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Ecco Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.eccopizza.com
  • Phone: (714) 444-3226
  • Hours of Operation: LUNCH
    Monday – Friday 11:00 a.m. -- 2:30 p.m.
    Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. -- 2:30 p.m.

    Sunday – Thursday 5:00 p.m. -- 10:00 p.m.
    Friday and Saturday 5:00 p.m. -- 11:00 p.m.

    Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a .m. -- 2:30 p.m.

    Monday – Friday 3:00 p.m. -- 7:00 p.m.

    Friday and Saturday 10:00 p.m. -- 2:00 a.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Kris Kirk
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bristol & Baker
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Self Parking Available
    Free Valet at Lunch
A word from Ecco
Ecco Pizzeria and Bar serves fresh, soulful Italian cuisine with a passion for true Neapolitan pizza served in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Enjoy hand crafted Italian beers, great wine and our signature cocktails.
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Diner Reviews
  • "I thought the food was good, not great, but quite good."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "This place is laid back and has good food. The eggs benedict was good the french toast was fine."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Menu is extensive and delivered on quality too. A great place to really have a conversation and get to know someone."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Love the variety of food options, as well as, the cocktail lists. Servers are nice and attentive. Great ambiance."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Everything was great, but it's just way too loud, had trouble having any conversations."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We went for Mothers Day and if you have gluten issues but are wanting Italian it's a good choice. Nice outdoor patio and service was great!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I had the arugula pizza and it was too much. It covered the entire pizza and overwhelmed the prosciutto and onions. I had to remove 80% of the arugula so that I can tastes the other ingredients. Otherwise I got to taste some of the other foods from my family and enjoyed it. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Went here while I was out in SoCal. Great pizza, good selection of appetizers. Service was friendly and efficient. Great place to go for some good good with generous portions. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We found this place by searching out somewhere that had brick oven pizza. Boy, am I glad we found it! EXCELLENT food!! We started with their homemade meatballs and then had the margherita pizza! One word: YUM! We will definitely be back! "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "My wife and I tried Ecco before going to the Performing Arts Center. The parking is tough at "The Camp" but Valet parking is only $3. Although billed as a "pizzeria", Ecco offers a diverse menu and we found all of the items we ordered were outstanding. We didn't try the pizza. The salad I ordered featured glazed walnuts, pomagranets, and gorgonzola cheese. It is a generous serving and they do not spare on these items. I had a risotto and scallop entrée that was perfect. The bar offers a range of craft beers and a large list of wine that can be purchased by the glass. Our waiter was busy, but was very attentive and the whole staff seems to work in concert to ensure that the tables are properly serviced. Overall, I loved it."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "There's more to a good restaurant than just the food. We live in a part of the country that offers lots of dining choices. It's the whole picture which makes the experience worth while and worth coming back to again and again. Sure the taste of the food is ultimately most important, but so is the friendliness of the waiter, the liveliness of the dining room and bar and that undefinable attitude from the entire staff which subtly says to the guest "We're glad you're here." And that's why I keep coming back. Yes Ecco means "Here it is" in Italian and it really is! "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Food is very good and reasonable. Ambiance is great and staff is extremely friendly and professional. I would highly recommend to anybody!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We started we various types of bruschetta were absolutely divine! The arugula salad was large enough to split. I had the mushroom truffle pizza with fontina cheese and it was absolutely delicious."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "One of my favorite places in OC and excited that they are on Open Table!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "It was loud but no other complaints. Food and service was excellent!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We come here every couple of weeks and the great food and service never varies. Patrick often is our server and he is one of the reasons we keep coming back!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Ecco is simply delicious! From its appetizers to its pizza's, or other specialties, every detail is handles with care. Service is impecable and they make an effort to ensure that if you are in a rush, you get your meal rushed; if you are in for a dinner where time is not a matter, they let you be! I enjoy this restaurant alone at the bar, as a couple and also they are welcoming even with kids (although, I've never seeing more kids than my own). A great place to have a delicious no frills meal, in a great ambiance and awesome wine and beer list! You can't go wrong when choosing Ecco."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We have been to Ecco several times and enjoy the patio. The food has always been excellent, but the last two times we were in, the service was poor at best. Both times, after waiting long intervals after being seated, ordering drinks, and finally ordering dinner, we were extremely rushed when the main course was served within 3-4 minutes of salads. This last time I sent my main course back because I was so upset with the lame timing. The same expediter served both the salads and the main courses, so he knew the timing and our server was nowhere around. We love the food and the restaurant, but if the service does not improve, we will be forced to go elsewhere in the future. Thanks for listening."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The popcorn was super stale, but beside that the food was superb and my waitress (Tamera? I'm pretty sure) she was fantastic. I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Took my Valentine there for dinner and wine and we had a super time! The people were so nice and the service was great (Patrick) can't wait to go back....really fun experience!