sausage. Discovered that they do breakfast too. Definitely get in here and try this, it's one of those little Newport secrets that everyone should know about. Highly recommend.

Thank TravNEXTplace
Arlington, Virginia
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Hotel concierge asked if we wanted upscale/fancy Italian or checkered tablecloths, good food, and Frank Sinatra music. We jumped at the latter. Really cute place. Yes, as others have said, a little hard to find, but phone GPS will get you there. Yes, service could have been a little quicker, but the place is super popular and the servers were... More 

Thank Laura P
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8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Very good Italian food. I had egg plant Parmesan which is always what I order the first time in any Italian restaurant to see if it's really Italian or not. They passed wonderful flavor and not greasy. The bread is another plus. Lunch would be a treat if you like deli sandwiches. Don't miss out, its a hidden treasure.

Thank Gail H
Orange County, California
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We live just around the corner and have given this place several chances. The good is ok but the service is always terrible. Do not go here if you have less than two hours to waist.

Thank Shellee H
Laguna Beach, California
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388 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Sabatino's has been a Newport Staple for years and I have visited for dinners as well as brunches.. This time I was here with a group of 10 folks celebrating a birthday. One always gets a warm reception and I have never had a bad meal . Sabatinos is known for its sausage. On this evening I had the eggplant... More 

Thank Byron R
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154 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Old-school Italian with a fresh California atmosphere. Everybody comes here for the sausage and pasta. Lots of other dishes to choose from. The place is always crowded so have a reservation or come early. This place is not cheap but it's a must visit tourist restaurants when you come to Newport

Thank DBKuper
Los Angeles, California
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84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

surrouded by all the fancy newport beach restaurants this simple family restaurant always comes through. Great pasta, service, and wine list

Thank Chris W
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We were warmly welcomed by the Italian owner. This looked to be the start of a culinary experience. Not at all. The linguini alle vongole was average, as was my pasta aglio e olio. No taste. Service was ordinary. Poor experience.

Thank Dominique D
Wheaton, Illinois
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent service Fantastic dinner. They did a great job with pretty large group of about 40 people. Had the Halibut special of the evening. Delicious.

Thank Jim M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 251 Shipyard Way Ste D, Newport Beach, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4467
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-723-0621

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?