Brick Pizzeria
Brick Pizzeria

Brick Pizzeria

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.brickpizzeria.com/
  • Phone: 9494291199x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Thursday 11:30-10:00pm
    Friday 11:30-10:00pm
    Saturday 11:00-11:00pm
    Sunday 11:00-9:00pm
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Brick Pizzeria
Brick Pizzeria is committed to delivering high quality, local and sustainable ingredients that transform into a unique and seasonal cuisine. Hand crafted cocktails, carefully selected Domestic & Italian wines & beers will complete your dining experience. A warm, welcome-home feeling awaits you at the steps of Brick. Our attention to detail and inviting setting will most certainly leave a lasting impression
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Brick Pizzeria reviews from OpenTable diners
52 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (33)kid-friendly (24)fit for foodies (24)good for groups (17)great for lunch (14)great for outdoor dining (8)hot spot (6)special occasion (5)vibrant bar scene (4)notable wine list (3)romantic (3)great for brunch (2)late-night find (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Pasta for days...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We went to brick for a goodbye dinner for a co worker and were blown away. This is the third time I've eaten at Brick and the best yet (although the others were good as well...) Chef David took a few minutes to tell us about some of the produce and where it was coming from and we went with his recommendation on the squash to start to go with our Farm Egg Raviolos. Both dishes were simple and pure, focusing on the freshness and quality of the ingredients. The Buccatini and Carbonara we followed with raised the bar even higher with freshness of pasta and seamless melding of flavors. By the time the Farm and Funghi pizzas came we thought we were slowing down, but just couldn't stop. Service was uncomplicated and thoughtful. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • KC3955
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We were entertaining a couple from work who live in Irvine. We had been to the Brick a number of times as we own a beach house in San Clemente but our guests had never been. The evening was a great success, the service was second to none and the food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will not return...ever!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food is average at best and service was horrible. I was a server myself for over 8 years, so I never would write a review about bad service, unless it was as bad as it was the other night. They were slow and they could not get the timing of the food coming out right if their lives depended on it. They were bringing out each dish as it was ready. My daughter received her pasta before anyone even had a drink! I had to send back three times and let them know we like to eat together as a family. And they still could not get it right. I have given this restaurant several chances and each time I return it is worse. It is unfortunate.
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  • Birthday Celebration
    RevDaveVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    There were 8 of and we were seated at the round table on the deck. Our server, Haley, did an awesome job. We started off with a few appetizers followed by the Caesar Salad that we shared. I like the way the menu is set up with two size choices. One is a single portion and the other is meant for sharing. BTW their Gelato is to die for. We will be back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 4theluvoffood
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Food was good but not as good as last visit year ago - they need to do something about the room temp - very uncomfortable - turn on the air!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Friday night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The food offerings are very Tuscan. A little dry on the pastas and pizzas came out with the crust a bit over done. But still very enjoyable.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new dishes
    LifeisgoodVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Fall is here so the roasted squash appetizer is back as well as the tri color salad, two of our fall favorite. But Chef Pratt did not stop there. There are many new items this fall to include a new favorite: Duck ragu and hen of the woods mushrooms and Marscopone on cocoa buccatini. This dish screams fall. We love the way Chef Pratt reinterprets each season, bring back some favorites but always adding new one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the new Menu
    LifeisgoodVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    As Chef Pratt cooks with local items whenever he can, this menu has changed for the fall veges and heartier meals. Some items that are back are the tri color salad and the acorn squash with burrata, balsamic and hazelnuts. We found the new items very intriguing and very tasty. The new duck ragu on cocoa bucatinni screams fall in such a nice way. We can't wait to see how this fall menu develops.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nodecenttomatos
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Service was prompt and friendly. Noise level was pretty high making it difficult to carry on a conversation. The dining area was too hot - uncomfortably so. Food was prepared nicely and presentation was fine. The food however was bland, not well seasoned. I might give them a 2nd chance.
