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Mar 3, 2007 04:22 PM

italian in irvine, costa mesa, santa ana, tustin?

hi, everyone. just wondering about any good inexpensive italian in the irvine, costa mesa, santa ana/tustin areas. I'm near UC Irvine. thanks in advance for your help!

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  1. Pasta Connection on Harbor in Costa Mesa

    1. Near the Albertson's on Campus/California is Gina's Pizza and Pastaria. Fairly decent, inexpensive. They run specials on Monday or Tuesday nights, with all you can eat spaghetti for $6.

      On the other end of campus is Marco Polo. It's located near the Champagne Market, on the other side of MacArthur from Wildfish/Islands/Daphnes. At MacArthur and Bison. Good breadsticks, a little more upscale and pricier, though not expensive.

      There's an Olive Garden at Culver/Alton, if you call that italian.

      Pomodoro is also a nice little italian place you might want to check out.

      1. Soprano's is a small inexpensive place with good pasta in Costa Mesa (Newport Blvd and Santa Isabel).

        1. Haus of Pizza (Adams/Harbor) in Costa mesa.
          Cheap Italian food. There's a lunch special everyday but Friday, and it's about 2/3 the price of Pasta Connection. However, Pasta Connection does use their own fresh pasta, so i think the quality and taste are better.

          1. Roma di Italia in Tustin is pretty good