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Il Barone Bottega

4251 Martingale Way Newport Beach, CA 92660 | Newport Beach | 949-955-2755

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Il Barone Bottega is an Italian deli in Newport Beach. It has a state-of-the-art room in which sausages and meats of various makes dry, destined for paninis. Display cases and wine boxes masquerading as shelves stock everything from preserved tuna belly to chocolates to Yoga, the official fruit nectar of Italian kiddies. Other cases remain empty, promising even more food products in the near-future. An alcohol permit is taped to the window, whispering of the wines to come. A gelato case hosts made-that-day trays of the stuff featuring caramel, hazelnut, chocolate, cinnamon, and the mysteriously named “wild fruit” that tastes as though raspberries and blackberries fought one another for 12 rounds, then made babies.

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  • Stick a Fork In It: Eat This Now
    At the end of each week, the folks behind Il Barone Bottega--one of the more underrated delis in Orange County, with products from across Italy and gelato airier than a bubble--put on...
  • Food: reviewed
    Il Barone, in that section of Newport Beach near John Wayne Airport that's basically a laid-back Irvine, is great old-school Italian, the kind of place you take the in-laws to for a...

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