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  • Great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food is great, the chef really takes pride in his work. It is kid friendly, so chose the out door patio if you go with kids (its enclosed and heated).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Gluten Free
    GregVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Excellent gluten free pizza. Worth the hour drive. The sausage dates were also great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious pizza
    Rileylucy
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Loved the pizza and zucchini blossoms appetizer. We will be back .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food with a Dab of Pettyness
    TipofTheTongue
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Their meatballs are absolutely terrific. Combined with their spaghetti you have a meal. Date appetizer was an inventive combo of savory(sausage)/sweet (dates)/savory(prosciutto). Pizzas above average but not "ta die foah" Service good. Was going to have one of their other pastas but the complex sauce (which sounded delicious) was heavier than I had a taste for that evening. Server went to consult kitchen and I was told they could do it for a $4.50 upcharge. REALLY?! I could understand if I was asking for a complex sauce substituting for a simple marinara, but c'mon, the prices are already on the premium here. Seemed petty to me.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mighty Meatballs!!!
    Barkus
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The zucchini flowers were lightly battered and scrumptious! The pizza was awesome, BUT the meatballs were OUT OF THIS WORLD! A must share plate for the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Italian Food
    SuzyQ
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Excellent Ceasar salad w/ chicken (chicken was very tender) I really loved the flavor of the 4 cheese pizza & my husband ( who is Italian & an excellent cook which makes him a tough critic) Loved the food. The only problem we initially had was that no one had told our waitress we had been seated....it was obvious she hadn't been told ( not her fault.....she was fabulous) so we initially waited longer to order than should have.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun for kids, and adults
    SeattleTransplant
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Great local pizzeria with a sophisticated menu for adults, but also a create-your-own pizza for the kiddos. They had a nice bar that would be great for nibbles and a glass of beer on tap or wine. They also have plenty of gluten-free options.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brick
    moblaVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We went early, 4:30pm, there were 4 of us we started out with the zucchini blossoms, dates and pizza antipasti and a farmer salad. All were delicious. then we moved onto a farmers pizza, Mary's chicken, pork chops and a caesar salad. Good size portions and the food was delicious. I do agree with another reviewer who commented that the croutons were too garlicy. Great dinner, we will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gluten-free too!
    Bearfoot60
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was a fun new find. We met with some friends and the staff was very accommodating to our needs. Staff was friendly and attentive without being overbearing. The best part was, they had GF options for all of their menu items! Food was excellent as well. Definite will go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    hfiers
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    While visiting San Clemente found this pizzeria. Not enough wait staff. Very disappointed in pizza quality. Crust tough (hard to cut and eat) and not satisfied with toppings.
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  • Was surpised - expected better
    LindaVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Passing through San Clemente, we chose this place based on reviews in Trip Advisor. It was ok, but certainly did not provide any special pizza. It was ok, but not great. I did not care for the ambience. (there was none).
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We were there in August and there was a large party that was finishing in the restaurant. The hostess assured us that this would not affect our meal. We waiting 1.5 hours for our pizzas to come and there were no apologies until we complained. Poor service.
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  • Always Great
    iHarryVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We have eaten here several times and Brick NEVER disappoints! The food and service are always top notch. The pizzas are fantastic and there isn't anything on the menu I haven't loved.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great vibe, exceptional wine list
    dfredman
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Brick Pizzeria was recommended to us as one of the best new restaurants in OC. The clientele was a blend of surfer dudes, date-night couples, and kids. It's NOT a restaurant for a quiet romantic evening, but the energy level excuses the noise level, for better or worse. The small (40 wines?) wine list is a well-selected gem, with an okay by-the-glass selection. Interesting artisanal, food friendly Italian wines from out-of-the way places are offered at very reasonable prices, encouraging experimentation by the diner. Excellent beer selection too. The pizzas were great, greens salad well composed, and zucchini blossoms divine. We'll be back the next time we're in OC.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Elisabetta
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I loved their grilled peach salad. Amazed by their creativity in the menu and authentic Italian ingredients.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brick was Fantastic
    starlite
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Dined here with 2 children and 3 adults. The kids loved their food. The adults ordered entrees and shared. The meatballs are to die for...Ravioli were the best.....the kids kept wanting more food from the adult entrees.....they devoured their pasta and meatball dinner. We have one great eater and one very fussy eater, and the fussy eater wanted more....they loved the ravioli. The ceasar salad was perfect, fresh and perfectly dressed. The brick chicken was wonderful. Our waiter Eric, was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just what I was looking for
    DiscerningDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I'd heard good things about this place and was eager to try it. I wasn't disappointed. The food was plentiful, good tasting and presented nicely. I would go more often but I live 65 miles away. It's worth the trip though.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabuloous
    Schatzie
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food is awesome here. Pizza may be the focus, but the salads and the pastas are amazing. Wonderful variety, great comfortable place with the best food. Great bartender too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jvinsanclemente
    4daysinsc
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The service was lacking. Our server was nice but not attentive. Several tables were seated and then never helped so they left.
