Pitfire Pizza Perfection!!


March 3, 2013 by danisdecadentdeals

Pitfire Pizza Sign in Costa Mesa

Pitfire Pizza Sign in Costa Mesa

Pitfire Pizza recently opened in the city of Costa Mesa in Orange County, California.  This is their first location in Orange County and they have six other locations that are in the Los Angeles area.  I had the opportunity to check out some of their pizzas, entrées, and beverages.  I thoroughly enjoyed everything I had at Pitfire and I look forward to going back. Not only is the pizza cooked perfectly, but it is also across the street from my favorite dance bar, Pierce Street Annex (See more about Pierce Street in

At our fave bar across the street Pierce Street Annex!

At our fave bar across the street Pierce Street Annex!

article here)  so I can truly make a whole night out of dinner and dancing within less than a one mile vicinity.:)

Green Eggs & Ham Pizza (2)

Green Eggs & Ham Pizza (2)

Every item I tried at Pitfire was quite tasty, but something that stood out to me was the perfectly cooked crust.  I must say, I am not a huge crust person, so they must be cooked in a certain way for me to eat them.  In the past, when I have tried pizzas that came from wood burning ovens, the crust was usually burned and overcooked, but at Pitfire, it was just right.  The crust was somewhat warm and chewy, but also crunchy.  This can be seen in my pictures as there is a perfect blend.

For pizzas, my three favorites were the seasonal blend called Roast Pumpkin Pizza (available only through the winter season), Green Eggs & Ham Pizza & The Burrata Pie.  Each of these pizzas cost around $10, which is a great value for your money!  This is definitely a Dani’s Decadent Deals favorite for flavor and value! 🙂

Roast Pumpkin Pizza

Roast Pumpkin Pizza

The ingredients in the Roast Pumpkin Pizza included: brown butter, sage roasted winter squash, braised chard, fontina, toasted pepitas, & pumpkin seed oil.

The Green Eggs & Ham pizza included braised rapini, farm egg, & Zoe’s natural

Green Eggs & Ham Pizza

Green Eggs & Ham Pizza


Burrata Pie

Burrata Pie

The Burrata Pie included burrata cheese, tomato sauce, wild arugula, caramelized onion, hazelnut, & pesto drizzle.

I was impressed by the fact that Pitfire Pizza carried gluten free pizzas.  Both my brother-in-law and one of my good friends are gluten intolerant and they have a hard time finding places that are able to accommodate them.  I personally tasted the gluten free pizza and I must say the flavor was great.  I am usually a little intimidated by gluten free items in thinking they will have a different taste to me or just not “taste like the real thing” but I was pleasantly impressed. 🙂

Margherita Pizza

Margherita Pizza

Pitfire Smothered Cookie

Pitfire Smothered Cookie

Something that I loved at Pitfire Pizza was the desert called the Pitfire Smothered Cookie. It was a warmed cookie with ice cream and Guittard chocolate sauce & Caramel sauce with hazelnuts and sea salt on the side to add. This was such a yummy desert and I think my picture shows proof of this. 🙂  The staff was very accommodating and we truly enjoyed our meal at Pitfire Pizza and will be back.

Our accomodating hosts

Our accomodating hosts

I also want to mention the specials that are offered at Pitfire Pizza, which they call their, “Study Hall.”

Pitfire Costa Mesa’s “Study Hall” is available daily from 2-5p and includes:

$4 pints of beer

$3 glasses of sangria

$4 meatballs

$4 flat bread and ricotta appetizer

$7 margarita pizza

Blood Orange Sangria

Blood Orange Sangria

I definitely recommend checking out Pitfire pizza whether it be during their “Study Hall” or during their regular restaurant hours. The food is fresh, the prices are good and the atmosphere is welcoming!  This is a fun place to go with family, friends or on a date night. We will be back. Let me know what you think when you check this place out. I know you will love it!

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36 thoughts on “Pitfire Pizza Perfection!!

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  2. Rob says:

    Pizza is my favorite meal! breakfast lunch or dinner!

  3. marknels01 says:

    I love good pizza. My preference is a thin crust veggie pizza. Of course with some deep red wine.

  4. GoodyLady says:

    mmm you always make me hungry with the great food and drink pix

  5. You sure do have a great job! I love pizza…and this restaurant has such a fun variety!

  6. Teresa says:

    I am now really hungry and this pizza looks really good, do not think I can make it to CA in time for lunch:)

  7. Jim Striegel says:

    I wish you much success. These have become quite popular here in Texas and we love them.

  8. adamrounisto says:

    Honestly, I’m kinda excited about that pumpkin pizza. I love having unique options for food

  9. Dov Shapira says:

    Pizza pizza, we all love pizza

  10. tina says:

    This made me very hungry. I love pizza!

  11. Don Purdum says:

    They have some similar style pizza restaurants in Dallas like this one, and they are AMAZING!!!

  12. Veronica says:

    Such delicious looking pizza! I keep telling you that I want your job! 🙂

  13. You made me hungry with the photos and your descriptions of the food. I think I’m going to need to get a pizza this weekend.

  14. Bree says:

    Everything looks so amazing~! Next time I am in California I will have to check this place out!

  15. dmfintimates says:

    Actually I almost forgot about going to lunch. And thanks for your post so, I’ll go out for having my lunch, lol

    Alikekid Sanrisk

  16. Carolin says:

    I think after all those restaurants you show us, danisdecadentdeals, I have to go for vacation to Cali. never been there!

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