BELLO Debuts Brunch Italian Style


Italian Born & Trained Chef Sandro Nardone Adds Weekend Brunch Service beginning Saturday, July 25th

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (July 2020) – BELLO by Sandro Nardone ​is set to debut its brunch menu on Saturday, July 25th. Since opening, BELLO has become known for its blend of traditional authentic and modern Italian food.

“While our dinner menu is meant to present an experience that you would find at a top restaurant in Italy, we’re doing something a bit different for brunch,” commented BELLO Chef/Owner Sandro Nardone. “We are combining traditional brunch fare with Italian ingredients and techniques. We wanted to do something familiar but a bit different.”

“The Morty and Eggs is a great example. We have traditional Southern Red Eye Gravy but we combine it with grilled Mortadella, which is a common street food in Italy. Our version of a B.L.T. is made in the style of pancetta,” added Nardone, who is Italian born and trained.

BELLO’s brunch menu is divided into six sections: small plates, eggs, pizza, sandwiches, salads and sweets. BELLO Chef de Cuisine Frank DeLoach has added a few lunchtime favorites, including a Fried Chicken Sandwich with sweet and spicy Calabrian peppers and house-made pickles. Bello will also continue to offer the Mare e Monti burger with its savory toppings, due to popular demand.

“I’m really proud of the Mare en Monti hamburger,” noted DeLoach. “We take two pork smash burgers and add caramelized onions, salsa verde and tuna mayonnaise on top of a brioche bun. You get the flavors of the land and the ocean all in one bite with some freshness from the salsa verde.”

Other creative brunch dishes include ricotta pancakes with apricot jam, the Colazione sandwich with house made sausage, mortadella, Calabrian aioli, cheddar and eggs as well as French toast with amaretto custard and espresso gelato.

Brunch service will be offered weekends from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., beginning on Saturday, July 25th. More information, including menu and reservations can be found at


About BELLO by Sandro Nardone

A newcomer to the vibrant culinary scene that can be found in and around Newport Beach, BELLO by Sandro Nardone​ offers a combination of traditional authentic Italian food and modern dishes in a style similar to that served at the top restaurants in Italy. Born in a small town located between Rome and Naples, Chef Sandro comes from Atina, Italy, where he was raised in a family of chefs. From an early age, he adopted food as his passion as his parents ran a small chain of restaurants, with his mother, Giovanna, as chef. At BELLO, Chef Sandro’s menu revolves around the very best ingredients and simplicity, the two guiding principles that have always been the foundation of traditional Italian cuisine.

BELLO presents a dynamic bar program featuring seasonal craft cocktails with an Italian twist. Bellinis with seasonal fruit complement the bar’s more complex cocktails, including Il Bello with Campari, Vermouth, blood orange juice and egg whites; and la Dolce Armata with Rye, cream sherry and plum shrub. BELLO strives to present one of the best Italian wine lists in Southern California. In addition to well known favorite Super Tuscans, Brunellos and Barolos, BELLO focuses on smaller artisanal wineries from different regions in Italy.

BELLO by Sandro Nardone is located at 1200 Bison (at MacArthur) in Newport Beach. For more information about the restaurant menu, hours and reservations, please visit

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