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went here for Valentine's Day dinner with my wife but this was not our first time here. The food was good, not great, but solid. I'm a bit of a pizza freak, having cooked for Wolfgang Puck in real wood fired ovens and trying it all up and down the West Coast. Ecco's pizza is just, well.....eh. The ambience here is one of my favorites and it's not intimidating for a casual sit down meal. The service was just our speed. Our server was very attentive but not breathing down our necks the whole time. This may be the reason for some of the negative reviews about this. If what you want is to come in, sit down, shove a bunch of food in your pie hole and then run out (all while staring at your smartphone) this might be a place you want to pass up."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is not the place to go for a romantic date, although you would have to get very close to heat each other. Outside is nicer and plenty warm with space heaters."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Pizza is great, portions are perfect size, everything we had there was delicious."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Love the lavender martini Noise level was high..hard to hear person across"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "food and service was great. Very attentive. Good size portions at a reasonable price. Cheese plate was very tasty and went well with the wine. Just a little loud but no big deal...everyone was enjoying themselves."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Everything was very tasty. The only thing that didn't make it perfect was the pork chops. It was so dry and over cooked or just bad quality of meat."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Amazing food, amazing service! Highly recommend Ecco."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "This place is fantastic; so glad we have Ecco in Costa Mesa! Everything we had was delicious, including the starter (housemade meatballs, and Eggplant caviar wood fired flatbread), salad (Arugula with artichoke hearts), wood-fired pizza (red pears, fresh mozzarella, caramelized onions, mascarpone, gorgonzola), specialty cocktails, and desert (butterscotch budino). Service was very attentive, and the atmosphere on a Sunday night was downright cozy. This place would compete head-to-head with any of the best San Francisco restaurants in it's class/price range, let alone SoCal. And it's easily our top choice for local wood-fired pizza...versus Mozza, Pizzeria Ortica, Pitfire, and Il Dolce. You must go!! :)"
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "I love the pizza here along with all of their other choices. But, the Sausage Pizza with crushed san marzano tomatoes, fresh mozzarella is so good. Their bolognese is excellent, too. I went with someone that is a total foodie and they ordered the bone marrow and said it was some of the best they have ever had. Try it…I love how it is tucked away but has such an open feeling when you arrive. It's really hip with great service!"
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "Ecco provides a good dining experience. Friendly serving staff and generally good food, wines and presentation. Unfortunately, the menu doesn't change and after 2-3 times, it becomes ordinary. The Pizza's are excellent, the appetizers interesting, but the entrée choices are limited. one chicken, one beef, one steak, one salmon...the same presentations over and over again. Similarly the Pasta's are interesting the first go-round, but on subsequent visits, you might want something different. And what's with all these dishes containing artichokes? Enough!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "We had a great night the food was delicious. We ordered the grilled arthichoke to start it was amazing .. very flavorful and tender . The special for the night was cioppino my husband ordered that ... it was full of seafood ! I had the arugula salad and a pizza again ecco did not disappoint on flavor or quality . The hostess was very sweet when we arrived as well."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "The menu selections were very good as was the food. A little too noisy if you want to have a conversation with your dining partner."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "The food wasn't very good, unfortunately. My veggie pizza was absolutely plain, the vegetables were raw, and had zero spicies. My friends pasta was again tasteless. And the bolognese sauce had very weird ingredients."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "The pizzas are very good. Great size to share for 2.. The waitress was really nice and overall the service was Perfect"
    Dined on 10/8/2013
  • "The Camp in Costa Mesa is an interesting spot with many restaurants, bistros, and wine bars. Ecco has high quality pizza with a tasty crust. You cannot see the woodburning oven so that part you just have to trust. Staff is friendly and the service is good. Noise is a real problem so if that bothers you eat outside in the patio. Meatball appetizer is good, but meatballs are a bit soft. Sauce is a bit too spicy. Pizza choices are limited but the kitchen responds well to special orders. The sausage and the proscuitta pizzas were excellent. Crust is thin and puffed at the edges with just the right amount of char. You will need to order extra cheese on all pizzas. Lavazza coffee makes a nice cuppucino."
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "Ecco serves up a wonderful mix of pasta and authentic style neapolitan pizza. Service was a bit slow at times, but friendly."
    Dined on 9/29/2013
  • "We really enjoyed our meal, we opted for several small plates and were not disappointed. The marinated olives were delicious. My husbands favorite were the steamed mussels. Our server was attentive and helpful with good suggestions for wine. We will definitely return to Ecco."
    Dined on 9/5/2013
  • "I had no idea this place was at the Camp. My husband and I were looking for a new local spot to eat and happened to find Ecco online. What a fantastic find! The food was delicious and the service was great! We will definitely be dine there again."
    Dined on 8/24/2013
  • "Food is on the salty side. Gets too crowded and the noise level goes up with it."
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "Had a wonderful experience. First time I'd been there and I can't wait to go back. Food was amazing."
    Dined on 8/20/2013