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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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Local Deals: 120 * 90

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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly
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Pizzeria Ortica Restaurant Review

: Pizzeria Ortica is more than just a place to enjoy thin-crust pizzas. This spot within walking distance of the 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, relaxing bar and rather cosmopolitan sidewalk terrace. At lunch, most business types come for the two-course special, giant entrée salads or the crisp and smoky pizzas made with such rustic toppings as crushed San Marzano tomatoes, house-made sausage, wild arugula and fennel pollen. For dinner or a longer lunch, start with a cold antipasti dish for sharing. Main courses are a blend of straightforward Italian favorites like pappardelle with lamb ragù, along with contemporary dishes such as milk-braised veal breast served with crispy sage. Desserts, perhaps tiramisu, are also worth trying.

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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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