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The Best Authentic Italian Pizza at Angelina’s Pizzeria in Irvine, CA

You know what makes life better?  Pizza!  Believe it or not, I did not grow up eating pizza. I know it was a sad existence. Thanks to being Asian, I got my fill of white rice daily and then some! But, since marrying a Caucasian man, who by the way loves PIZZA (and eats it like there is no tomorrow) — I have become quite the authority of pizza cuisine!

My family and I were so excited when Angelina’s Pizzeria in Irvine, CA invited us to be their special guests!  The hubs and kids were counting down the days. I can’t wait to tell you about our dining experience at the best authentic pizza restaurant you will find around town.

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Authentic Italian pizzas – the best In Irvine, California!

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Los Olivos Marketplace 8573 Irvine Center Drive Irvine CA 92618 P: (949) 536-5200

 

Meet the DAVOLIA!!! (Choice of mild or spicy salame) Napoletana-style salame, Mozzarella di Bufala, San Marzano DOP pomodoro sauce and fresh basil (pepperoncini oil on spicy). We opted for the spicy salame and it was delish!

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This exquisite dinner was fit for a little prince!

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The kids loved their PENNE AL SUGO CON POLPETTE! Penne pasta, San Marzano DOP pomodoro sauce, Napoletana-style meatballs, fresh basil and extra virgin olive oil.

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Swanky pizza kitchen with seating at the bar for full event coverage!

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A delish antipasti with more than enough to share!

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Stylish restaurant design with an airy, modern, and swanky atmosphere.

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BRIE PIZZIA: Brie cheese, baked ham, Gaeta olives (with pits), arugula, sun dried tomatoes, Mozzarella di Bufala, fresh basil and extra virgin olive oil.

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Friendly and courteous staff who are eager to make your experience enjoyable and delicious. We loved our waitress Toni!

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Stunning bar with ample seating to sit comfortably while you enjoy your cuisine and company.

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Meet Alyssa and Gojko, two of their many fantastic servers who take pride in being a part of Angelina’s Pizzeria family and treats you like family too!

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My two princess gives Angelina’s two thumbs up! A restaurant perfect for date nights, special events, and family.

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They offer an extensive menu of beverages and cocktails sure to please you.

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Don’t forget your greens! I love their CESARE INSALATE: Romaine hearts, homemade croutons, anchovy lemon dressing and shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano.

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They also cater for private parties by using a special mobile woodfire oven to create their amazing pizzas onsite for corporate events, private parties, weddings, receptions, and more.

This was a heavenly Italian experience for me! I have never been to Italy before, but from dining here I can now say that I have.  I was told by our waitress they import their San Marzano tomatoes and premium ingredients all the way from Italy to ensure the taste is authentic to recipes that were created in Tuscany.

The wood-fire pizzas were so delicious! They are carefully cooked in Angelina’s 900 degree wood-fire ovens. The dough is hand stretched and kneaded every morning and handcrafted with locally sourced produce and topped with mozzarella from a cheesemonger in Napoli. Isn’t this fabulous!?!  The taste is unreal!

There are so many unique dishes here to experience.  Their recipes are traditional  in honoring family recipes that originated from the soul of Italy’s best ingredients and local produce. However, what sets Angelina’s apart is that they perfectly blend New World techniques into their pizza that creates an experience that is unparalleled and authentic.

Thank you Angelina’s Pizzeria for having us and treating us like family! Are you a fan of Italian food? Please, share with me your thoughts.

60 Comments

  1. June 28, 2017 / 12:09 pm

    The food looks delicious and the place looks amazing! I love Italian food! Best food in the world! I also love your outfit! lace all the way! xx corinne

    • June 28, 2017 / 12:21 pm

      Hi Corinne and Kirsty! Thank you so much! Yes, Italian is so GOOD! Thank you for stopping by! xo

    • June 28, 2017 / 12:57 pm

      Hi Samantha! Thank you so much! xo

  2. Thomas Falkenstedt
    June 28, 2017 / 2:19 pm

    Having just been in Italy for a few weeks and both reading and looking at your pictures about this place the experience seems completely authentic and looks delicious indeed! I could live on pizza too if it wasn’t for my body being a bit cranky if I have too many, haha.
    xoxo
    Thomas

    • June 28, 2017 / 2:24 pm

      Hi Thomas! You are so lucky to visit Italy! One day for me! I love love pizza too! Their pizza was light and not as doughy as “American” pizzas can be. It is definitely a balance with having too much pizza! I agree with you! This was indeed a treat for our whole family! Thanks for dropping by! xo

  3. Katie Dundas
    June 28, 2017 / 3:37 pm

    Can never resist a good pizza! Even though I am a bit dull and prefer margharita over most others! 🙂 Great post.

