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Travel Costa Mesa Blog

Archive for October, 2009

Pizzeria Ortica Restaurant Review

Posted on October 5, 2009 | 9:00am

Debbie and I went to Pizzeria Ortica last Friday evening around 7.  It is located on Anton Boulevard across the street from South Coast Plaza.  The lighting is dim with every table lit by tea light candled.  There are four different seating areas: outdoors, at the tables indoors, the bar and the enclosed patio.  When we first walked in, a hostess immediately greeted us.  She asked if we had placed a reservation and we had not, so she asked if we would be interested in sitting at the bar or outside.  The indoor seating area was designated for reservations.  The restaurant was a little noisy indoors from others talking over dinner and it was a little chilly outside, so Debbie and I opted for the enclosed patio. Read More

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Weekend Brunch at Z’Tejas

Posted on October 2, 2009 | 9:00am

Weekend brunch at Z’Tejas allows you to drink in the scene without the weekday rush.

Maybe it’s the location at South Coast Plaza, but I love lunching on the patio of Z’Tejas almost as much as I love the food and margaritas.  The sun hits just the right spot out there in the afternoon.  And if you’re a people-watcher, the patio gives you prime positioning.

But you know how lunches go, especially during the week: You’re in, you eat, you’re out, and you’re back at work in an hour.  It all goes too fast. Read More

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