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Rafael's Pizza

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128 W Macarthur Blvd, Santa Ana, CA 92707-4995 (Formerly Rubino's Pizza)
+1 714-751-6474
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 15:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On the last night of our visit in California, we were staying a property near the airport. Our group was tired and first planned on having dinner at the hotel restaurant. That did not work out due to a power outage in the kitchen, so we asked the waiter to recommend a place that delivers pizza. Unfortantely, he responded with... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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315 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

For Veteran's Day, we ordered pizza and salads from Rafael's Pizza for the staff at work. I dropped by a day earlier and the restaurant staff helped me get an order organized for a group of 30 people. They had a lot of suggestions and made it easy by recommending the quantities and made sure that we had plates and... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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516 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Walking through the neighborhood and saw this place (and saw it in Yelp) and I love pizza. The service was great and I could ask for more. The pizza was pretty good not great. I did like the fact that they have an 8 inch pizza just the right size for one. I had cheese and it was like I... More 

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London, England
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

The pizza here appears to be Mexican style. If you're looking for classic Italian or Italian-American pizza, this may not be for you. We found it not very good.

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Ralph D, Owner at Rafael's Pizza, responded to this review

You certainly are in the minority! This pizzeria has been open since 1976. In all of my 27 years here, I have never had a customer think that are pizza appears to be "Mecxican style." We proudly make our sauce and dough from scratch and use the freshest vegetables available! Best of luck to you! More 

Glide, Oregon
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86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

Good pizza, They don't skimp on the ingredients. A little pricey. $22 for a large with 5 ingredients. Strip mall with 6 or so tables. They do have some other Italian dishes but menu is limited. Will return. Website still says Rubinos.

Thank mike19444
Rogers, Arkansas
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2012

We visited the coast last week and our hotel was in Santa Ana. The day we ordered pizza from Rubino's we had gone sight seeing all day and had driven up the coast all the way to Malibu and back so we were pretty exhausted, it was a full day. We got back to our Hotel and decided just to... More 

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Roseville, California
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100 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2011

Had the pizza delivered to a local hotel. The crust was great, the toppings were delicious, and the price was good. I was amazed that the crust held up during the time it took to deliver it to the room. It was thin crust, but still held it's shape when picked up...often thin crust pizzas fold and let the toppings... More 

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In the West
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2009

I always order the cheese pepperoni and tomato pizza and am NEVER dissappointed. Take out is always quick and the staff is always welcoming and friendly. If I have a big appetite I order a side salad Italian style.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2008

Was referred here by a local, and honestly, it was a complete disappointment. Whatever you do, don't order the mushroom pizza, they aren't even cooked.

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Ralph D, Owner at Rafael's Pizza, responded to this review

We are terribly sorry that your pizza was not up to our highest standards. We only use fresh white medium mushrooms. If any customer has an issue with our product we rectify it immediately. Not sure if you brought it to the attention of anyone on duty, we would have happily made you a new pizza or refunded your money.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 W Macarthur Blvd, Santa Ana, CA 92707-4995 (Formerly Rubino's Pizza)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: +1 714-751-6474
Rafael's Pizza is a casual dining restaurant. We have dine in, take out and a limited delivery area.

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