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Pizzeria Ortica

650 Anton Blvd., Ste. J (Bristol St.) Send to Phone
714-445-4900 | Menu
A Neapolitan-style pizzeria and Italian bistro.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.

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5.0 rating over 3 reviews
Pizzeria Ortica, Costa Mesa, CA

Pizzeria Ortica Restaurant Review

: Pizzeria Ortica is more than just a place to enjoy thin-crust pizzas. This spot, which sits within walking distance of Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall and South Coast Plaza, feels like a real Italian bistro with its tile floors, soaring ceilings, Palladian arched windows and sidewalk terrace. At lunch, most business types come for the two-course special, giant entrée salad, or the crisp and smoky pizzas made with rustic toppings such as crushed San Marzano tomatoes, house-made sausage, wild arugula and fennel pollen. At dinner, pull up a seat at the relaxing bar pre-meal and enjoy a drink from Joel Caruso's highly innovative cocktail program. Once you settle into your seat after that, order up a cold antipasti dish for sharing. Executive chef Justin Miller's main courses are a blend of straightforward, finely-crafted Italian favorites like pappardelle with lamb ragù, along with contemporary delights such as steamed PEI mussels with leeks, chiles, mint and garlic crostini. Desserts are also worth trying --- think chocolate caramel budino and affogatos. On Sundays, guests can drop in for a pre-show brunch featuring smartly crafted libations and satisfying fare like shrimp and polenta.

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Pizzeria Ortica
by AmoCibo on Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:27 pm
I'm a self admitted italian food snob. I've been to Italy over 20 times and lived there for some time. That being said, I think the food at Ortica is awesome: home-made pastas, and italian-style wood-fired pizza, just like you would find in pizzerias in Italy. This place is like eating in a trattoria in Italy. Simple well-cooked food without overdone sauces or hype. This place reminds me of Osteria Angelini with pizza. I've eaten there 3 times and will definetly be back.
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