In the heart of Rancho Santa Margarita, good pizza. Beyond serendipitous.
Imported Italian wood-burning pizza oven, carefully made dough allowed to cold proof for a few days before use, well-chosen toppings applied austerely = really good pizza. IMO. Very very thin, black char spots, just right.
The proscuiotto w/arugula piled atop is a favorite, as is the four cheese.
Tiny little place in the courtyard near the lake, very comfortable room and also some tables outside. Nice people.
Exactly the right kind of neighborhood restaurant, but also worth visiting if it's not quite in your neighborhood, on account of the pizza.
Longer writeup here: http://www.ocfoodnation.com/EatNice/i...
Restaurant website: http://pizzaevino.net/
Pizza E Vino
31441 Santa Margarita Pkwy, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688