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Brick Pizzeria

216 N. El Camino Real (Avenida Cabrillo) Send to Phone
949-429-1199
Pizzas and spot-on Italian cuisine are served at this cozy San Clemente restaurant.

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Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sun.
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Brick Pizzeria, San Clemente, CA

Brick Pizzeria Restaurant Review

: As the name might suggest, this intimate restaurant just west of San Clemente’s main drag features a red brick wall interior, which works rather well with its rustic wood tables. The open kitchen has a brick pizza oven, where owner and executive chef David Pratt creates satisfying, flavorful pies topped with ingredients like prosciutto di Parma, porchetta and seasonal farmers market vegetables. What the name does not suggest is that the Italian cuisine goes well beyond Pratt’s expertise with pizza. Starters of house-made sausage-stuffed medjool dates, eggplant caponata and the zingy Caesar salad create flavor through simple, thoughtful composition. Entrées such as the massive, tasty meatballs and the orecchiette with sausage and flowering broccoli are also satisfying. Be sure to save room for a cannoli at the end of the meal. The small, Italian-centric wine list is well curated, while the craft beer and traditional cocktails are nice sippers, especially if you’re hanging out on the semi-enclosed patio.



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