AAA Inspection Details
Overall Score: 3.5
Trendy food skillfully presented in a remarkable setting.
Presentation, Ingredients, Preparation, Menu
Attentiveness, Knowledge, Style, Timeliness, Refinement
Style, Materials, Tables, Seating, Ambience, Comfort
AAA Inspector Notes
The cozy restaurant near Balboa Island, Newport Harbor and Fashion Island—one of the area's premier shopping venues—opened in 1989 and has been serving a variety of popular Mediterranean dishes ever since. Menu items include the chef’s signature “penne otero” (the pasta comes bathed in a tomato cream sauce with fresh tarragon, bits of bacon and cognac), bow-tie pasta with fresh salmon, and veal scaloppini piccata, among many others. Desserts include a classic tiramisu. Parking is limited.
1080 Bayside Dr 92660
Casual Dining. Lunch and dinner served. Full bar, patio dining. Accessibility (Call).