great little find. good pizza,
great little find. good pizza, reasonable italian wine list and full bar.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
I have eaten there three
I have eaten there three times and everything from the salad to pizza to steaks were perfectly prepared.
Wine list is very reasonable with a very good selection.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Retaurant is fun with an energetic
Retaurant is fun with an energetic young crowd. Food was excellent and the service was good considering that the place was packed.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything was excellent.
Everything was excellent. Only issue was that we were 20 minutes early and they said they had no tables available to accomodate us, howewever, upon our return 20 minutes later, we noticed we were sat at at table that was empty upon our earlier arrival. I think they wanted to just push us to the bar.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
This place is always very
This place is always very good, but on this trip they started charging $3 for a basket of bread. This is kind of cheesy, considering most Italian restaurants give that without even asking. When you start charging for little things like that,
It just leaves a bad taste in your mouth.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice little pizza joint fit
Nice little pizza joint fit for small groups just to hang out.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a great visit. We loved the atmosphere. The food was very good. Only complaint was the green beans were undercooked. We enjoyed sharing several pizzas, and utilized the family style salad. Chicken was awesome.
We would definitely recommend to friends and family.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a find! Had lunch with
What a find! Had lunch with my hubby on Tuesday, and went back Wednesday for dinner. Two wonderful meals, and I can't wait to make the next reservation!
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
ECCO has a great selection
ECCO has a great selection of pizza, salad, and pasta. I always find it difficult to choose what to order because so many things are delicious. The wood-roasted artichoke is amazing! The Diablo pizza is VERY spicy! When my husband and I go with another couple, we typically order two salads and two pizzas and mix-n-match (share) family style! Great restaurant. The service is prompt and friendly and the wait staff are fun and energetic. Didn't see any sign of a manager while we were there...I guess that's a good thing?
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious food and superb
Delicious food and superb service made for a wonderful dining experience.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service and food!
Great service and food! Our waitress was terrific. Came here for brunch and loved everything we ordered. The ambiance is just fair, for an other wise great experience.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Its a good place. They were
Its a good place. They were a little slow getting the food to us but besides that, no complaints. It maybe took an extra 20 minutes because of that. The waiter was a good fun guy and that helped.
I would go back there.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Patio Dining was Great!
This is our third visit to Ecco and definitely not our last. Dining on the patio was really nice and peaceful- much more romantic than the hustle of the open bar/restaurant area. We had a new server who took excellent care of us and the support staff was most attentive.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
THEY MAKE VERY GOOD APETIZERS, AND ALL 3 OF OUR ENTREES WERE EXCELLENT.
THE DRINKS WERE VERY GOOD AND A GOD POUR.
THE BEST THING WAS ARE WAITER 'pepe'
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Get the white pizza!
I immediately loved the atmosphere of this place -- open, airy and modern but with the warmth of wood & candles.
We ended up with two pizzas on the t;able - the white pizza (5 stars) and the sausage pizza (3 stars). Their crust is probably my favorite crust of all the neapolitan-style pizzas I've tried. Chewy, but not charred at the edges and not too soggy in the middle. This combination seems remarkably difficult to achieve, and I love that Ecco has it down! I had a glass of wine with dinner, and my companion opted for an old fashioned - although beware, I was informed that they don't seem to have bitters and so although they did what they could, it was a little off.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
$15 corkage, great priced menu and tasty food. A perfect combination.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
We bought a bottle of wine,
We bought a bottle of wine, and it was superrrrr warm. They did give us 20% off of it, and when we bought the second it was cold and perfect! Thanks Ecco!
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
4th Visit to Ecco/We will be back!
This is our 4th visit to Ecco and we will return again. Their menu is called "Italian" but is much more imaginative than that! The seafood special plate was amazingly presented with scallops, prawns, salmon, and a whitefish on greens. Very tasty but somewhat overpriced at $32 which was not divulged by the server when ordering, (my mistake for not asking). We had a wonderful time on the patio, which is much quieter than the roar that seems to build up as the restaurant/bar fills up inside. We love to sneak in early before the place is mobbed due to increasing popularity. We will be back!
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our Favorites
We have eaten at Ecco many times. Food consistently very good, great service. Excellent pizza. Nothing negative to say!!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great wood fired pizzas. Skip
Great wood fired pizzas. Skip the arugula salad as it was mostly just lettuce and not much else.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Low key, simple menu, Good
Low key, simple menu, Good wine list. Heaters on outside patio. Casual, youngish crowd. Located in a hip shopping area. Easy parking.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant/bar was just great. our waiter was friendly and attentive. The warm marinated olive appetizer was delicious, as was the caprese salad. The pizza was very good. We will be back!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Came with a group of 9 for
Came with a group of 9 for my birthday dinner. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Service was on top of drinks/requests.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday Luncheon With Co-Workers
Perfect spot for a delicious, casual lunch with a garden view of shoppers resting in hammocks, boutique shops, and people watching at the Camp. Burrata bruschetta and calamari fries were delicious... Co-workers had the burgers and garlic fries-also great... Recommend the regular marinara sauce on the side for the calamari.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Impressive Food & Sevice!
It was our first time for dinner at Ecco. Very impressive, especially the service. The dinners for restaurant week were great! Delicious and Large portions! We will be back!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic!! Must Try!!
This place is good for happy hour or a romantic dinner for two or a group. The staff is very friendly and the food is great!!! It is definitely a must try!!!
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new find
Had a wonderful experience. First time I'd been there and I can't wait to go back. Food was amazing.
8/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
First time dining at Ecco
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.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!
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.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious neapolitan pizza!
Ecco serves up a wonderful mix of pasta and authentic style neapolitan pizza. Service was a bit slow at times, but friendly.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pizza worth trying
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.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The size and flavor of pizza good!
The pizzas are very good. Great size to share for 2.. The waitress was really nice and overall the service was Perfect
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ecco provides a good dining
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!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
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!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mozza, eat your heart out!
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!! :)
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM