California Restaurant Visits: La Rocco’s Pizzeria, 118 degrees, Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar, Pizza D’ Oro, The Gypsy Den, Sarducci’s Capistrano Depot, Sonny’s Pizza & Pasta and *Los Arcos in Rosarito, Mexico.

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La Rocco’s Pizzeria in San Clemente, CA (other SOCA locations) serves NY pizza on the beach (almost.) Actually La Rocco’s is just five minutes inland…
122 S El Camino Real
San Clemente, CA 92672
(949) 366-889029
New York Pizza!
La Rocco’s Pizzeria in Huntington Beach is on the BEACH…
La Rocco’s Pizzeria – 101 Main St, Ste 112, Huntington Beach, CA 92648-8159

118 degrees – The Camp is the perfect locale for 118 Degrees, a raw food restaurant for health- and environmentally-conscious gourmands. read more…
Neat little place across the street (Bristol) from The Gypsy Den…Enjoy food art at 118 degrees…118 degrees has to do with temperature rather then…click link above…(The Gypsy Den information – at the bottom of this post refers mostly to the Santa Ana location.)
The Camp
2981 Bristol St. (Baker St.)
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar – on the historic San Clemente Pier…” The Best Seafood in San Clemente ”
Fisherman’s website
Overlooking the Pacific (literally,) it’s Fisherman’s for appetizers & cocktails at sunset…
The Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar
611 Avenida Victoria
San Clemente, CA 92672
Phone: 949-498-6390

Pizza D’ Oro in Costa Mesa, Ca. is still a bargain favorite…Unbelievable specials in this tiny strip-mall restaurant. Try a giant slice of NY Pizza, cut from a 30 inch pie…If you require hoity-toity, go elsewhere…If you want a basic red-sauce Southern-Italian dinner with red-wine, give Pizza D’ Oro a try (several locations in the area.) “This is an Italian restaurant for the working man.”
Pizza D’ Oro in Costa Mesa, Ca.
1145 Baker St.
Costa Mesa, Ca. 714-549-0685

The Gypsy Den is one of my favorite places to hang-out in Southern California. I gravitate toward the Santa Ana location. It’s basically a coffee-house – with a patio, poetry-stage, up-right piano (Tom Waits took it for a spin – so I’ve heard,) old stuffed couches and chairs, lots of art, lamps and atmosphere…All meals are served. Beer and wine are available.

Sarducci’s Capistrano Depot in San Juan Capistrano, CA
“Welcome to Sarducci’s Capistrano Depot where you will experience the finest in Italian and American Cuisine while dining in San Juan Capistrano’s historic train depot built in 1894” read more…We did brunch here and had an awesome chicken-salad…

Sonny’s Pizza & Pasta in San Clemente, CA“Authentic Italian Food Served With Southern California Flair It’s time for the rest of the world to know what residents of San Clemente have known for almost 20 years. Ask anyone in town where to go for great Italian food, and they’ll tell you Sonny’s Pizza & Pasta. Known simply as Sonny’s” read more…
Sonny’s has a great patio and a LVBC connection…

*Los Arcos in Rosarito, Mexico is not in California – Wait…it’s in Baja California-that’s California isn’t it? Anyway, we took a side trip into Mexico and stopped at this little Taco stand for a bite…The cook is crazy-at least he acts like he’s loco…