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Aug 1, 2009 07:14 PM

LA Pizza; But what about Orange County ???

Name some favorites in Orange County.

I'll start it with Porkys

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  1. My top 3:
    A Slice of NY - Seal Beach
    Al's New York Cafe - Costa Mesa / Newport Beach
    Nonna Lucci's - Huntington Beach

    1. Qualification: I like NY style pizza - thin, chewy crust.

      LaRocco's in HB.
      I'll second A Slice of NY
      Al's NY Cafe a distant 3rd.

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      1. re: bluthcompany

        I always hesitate to recommend LaRocco's because their restaurant is filthy.

        1. re: mollygirl

          LaRocco's San Clemente location is tiny but clean. Best pizza we've found in 25 years in South OC. Close seconds are Fratello's/Peppino's (several locations) and Antonucci's (Mission Viejo).

      2. Pizzeria Ortica in Costa Mesa for restaurant pizza

        Original Pizza in Newport Beach around 22nd street

          1. re: Das Ubergeek

            Have never heard of Luigi's, but their menu looks good with very traditional simple Italian cuisine. Is all of their food good....or do you just recommend the pizza. What about the ambiance and service?

            1. re: josephnl

              It's OK. I only go for the pizza. The ambiance is, well, casual. Service is OK. Some of the staff are a little... hm... eccentric.

              1. re: Das Ubergeek

                Used to love Luigi's--in their old location. Havn't gone back after our awful experience in the new location. Their lasagne used to be fantastic--is it still good? (maybe I could get take out)


                1. re: Funwithfood

                  I don't know, honestly, lasagne is one of those things I make at home.

            2. re: Das Ubergeek

              Love Luigi's. Disclaimer- my 11yo son's friend's dad & brother run the place. Son thinks that the pizza makes him pitch better (worked for Burt Blyleven)

            3. Sabatino's in Newport.