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“Expensive, service was OK despite only having one server”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Pizza e Vino

Pizza e Vino
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Irvine, California
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99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Expensive, service was OK despite only having one server”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2013

We decided to give this little pizza place a try since it had a nice location on Lake RSM. We went on Wine Wednesday, which is when they discount an overly-expensive wine by 50% to price it closer to normal restaurant retail.

We were seated immediately, and our server greeted us and took our drink orders a few minutes later. She was friendly, and had about 5 other tables to work on top of ours.

We ordered two small salads and the garlic bread, all of which were very nice. The garlic bread is basically pizza crust covered in oil and garlic, and crisped up in the pizza oven. You’ll need to like slightly burnt parts of your pizza or bread crust if you’re to eat here. It’s just how it’s cooked in the oven. We liked the garlic bread.

Our 12” pizza arrived (the Mona Lisa for $16.95). Light cheese, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sundried tomatoes, and artichoke hearts. The crust towards the middle was soggy and sloppy, and the edges were burnt slightly, but overall it wasn't terrible.

If we came back, we’d likely order a few starters and share a salad.

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
Irvine, California
1 review
“Terrible Service!!!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2013

Terrible service! . We waited 20 minutes, with not even a refill of water to place our order. We finally ordered an appetizer and two pizza's. Not only did the waitress, Tiffany, bring us the wrong order, but when she did bring us the pizza's (which were burnt and cold) she failed to bring the appetizer. On top of that the waitress had a nasty attitude when we requested that she take back the cold food. Very unfriendly and very dissapointing experience.

  • Visited March 2013
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Amityville, New York
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A special Pizza Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2013

While visiting Southern California is winter, friends recommended this restaurant. Although a little pricey it is definitely worth the trip. The owner has the flour and water flown in directly from Italy on a daily basis. I believe the pizza we had last night was very close to the pizza I had in Rome. A thin crust (crunchy) with just the right topping. I ordered the organic salad to begin with. It had goat cheese, cranberries and nuts and was delightful. We ordered the Margarita with Basil which was just great and also the Prociutto with Mozzerella. The extensive wine list included Italian wine which we ordered and was wonderful. The pizza is made in a brick oven which makes this pizza different from what you are used to. Staff was attentive, polite and informative. We had a two and three year old with us and the staff was very accommodating.

  • Visited February 2013
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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Great pizza, a little slice of Italy in south OC”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2013

Great ambiance, small and intimate with attentive service and great food, you can't go wrong with this little piece of heaven. Great pizza and wine selections as well.

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Thank chris t
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47 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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“Gourmet Pizza and Wine Tasting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2013 via mobile

This place is for date night...not really for family dining. A little pricey but a fun night out and a chance to test some new wines.

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