Dizz's As Is Restaurant

Dizz's As Is Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://dizzsasis.com/
  • Phone: 9494945250
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner
    Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Closed Monday
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Victoria Dr.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Dizz's As Is Restaurant
Our dimly lit, quaint, shingled house filled with '20s and '30s antiques provides the perfect setting for any special occasion. Come join us.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Dizz's As Is Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (42)great for outdoor dining (28)romantic (27)special occasion (27)fit for foodies (25)scenic view (10)notable wine list (9)good for groups (7)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Deb58
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Dizz's is a GREAT place for dinner! Food was really great and so was the service. A great spot in Laguna.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful family-owned restaurant
    ganderson
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is where the Laguna Beach locals recommend you go for great food in a local atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dizz's is great
    Dave
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We love this place... Great food...lots of options, great service...perfect
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food/Terrible Service
    LisaCVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Our waiter (who finally appeared at our table after a long time) seemed uninterested, rushed and uninformed about the menu. We waited a long time for every contact we had with our waiter, which wasn't many. We had to ask for water, did not receive bread with dinner, had to ask for an ice bucket to get our red wine up to room temperature. Our food was really great, but the dining experience was spoiled by the lack of service and attention. Very disappointing. We won't be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kerry
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Excellent service and fantastic food. it was our first time there but won't be the last. Best restaurant I've been to in years
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Laguna As Is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We have been going to Diz's for years. You can imagine Laguna Beach as it used to be years ago when sitting in Diz's. The food is a fabulous mix of gourmet, confort, most tasty dishes to choose from, some choices on the menu for years. Hard to find parking, but worth the effort!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old School Good
    tensdavid
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Great neighbourhood gem, with a nice outdoor patio, a great, comfy bar, and lovely ocean views. The staff is great and friendly, especially the bartender, Amy. The menu is very "old school", filled with classic recipes; duck a l'orange, chicken marsala, coq au vin, cioppino, osso buco, veal picatta, etc. But, the food is good. It's a lovely place to eat dinner. :)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hasn't lost its Laguna charm
    OCandPSdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    It had been years since I last dined here. We went with a group of 5 before the Pageant of the Masters and had a fun time. I was pleased to see they still serve the vermouth and pate as complimentary starters. The interior is funky as always. But, the food is first rate! The prices are very reasonable for what you get too. Some had the small pate specials, which would have been full entrees elsewhere. Everyone loved their custom martinis too. This was a very nice change of pace from what is becoming a too often pretentious dining scene in Laguna lately. I highly recommend it and when you go just relax and enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bon appetite!
    DesertBeauty53
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Second time here. Food is outstanding. House pate and the sweet dry vermouth with lemon twist served comp is a wonderful idea. Madagascar swordfish steak and surf and turf are favorites. Very unique way to present menu! Love decor. A Laguna Beach must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DIZZ'S AS IS IS OK
    TCSievVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    At 30+ years it is an institution and the vibe is 100% old Laguna Beach, we love it! In general everything is delicious, the Vermouth Apperatif, the pate snack to start, a fun classic menu of steaks, fish and chicken. But having gone twice, the first time with a foodie who's steak was ordered medium rare and came out well, smothered in a thick over bearing sauce and extemely salty. The waiters/waitresses are gems. We went back a year later with old locals, it was a nastoligic night of old haunts. I ordered surf and turf to give it a second shot, my order was for medium rare and it came out well, smothered and salty. Two strikes, two visits, the food for the price is just "ok". I wish they would work on it because we love the place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great ocean view when sitting outside. Fantastic veal and lamb!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dizz's Duzz It
    DLklw
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    A long time Laguna icon, Dizz's continues to shine. Lucky enough to have dinner at Montage this month and Dizz's. Both great for different reasons with Dizz's getting the nod this time. Try it and try the giant prawns. A favorite at our table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE Dizz's!!
    MAXnMARK
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We have been going to Dizz's for 14 (my husband 20+) years and we just love the ambience of Dizz's - it just feel so comfortable and everyone always makes you feel welcomed. Both our 26 year old and our 10 year old enjoyed celebrating their birthdays recently over a 2 1/2 hour birthday dinner experience - again - Dizz's is just so relaxing :) Everything about Dizz's is just good, fun and easy - ENJOY!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dizzy's is awesome.
    Ltrain
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Dizzy's is a gem and awesome always. Love this place and the family behind it. Been going since 1994 and even though I moved from Orange County in 1998. We go back whenever we can.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Still the best!
    SteveBVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Dizz's is the best restaurant Laguna Beach has to offer. Skip the latest trendy spots and dine at this institution.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dizz as is...is great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We were celebrating our anniversary. What a special dinner. Greeted by our waiter Dominic with a pate and a before dinner drink on the house! Wonderful food, service and ambiance!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hidden treasure
    cr84u
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Haven't been since 1980s. Superb. Absolutely Laguna yet Europe's sumptuous dining locales pop into mind while enjoying superb versions of delicacies, great and rare.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dizz's is Dizzying
    AaronVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Dizz's' is average in both food, and service. It obviously was a premier dining establishment at some point but I think it could use some updating. Nothing I had was unique or inspiring and thus it was over priced. The book of dish descriptions is outdated and overwhelming. Keep it clean, simple and modern.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Laguna Beach Gem
    949Realtor
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This is a fun environment with great service and food. A favorite!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Special Place - you must try
    Chuck
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This is not the usual dining event, Dizz's is a very special place. Unique environment, fun staff, and a combination of old and new menu items. Dizz's has generated strong local support for years. We have enjoying their service for too long to remember; both special holidays and the general "date night". Our last visit was a continuation of this history with this restaurant, and we were not disappointed. The menu is a wonderful combination of food choices; we shared Veal Marsala, Seabass and Scallops - all beautifully delicious and all larger portions; my wife loves the salad with poppyseed dressing, but I also had and always recommend the soup (what ever it is). Don't expect a typical restaurant - just eat and enjoy the event.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Bobbie
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I have eaten at this restaurant many times and it is consistently good. I enjoy everything about this restaurant. The food is great, service great and wonderful ambience. I alas go home happy from there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love it
    Dave
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Amazing menu...can't go wrong Food is great and the service is wonderful...one of the great places in laguna beach
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely experience
    neddy
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    everything was great except parking is difficult. one of the few places left to get duck
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Laguna gem
    DLklw
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Every town has a special local favorite. This is Laguna Beach's. Food and service are great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Dizz's is one of our favorite restaurants, our special occasion place for years. Everything on the plate is special in itself. Nothing is there just to add color or take up space. From the initial vermouth and pate to the final course everything is special. We no longer live there but drive down for dinner (50 miles each way) regularly. They serve the best rack of lamb I've ever had and their swordfish (if it's not fresh, it's not on the menu) is wonderful. It's a family business started by the parents and grandmother of the current operators about 35 years ago and is a Laguna landmark.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was sent back.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I have eaten at Dizz's a few times over the past 25 years and had exceptional meals. This time the fish, vegetables and rice were not eatable. I would be afraid to try it again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed the experience
    2foodcritiquesVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We're here about 20 years ago and remembered it so tried it again for another wonderful experience. Both food and service were excellent.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and Excellent Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I've been eating at Dizz's for many years now and the food and service has always been outstanding. It's an unusual setting that makes it unique. The quality of the food preparation has always been consistent so you don't have to worry about having a bad meal and the flavoring is great without being over the top or too trendy. Service is always good too with friendly, knowledgeable wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dizz's still is.
    CotoMike96
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We haven't dined here in awhile and are sorry we haven't. Just as it used to deliver friendly service that makes you feel at home, well prepared classic dishes, and an ambience that is fun and warm. The Swordfish Madagascar was fresh and deliciously prepared with a cognac dijon mustard cream sauce. The scampi style linguine and schrimp were light and tasty. Sit outside on the patio and enjoy the ocean view and breeze. We'll be back sooner next time!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dizz's As Is Super!
    DrMusic
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    From the time my husband and I entered the restaurant to the time we left, we felt cared for and looked after. It was my husband's birthday and our first visit to Dizz's. They greet you with a mini vermouth and pate', have an extensive wine list and wine and food specials. We ordered the featured wine, a Zinfandel, which was exceptional. My husband received a birthday greeting, blessing, and a generous chocolate mousse'. Our server was very friendly and attentive. They also read the comments I placed on my OpenTable reservation, which some restaurants seem to ignore or skip over. Thank you, thank Dizz's As Is. Stay As Is. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • super!
    pandemac
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We enjoyed our first night so much, we made it our last night to celebrate. Granted a Friday nite much busier than Wednesday, but still great food and service. Highly recommend Dizz's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Stoffel
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Went for a 60 th birthday for a friend. Service was great. Food excellent. Great ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing else like Dizz's!
    mbp0925
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    It is always great at Dizz's....nothing else like it in the area. Love it!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 51 reviews are from the Dizz's As Is Restaurant reviews archive.
  • SailorTom
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Both my son and his best friend are back East and missed Mother's Day with their moms, so it was up to me and my buddy to cater to our wives to celebrate their day. Had not been to Dizz's in years, but decided to make it a half-way meeting point with South County friends for dinner (their first visit), despite my hesitancy about going to any restaurant on such an occasion. Even the best often fall flat, but Dizz's did not disappoint. It was superb, and just as great as we remembered. Food was excellent, and the service top notch. Not at all sure why we stayed away so long. We'll be back again soon. The moms had a special day, and we all enjoyed a fantastic dinner. Thanks to the staff at Dizz's for a perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • REALLY good food- great service!
    JohannaVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The food is amazing. They start you with a mouth quenching vermouth along with toast and pate- I didn't know I liked pate so much. I had the swordfish- wow- delicious- with rice (REALLY good) and a veggie stuffed zucchini (so much food that I left that on the plate.) The wines by the glass are solid and reasonably priced. My husband had the lamb and even though he was full, he had to finish it because it was so good. We had the chocolate chip bundt cake and it was even better than I hoped for. About the decor- it's kitschy and old- with flowered table clothes and faded paintings- our food was served on year 2000 celebratory plates. I'm sure that's part of the charm, but I would really like to see it cleaned up a bit with clean menus.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfection every time
    BeckyandKevin
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Exceptional food, ambiance and service this time and every time!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Definitely a "locals" restaurant, which is exactly what we were looking for. Some nice and unexpected touches with complimentary pate and a small glass of vermouth to start with. Food was quite good with a varied menu. Outside area is nice with a fire pit for chillier nights.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Laguna Charmer
    Gary
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Ambience and charm are worth experiencing. Food was fair. Cornish game hen was dry; swordfish was lathered in a bland, heavy cognac sauce, wine list is average and overpriced.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memories
    CoolheatVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We had dined many times at Dizz's when we lived in LB 30+ years ago...it was probably our favorite place. Unfortunately we were not as impressed this time around. Service was quite slow (albeit the place was packed) and the sea bass was overcooked. Very loud the evening we dined; there was a large party sitting behind us and they were boisterous, to say the least. It is a small place, so one has to expect not to have an intimate dining experience. Still a lovely restaurant and would recommend it.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never a bad time..
    Cody024
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I've been going to Dizz's for over 25 years now and have never had anything but excellent service, food, wine, cocktails, etc. The chilled glass of dry vermouth is always a nice touch and the pate is always excellent. I enjoy taking someone that has never been there before so they can experience Dizz's for themself..
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.