Pizza D’Oro is the perfect place to go to satisfy a carb craving.
“Large portions, very filling, great deal,” describes a waitress.
The location was set up in 1978, and has since been a great hang out spot for Costa Mesa locals. They offer a variety of Italian foods, and have take-out for those in a rush.
Pizza D’Oro has especially gained notoriety for their sizeable dishes and comfy, laid back atmosphere. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for their unique heart shaped pizza special in February.
Taco Mesa serves “healthy and authentic” Mexican food like no other. They take pride in food cooked freshly every day and use wholesome, organic ingredients.
Their tacos won first place in the 18th annual “Best of Orange County” competition, and their unique Mexican seafood specialties have won them a very loyal band of customers.
Chris Cebellos of the Los Angeles Times says “…all food at Taco Mesa is tasty.”
I’ve never been a huge fan of Mexican food, but I haven’t found a dish at Taco Mesa not to love. Cheap prices, great and unique food—there’s nothing to regret.
On the major street of Newport Boulevard lays the very small, yet extremely delicious, Side Street Café.
The restaurant was created “For the community, and to bring people together,” says the owner’s daughter and employee, Cassie Beach, “A place for family time and just to hang out with your best friends.”
The food is classic and savory. From a beef and onion mixture on a freshly made biscuit topped with home-made gravy, to strawberry-stuffed French toast. I have yet to be disappointed.
Photos of family members adorn the walls, adding to the friendly atmosphere and worn character, perfect for a Sunday morning brunch with the family. “Delicious,” exclaims one of the many satisfied customers.
Don’t forget to bring some cash along with a hefty appetite, because debit cards aren’t accepted.
1145 Baker St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
647 W 19th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Side Street Cafe
1799 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627