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“Great pizza - bring cash.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Original Pizza

Original Pizza
2121 W Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4335
949-673-1451
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Ranked #192 of 399 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Delivery
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery
California
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great pizza - bring cash.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great pizza near Newport Pier. Busy for a reason. Like several other of the small places in this beach area, they only take cash. Come prepared. We found a table and ate inside. Good beer too!

Visited November 2014
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Ohio
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Delicious, Delicious, Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We were spending the day at Newport Beach and decided to go up to the Original Pizza place to order a pizza for lunch. They made our pizza from scratch and then we took it down to the beach with us. It took them about 15 minutes to make it. The crust had a good coal fire taste. The staff was very friendly and provided us plates, napkins, and utensils so we could eat it at the beach. We definitely recommend this place to anyone spending the day at the beach. One note, they only take cash.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newport Beach, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Awesome pizza, no frills”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

some of the best pizza you can get. Perfect crust and lots of cheese. The place is small and old, but that just goes with the beach location. Prices aren't bad (under $18 for a large) so this makes it a great quick stop for food on a beach day.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tucson, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“No Gracias! ”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Place felt like 103 degrees in there, ordered a large combo and a large cheese, the ingredients on the combo looked and tasted old. The cheese was decent. Customer service was a joke, these dudes even charge for refills, REALLY?????

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Worth the wait”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This pizza was REALLY good - some of the best. Yes, the wait is long, service unpredictable. It's a beach town - laaaaid back. The juke box blasting 80s rock, young staff and somewhat unruly atmosphere made the experience truly unforgettable, not to mention that awesome pizza pie with the sweet sauce and salty olives and sausage - and the chewy crust! Yum. What an awesome memory we made at Original Pizza.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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