    • June 28, 2017 / 7:51 pm

      Margharita is seriously one of the BEST! xo

  4. June 28, 2017 / 3:48 pm

    Yum! I love pizza, especially if I can get it all to myself, hehe. Now I’m getting hungry!

    Kim
    Simply Lovebirds

    • June 28, 2017 / 7:50 pm

      He he! I am always hungry for pizza!

  5. June 28, 2017 / 3:49 pm

    Gorgeous top! Love that lace detail

  6. Amy Pawlukiewicz
    June 28, 2017 / 3:50 pm

    Hmmm, I’ll be in OC tomorrow…maybe I can take a little detour…

    • June 28, 2017 / 7:50 pm

      Hi Amy! Definitely, go! You won’t regret it! Thank you! xo

  7. Nicole Lier
    June 28, 2017 / 4:30 pm

    Ok—this place looks and sounds amazing!!! I love my pizza too!! And let’s talk about how beautiful you look—-holy smokes I love your top and skirt ❤️❤️❤️❤️

    • June 28, 2017 / 7:50 pm

      Hi Nicole! Thank you so much sweetheart!!!

  8. Krystal Spiegler
    June 28, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    you can’t go wrong with pizza! Looks and sounds delicious! I’ve had authentic pizza from Italy and it was the BEST. Glad to hear they source their ingredients from there. 🙂

    • June 28, 2017 / 7:49 pm

      Hi Krystal! So, awesome you have had pizza in Italy! This will be my next best thing! Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Len Dela Peña Parent
    June 28, 2017 / 6:22 pm

    I’m back on track! You look absolutely stunning. Your family is beautiful, Deb. Glad that you guys had an amazing time as family.
    Have a wonderful week!
    much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com
    XO

    • June 28, 2017 / 7:49 pm

      Thank you so much Len! I hope you are well!

    • June 28, 2017 / 7:48 pm

      Hi Courtney! Thank you so much!

  10. Kallie Flexman
    June 28, 2017 / 10:20 pm

    This place looks so cute and that pizza looks amazing! I also love your red and white outfit!

    • June 28, 2017 / 11:47 pm

      Hi Kallie! Thank you so much! xo

  11. Nicole Vick
    June 28, 2017 / 10:47 pm

    Everything looked really tasty! Your outfit was beautiful, by the way.

    • June 28, 2017 / 11:47 pm

      Hi Nicole! Thank you so much!

    • June 28, 2017 / 11:47 pm

      Thank you so much Nathalie! xo

  12. Pentene
    June 29, 2017 / 12:48 am

    This place looks so fancy. My style. You looked great and the food looked exquisite. I would love to check this place out after your wonderful review.

    Xoxo
    http://www.stylemefancy.com

    • June 29, 2017 / 10:24 am

      Pentene, yes! You would love this restaurant! Thank you for stopping by!

  13. Kristina
    June 29, 2017 / 5:43 am

    Authentic Italian pizza is my absolute favorite meal, hands down! And this place looks stunning. I want to fly out to the west coast right now. I’ll meet you for lunch!
    xx Kristina

    http://www.dearnovemberdays.com

    • June 29, 2017 / 10:24 am

      Hi Kristina! I would LOVE that so much! One day we will meet over pizza!

    • June 29, 2017 / 10:23 am

      Hi Mary! Thank you! I could eat pizza all day!

  14. Brigita Potocki
    June 29, 2017 / 7:40 am

    I love pizzas and these really look delicious! I live near Italy so I know how a real Italian pizza looks like and these actually come pretty close 🙂

    Brigita
    http://www.mjzfashion.si

    • June 29, 2017 / 10:23 am

      No way, Brigita! Well, I trust your judgement! Italy, sounds amazing! These pizzas are so delicious! You are so lucky!

