Pizzeria Ortica

4.4
1295 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Regional Italian cuisine featuring traditional Neapolitan pizza from a wood-burning oven and a seasonally inspired menu of antipasti, house-made pastas and extensive wine list featuring wines of California and Italy.

For best availability, please book on the restaurant website or call us at 714-445-4900.
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DK
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Delicious food and great wait staff.

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DC
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good. Can get busy. Good food. Good service.

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L
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been going here for at least 4 years now. The food is excellent! Burrata butternut squash appetizer is amazing. Their pizzas are pretty good too. Service was great

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GO
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great spot for pre-theater bite! Parking is validated so you can splurge on some good wine :) We had the meatballs, squash, and the white pizza (don't remember the name) and all were scrumptious! They very kindly kept track of time for us to be sure we got our orders in and weren't late for the show. Lovely!

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CO
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We frequent Mozza and enjoy it very much. Thank you.

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EB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived right on time and we were sat right away. The wait staff was very helpful in selecting an appetizer (burrata and prosciutto) and entree. The wood fired pizza (salame piccante) was spot on. Crust was a perfectly charred and the spice was just right. My guest enjoyed his gnocchi although it was not a particularly large serving. Prices were about what I'd expect for South Coast area. Overall a good experience and would go again.

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RS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was really great! The contrast of service was evident in how I heard on waiter speaking with the couple behind us verses how our waiter spoke with us. We both got pasta on this trip and I would definitely go back to try the pizza.

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m
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Our waiter was nice but it took too long to get our drinks. Menu has changed and the selections weren’t as good. Restaurant seemed different than the many other times we’ve been here. Management change or ownership change...not sure?

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P
Orange County
44 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Delicious food, service is hit and miss, and unfortunately the menu is limited on “show nights” - which is nearly every night for this restaurant. Was not advised of the limited menu until we were seated - not even posted outside the door. The food was delicious! The lack of protein available (fish, chicken, beef) makes it difficult to not over-indulge on carbs.

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RC
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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M
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love this place. Always get the pizzas, the crust and sauces are excellent. sometimes the service is slow, but overall usually very good.

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r
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great before theater dinner. Food was great and our server was excellent.

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LL
Orange County
48 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

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.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was good except they were out of gin!

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n
Orange County
146 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jason is exceptionally gracious!!

Not to mention really handsome.

Hemingway all the way!

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T
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Terrible service . Marginal food. Even the pizza was not as good as chain restaurant

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RP
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Waitress was outstanding and pizza is always great

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J
Orange County
53 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

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r
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

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

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CP
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The pasta was a bit spicy (with peppers) but the prosciutto pizza was fabulous. Service was attentive and very nice.

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t
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

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

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DW
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Arrived early on a Sunday and was told they had “run out” of one of the 3 salads they offer. Very disappointing.

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MA
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Extremely understaff; it took more than half an hour to serve our drinks

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CJ
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

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.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

After theater dinner

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k
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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!

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SP
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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DP
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

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.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The pizza dough was great - we had a very good dinner-

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

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S
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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.

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i
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Very convenient to the OC Performing Arts Center, but not my first choice for food or service. Just OK.

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OT
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The best thing to eat is the pizza. The pasta dishes are very average.

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CS
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here on a recommendation from a friend. Easy access to Segerstrom before a performance of Hamilton.

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MB
Naples
84 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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.

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DV
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food especially the pizza, service great, needed reservations.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

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.

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