Pirozzi

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$30 and under
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Italian
Award Winning Chef, Alessandro Pirozzi, opened his first restaurant in Orange County, California only six years ago. Through a mix of his charming personality and time-honored family recipes he created an authentic taste of Italy on Pacific Coast Highway. The Corona Del Mar location features some of Alessandro’s handcrafted favorites as well as an extensive wine list, prosciutto & mozzarella bar, 900° baked prime beef, handcrafted pasta and gelato made in-house daily. The culinary journey that began in southern Italy brought Alessandro to southern California where today he shares his family recipes to great acclaim. The Chef of the Year (Riviera Magazine) has Mare Culinary Lounge, Alessa Laguna Beach and Pirozzi Corona Del Mar, for dining, drinks and great memories.
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M
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

All good, nice food; nice wine ; nice service. Noisy on PCH.
Would be more comfortable with about 5 fewer tables! A bit tight

a
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent food & service!!

PF
Philadelphia
75 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We love Pirozzi.
We have visited Laguna Beach many times and we’ve been here twice.
We had the stuffed, fried olives, Italian meat charcuterie, and the pizza. Everything was excellent.
Our waiter was busy with another table so I asked one of the other gentleman for hot pepper flakes, he said ok, but never brought them.
We had to wait for our waiter to bring them.

C
Orange County
119 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love to sit on the patio and were lucky to get a spot there - really enjoy the super food salad - plenty to share. Enjoyed a single meat ball and the 50 / 50 pasta dish. Great service and great food

RS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing. Service is amazing. Location is great. Best Italian food in OC.

k
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious! Everything-octopus and salmon was really fresh and our eggplant parmigiana was perfect. The best meatballs in town. Great service, so nice. Will be back!

JC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought friends from Washington D.C. to Pirozzi and they loved it. Thanks for your great food especially the Mamma Mia meatballs, ambience, and service.

O
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Food was too salty and the restaurant was very dark furniture was too old
I don’t recommend this restaurant at all.
Not worth the value

SK
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary and we went here for dinner. We always come here when we go to Newport. Food is always exceptional the service is outstanding and I just love this restaurant!! Great, wonderful place!!

OT
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greatest pizza. Shared appetizers.

WA
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food. My wife got shrimp and pasta and I had lamb shoulder and pasta. Both has Ceasers salad. Our waiter did a terrific job.

G
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still top notch restaurant .
One of the best Italian restaurants in oc
Highly recommended

MS
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is delicious here! The baked ziti, veggie pasta, spaghetti and meatballs, branzino filet... all AMAZING!

P
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Love the prosciutto and melon appetizer! Enough to shate for 6 people. The pizzas are the closest thing to authentic Italy we’ve found in the area. The owner is closely invoved with the experience you will enjoy there. If you ate just 2 people, I highly recommend sitting at the small and intimate bar.

j
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Too noisy, too much traffic noise. Tables too close together

OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Pirozzi is very loud. We had reserved patio seating and were seated at a high top table. We were told there would be a 15 minute wait for patio seating. Always enjoy the food.

B
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magnificent

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JM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

we come to your restaurant from out of town, every year and invite friends. We always enjoy the restaurant and the food. However we always ordered the Chilean seabass and LOVED it! but now its off the menu and the mediterranean Seabass that replaced the Chilean was not as good

JL
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food and nice choices.

Very crowded and hard to hear anyone talk.

Slow service when busy.

Almost no parking.

JC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Just ok. Not a very nice space. Food was average but priced as if it was exceptional.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Anniversary

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 2

My chicken was raw :)

TO
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

In-house-made pasta is really great! Tho the dessert wasn’t very good.

C
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Booked an early dinner with outdoor seating specifically designated. Hostess said we had no chance of outdoor seating/ no apology and generally unhelpful. We did have a good meal and a delightful server.

SH
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and great service. Try the butternut squash ravioli - it is incredible!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

Birthday. Food was very poor.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!

JL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

You cannot name this place restaurant. They serve just precooked food placing it onto your dish.
IMHO - its is just fake Italian restaurant where made proper design but missing real food.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

Service poor. Noise level off the chart. Tables so close made conversation impossible

OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent fresh pasta dishes; scampi and pasta and baked ziti. Enjoyed Italian red wines by the glass.

BC
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been coming here since it opened. The pizzas are the best! They come out of the 900° oven hot with char on the thin crust that is amazing. Don’t miss the Dolce and Gabana pizza. Mamas meatballs are special, and the gnocchi was superb. There’s a neighborhood packed-in buzz that’s fun, and the manager and wait staff are extremely attentive.

C
Orange County
120 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We enjoy eating at Pirozzi especially when we can get a table on the patio as the inside tends to get pretty noisy. The servers are all very knowledgeable and as a general rule the service is very quick. The food is consistently good. We love the Super Salad , while pricey, it is plenty to share. The other dishes are also very good , even the fish dishes have an italian flair.

B
Palm Springs
29 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a nice experience at Pirozzi, great food and service. It was a birthday celebration and everything went as planned. Busy place, but super fun!
Thank you.

JJ
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love Pirozzi! Such a varied menu, and everything is delicious!

DW
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was good. We had the orchiette, lobster ravioli and the braised lamb pasta dish and chocolate soufflé for dessert.

Service was poor.
Waited nearly 10 minutes to be greeted.
Had to ask for bread.
Had to ask twice to have our dinner order taken.
Waiter took a second round drink order on 1 guest and didn’t ask us other two if we would like another round. (Which we did)
Asked for additional bread which never came.
Felt rushed in the end.
Billed was dropped on the table and we were never asked if there was anything else we would like.

They Cleared the table before the billed was paid and my wine glass which still had wine in it was taken away.
The food has always been good but poor a service experience can just make everything else just blah.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner! Cannot wait to go back

OT
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

We love the menu. Food is amazing. Only downfall is the noise factor. So loud and tables too close together. We ate outside today. A better option.

LT
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Not what we expected. Food was ok but nothing to brag about same with service.

FF
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked up, to sitting down, to ordering, was personable, friendly and genuine. They were courteous, and also knowledgeable of their menu and wine. The food was so flavorful and fresh and just tasted AMAZING!
A new favorite for us. We have a list of Italian places to eat and this place is definitely a new favorite.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Father’s Day dinner! We love the food and service is excellent❤️

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