Italian Restaurants in Irvine

45% Off at Finbars Italian Kitchen

Costa Mesa

$40 $22

New York and West Coast twists update Italian dishes, such as thin-crust semolina pizzas and pesto chicken with cilantro

$8 for Italian Cuisine at Sweet Basil Cafe

Newport Beach

$14 $8

Lobster ravioli, pesto chicken pizza, meat lasagna, and other Italian favorites

Up to 52% Off at South Coast Pizza Parlors

Costa Mesa

$25 $12

Fresh-made dough and sauce form the basis for topping-strewn pies

Up to 52% Off Pizza at Lamppost Pizza 

Orange

$35 $17

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A pair of friends shares eight slices of regular- or wheat-crust pizza, washing it down with beer from Backstreet Brewery

47% Off Italian Cuisine at Romeo Cucina

Laguna Beach

$30 $16

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Pastas made by hand daily, pizzas baked in a wood-burning brick oven, and other Italian dishes including grilled scampi prawns and risotto

Up to 53% Off at The Pizza Press

Anaheim

$44 $23

Newspaper-themed The Pizza Press serves made-to-order personal pizzas and local craft beers

Half Off Italian and Mediterranean Food at NYC Cafe & Catering

San Juan Capistrano

$26 $13

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Family cafe makes Italian & Mediterranean dishes from scratch including pastas, pizzas, and sandwiches; catering available to Orange County

Up to 50% Off at Zona's Italian American Cuisine

San Clemente

$50 $25.99

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Chef fuses Italian and California flavors, crafting pizzas and housemade pastas as adjoining bar with TVs hosts live music on weekends

47% Off Pizzeria Food at Stuft Pizza of San Clemente

San Clemente

$30 $16

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Homemade sauce and dough define Stuft Pizza's pies, which the chefs have been serving up since 1976

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Satisfying meals and handcrafted beer intersect with premium sports viewing at Lamppost Pizza and Backstreet Brewery, founded in 1976 by Angelo Barro and his sons, Dan and Tom. Today, the franchise welcomes patrons to 37 locations in three states, and the philosophy remains the same at all of them. Seven big-screen TVs broadcast football, basketball, and baseball games from around the leagues to entertain patrons sipping small-batch draft beers brewed onsite. Fans munch on traditional sports-viewing snacks, such as jalapeño poppers, potato skins, and deep-fried depth charts. Chefs also prepare heartier entrees including garlic-chicken pasta, Pesto Supreme pizzas covered with artichoke hearts, and The Linebacker, a pizza loaded with pepperoni, salami, ground beef, sausage, and two types of bacon.

14450 Culver Dr
Irvine,
CA
US

At Main Street Pizza & Cafe, eager eaters ingest hand-tossed pizzas, hot sandwiches served on french rolls, and breakfast fare. The savory surface of an artichoke-feta pizza supports fresh garlic, tomatoes, and mozzarella, which cower on its edges after glimpsing the approach of world-consuming teeth (starting at $8.99).

2540 Main St
Irvine,
CA
US

18068 Culver Dr
Irvine,
CA
US

Peppino's menu of family-style portions provides more savory pairings than grandma could shake a slotted spoon at. Ease a land lover into the seafood sampler, composed of halibut, shrimp, scallops, and salmon atop a bed of angel-hair pasta infused with a garlic-basil tomato sauce and a splash of white wine ($21.95), or teach the young ones the true meaning of antipasto with a piled-high salad of salami, capicola, ham, mortadella, provolone, red onions, black olives, tomatoes, pepperoncini, kitchen sinks, roasted peppers, and mixed greens ($9.95).

6460 Irvine Blvd
Irvine,
CA
US

Tuscany Mediterranee Grill’s chefs settle for nothing less than fresh, quality ingredients in their Italian and Mediterranean dishes. They start with premium meats, such as Black Angus beef. Their herbs and vegetables are organic and always fresh, and sauces are made from imported hot red Italian tomatoes.

Diners enjoy the housemade pastas, risottos, steaks, and kebabs at intimate white-clothed tables often adorned with one or two long-stemmed roses in a small vase. Overhead, small crystal chandeliers dangle from the ceiling, bathing every table in a light that's softer and more pleasant than a hug from the Pillsbury Doughboy.

2010 Main St
Irvine,
CA
US

Italian with a twist of Asain & Mediterranean.

651 E 1st St
Tustin,
CA
US