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The food was terrific! We sat at a bar high top table and had the bartender as our server, which made us a bit concerned about the service, but all was wonderful. Angel provided us great service, personal attention, and great recommendations on the menu and drinks. Great night - we will definitely be back soon!
We love this place. Always get the pizzas, the crust and sauces are excellent. sometimes the service is slow, but overall usually very good.
Great before theater dinner. Food was great and our server was excellent.
I had the bucatini with bolognese - the sauce was extremely dry and lacked flavor. Service was good although it wasn't until after we had finished our lunch that the waiter bothered to come over and ask if we wanted refills on our water (my glass was almost empty). The restaurant was not that full so I am puzzles as to the lack of service in that respect. Restaurant is a little to stark for my taste - seating is extremely uncomfortable. Won't go back.
Everything was good except they were out of gin!
This is a great restaurant for those who enjoy great pizza and small plates that offer meatballs and squid ink pasta. The menu has something for everyone. Ideal place for those who consider themselves to be foodies.
One of my favorite Costa Mesa spots. The menu has something for everyone, and the food is great. Nice, casual atmosphere but there service makes you feel like you’re at a high-end fine-dining establishment. Perfect spot for you and your friends to meet up and have a nice evening together.
Jason is exceptionally gracious!!
Not to mention really handsome.
Hemingway all the way!
Terrible service . Marginal food. Even the pizza was not as good as chain restaurant
Waitress was outstanding and pizza is always great
Good spot for pre-theatre dinner. They seemed more prepared this visit for large pre-theatre guests than in previous visits. Yet at the end of the meal our server seemed to disappear! No coffee order? No dessert offered? Food was better than usual (sometimes in the past portions were ridiculously small) . Earlier in the day they accommodated our change in our 5PM reservation to a 5:30, but then we were not credited with our Open Table points! Free parking for the theatre and easy walking distance.
Ask for my confirmation twice.
Was seeing a show nearby
Seated 30 minutes after my reservation
Did not have time to enjoy my meal / rushed & missed the opening of the show - ugh
Server said they overbooked & their 3rd party reservation system is clueless of the traffic they receive when all 3 stages are performing
The pasta was a bit spicy (with peppers) but the prosciutto pizza was fabulous. Service was attentive and very nice.
Service was Horrible!We were ignored for 20 minutes. The Martini's were sent back twice for the bitter taste. Food was good but Cold. Presentation was nice. Manager did not have organization skills to run the restaurant
Arrived early on a Sunday and was told they had “run out” of one of the 3 salads they offer. Very disappointing.
Extremely understaff; it took more than half an hour to serve our drinks
There were four of us. One person had pizza which was okay. I had tortellini, cold gluey w/ fried green tomatoes,soggy. Husband had a cold gluey pasta. Arugula salad was good.
And other friend had the carbonara, did not use egg yolk as sauce. It was served with hard cooked poached egg, also cold and gluey.
We ate there before going to play. Next time we’ll eat at the theatre. There are several options.
After theater dinner
Food took a long time. It wasn’t busy. The pasta was cold. Pizza was good. Appetizers were also good. Value wasn’t there, the portions were small. Server and Busser were nice! Good service!
Food was delicious and service was great! Especially loved the guanciale pizza and Agnolotti...Don't get to dine here often, but always happy when I do!
Seemed a little slow getting the food out. Server seemed to disappear halfway through the meal. Not a horrible experience, but expect more considering the price.
Food was great
The pizza dough was great - we had a very good dinner-
The experience walking in was very disappointing. The front of house wouldn’t crack a smile for the life of her and when we were shown our table and wanted a regular height table table not a high top (mind you no one in the restaurant was sitting on the high tops and there were loads of regular tables available) her attitude was completely shocked and was put off for even suggesting it. We came for Father’s Day and my dad was shocked and wanted to leave.
They charge a cake cutting fee even if it’s just a party of 4 with a grocery store cake. Only thing we liked on the menu was the carbonara and olives. Drinks are sooo small and not worth the price. 6 people and we spent $300.
Very convenient to the OC Performing Arts Center, but not my first choice for food or service. Just OK.
The best thing to eat is the pizza. The pasta dishes are very average.
Went here on a recommendation from a friend. Easy access to Segerstrom before a performance of Hamilton.
Ate here twice in as many days as it was close to my hotel and I was in town for business. The first time was because I had flown in from the East coast and I was tired and hungry. Had the pasta carbonara. Nice presentation with the poached egg instead of the traditional way. The portion was a bit small. The second time was this reservation for 6. Good selection was ordered, I had pizza. The crust was nice and the size was great. The waiter was a bit 'rushy' as it seemed he wanted to close up but attentive. Good wine selection and it was enjoyed by all.
Great food especially the pizza, service great, needed reservations.
The food was amazing but our server was absent most of the time and was very uninviting. We felt ignored the whole time. He was basically just a cashier, only thing he said to us all night was asking us what we wanted to eat and then never came back until the plates were cleared and as he was walking by our table he slapped down the dessert menu not even saying one word as he continued walking away. The food was amazing but because of the service it would make me hesitate coming or recommending.
I usually bring my friends here for a quick dinner an hour or so before a show or play. This time it was disappointing..they were out of a standard white wine (sav blanc), and said it was taking 45 min to make a pizza and discouraged us from ordering one. So we had some appetizers (burrata with some overcooked veggies and very bready meatballs..had to ask for bread.) ...disappointing when you are all set for pizza! I love their pizza with crunchy crust and homemade sausage.. darn.
really enjoyed the food and the staff was excellent!
Great pizza and brussel sprouts
A great place for dinner before a show at the Segerstrom. .
We wish there were a couple of more reasonably priced bottles of wine. Very pricey!
Dee provided exceptional customer service and the food was outstanding
Great food service and ambience
More staff than customers yet horribly slow. Terrible service, never offered drinks. Busboys do all the work.
For an Italian Restaurant specializing in pizza, I was very disappointed. Pizza very dry and uninspired.