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Oct 12, 2010 06:04 PM

Best Pizza in Orange County?

Any recommendations for pizza places in Orange County? I like Gina's, but I'm in a pizza rut...Help!

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  1. Have you tried Z Pizza? There are several chains in OC. Pretty good. They also make a great brick oven pizza at Roman Cucina in Newport Beach and Laguna Hills.

      1. We have an authentic Neapolitan-style pizza place in Rancho Santa Margarita that I think is very good -- Pizza e Vino.

        1. Pizzeria Ortico if you're looking for something Mozza-esque.

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          1. re: gbrl

            The pizza styles at Ortica and Mozza are quite different

            1. re: honkman

              Then I assume that the constant comparisons between the two are as random as pizzeria bianco and papa john's? All three of the former are smaller (perhaps artisanal) "gourmet" wood fired pizzas comprised of more selective toppings, no?

              1. re: gbrl

                Ortica is using a rather classical napolitean style pizza. Their pizza dough is very close to what you would get in Napoli. Mozza has a very different pizza dough which is very different to the ones in Napoli. Different taste, much thicker, more breadlike. Both pizzas are good but hardly comparable. It's comparing apples to oranges.

          2. We've had rather good pizza twice at ECCO Restaurant in the Camp on Bristol near South Coast Plaza.