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Selma's Chicago Pizzeria

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30461 Avenida De Las Flores, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688-3936
949-709-8165
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A fun place

The food here is very good. I am not a fan of thick pizza but Iblike the pizza here!! The salads are fresh and tasty. The pastas are very well done . Their bread is warm and delicious. I have gone to this restaurant for lunch and dinner many times and it is always very good! It's a busy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
VRSMCA
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Rancho Santa Margarita CA
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El Dorado Hills, California
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104 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to try Selma's because of decent ratings and was convenient to where we happened to be at dinner time. The menus had barely landed on the table when our ambitious server asked if we wanted to order. Pet peeve, restaurants that want to rush you through your meal. Pizza was thick and doughy but unremarkable in flavor. Did I... More 

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Thank Loves2Travel2gether
Rancho Santa Margarita CA
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is very good. I am not a fan of thick pizza but Iblike the pizza here!! The salads are fresh and tasty. The pastas are very well done . Their bread is warm and delicious. I have gone to this restaurant for lunch and dinner many times and it is always very good! It's a busy place.... More 

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Thank VRSMCA
Coto de Caza, California
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144 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

I know some people enjoy the thick crust pizza, but Selma's goes a bit overboard on the pizza dough. Very skimpy on the actual ingredients/toppings. I don't I counted more than about five pieces of pepperoni on mine. Just a lot of over-priced dough for my liking. So many other pizza joints where you can get your money's worth. Very... More 

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Thank Eric B
Orange County, CA
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We've been here for lunch at least once a week for years. Staff has been changing a lot lately since they have opened other restaurants.

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Thank Travlerdede
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We bring Freinds here sometimes after sailing for the beer and deep dish pizza in the bar. Can get very crowed and noisy, but that's what we like after a quiet calm day of sailing. LoL

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Thank WolfhoundC26x
Juneau, Alaska
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134 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Pretty good, but not great, pizza but a decent selection of beers. This place was quite busy when our group of nine ate dinner there and we waited for a bit. In hindsight the wait was probably not totally worth it. Not that anything was bad because it was not but an average rating probably sums up the thoughts of... More 

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Thank derbyking98
Orange County, CA
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91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My wife and I were visiting friends in Mission Veijo when we decided to dine out. When I mentioned Italian both said 'Selma's" in unison. Needless to say that was where we went. Located on Avenida De Las Flores in Rancho Santa Margarita, Selma's sits back in a shopping center. When you walk in it's like walking into an old... More 

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1 Thank ArchieMYL
Ely, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Not the best pizzas (salty and stodgy). Slow service. Loads of other pizza places in the area so we'll probably not go back.

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Thank Jane B
Laguna Hills, California
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Food is just OK. Service is slow. Good family place. Some arcade games in the back room. The pizza is the best thing on the menu. I've been here many times solely because it is convenient and the quality of the food is always mediocre.

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1 Thank Haig M
Sachse, Texas
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We went with a party of 9. 4 adults and 5 kids. We were seated quickly. Our waitress must have been having an off night- but clearly she did not love her job on the day we visited. The kids were able to play video games in the back area which has a TV screen in the area where we... More 

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1 Thank Noreen S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30461 Avenida De Las Flores, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688-3936
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Rancho Santa Margarita
  • Phone Number: 949-709-8165

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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