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Welcome to Amelia's

Looking for a delightful dining experience while feasting on a great array of fresh offerings? Amelia’s Seafood and Italian restaurant is the answer. Located in the heart of Newport Beach on Balboa Island, this seafood restaurant is the key to every traveller’s dream with a quaint local flare and a feel of an Italian grandmother’s kitchen. Enjoy jumbo Maine Sea Scallops, Cioppino, Filet Mignon with Scampi and Lobster Ravioli, or be a bit more adventurous and try family creations like Calamari Amelia, Lady Sole or Linguini Clams in House Marinara Sauce. All menu items are prepared with the choicest of ingredients and freshest fruits from the sea, so every item on the menu bursts with flavors only tasted from the delectable combination of quality and Amelia’s secret recipes passed on from generation to generation since 1961.

Amelia’s Seafood and Italian restaurant’s mission is to provide all customers with a warm dining experience that offers not only delicious fare, but the traditions passed along from the original owner, Amelia Seton. All staff are courteous, polite and ready to serve all your dining needs with the love from Amelia’s original kitchen back along the Amalfi Coast of Italy. Proudly carried on in the second generation, gratitude as well as warm greetings for each customer is displayed by the servers as soon as you step in. Beginning with the appetizers, moving on to the main course and then homemade desserts, we start and end your dining experience with great service, pleasurable atmosphere and choicest food!

Amelia’s Seafood and Italian Restaurant envisions itself as one of the supreme seafood restaurants, not just on Balboa Island, but also in all of Orange County. Amelia’s family continues to strive to provide unmatched dining standards that combine comfort and a top quality experience to every customer served.

Our Italian and seafood restaurant here in Balboa Island Newport Beach is open to give you a memorable dining experience everyday from 5PM to 9PM and we also serve brunch from Friday to Sunday every week. What's more? You can experience Amelia's away from the island through Posh Events, our private parties' and offsite-catering event services. So what are you waiting for? Come to Amelia's, where every food we serve creates a memory that lingers even as the dinner has been consumed.

Special Offer

Maine Sea Scallops and Lobster Ravioli

Enjoy our Jumbo Maine Sea Scallops, broiled to perfection and accompanied by our delicious Lobster Raviolis smothered in our white wine sauce and served with our seasonal vegetables. We suggest a glass of Chardonnay to round out your palette, and for dessert try one of our many scrumptious choices- from Cannoli's to Amoretto Mouse Torte!

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Latest Menu

  • From The Sea

    Pink Plate Special $25.00
    Sampler $23.00
    Calamari Irma $24.00
    Calamari Amelia $24.00
    Sandabs $17.00
    Filet of Sole $17.00
    Lady Sole $25.00
    Bay Scallops $17.00
    The Balboa Seafood Plate $25.00
    Bouillabaisse all Amelia $28.00
    Cioppino $28.00
    Scampi della Casa $26.00
    Filet Mignon and Scampi $35.00
    Filet Mignon $29.00
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The staff was amazing and the food outstanding ! We had the lobster raviolis and clam bisque to start. Both dishes were amazing! We had fresh halibut and salmon for our main courses and they were delicious! The wine was great and the desserts tasty. The atmosphere was intimate, warm, and friendly. I would and will return soon. I know now why they had stayed in business for 50 years-great food and terrific staff and service. - Richard
Going to Amelia's on Balboa Island is like going to a family restaurant in Italy! The ambience is homey and friendly, and the food and wine is delicious! Our favorite is the Wild Salmon and the Jumbo Maine Sea Scallops served with pasta and vegetables, and of course the Chocolate bread pudding for dessert! The walls are filled with photos of the 3 generations of Amelia's family moments and the music is italian and soothes the soul. I love going to Amelia's! - John
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