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Pizzeria Ortica

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650 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-7810 (Park Center)
+1 714-445-4900
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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Orange County, CA
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant used to be one of her very favorites. Haven't been there in a while and suggested we dine there before the theater with friends. Very quiet, presumably because it was the Friday night of Easter weekend. Very perky very enthusiastically encourage us to try the special menu - specially. We started off by ordering our standing favorite, the... More 

Thank squishytiger
Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let's go to the good bit first- easy seating (probably because the locals have decided to avoid their crunchy crust offerings), but then it took about 15-20 minutes for a server to materialize with a rather sheepish "Sorry". Her recommendations for wine were absolutely terrible and it seemed like she was trying to push items that were high profit items... More 

Thank fabianannoyed
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seated right away. Environment/layout was interesting and cool. Imagine a really long and wide hallway. Service was prompt and pleasant. Never kept waiting for long. Only miss was I asked for no mushrooms on pizza. To her credit, she immediately offered to have the kitchen make another one without, which in hindsight I should have taken. Started with meatballs and... More 

Thank Mark L
Claymont, Delaware
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205 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere is warm and inviting though with the high ceilings got quite noisy when filled. Our server was friendly and efficient and knowledgeable about the menu. We ordered an arugula salad, overpriced for a smallish amount of greens with a few veggies mixed in and a smear of goat cheese. The pizza, Salame Piccante, a pizza described as "spicy"... More 

Thank Splanky
Dayton, New Jersey
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172 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Nicely appointed restaurant, good bar service. Menu was extensive, with pizza as well as Italian specialties. Got a few pizzas and some appetizers, pies were delicious! I guess the location so close to the performing arts center drives the prices up, they were a bit high for the food we ordered.

Thank JerryCucamonga
Los Angeles, California
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186 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I finally dropped by Pizzeria Ortica on Anton across the street from Mastros in CM. In addition to offering pizzas, they also have pasta and sandwiches. I ordered off the prix fixe menu ($19.95) that includes a starter and entree. For my starter, I chose the winter salad of arugula, radicchio & pomegranate seeds. Other starters include meatballs or soup.... More 

Thank J P
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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136 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Nice atmosphere, buffalo pizza was average at best, octopus was sub-par, gnocci was good. Prices were large, portions and sizes not so.

Thank Philip M
Huntington Beach, California
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

My friend and I go here regularly. Last night we noticed a change in the menu so we were happy to try new things. We usually get the pizza since it is cooked in the wood fired oven and the crust is excellent. This time we chose pasta. I had the Farfalle with Lamb Ragu - it was a small... More 

Thank Pwalk164
Newport Beach, California
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137 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Ortica has by far the best classic pizzas and a great atmosphere. It's our go to restaurant prior to the performance at the Performing Arts Center. Friendly staff and service with validation for parking in the structure. Recommend reservation, especially when there's a performance on the night. Also a nice bar area to meet up with friends for a drink... More 

Thank Sungster L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 40
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 650 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-7810
    (Park Center)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 714-445-4900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?