Ecco Pizzeria and Bar Review
“A passion for soulful Italian food and an obsession with true Neapolitan pizza. Ecco serves fresh yet soulful Italian cuisine using locally farmed ingredients, traditional and modern cooking techniques delivered in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. To serve simple, Italian-inspired dishes that bring out the best of what nature has already put in – nothing experimental or overworked; just pure, flavorful ingredients with an emphasis on organically grown and locally sourced ingredients delivered to your table.”
Ecco is open late night making it perfect for after the movies, drinks, or travel. Pizzas are made in their wood fire oven and the menu at Ecco changes depending upon the season and availability of ingredients. Pizzas are created Neapolitan style, when baked have a thin and crusty crust.
Ecco is owned and managed by Gilad Ganish of Blackwood Real Estate, Brett Lawrence of Element night club, Loni Hayes president of The Beau Monde Group, Mike Smith of Locale Magazine, and Daniel Reyes of the former Hush Restaurant.
1. Ecco is located at 2937 Bristol Street, A103 Costa Mesa California 92626 in The Camp, a small hub of shops, eateries, and special events. If parking is a concern, you may wish park on and to take a short walk from Randolph Avenue and Baker Street.
2. Peak times occur during week days and nights, especially weekend nights. You may wish to visit for brunch or lunch as soon as they open on a weekend. It is always good to keep in mind restauranteurs work hard and it can be challenging at peak hours.
3. I enjoyed the bistro seating between the bar area and table seats.
4. The menu has a good variety and flavorful sounding dishes. The pizza stood out to me.
Sausage Pizza – crushed San Marzano tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, caramelized onions, olives, oregano (San Marzano tomatoes have a thinner skin and originated in the America, making their way from Peru to Naples.)
5. The booze menu also has an excellent selection of cocktails, brews, and drinks, such as Negroni, Templeton Rye, and blood orange mimosa.
The Moscow Mule, served in a copper mug, is refreshing and a must for me. I am glad to see after so long of ordering these drinks more and more establishments know what they are and how to make them.