At first glance, South Coast Pizza Parlors might look like an ordinary family pizza joint. The requisite video and redemption games chirp and ring near the entrance. Six big-screen televisions flicker with sporting events. But the difference is in the pizza--the kitchen crew crafts dough and sauce fresh every single day, drizzling pies with classic toppings such as green peppers and pepperoni, as well as more non-traditional options including vegan cheese and soy chorizo.
Win her over on your next dinner date — Olive Garden is an ideal date spot for those who heart Italian cuisine. No need to miss out on Olive Garden just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has plenty of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from Olive Garden's full bar. You won't need to get a sitter before heading to Olive Garden — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment. For some fresh air during the non-winter months, dine outside on Olive Garden's patio.
The dress code is strictly casual at Olive Garden, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable). Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Olive Garden's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Olive Garden, so plan your budget accordingly.
Z Pizza in Santa Ana was originally founded in Laguna Beach. Locals and tourists alike love that they can trust Z’s to make their pizzas with non-GMO wheat flour, organic sauces and pepperoni free of MSG. Even their cheese is an award winning selection from Wisconsin. Sausage at Z’s is even additive free, and toppings are sourced from fresh produce. Almost making pizza into a health food, they also offer options for those with dietary restrictions. They offer dairy free options, vegan and vegetarian pizzas, and even gluten free crusts. Z Pizza takes pride in the disclosure of their carefully chosen ingredients, avoiding genetically modified foods whenever possible.
The premise from the very beginning of this pizza brand was to create a better pizza, and the Santa Ana crowds seem to indicate that they’ve succeeded. Take to the high seas, and taste the swashbuckling pies on offer at this pizzeria. For something special, order Fire in the Hole!, which comes loaded with a meaty base of pepperoni, Canadian bacon and Italian sausage topped off with zesty wax peppers and jalapenos. If that’s not your style, there are nineteen other specialty options to fulfill your pizza cravings. The relaxed dining area comes complete with plenty of TVs for watching big games while enjoying the company of your friends and family.
Bari’s Pasta in Santa Anna specializes in wholesome Italian food, with a specific emphasis on pasta. Specialties include the meat or veggie baked lasagna, the rigatoni, and the spaghetti with meatballs. That last one deserves some extra recognition with its chunky, slow-cooked marinara sauce and its deliciously seasoned homemade meatballs. Those looking for a fancier taste are encouraged to try the Chicken Delight: grilled chicken and onions coated liberally with homemade garlic sauce and slices of grilled tomatoes to top it all off. Serving sizes are extremely generous at Bari’s; people with a lighter stomach might end up taking leftovers home.
Round Table Pizza is one of the few major pizza franchises that has managed to grow as big as it has without losing touch with its humble roots. For 51 years, they’ve been practically laying the tracks when it comes to fast food pizza. Unlike other chains that use industrially-prepared frozen dough to cut corners on costs and preparation time, Round Table still insists on doing things the old-fashioned way- the RIGHT way, whipping up each and every pizza with the same level of love and attention to detail as their very first. They call themselves “The Last Honest Pizza,” and they do well to deliver on the promise that comes with that name.