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Brick Pizzeria
Brick Pizzeria

Brick Pizzeria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.brickpizzeria.com
  • Phone: (949) 429-1199
  • Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 11:30-10:00pm
    Friday 11:30-10:00pm
    Saturday 11:00-11:00pm
    Sunday 11:00-9:00pm
  • 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

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  • 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 impressionContinued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We loved the menu and the unique offerings that reflect the season. The wait staff was very attentive and friendly. We will be returning!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Wondrful food, service has improved.....Will return soon..."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "One great find... Very nice people, creative and tasty food... All the things you look for in a nice place."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The Brick claims to be an OC Top 10 restaurant (but voted #3 in SC), obviously successful. I made a reservation. I showed up for the reservation... And was met by a closed restaurant and a little sign that said "Closed because of a successful Mothers Day". Congratulations on your success! But hey, let me know before next time - The Brick is pretty tasty, but there are TONS of other GREAT places to eat within a few feet. When I think of pizza, the Brick is no longer my #1 place... I also now think of Italian and Mexican and a Deli and... Email me back - Let me know!"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Our waitress was great. It was our first time at the restaurant so she took the time to go over the menu in detail. Unfortunately, I can't remember her name but she had long dark hair. The problem, however, was when the food was served, not by her, but by a young man who just sort of plopped it on the table. As usual when the food is served, we all needed a little attention (extra spoon, chili pepper for pizza, etc.) and the young man was NOT interested in helping us. We had to ask several times to get the little extras we needed. As a result of this, I'm only giving the restaurant two stars for service. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Not much to say about this well run neighboord restaurant. food is good, not great and the help is wonderful."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "There is a new wheat pasta dish that is heavenly: Khorasan Wheat Pici Pasta with Braised Artichokes, Castelveltrano Olives, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Preserved Meyer Lemon, Herbs and Burrata Cheese and Topped with Fried Baby Artichokes. This is another winner from the creative genius of Chef David Pratt. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "If you're a brick your a solid, count on it kind of friend. That's Brick for me. Exceptional food and attention from staff. Great drinks. Lively atmosphere. Never disappoints."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Food was good. Love the neighborhood feel of the restaurant. Service was slow. When our server finally arrived she apologized about how long we had to wait. We ordered drinks and they took at least ten minutes to arrive. She apologized again. She finally came and took our food order and apologized a third time. Business was brisk, but not more than I would expect for a Friday night. If it was that slammed, someone in management should have been making a good-will tour of the establishment, but we did not see such an effort."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Had a recent dinner there with my wife and we ordered the Carbonara ( outstanding) and the meatballs with a side of spaghetti. The meatballs were perhaps the best I have ever had. Very large and dense with great flavor served in a skillet fresh out of the brick oven. Phenomenal. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "A late lunch in San Clemente proved to be a palate pleasing experience. The dressing on the Caesar Salad was perfectly blended, the greens were crisp and the croutons were deliciously housemade. The enormous meatballs were spicy (Calabrian chili pepper), but authentically Italian! The side of spaghetti was served al dente and the sauce was exquisite. Our waiter Kevin was personable, knowlegable and attentive. This is a small restaurant with a few tables facing the street, and a great place to visit with friends over an unhurried lunch."