Ever since I discovered ECCO during Restaurant Week this year, I haven’t stopped thinking about it. I’ve come back several times after to eat the various items on the menu, but time after time again, I find myself going back to the same menu items which I come for time and time again.
A couple of weeks ago, ECCO revealed a $15 prix fixe — a 2 course, full portion of your choice of an appetizer and an entree. What totally sold me on was the calamari fries, offered as an appetizer on this menu — one of my favorites.
First course choices include: minestrone soup, calamari fries, or chopped salad consisting of garbanzo beans, red onions, fennel salame, tomatoes, pepperoncinis tossed in a white wine vinaigrette.
For the second course, manicotti with spinach, ricotta, mozzarella in a red and white sauce or the Margherita pizza are both perfect for vegetarians while chicken picatta and linguini with salmon are available to those wanting more protein to their meal.
Chicken piccata is very good, chicken is moist and tender and the lemon caper sauce works well with the linguini.
Of course if you wish for some of the awesome pizzas ECCO has to offer, try visiting on Tuesdays when pizzas are 2 for 1. Three choices are available: sausage, Magherita and white — my favorite being the latter.
The service is still very good and the timeliness in which the food is brought to the table has improved tremendously since our first visit. All in all, ECCO is fast becoming a favorite spot to grab some good grub in a casual but trendy environment.ECCO, 2937 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Tel: (714) 444-3226