Foretti's - (formerly Pirozzi's)

4.7
1197 Reviews
$30 and under
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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vipLULU80OC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food4service3ambience1

Tables too small and cramped

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vipJulie
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our most favorite places! The food is delicious and the service is always impeccable. Love it!

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vipToledo54
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, wine, ambience and service are excellent. Pizza is unique and a authentic Neapolitan. Recommend it highly!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This is a great place. Be sure to try a little of all the areas on the menu. Salad, soup, pasta which is house made is all super. Only negative was the maraschino cherry used in the old fashioned when we really prefer the luxardo however it didn’t stop us from enjoying the strong drink made with quality bourbon.

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vipDiane7
Phoenix
40 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Food was superb. Nice ambiance. A neighborhood find. On my list every time I come to Newport. Tastes homemade.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were celebrating a business victory. Was very happy that our host accommodated us indoors as we didn’t realize we would be eating in a tent outdoors.

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DianeT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at the restaurant and believe me it will not be our last. the customer service was excellent the food was exquisite the service was impeccable. It was so nice seeing everybody in the restaurant enjoying themselves from couples to families. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

We love coming to eat here and recommend to all our friends, but felt service was lacking this time around. We came to celebrate our anniversary and our server was not attentive to our table. He didn’t really check to see how we were doing and when we ordered our food it came out very late. There was a large party at the restaurant at the time of our dinner, but we ordered our food before them and received our food after them. We also noticed that the server for the large table would check on their table multiple times throughout the night and provided quality customer service to the large party. However, I server would go missing for quite some time. It was just really disappointing as we came for a special occasion and it didn’t feel as such. Wouldnt recommend

Foretti's - (formerly Pirozzi's)
Responded on November 19, 2021

Saher, my apologies for Marco's poor service on Monday night. I discussed with him ways , to make your anniversary feel special. One, should have informed the kitchen to move your order up before the 12 top was served, and he should not have disappeared like he did. When you feel the time is right here is my cell 714 749 3566. Call me and let me handle the reservations along with the bill. I appreciate that you recommend us to your friends and would like to serve you again. Best, Thad Foret

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vipfoodie6
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local spot for fantastic food, drinks, service, and ambiance!

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stpartyo5
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent

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Jen123
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great service, family owned business and love it every time ! I always overeat.. that is my only problem 🤭

Foretti's - (formerly Pirozzi's)
Responded on November 19, 2021

Jen123, Thank you for the kind words and support!!! Best Thad Foret

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience and food is exceptional

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yummyforthetummy
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Romantic, good service. Only complaint is that the toppings on the pizza are not spread out. One piece has all the olives, or all the artichoke, or all the ham. Better to have a bite of each on each slice.

Foretti's - (formerly Pirozzi's)
Responded on November 19, 2021

YummyForTheTummy, First, thank you for your input. When I purchased this place 17 months ago I thought the same thing, so I made the change. This place has such an incredible following most people that order that pizza expect it that way. What followed when I made the change was that people would send it back. I hope you visit us again and just tell your server to have them mix it up with the ingredients. Best Thad Foret

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KathyL
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We both ordered the veal osobuco ravioli and it was delicious! Our waiter was very helpful and friendly. We were seated outdoors, I like the fact we had more space than the patrons eating inside, but it still felt like we were eating dinner in a parking lot.

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AndrewE
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great drinks and excellent service!

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BonnieN
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, great staff- waiter was awesome, he was attentive, efficient and darling!

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viptomm
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service here is always outstanding and consistent....

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vipLisaZ
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, served hot and plentiful. Busy night but service was good and attentive.

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vipBillH
West Palm Beach
77 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found this restaurant on OpenTable and we have to say that this experience was delightful in every way! With a smaller dining room, an outside patio and additional seating in what can be described as a Covid Tent which seem to be popular in California, we were seated at a nice table in the main dining room and quickly greeted by our server Monika. A true professional in every way she made us feel 'right at home' and missed no opportunity to ensure that our evening went well!

From their shrimp and calamari appetizer to my wife's Meatballs & Salad pairing to the most unique, light and flavorful VealAl Mattone (Veal Parmesan) I've ever had, the preparations and presentations were fantastic.

The owner stopped by to check on our experience and he was genuinely interested in how things were.

We definitely recommend Foretti's to those looking for a great Italian spot!

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vipjeffp
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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annieandalanM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Super casual….Great food..
Perfect for fun times and everyday dining….

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place!

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vipCynthiaH
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific fresh tasting pasta entrees. Lemoncello martini was wonderful.

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ToriS
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

When booking the reservation we chose "outside" but apparently "outside" is a tent in the parking lot. Be sure to specify before choosing outdoor dining.

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BenJ
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Neopolitan Italian cuisine around this area. Our second time...neither time disappointed. To the contrary, each time has been so enjoyable. First time we were welcomed by Thad, who couldn't have been more friendly (He has an impressive background in the local restaurant scene). Servers Monica (wonderful personality) and Marcos (ditto) helped with suggestions that were right on. Food excelled. Will return often!

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vipKathyD
Las Vegas
36 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought a friend here to thank her for doing us a big favor. She had never been to Forettis’s and loved it !
Our server was, Monica and she was great ! Could not have been more helpful and gracious. Thanks to all who prepared our food, served our food and cleared our table. Great crew !

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IsabelC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, service, ambience...loved it. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great vibe, service was a little too good…. I got my wine and had 2 sips and my meal was already on the table… wanted to have a few minutes to decompress from my week. Pasta was great. Pizza was not as impressive. Soft soggy crust and on the smaller side. Very pricey for what we got.

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vipChiragP
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was amazing. Always there to give us recommendations and fast! The food was excellent and the portions were just right.

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vipGreatFoodGreatAtompshere
Orange County
55 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food is good and there is a nice out door patio. The service was very nice and the atmosphere is good for both a date or bringing you family as it’s louder so kids won’t disturb anyone. The authentic Italian food is something most Italian places can’t compare to in quality and flavor. We started with the artichoke which was a special, but it was kind of dry and not as flavorful as i would have liked and the calamari was kinda small and the bottom of the basket was filled with lettuce. The sea bass i had was good but it was described as a whole fish, which it wasn’t. The pizza at the table was very good.

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vipDannyS
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Patio is a joke. Dirty. It’s like I’m eating in a large garbage can.

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StephanieR
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter and staff were all so friendly and amazing. Good good, wine, all around amazing experience. Can’t wait to go back

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vipRickA
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome with Thad at Foretti's! Great local spot.

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vipTruckeelover
San Francisco
77 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Asked about other open tables was told they were reserved. The tables were still open 2 hours after we arrived. Ordered linguine black octopus was chewy, pasta was clumped together and a piece of metal was in the fish also! Another person of our party had to wait for their dinner wrong order was put in. Not worth going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have celiacs disease and let me tell you that their gluten free pasta was the most amazing thing I've ever had. What was even better was our waitress Monica!! Everything about this place was phenomenal. When you go, ask for literally everything on the menu and make sure Monica is your waitress!!

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vipGoodfood4
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food amazing service very slow and scattered too much waiting for waiter to come to table

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Excellent service. The food is so tasty.

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vipCheri
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

James is an outstanding server. The food was fantastic. I love this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant… great service excellent food… love it!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Not the same, zucchini soup was tasteless, seafood pizza not the quality as previous visits

FAQs

Foretti's - (formerly Pirozzi's) offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 675-2932.

Foretti's - (formerly Pirozzi's) is rated 4.7 stars by 1197 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.