Pizzeria Ortica - Bar Area
Pizzeria Ortica – Bar Area

Pizzeria Ortica in Costa Mesa is has happy hour nightly after 7pm, which is pretty awesome because we can get drinks and food for dinner at a happy price at this modern Italian restaurant.

Pizzeria Ortica每天晚上七點以後有快樂時光,一些酒和食物都比較便宜,一般快樂時光都比較早,這家時間剛好可以來吃晚餐,真不錯。

Pizzeria Ortica - Happy Hour Menu
Happy Hour Menu
Pizzeria Ortica - Dinner Menu
Dinner Menu

We decided to start the meal with wines and appetizers from the happy hour menu. For main entree, we would try the pizza from happy hour menu, and a pasta dish from the dinner menu.

我們決定先從快樂時光菜單上點些酒和開胃菜,主菜呢就選快樂時光菜單上的比薩,外加一份晚餐菜單上的義大利麵點。

Vino Red - Pecorari Refosco, Venezia-Giulia, Italy ($8)
Vino Red – Pecorari Refosco, Venezia-Giulia, Italy ($8)
Vino White - MacMurray Ranch Chardonnay, Sonoma, CA ($8)
Vino White – MacMurray Ranch Chardonnay, Sonoma, CA ($8)

We had 2 red and 1 white wine. Gotta have some vino to go with delicious Italian food.

我們兩個人點了兩杯紅酒和一杯白酒,吃義大利美食一定要配酒的嘛!

Chef's Antipasto ($6) - Roasted bone marrow, beech mushrooms, shallots, Gorgonaolz cheese
Chef’s Antipasto ($6)
Roasted bone marrow, beech mushrooms, shallots, Gorgonzola cheese

I don’t think we got roasted bone marrow on the plate as described on the menu. It still was a great appetizer with cheese, mushrooms and bread.

菜單上形容的主廚招牌開胃菜是有烤骨髓,但我們這盤上桌時沒有骨髓啊?不過還是有很好吃的起司+菇菇+麵包。

Mussels ($6) - Steamed Prince Edward Island mussels, leeks, chiles mint, garlic crostini
Mussels ($6)
Steamed Prince Edward Island mussels, leeks, chiles mint, garlic crostini

The mussels was absolutely delicious. We love the slightly spicy and slightly acidic flavor. Dipping the garlic bread in the broth was the best part.

青口真的超好吃,酸酸辣辣的,把大蒜麵包沾滿醬汁一口吃下去真是太享受了!

Margherita Pizza ($8) - San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella, basil
Margherita Pizza ($8)
San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella, basil

Pizza at Ortica is Neapolitan style pizza. The juice from fresh tomatoes kept the center of the pizza moist. Margherita is a very simple pizza. Just tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil. It was simple, yet had so much flavors that just work perfectly together. The pizza dough was very well made. I don’t usually eat pizza crust, but devoured the entire pie here.

這家餐廳的比薩是Neapolitan式的,新鮮蕃茄的汁液讓比薩的中心有點濕度,瑪格麗特是最基本款的比薩,由蕃茄+瑪茲瑞拉起司+羅勒葉組成,雖然很簡單,但整體搭配起來的味道卻又非常豐盛,這家的手工比薩皮非常出色,一般比薩的邊邊我都不吃的,但這家的比薩我們全部啃光光。

Pappardelle ($18) - pappardelle, braised lamb regu, cow's milk ricotta
Pappardelle ($18)
pappardelle, braised lamb regu, cow’s milk ricotta

I love freshly handmade pasta! Pappardelle with lamb regu was on the heavier side. Portion was small, but just the right amount due to the heaviness. The braised lamb was soft and savory. The sauce and cheese coated the perfectly al-dante pappardelle. One bite of the pasta with a sip of the red wine was pure happiness.

我超愛手工麵!這盤燉羊肉手工寬麵比較重口味,一盤不大,但是因為重口味,這種份量恰恰好,羊肉燉得很嫩很入味,手工寬麵裹滿了醬汁和起司,一口麵,一口紅酒,整個充滿了幸福的感覺啊!

Dessert Menu
Dessert Menu
Coffee ($4.50)
Coffee ($4.50)

Dessert and coffee after our meal.

正餐吃完後來杯咖啡和甜點。

Affogato ($8) - Espresso with vanilla gelato
Affogato ($8)
Espresso with vanilla gelato
Affogato ($8) - Espresso with vanilla gelato
Affogato ($8)
Espresso with vanilla gelato

If I see affogato on the dessert menu, that’s usually my go-to. Bitter and sweet. Hot and cold. Opposite attraction is magical.

如果在甜點菜單上有看到阿芙加朵,我通常就是點這個,又苦又甜,又熱又冰,為什麼相反性的東西搭配起來就會這麼好吃?

Dr. Park

Eileen

Delicious wine and food. Friendly service. Great seat at the bar area. We had a wonderful dinner at Pizzeria Ortica.

東西好吃,服務很友善,吧台區的高腳桌椅位子很舒服,這頓晚餐我們非常滿意。

Pizza Oven
Pizza Oven

We passed by the wood-fired pizza oven on our way out. This is where magic was made. Looking forward to return soon to try more of their magic pizzas.

離開前經過了他們的木頭燃燒比薩烤爐,原來好吃的比薩都是這裡烤出來的,很期待下次再來嚐嚐他們家不同口味的比薩。

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