Heading down to The Orange County Center for the Performing Arts ...
in a couple of weeks. Can anyone recommend a nearby restaurant for dinner before the performance? I am a vegetarian, my companion is an omnivore - prefer Italian, but open to anything that can accommodate both (although he's not too fond of Indian). Mid-range to higher mid-range prices are fine. We will be a little dressed up for the ballet so nothing too casual. Thanks.
Italian: Pizzeria Ortica (great housemade pasta)
Old Vine Cafe @ the Camp has great both meat & non-meat menu items
Charlie Palmer @ Bloomingdale
Pizzeria Ortica & CP are both within walking distance of OCPAC. There are other restaurants nearby, but these are the ones I prefer.
650 Anton Boulevard, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Old Vine Cafe
2937 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626