Best Pizza Spots In Newport Beach

October 19, 2016 5:00 AM

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(credit: El Nariz/shutterstock)


A good pizza place is not hard to come by in Southern California, especially in an area not far from the beach. There’s something about pizza that makes it a perfect fit with beach and surf culture. It’s the type of food that can be consumed when you don’t mind looking like you’ve just come from an active day in the water and on the sand. You don’t feel self-conscious about wearing your board shorts, a T-shirt and some flip flops to your average pizza restaurant. Here are some perfect local pizza places to hit in the appropriately named Newport Beach area.

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(credit: Trevor K./yelp)


Sgt. Pepperoni’s Pizza Store
2300 S.E. Bristol St.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 852-9500
www.sgtpepps.com

Sgt. Pepperoni’s specializes in New York style pizza, but they also serve pinwheel appetizers and alcoholic beverages. With eight beers on tap to enjoy ranging from your popular domestics to local brews, and a wide selection of both red and white wine by the bottle and glass, there’s more than just pizza to enjoy here. And, with great lunch specials in place, consisting of one or more pizza slices, a soda and sometimes a salad, it’s a perfect spot to enjoy pizza in Newport Beach. Lunch specials range in price from $5.50 to $11.

(credit: Gina's Pizza)

(credit: Gina’s Pizza)


Gina’s Pizza
3142 W. Balboa Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 723-4462
www.ginaspizza.com

The founder of this restaurant, Gina Costa, immigrated from Sicily in the 1950s and brought her cooking skills with her to eventually open Gina’s Pizza. Today, her restaurant still stands and is run by the Costa family, allowing her pizza recipes to live on. You can purchase Gina’s pizza by the slice or as an entire pie, and there are a variety of regular and premium toppings that can be added to even just a slice of pizza.

(credit Beach Barrel Pizza)

(credit Beach Barrel Pizza)


The Beach Barrel
3305 Newport Blvd., Suite E
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 531-6222
www.thebeachbarrel.com

Thin crust pizza is in, and The Beach Barrel delivers (literally). They deliver to residents of Newport Beach and Costa Mesa who are within 3.5 miles of their restaurant. Delivery is free with a purchase of at least $20. Of course, you can always dine in or take out as you like. They advertise their produce as being purchased on a daily basis from local growers, so purchasing food from here is also an opportunity to support the local economy.

Related: Best Italian Food In Newport Beach

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(credit: Linh D./yelp)


Pizzabar
2201 W. Balboa Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 270-6310
www.pizzabarnewportbeach.com

Within walking distance of the Newport Pier, Pizzabar offers a laid back atmosphere with great pizza and beer. But, there are other items on the menu as well. Like many pizza places, their menu extends to salads and sandwiches. However, they also serve homemade hummus, gyros and margaritas (among other items), so the menu does differentiate itself a bit from a typical pizza restaurant.

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(credit: Robert D./yelp)


Laventina’s Big Cheese Pizza
2819 Newport Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 675-1980
laventinaspizza.com

About half a mile from the beach is Laventina’s Big Cheese Pizza. If you’re willing to walk it, you could reasonably walk from one destination to the other in ten minutes. That should be enough reason to give this place a visit. But there’s another draw: they have gluten free pizza and a non-dairy cheese option. For those who have given up gluten, dairy, or both, this place will meet your pizza needs.

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Leilani Allmon writes for fun and enjoys sharing her thoughts on the internet. She resides in Murrieta, CA. More of her writings can be found on Examiner.com: http://www.examiner.com/everyday-people-in-anaheim/leilani-allmon

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