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  • Let's Get Real
    Irvie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    A nice place, no parking,, be prepared to look for a spot on the weekend. Have a martini when you finally sit down and things will be much better. DO YOU REALLY THINK THIS IS ONE OF THE 10 BEST RESTAURANTS IN O.C.? THE food is good but not exceptional, i ordered the hangar steak Medium and it came out more well done ,small portion , the pizza had too much on it the crust was very good, the pasta and veal had very little veal and lots of noodles tasted like shredded meat over noodles a little too greasy,
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    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner is superb
    LifeisgoodVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We usually eat here for lunch but decided to come on in for dinner on a Monday. John's Hanger steak was so tender he could cut it with a fork. This also came with a delicious ( yes he let me try some!) Gorgonzola cream and kale gnocchi. There was a pork chop special that night that was superb. 2 chops that had a nice char but tender and moist on the inside. This was served in a cast iron skillet with really flavorful beans and kale. Loved the crusty beans at the bottom of the pan, much like the crispy rice at then bottom of a paella pan. Note to self, need to go to dinner here more often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Food & drinks were great and prices were reasonable. Warning: BIG portions. Our server,friendly and apologetic, appeared to be new & overwhelmed with our large party - service mistakes were made. Will most likely return and hopefully the service was a 1 night fluke.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience
    Starshipdrvr
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Brick was awesome!! Great food choices, very fresh veggies, delicious salad and great drink selection. Would definitely recommend it!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The restaurant was very hot no air conditioning and no fans I was sweating eating my dinner. It took a long time to get our food and it was not very tasty. The pizza was good but the other dishes were not very disappointing since we had out of town friends visiting :(
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  • Fun night out
    GottaGoOut
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We loved the menu and the unique offerings that reflect the season. The wait staff was very attentive and friendly. We will be returning!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.3
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 150 reviews are from the Brick Pizzeria reviews archive.
  • New Appetizer at BRICK
    LifeisgoodVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Had a new appetizer at lunch and it is absolutely divine! It was a Roasted Figs Antipasti made with Robiola Cheese, Shallot-Fennel Agrodolce, and served with Grilled House-made Focaccia. Great combination of salty and sweet and wonderful textures. We think Chef David Pratt is a creative genius when constructing his dishes. If you have not been to the BRICK yet you really must try this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    RobertM
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Our waiter was very good along with the cute blonde haired hostess Kirsten. Food was very good and presented nicely. Really like the interior of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Wondrful food, service has improved.....Will return soon...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bdaug
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    pizza choices looked amazing, but i had one of the best chicken dishes i've ever had. Came in a searing pan, sunchokes and all sort of delicious ingredients. Healthy, too. Great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • More than just a pizzeria
    Viking85
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Brick has great gourmet pizzas, but we loved the zucchini blossoms and their home made meatballs the most. We were disappointed, but not surprised that they were out of their pork chops. Apparently the pork chops are house butchered by the chef and they serve them until they run out. We arrived for dinner at 7pm on a Thursday and they were already sold out. We will arrive earlier next time in hopes of getting pork chops. I read some reviews that said it was expensive, but we found it quite reasonably priced for the quality of the food served. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome service. Excellent food!
    CaFoodie
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    One great find... Very nice people, creative and tasty food... All the things you look for in a nice place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.