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Angelina's Pizzeria Napoletana

8573 Irvine Center Dr. Send to Phone
Elegant yet approachable Irvine venue crafts cocktails, Neapolitan pizzas and other Italian fare with thoughtful precision.
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Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
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Angelina's Pizzeria Napoletana Restaurant Review

: Located in a strip mall just down the road from Irvine Spectrum, this striking restaurant is a stylish choice for those seeking to avoid the mall crowd. The space’s color flourishes and sleek marble countertops overlooking the exhibition kitchen evoke sophistication without diminishing its welcoming neighborhood vibe. Drinks slung behind the dark wood bar reinforce the synergy through cocktails, as in the Angelina, a complex vodka-based concoction whose clarity belies the presence of milk in the glass. The kitchen also bridges chic and local comfort with touches like adding avocado to the classic Italian tomato salad or making the meatball appetizers with a Wagyu beef and Kurobuta pork blend. The light, thin crusts of the well-composed Neapolitan-style pizzas gently enhance toppings such as smoked mozzarella, prosciutto and fresh basil. Several pasta dishes lead off the main course options, but we recommend enjoying the juicy pizza oven-roasted chicken breast and roasted potatoes. The Nutella pizza served at meal’s end is a great shareable dessert. The weekend brunch menu features mimosa carafes, a white onion and cheese frittata and more. Also located at Monarch Bay Plaza, 32860 Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point, 949-429-1102.

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