Sabatino's Sausage Company

251 Shipyard Way
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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  • Daily 8:30am-10pm
  • $$; $$$
  • Catering, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Free Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
Every city should have a sausage purveyor like Sabatino's. But the fact that there's one in Newport Beach is good for one and all. Get the World Famous Sizzling Sausage Platter, a goat-cheese-stuffed homemade sausage presented on a searing cast-iron skillet with bell peppers and onions. Sabatino's is Orange County's most glorious example of artisan sausage-making. They have perfectly browned casing, and the juices oozing forth from the slits sliced into the sausage. Witness now that the juices are actually molten cheese -- salty, tangy and running toward their sizzling fate on the searing-hot skillet. The sheeps-cheese studded, parsley-packed, red pepper-flecked pork sausage stands so far above any other that I confidently say it's the finest Italian sausage in America, better than any in the Italian-American stronghold of New York where I grew up.

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