  15. June 29, 2017 / 10:35 am

    You had me at pizza! That marble counter looks like the perfect spot to get a good food photo. Looks like an amazing place for date night!

    • June 29, 2017 / 10:49 am

      Hi Chelsea! LOL! Ain’t this the truth! This place is stunning and inspiring and the FOOD so YUMMY! xo

    • June 30, 2017 / 2:44 pm

      Thank you so much! My kids had a blast! xo

  16. June 29, 2017 / 7:41 pm

    The pizza looks delicious!

    Sam

    • June 30, 2017 / 2:44 pm

      Thank you so much Samantha!

  17. Amanda Maxwell
    June 30, 2017 / 7:23 am

    Talk about the prefect place for pizza and lets address how fabulous you look!! Pizza has come a long way and I am loving it these days!

    • June 30, 2017 / 2:44 pm

      Thank you so much Amanda! Me too! I love the modern take on pizza!

  18. Karissa Allen
    June 30, 2017 / 9:05 am

    what a beautiful restaurant! you’re making me hungry lol. Also love that red on you, you look hot!

    • June 30, 2017 / 2:43 pm

      Thank you so much sweetheart! Hope to see you again!

  19. Alyssa Moore
    June 30, 2017 / 2:28 pm

    What a great post! Beautiful restaurant! I love your outfit! The red is beautiful on you! Love how detailed this post it.

    • June 30, 2017 / 2:43 pm

      Thank you so much Alyssa! I am craving pizza now and I love red!

  20. Kristin Taylor
    June 30, 2017 / 6:02 pm

    That place is totally close enough for us to drive down on the weekend! The pizza looks phenomenal as well.

    • June 30, 2017 / 10:19 pm

      Hi Kristin! What area do you live in? How, cool! Yes, you must and then head to the beach for fun! xo

  21. Dom
    June 30, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    Hello sister! What a fab post! This restaurant looks amazing and now I really want pizza. It looks beyond delicious. Your outfit is amazing and makes you shine in this beautiful restaurant. Your kids look so adorable as well! I love how you included them.
    Love, Dom

    • June 30, 2017 / 10:18 pm

      Hi Dom! Thank you so much! I love my babes! They mean the world to me! Any opportunity to include them I get so happy! Oh, this restaurant is so gorgeous and the food delish! If you ever come down to OC – please come and visit me! xo

  22. Jennifer Quattrucci
    July 1, 2017 / 11:15 am

    This is so awesome! When I saw the post on Instagram about this Italian Pizza Place named Angelina’s I was so excited because my daughter is named Angelina and we are actually from Italy. I really love this post and it all looks so delightful! I love how they blend the New World Techiques and come up with such authentic flavor.

  23. July 1, 2017 / 8:54 pm

    I’d love to visit here next time I head your way!

  24. Helena Marz
    July 2, 2017 / 5:36 am

    If I am ever in California this is the place I would definitely be dinning! All the Italian food looks amazing delicious and I love love pizza from Italy especially I have been there before. You look stunning in red and white❤️ xo

  25. July 2, 2017 / 1:50 pm

    As an Italian who grew up eating pizza and still can’t get enough of it, I can tell you that pizza looks like the real thing! The place is very nice too and I bet you turned many heads with that outfit. Super gorgeous! Your kid is so sweet!! Baci, Valeria – Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

  26. Jennifer DeMatteo SavvyGreySty
    July 2, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    I love pizza too. And this pizza looks so delicious. I will have to check this great spot out when I am in Southern California. Your kids are so beautiful

  27. Rosita Chávez
    July 3, 2017 / 10:03 pm

    Loved this post! I am craving a pizza right now, it looks sooo good!!

  28. Candace
    July 6, 2017 / 4:09 pm

    The closest I’ve gotten to an authentic pizza was when I visited NYC a couple of years ago. I’ve never heard of this restaurant before, but I can tell from the looks of that pizza, it’s definitely authentic. Hopefully I get the chance to try it one day!

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  29. July 11, 2017 / 2:42 pm

    What a fun and delicious place to go! Local pizza joints are some of my favorite places to go to when we’re traveling!

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