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • " I'm having a blast visiting all our new restaurants in San Clemente. Myself, wife, kids, my cousin and his wife & kids visited the Brick. We've have all been waiters/bar tenders while attending college, we know the difficulties of the job, however our first impression was good, but things declined rapidly. Our waiter (Gab) was good, but perhaps overwhelmed/under staffed. Gabs runner/assistant was horrible. We ordered 4 appetizers. When appetizer's arrived we asked for plates, she seemed bothered by our request!! In fact she was rude. Appetizers were bland, salads bland as well. We were never offered ground pepper for $16 dollar salads, nor offered salt. No condiments available what so ever. Ice tea never refilled. Bad experience. $225 bill"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "I never have anything but DELICIOUS food at Brick. It is so nice to have a local place that you can get such good quality farm to table food in a casual and fun environment at a price that won't break the bank. Great wine, phenomenal pizza, fabulous artisan pastas, and the BEST caesar salad around. I can't get enough of this place! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "It is so great to see a Chef who keeps true to their vision of seasonal and sustainable food. We usually have whatever is special for that day. However, we had never had the meatballs here and oh, what we were missing all this time! You can tell the chef is grinding his own meat for this and making such a wonderful flavor combination. Even the small serving with the fresh focaccia was too big to finish."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "It's nice to see this gem doing well. We love the pizzas, anything involving pork (the owner butchers his own hogs) and the farm fresh produce. This time around I had the Salsiccia pizza and my husband had the papardelle, along with a farmer's salad. All were delicious. The Zabaglione for dessert was a good way to wrap it all up - delicious but not overly filling after a carb-heavy meal. Service is friendly and attentive, especially once you realize that the server is using an ordering app on her phone and not texting while taking your order..."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "wonderful place - - after having a great lunch with work associates, plan to take wife there for dinner. Like the idea of chef/owner being right there - was able to stike up meaningful, if brief conversation. Gets my vote of approval!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Pizza was very very good. The pasta was fresh and prepared perfectly. The pork dishes were outstanding. The dessert were excellent. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We've been here twice. The second time it took a LOONG time for our food to arrive. Another couple came and went before our food arrived. Compared to the pizza place across the street, this is a definite upgrade. I'd call this an upscale-ish pizza parlour."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Beer menu was good, atmosphere was very good, but the pizza selections leaved something to be desired. While they had fresh ingredients they could not honor my friends request for a simple sausage and pepperoni. They finally made a build your own version, bug it was bland. I was hoping to find a new happy hour spot to bring my employees, but think they missed e mark with food. One last complaint, with our party of 7, they added a 20% gratuity without letting me know! which felt like they were hoping a double tip."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Salads were large and the lettuces really fresh and crisp. We thought they'd be small, but were surprised how big they were. The pizzas, however, were unimpressive. Very thin crusts that were floppy and wet from the over-abundance of sauce put on them."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We had a reservation and were seated right away. The pricing was on the high side but not unreasonable for the area. The waitress who greeted was fast and friendly. Our order was taken on an internal wifi device but from what I could gather, the employees are not quite sold on that system. The atmosphere was lively lots of local energy. The menu is structured so that all the pizzas are the same size, 10". The menu reflects a pricing structure that changes according to if you are sharing. Our order delivery was prompt and looked good. The food was tasty but the crust became limp and almost soggy very quickly. The red sauce was good and the meat seemed to be of high quality. I would recommend it to others."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I have stood by as they worked out their opening jitters and service issues. The food has always been a joy! The BEST Ceasar Sakad with the most buttery beautiful and fresh greens that are ALWAYS perfect. So many great dishes! Chicken in a skillet and their Fig and prosciutto pizza fantastic! The service now is fantastic and personal. I always bring my guests there. Thumbs up!!!!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Brick has a nice selection of pizzas. Two people can share a pizza. I started my meal with the fresh beet salad and it was very good."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "WE GO TO BRICK PIZZARIA ALL THE TIME, TYPICALLY VERY FAST SERVICE, HOWEVER THIS LAST VISIT WAS TERRIBLE SERVICE. THE WAITER MUST HAVE FORGOT TO PLACE OUR ORDER , ALL OTHER GUESTS THAT ARRIVED LATER THAN US, GOT THEIR FOOD BEFORE US, WE WAITED 45 MINUTES FOR THE APPETIZER, THEN OVER AN HOUR AFTER THAT FOR A PIZZA, USUALLY TAKES LESS THAN 20 MINUTES, VERY DISAPPOINTED IN THE SERVICE."