About Il Farro

Il Farro Restaurant | Family-owned authentic Italian Restaurant | Newport Beach California

Domenico Maurici

Authentic Italian dishes focused on taste and quality, accompanied by the freshest signature cocktails and wine. Enjoy a romantic walk on the beach, watching the sunset, followed by a delicious casual meal at Il Farro, named for the hearty and delicious whole grain, farro, used in many coastal Italian dishes. We import ours directly from Italy, where it is farmed organically, low carb, low gluten, high in fiber and, best of all, tastes AMAZING!

We also feature fabulous seafood dishes (we are steps from the ocean, after all) with halibut, salmon, mussels, clams, shrimp, calamari and more. Other dishes include steak, veal and chicken-enjoy with a specialty cocktail from our full bar, or a robust glass of wine. Finish your meal with one of our homemade desserts from tiramisu and gelato.

Its authentic European vibe has attracted a vast clientele of locals and tourists for 18 years and has made Il Farro one of the most unique and divine spots of Southern Italian specialties. Its cozy Italian atmosphere and its family-oriented service give our customers one of the best Italian experiences in all Orange County.

Established in 1993 Il Farro Restaurant sits in the heart of the Newport Beach Peninsula, right by the Newport Pier.

Italian born Domenico Maurici found his way into the restaurant kitchen at an early age. Working at the coastal hotels and restaurants in Italy, Domenico found a passion for food and entertaining, prompting him to enter culinary school to perfect his craft. Having worked in Italy, France and London, Domenico decided it was time for a vacation. He traveled to gorgeous Newport Beach, CA and decided to stay. He opened Il Farro in 1993, and realized a lifelong dream of owning his own restaurant where he could share the dishes of his home region with Californians!