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Pizzeria Ortica is more than just gorgeous pizzas, it has the feel of an authentic Italian bistro. This vivacious eatery is just a few steps away from the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and has tile floors, high ceilings, Palladian curved windows, a comfy bar and a modern sidewalk terrace. The menu consists of traditional Italian favorites such as antipasti, pasta, pizza, gelato and more. Everything is handmade and only local produce is used. The highlight of the cooking is their wood burning oven giving a heartwarming rustic taste to the dishes. You will mostly find business types during lunch hours for the two course special, huge entree salads or the smoky, delicious pizzas made with such yum toppings as crushed San Marzano tomatoes, Parma ham, house-made sausage, dandelion greens, Calabrian chilies and fresh ricotta. Main courses are the classic favorites like the the braised pork belly with caramelized radicchio. Must try in the desserts is the baba al rhum. Delectable cuisine, fine drinks, friendly service and convenient location, makes Pizzeria Ortica a happening place.
This small and unassuming family-run deli may not seem like much from the outside, but it has won several "best of" awards for its delicious, quality pizzas. Ciao is a great Italian deli, serving up delicious items like their signature Italian subs and hoagies, or they allow you to create your own sub as well. Aside from the traditional deli offerings, Ciao also offers up delicious pasta dishes, giant calzones and of course, the award winning pizza. Round out your meal with an order of their famous garlic knots, one of their several salad options or one of their homemade desserts. The weekday lunch specials are a great value.
Pieology Pizzeria isn't your typical grab-a-greasy-slice pizzeria. Pieology is a fast-casual pizza concept where you create your own custom pizza and its made right in front of your eyes and in your mouth in record time. To order, simply step up to the counter and choose one of their combination pizzas or create your own combination of sauces and toppings and you'll have your pie in just five minutes. Choose from three sauces, four cheeses and over 20 different toppings. Pieology also has salads and herb butter or cinnamon sugar strips. Pieology also has gluten-free crust options.