Mr. G’s Bistro recreates the coastal Sicilian dining experience on Balboa Island
Written by Susan Irby
“Being from Sicily, I grew up by the sea and Newport Beach reminds me a lot of Sicily in many ways, with the boats, the water, and the friendly locals,” shares Giuseppe Accardi, known as “G” and owner of the recently opened Mr. G’s Bistro on Balboa Island. Drawing inspiration from dishes enjoyed in childhood and Sunday Suppers with friends and family, it was G’s vision to create a restaurant worthy of these fond memories. Having hovered over the stove as a child, G can now be found in the kitchen, especially on Sundays, making his highly praised Rigatoni. “I love cooking,” says G. “There’s a bit of nostalgia in my cooking from my family heritage and also from my travels.”
In addition to the Rigatoni, which is served exclusively on Sundays, look for starters such as the refreshing Burrata with orange, prosciutto, mint and honey; pastas like their signature Tagliatelle Bouillabase, Grilled Lamb Chops and the popular Mussels with Calabrian chili, tomato, garlic and white wine. Or, guests are invited to try off-the-menu finds in daily specials that often include the crisp and light dessert Chocolate Dipped Cannoli with ricotta.
Mr. G’s Bistro
305 Marine Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92662 ~ 949 675 6193 | MrGsBistro.com