Surprisingly, it’s possible to find decent pizza in OC. I mean it’s not quite pizza in Italy, or NY for that matter, but it’s pretty decent for OC. Not too many toppings to bog the crust down and the best part is the pizza is thin with poufy sides. If you’re able to order the grilled vegetables with burrata (pictured), do it! It’s awesome! They also have paninis and house-made pastas — only tried the panini which was so-so — bread was too soft and soggy but filling was great. Definitely have to come back and try the house-made pastas which includes raviolis, tagliatale and more. Service is great too! If you have a sweet tooth, the ricotta cheese cake with berries is also highly recommended!
Pizzeria Ortica, 650 Anton, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Tel: 714-445-4900