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We love Brick for its farm-to-table emphasis and its great artisanal thin-crust pizza. We often split a large salad and a pizza for a delicious, guiilt-free dinner. Their salads always feature the freshest, seasonal ingredients. For our pizza, we picked the prosciutto pizza this time around. It was amazing! (The funghi and salsiccia are other favorites)."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This is not your average pizza place. The pizza and pasta dishes are inventive. All sound like great combos and our selections were really good. I want to return soon to try some other dishes. Gluten free is available. Yummm."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Great pizzas. Good atmosphere. I hesitated to check the "Fit for Foodies" box -- because all we tried was the pizza. BUT, it was fit for foodies in the mood for a pizza...!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "We were able to get the hangar steak for lunch and oh my, this is superb. The meat is cooked perfectly medium rare and yet has a wonderful sear/char on the outside. How does Chef David Pratt do this? It just melted and hardly needed to be chewed. The Gorgonzola cream and kale gnocchi that were with it complimented the steak perfectly. Kevin made lunch feel like a special dinner. Kudos Chef!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Its unique now to have the chef-owner, come to your table and tell you about your food. He actually came twice, my wife talked to him about making pasta at home. I thought that this made our dining experience even more pleasurable. Thanks Brick Pizzeria."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "The Pizza was good, meatballs were good, salad was good. Worth a try! The service was great!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We enjoy the beet salad. It is the best we have ever had. Tried the Chicken this time and it was excellent. We ended up sharing the meal and still had leftovers for home."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The best thing about going to a restaurant where the Chef likes to cook, local and in season foods, is that the menu is always evolving. New item we tried on this visit was the Pork Tortellini on White Winter Vegetables with Chive oil, Chervil and Ricotta. This was wonderful on a cool, damp day as it warmed us up. This is pure comfort food and yet very sophisticated in the subtle combination of flavors and textures. The attention to the flavor combinations and textures is something we really appreciate about the food here."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Since Chef/Owner David Pratt uses seasonally fresh foods, the menu does change a bit which I really enjoy. Thew new pork chop dish was wonderful. The meat was cooked to perfection.It is house butchered pork chops with cannellini beans ,kale, pork belly and preserved lemon- calabrian chili arugula salad. This is served in a cast iron skillet to your table. There is enough for 2 of you if you share an appetizer and share a salad."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Brick Pizza is a wonderful addition to the neighborhood. Though a little on the pricey side, the pizza is outstanding; especially the sausage pizza. The spice-infused oil, served in small ramekins, along with fresh oregano and cheese, are a wonderful way to pack a little more flavor, but the pizza on its own is superb in flavor; the crust is perfectly thin with the outer edge cooked to a crispy perfection. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. The service could use improvement, it’s a little slow, but the ambience and the food are definitely worth a visit! Brick Pizzerria’s food is fresh at its finest! They currently have buy one, get one pizza on Monday nights! Go delight your taste buds, you'll not be disappointed!"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "We love this restaurant and usually do not visit on a Friday or Saturday as we like to leisurely eat and talk. Most places in this beach town get too noisy on Friday and Saturday for us. We had company that really wanted to try Brick as we rave about it so often. It was noisy but not obnoxious. We were able to talk. The food did not disappoint! Although the Acorn squash appetizer is now off menu (fresh, local seasonal only items here), we did enjoy the caesar salad with the blistered tomatoes, the hangar steak which was cooked to perfection with house made gnocchi, the carbonara which is the best in Orange County and pork loin milanesse which was so tender and flavorful. Always fresh and flavorful here!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Had a visitor and knew she would enjoy the local and fresh food at Brick. For lunch we all shared the current seasonal citrus salad, the 4 cheese pizza bianca style with added proscuitto and the acorn squash appetizer with the burrata cheese, hazelnuts and balsamic vinegar glaze. All of the food was made of high quality ingredients and their flavors really were wonderful."
    Dined on 1/7/2014