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“Would drive to Puerto Nuevo just to eat at Ollie's!”

Ollie's Brick Oven Pizza
Ranked #7 of 175 Restaurants in Rosarito
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $18
Cuisines: Pizza
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Urban wood-fired pizzeria with pizzas, appetizers, salads, and desserts made with only the finest ingredients. Relaxed atmosphere with soft music. Local wines and beers. Great tiramisu and desserts!
Reviewed August 7, 2014

We discovered this gem in 2013 while staying at Las Gaviotas for a week. Our six-year-old was having a bad night and didn't want to eat anywhere, so we tried Ollie's because it was close and pizza is always a favorite. The owner saw that she was grumpy, and the next thing we knew he'd snuck a chef's hat on her from behind. They took her to the open kitchen and she was in heaven as a kitchen assistant who got to build our pies. We ended up eating here for three of our eight dinners in Mexico.

This year, we brought some friends with kids. I am always cautious about overselling a restaurant experience to people out of fear that it won't live up to expectations. But, they did it again. They weren't busy, and invited the two seven-year-olds to don chef caps and join them in the kitchen again. The kids had a great time and the adults loved that they were occupied and enjoying themselves.

Now, the food is truly excellent. I don't know that I've had a better pizza from any restaurant in San Diego. Our favorite spots at home (Luigi, Brooklyn, Lefty's, Pizza Nova) all make really good pies...but we like Ollie's better. There's a lot of variety (try the Onion Gorgonzola!), the table apps are great (mozzarella for the kids, asiago and stuffed olives for the adults), and the wine list is made up of excellent and award-winning wines from the Valle Guadalupe. On top of this, the service is outstanding! Both of the cooks are warm and friendly, the wait staff couldn't be nicer, and the owner is always stopping by the tables to make sure that you are enjoying yourselves.

The thing that put it over the top for us on this trip is that our friends were celebrating their anniversary. Without any prompting, the wait staff and owner marched to our table with a complimentary dessert pizza and singing a really funny and sweet ad hoc Happy Anniversary song.

In short, we had a great time and would recommend Ollie's to everyone.

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1  Thank Jeffrey G
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Reviewed July 26, 2014

We stumbled upon Ollie's Pizza, just south of the rental where we were staying at Club Marena, about 8-9 miles below Rosarito Beach. What a find! The brick-oven pizza crust was one of the best we have ever had, and the toppings were top quality and plentiful. My husband had the sausage and mushroom classic and absolutely loved it. I had the orange/pine nut/blue cheese salad - delicious. Came back a second time and had a great arugula salad and spinach pizza. Ollie the Portuguese water dog presides over the room from his pillow in the corner.

1  Thank FirstLoveTravel
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Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Too warm inside because of the oven. Staff very nice. Pizza not very big for the price and you cannot order it to go. You must sit and eat at least one piece there. Maybe nice in winter but too hot inside in July.

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2  Thank Rosaritoe
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Reviewed July 11, 2014

Had wonderful pizza here. The salmon pizza was amazing as well as the vegetarian. Would highly recommend it. Not atmosphere inside.

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Thank Lora D
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Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is not what you would expect to find in the Baja but it is well the drive south on the "free road". The owner, Richard, has created a gourmet pizza restaurant.

Sitting at the food bar next to the kitchen you can watch the chefs make pesto from scratch for the pizzas. All ingredients are fresh and delicious. If you can not decide on which pizza to order, they will gladly give you a "50/50" pizza so you can try two different toppings on each half of your pizza. Good wine list of Mexican wines to complement your pizza. The desert menu is wonderful as well and each item is made in house.

A great crowd of locals and regulars give the restaurant a fun atmosphere.

Make sure to look for Ollie lying in the front dining room. He is the quiet and loving standard poodle for whom the restaurant is named. I have never heard him bark so you might miss him.

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Thank Craig B
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