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Pizzeria Ortica

1240 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm

Aperitivo Time: Monday-Friday 2:30-5:00pm

Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5:00-9:00pm

Friday & Saturday 5:00-10:00pm
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Phone number
(714) 445-4900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Colleen Flynn
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Cross street
Park Center Drive
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Parking details
Complimentary 2-hour parking with validation in the parking structure directly behind the restaurant. Come enjoy dinner before the show and get free parking for both. Pizzeria Ortica is located directly in front of the OC Performing Arts Center on Anton Blvd.
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Special events & promotions
Pizzeria Ortica offers the Garden Room for your private dining needs. Seating up to 30 guests, it offers a separate entrance and room for presentations. For large events, our entire restaurant seats 130 guests.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1240 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.0  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
72% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDjkfisher (Portland)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

This is like my eighth time eating here and we love the place. Lunch or dinner it does not matter. The food, drink and feel of the place is so amazing. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone in the area.

Just a short walk from several hotels in the area.

We usually eat in the bar area, just feels good. The staff is amazing, they really take care of us and make amazing drinks for us.

Thank you so much.

The big plus is that they are an Open Table restaurant.

Kennellie (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

I highly recommend this place to anyone who loves to eat brick wood fire pizza. I think the key to having the best pizza is the dough. I've eaten different kinds of pizza from different Italian restaurant but this is the best pizza place that you could find. I also tried their meatballs appetizer and their clams both are really really good.. I also had the pasta with lamb it's very tasty and does not have that wild meat taste to it that's probably why I loved it. We came there for the first time and immediately fell in love with the restaurant so me and my husband came back the following week.. I say that we might come back again and do like a once a week type of place for us. We also like the fact that everyone that works there have the vibe of liking to work there not just for a job but actually enjoy being in that restaurant. We get the feeling of they are well taking care off as an employee of the restaurant. We love Miguel from the bar.. He's very attentive and very nice server..

EricP (Orange County)
2.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Meals were small and expensive. Left hungry

vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
2.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Our memory of Pizzeria Ortica was one of great service and food. It has been a few years since we have been there and wanted to give it another try. The restaurant staff was friendly and efficient. The restaurant itself was clean and pleasant. However, the food was not very good. We started with the brussel sprouts appetizer which was very dry, lacking flavor, and the bread crumbs were quite bland. We took a few bites and pushed them to the side. We ordered 2 pizzas (one was a margherita and the other had spicy meat) and they were not very good either. The cheese was not melted well making it seem like they were not cooked -- they were also a bit cold. We barely touched them as well. We got the check, paid, and left. At no time did anyone ask us how our meal was or bother to notice that we really didn't eat much. I assume that there was a chef, ownership, or management change and it shows. We stopped somewhere else on the way home and actually had dinner. Needless to say, we won't be back. Very disappointing.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Margherita pizza was delicious as was the meatball appetizer. Service was fabulous. Would totally recommend this restaurant.

vipDjkfisher (Portland)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

Well I was in town on business and staying at the close by Marriott. This was the closest open table restaurant within walking distance. I ended up eating here three times.

I must say that the food, company and wait staff were all great. When I am in the area I will be back.

Thanks for the fun time

luvgoodfood (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

We shared two pizzas and they were great! The brussel sprouts appetizer was fantastic. They were very accommodating to our request for quick in/out pre-theater dining.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

We Made the mistake of ordering entrées rather than pizza. We were first into the restaurant when it opened for a pre-performance dinner at 5 PM. Our entrées were served at 6:05 PM. The restaurant did comp part of our bill but waiting for that long puts a damper on a dining experience. If you’re going to the theater, order pizza: many pizzas came out while we were waiting for our entrees.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Our waitress was good and made sure our food ordered and served in time for us to make the show next door at the Segerstrom.
One bad thing is that they ran out of the meatballs that is one of the best things on the menu

vipRhonda (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on December 7, 2017

Restaurant was empty but hostess sat us at the kitchen enterence w/ the server station directly behind us. Diners who were seated after us got their food way ahead of us. Meatballs were tough - make way better at home pizza was tons of dough not that much flavor Pizziaria Mozza’s is way better. Won’t be back

vaslow (Orange County)
2.0  Dined on December 7, 2017

Great waitress. But this place is way overpriced. Three of us split a pizza and each of us ordered a salad. We also split a bottle of wine. Total bill $120.00 Save your money.

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
1.0  Dined on December 5, 2017

We loved the look and feel of this restaurant, but the food was a bit overpriced. We had salads and pizzas, which looked and tasted great. Service was just ok and felt a little rushed. The reason for the minimal stars is due to the fact we all had stomach issues right after we ate. We won’t be going back.

Flossie (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on December 5, 2017

Not happy With the way the Cosmo Martini in a very small Martini glass I feel the prices are too expensive for the wines was not told how much each glass of wine was that I ordered

MiNu (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

Worst service I've had in 10 years. After we sat down and placed our drink order, we never saw our waiter again unless we flagged him down. And when he was walking around, he was so intent, we couldn't get his attention for 15 minutes at a time. We couldn't order our main course in a timely fashion. He didn't bring us the dessert menu. In fact, he said they didn't have one at first. The food was fine, but nothing special. Food came out quickly once ordered. Location is great. But for all the headaches, I would go to TGI Fridays across the street before coming back here again.

vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on November 16, 2017

Reservation checkin area is cramped for space. Had to wait 15min for check in.