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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 from chef David Myers.
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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. Chef David Myers of Comme Ça in Los Angeles turned to chef Justin Miller to take charge of Ortica’s sophisticated menu and the wood-burning ovens. 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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