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“Pizza Love” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Brick Pizzeria

Brick Pizzeria
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Ranked #23 of 213 Restaurants in San Clemente
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Brick Pizzeria Opening February 2012Brick Pizzeria is committed to delivering high quality, local and sustainable ingredients that transform into a unique and seasonal cuisine. Hand crafted cocktails, carefully selected Domestic & Italian wines & beers will complete your dining experience. A warm, welcome-home feeling awaits you at the steps of Brick. Our attention to detail and inviting setting will most certainly leave a lasting impression.
San Clemente, California
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Pizza Love”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014

This is one of our regular haunts in San Clemente. The thin, crispy wood-fired pizza is superb and features both traditional (e.g. Margherita) and non-traditional versions (e.g. Prosciutto, dates and peas). All produce is sourced from local farmers, and salads and other menu items change seasonally. The owner butchers his own pork; any pork dishes are superb. This is a winner!

Visited April 2014
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English first
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121 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“More than just BRICK oven pizzas”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

Delicious food. Good service. Noisy, busy fun, cool vibe. A bit crowded. The BRICK oven pizzas were fantastic (even the one with figs) and I loved the peach martini with bubbly Italian proseco. Interesting concept, all their produce is fresh from local gardens and markets. House made raviolis were really yummy. Salads are larger portions, I have gone back for their beet salad, and I didn't used to like beets. We are putting this restaurant in our local circuit. Happy San Clemente got a new restaurant to survive past the first year.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank KimBenTravelin
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San Clemente, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Unique and Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2014

The food is unique. Each dish is a creation of the chef and consistently excellent. The Farm Fresh Salad is always good. We love the meatballs - even a small order is huge! Couldn't have a higher recommendation. The staff is always pleasant and personal.

Visited December 2013
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Thank CraigSWilliams
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orange county
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“San Clemente's finest!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2014

The Brick in San Clemente is way more than a pizza place. In fact, I think even using the word pizza is a disservice to this restaurant. Sure, it has awesome and delicious pizza's - some of the finest I have ever had. However, it's their quality of ingredients and hand made pastas that really stand out to me. Oh, and the kids make your own pizza. What a genius idea. The salads are terrific and you must try the appetizers - especially the squash blossoms and the dates. Yummy!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank netsol
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San Clemente, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Soggy Pizza and Slow Service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014

My wife and I always try to support our local restaurant scene - which is why we are so disappointed on our last two visits to Brick. On both occasions are pizza was wet and soggy (they need to drain their vegetables better) and the crust needed another few minutes in the oven to bring out the crisp crunch.
Our service was lackluster too - despite the place being half full. We sat for almost 15 minutes before I flagged down somebody to bring us some water and then the waitress showed up and asked to take her order and I had to inform her that we never got any menus. Off she disappeared and finally returned some 5 minutes later.
Better pizza options in San Clemente and nearby. La Rocca for TO GO pizza is the best and always consistent.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TKenny56
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