Northern Italian Specialties


Dining at Modo Mio is a delight thanks to the efforts of owners and experienced restaurateurs, Phil and Linda Crowley.  Modo Mio translates to “my way” in Italian and the owners have brought “their way” to this restaurant and raised it to a very high standard of excellence.  The talented staff really knows how to treat their guests, most of whom have been dining here for many years.

From the moment diners are greeted as they enter this Newport Coast restaurant, they are enveloped in warmth and hospitality. The culinary staff at Modo Mio are dedicated to creating and serving superb Northern Italian specialties to their devoted clientele in an ambiance that is both inviting and relaxing.

 
Dinner

Salads

add anchovies +2, add chicken +6
add salmon +8, add shrimp +9

$12

Modo Mio

1

mixed baby greens, Roma tomatoes, fennel, fresh mozzarella, balsamic vinaigrette

 
$11

Caesar Salad

1

romaine, herbed croutons, grated and shaved parmesan, our own Caesar dressing

 
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$15

Italiana

chopped romaine, prosciutto, salami, provolone, mushrooms, tomatoes, Caesar balsamic dressing

 
$13

Frutta

arugula, pear, kiwi, sweet corn, lemon dressing

 
$15

Tricolore

1

arugula, Belgian endive, radicchio,vshaved parmesan, balsamic vinaigrette

 
$9

Verde

1

mixed baby greens, Roma tomatoes, tossed with balsamic vinaigrette

 
$16

Burrata

sliced heirloom tomatoes, arugula, red onions, fresh burrata cheese, balsamic glaze

 
$14

Spinaci

fresh spinach, dried cranberries, sliced apples, bacon, toasted almonds, green onions, Caesar balsamic dressing

 

Appetizers

zuppa del giorno 9

$13

Caprese

fresh mozzarella, sliced heirloom tomatoes, basil, EVOO

 
$14

Mosaico

roasted bell peppers, goat cheese, arugula, sun dried tomatoes, EVOO

 
$16

Carpaccio

thin sliced raw filet mignon, arugula, red onion, shaved parmesan

 
$18

Shrimp Scampi

sautéed large wild shrimp, white wine, lemon, garlic, arugula, grilled Roma tomato

with linguine pasta +$26
 
$15

Calamaretti

(sauteed, not fried)
calamari, tomato broth, Kalamata olives, capers

 
$15

Zuppa Gamberi

shrimp and clams simmered in tomato broth

 
$13

Prociutto E Melone

cantaloupe wrapped with prosciutto di Parma

 
$12

TORTA RUSTICA

pastry shell filled with ricotta, spinach, prosciutto, served with onion potato purée (Italian quiche)

 

Pasta

gluten-free penne +2, chicken +6, sausage +7, shrimp +9

Carne (Meat)

Bolognese
$22

Bolognese

fresh made tagliatelle pasta, our signature meat sauce of ground beef and pork, marinara

 
$19

Melanzane

rigatoni pasta, eggplant, marinara, parmesan

 
$20

Pignoli

1

penne pasta with sliced chicken breast, broccoli, pine nuts, sun dried tomatoes, Modo Mio sauce (marinara, pesto, and cream)

 
$18

Gnocchi

fresh made potato gnocchi, in our own Modo Mio sauce (marinara, pesto, and cream)

 
$23

Lasagna Carne

fresh made spinach pasta sheets, ground beef and pork, sausage, herbed ricotta, marinara, provolone (allow 20-30 mins)

 
$19

Lasagna Verdure

fresh made pasta sheets, minced vegetables, herbed ricotta, marinara, provolone (allow 20-30 mins)

 
$23

Short Rib Ragout

1

fresh made pappardelle pasta, braised short rib ragout in Burgundy wine sauce, chopped carrots and celery

 
$19

CAPELLINI CHECCA

angel hair pasta, diced Roma tomatoes, garlic, basil, spinach, capers, goat cheese, EVOO

 
$18

CAPPELLACCI "little hats"

folded pasta sheets filled with ricotta and spinach, baked in tomato cream sauce

 

Risotto

$19

Orto

Arborio rice simmered with lemon, carrots, zucchini, celery, asparagus

with grilled chicken breast $25with grilled salmon medallions $27
 
$25

Pescatore

Arborio rice simmered with marinara, shrimp, mussels, clams, calamari

 

Ravioli

$18

Dello Chef

fresh made ravioli filled with spinach and ricotta in tomato cream sauce

 
$18

Zucca

fresh made ravioli filled with butternut squash and ricotta sautéed in butter and sage, parmesan

 

SEAFOOD PASTA

Cartoccio
$27

Cartoccio

spaghetti pasta, large wild shrimp, mussels, clams, calamari, in a light tomato broth

 
$19

Vongole

linguine pasta sautéed with Manila clams, garlic, onion, shallots, basil, parsley, in white wine

 

Salmone Vodka

fresh made pappardelle, diced salmon, tomato checca, in a vodka tomato cream sauce

with smoked salmon $22with fresh salmon $21
 

PARMIGIANA

breaded and baked with marinara and provolone

$20

EGGPLANT PARMESAN

 
$24

CHICKEN PARMESAN

 
$46

VEAL PARMESAN

 

ENTRÉE

served with roasted red potatoes and sautéed vegetable medley
OR
choice of pasta: penne or linguine with marinara, oil/garlic, or Bolognese +2

Chicken

$23

Battuta

sautéed free-range chicken breast in a white wine, lemon caper sauce

 
$23

Siciliana

breaded free-range chicken breast sautéed in Marsala wine with lemon caper sauce, chili flakes

 
$25

Valdostana

baked free-range chicken breast stuffed with prosciutto, spinach, provolone in Marsala wine and marinara

 

Meat

$36

Manzo

grilled and sliced New York steak brushed with
EVOO, herbs

 
$34

Agnello

grilled lamb chops brushed with EVOO, rosemary

 
$23

Polpettone

baked Italian-style meatloaf of ground beef and pork, Marsala wine, shiitake mushrooms

 

Veal

$27

Scaloppine Limone

sautéed veal medallions, white wine, lemon

 
$44

Milanese

1

pounded, breaded and pan-fried veal chop with arugula and diced Roma tomatoes

 
$29

MARSALA

sautéed veal medallions, Marsala wine, shiitake mushrooms

 
Nodino
$46

Nodino

grilled bone-in veal chop brushed with EVOO, herbs

 

Seafood

$33

Salmone

sautéed fresh salmon filet, white wine, lemon caper sauce

 
$35

Cioppino

large wild shrimp, mussels, clams, calamari, fresh fish, in a light tomato broth

 

Pesce Del Giorno

Fish of the day

Market
 

Reservations

CONTACT INFO

The Crystal Cove Promenade
7946 East Coast Highway
Newport Coast, CA 92657

(949) 497-9770


HOURS

Lunch is served 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Dinner is served Sunday-Thursday 5pm-9pm
 Friday-Saturday 5pm-9:30pm

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