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A Taste of Italy at Angelina’s Pizzeria

One of my favorite places to have Italian food in Orange County is at Angelina’s Pizzeria in Irvine. The restaurant has one of the chicest ambiances in Orange County, and the food never disappoints.

Entrance to Angelina's Pizzeria in Irvine

Angelina’s Pizzeria New Winter Menu

When I heard that Angelina’s Pizzeria just released a new winter menu, I immediately made reservations. When I arrived at the restaurant, the friendly staff took us to a comfortable booth. As I looked over the menu, it was hard to pick just one item, so I ordered everything new!

Meatballs

Meatballs at Angelina's Pizzeria in Irvine

Although the meatballs are not new on the menu, I always have to order them when at the restaurant. The meatballs are light, not heavy like at most Italian restaurants. They cook the meatballs in the pizza oven that gives them an authentic smoky flavor. When paired with their sauce – pure heaven.

Calamari

Calamari at Angelina's Pizzeria in Irvine

Along with the meatballs, I ordered some calamari to start. The calamari at Angelina’s is fresh, delicious, and the perfect dish to start your meal. I guarantee that you can’t just eat one bite.

Best Salad at Angelina’s Pizzeria

Insalata con Agrumi (Citrus Salad) at Angelina's Pizzeria in Irvine

The highlight of the new winter menu at Angelina’s is the Insalata con Agrumi. The refreshing citrus salad comes with a bed of fresh chicory lettuce. Topped with winter citrus, toasted hazelnuts, and gorgonzola cheese. Also, it paired to perfection with a lemon vinaigrette.

Pappardelle al Cinghiale

 Pappardelle al Cinghiale at Angelina's Pizzeria in Irvine

We were in for a treat with the next course. The Pappardelle al Cinghiale features rich and authentic flavors. The dish has hand cut pappardelle pasta, and a wild boar ragu. Plus, it comes topped with fresh Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.

Tortellini all’ Aragosta

Tortellini all’ Aragosta (lobster pasta) at Angelina's Pizzeria in Irvine

My favorite dish of the night was the lobster tortellini. I love everything with lobster in it. The fresh lobster paired with house-made tortellini, ricotta, and Pecorino Romano is out of this world. The flavors blend perfectly together in a lobster Pomodoro sauce.

Filetto di Manzo

Filetto di Manzo at Angelina's Pizzeria in Irvine

In addition to the pasta, we enjoyed the Filetto di Manzo. The dish features an 8oz filet, cooked to perfection in their pizza oven. The seat arrived seasoned beautifully and cooked to my desired temperature. It comes with potatoes, carrots, and mushrooms. The flavors explode with every bite because of the cipollini demi sauce.

Panna Cotta

panna cotta at Angelina's Pizzeria in Irvine

We ended our dining experience at Angelina’s Pizzeria by savoring the pannacotta. The refreshing dessert features a vanilla pannacotta with a port cherry reduction and walnuts.

When looking for somewhere in Orange County to enjoy delicious Italian food, Angelina’s Pizzeria is the place to go. Reservations are recommended by calling (949) 536-5200.

Location

Angelina’s Pizzeria
Los Olivos Marketplace | Irvine Spectrum
8573 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618

Angelina's Pizzeria in Irvine at the Irvine Spectrum

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