I used to visit all the time prior to Covid, but then time got away from you. Stopped back in the other day, and funny enough, it felt like going home. Simple but tasty menu, caught up with the owner and shared a smile and conversation. If you are into supporting small businesses, please stop in and say hello. You won't be disappointed.
Fresh! Fresh! Fresh! I've been passing by this place for years. Finally, we stopped and gave it a try. The best thing we did in quite some time. From the lunch specials to the rest of their menu, everything is freshly made as you watch. Family owned and operated for over 25+ years with a wide variety of, Italian dishes, sandwiches and pizza. Simply a great experience with a warm friendly staff. Parking in front lot shared with other stores but ample. Dine in or take-out, We've been back since our first visit and it's now on our list of favorites. Clean, Fresh, Friendly, Variety, a true familia business. Our Pick of the year 2023!!!
I came here in my childhood when my dad or his older brother Carl and David Lee Hughes was on assignment with Big Brother.
I came on threw today I am thankful I did .
The food is better now than my youth. The vibe is great
If your in the area come on in see In person how great this spot is
I use to come here as a kid when either my Dad or His older brother David &Carl Garfield Hughes
When out this way on assignment with Big Brother. I stopped in here today. I am so thankful it as family friendly as it was in my childhoods
Food is great.
Come in and taste the food. The warm friendly vibe
This lovely place has to offer. Please don't forget to leave review
They always do great food, best baked lasagna in town
pretty big portions for super reasonable prices and everything is always nice and hot when you get it, always delicious :)
Ordered an Italian sandwich. Was delicious and good price for the portion. Owner was super friendly. Will definitely be back to try out the pizza and pasta options.
Very good service, food is very tasty special the chicken wings, pizza, calzone etc.
I buy pizza here for my family every other week. It can be a bit expensive, but it's worth it to make my family happy. The Jumbo size is the perfect balance between a getting a bigger pizza without getting too much grease. I absolutely love their crispy bacon bits!
Now THIS is good food! And I know good food because I'm from NY lol! Baked Manicotti, calzone, garlic cheese Knotts, and house salad excellent! I don't even write reviews but these guys deserve it. This is my go to place now! Delivery also perfect. Made my day!
Great little mom and shop store in Tustin.
Excellent food, reasonable prices and great staff. Had been going there week after week after week.
Surprisingly good. All 3 of our pasta dishes: lasagna, shrimp scampi, fettuccine Alfredo were delicious. The salad was fresh and good. The garlic bread was a little plain but still tasty (the bread was like a hot dog bun, really soft). We'll definitely go back and try more stuff.
Love this place. Good pizza. Been eating here since 1993!
The pizza was delicious. Got the 20" pizza. Half BBQ chicken, half pepperoni. The crust was perfectly thin. Perfect crust to pie ratio. Adequate sauce, and just the right amount of meats. However I personally would've liked my pie to have a little more cheese, an just I tiny bit more veggies. But that's just me. I'm a bit of a pizza connoisseur. It was still really good regardless. It was priced in the higher end of what you'd expect for something of this quality. That being said, I'm more than likely going to order more pies from this place. I was told on the phone it would take 30-45 mins for my delivery, but it took about an hour and 20 mins to get here, and when it arrived it was warm, but not hot. Not an issue if you scarfed it down immediately, like I did. Also whoever originally took my order was not fluent in English. I had to repeat things multiple times which was a little irritating. He got my address wrong several times, and must've still gotten it wrong the final time because shortly after I hung up, someone else called back to confirm my order/address. Which I really appreciate. If the Za wasn't as good as it was, they could've easily gotten a lower rating on the overall experience, but honestly the pie saved them a star. You should definitely give them a go.
Really good pizza for delivery or take out. (I've tried the bbq chicken and the margarite pizza, both great)
Great lunch specials and very quick and friendly service from order to complete, even though I was only one of three customers at the time I went. Nice double size portion of spaghetti to where I saved half for dinner. Nice size side salad, very fresh and great flavor dressing.
A local Gem tucked in with small business area. People are great. Pizza is really good and price is good. Usually get a gigantic pizza and feeds 5 no problem. It's way larger then most large at the chain pizza places. Pasta is good too. They have table and chairs so you can eat in.
Best Pizza Place in Tustin. I love their thin crust & the taste of their ingredients. Owners & Staff are awesome & friendly. Great Service, Great Pizza! Highly recommend this pizza shop.
This is a nice little Italian restaurant hidden in a small center. It's a great place for lunch specials. There's many to choose from. The pizzas are very good too. The employees are really nice. They treat you like family.
Best Pizza in Tustin, not even close and trust me. I am a pizza fanatic... you won't find better Pizza
We have been going here on occasion for many years and the quality of the eggplant, chicken, and pasta is still very good; the garlic bread was not very flavorful which was disappointing as we bought extra garlic bread (the pasta dishes come with some already). We highly recommend this local hole in the wall but maybe don't order extra garlic bread;)
Delicious Pizza just recently tried it for the first time but had to return for a second time a couple days later, super cool people also👍
I just liked their food. I always get fantastic customer service there. The place is well organised and the staff members are always super friendly. Would recommend to others.
I simply like their dishes. I always get excellent customer service here. The place is well kept and the staff members are always very kind. Would recommend to others.
Great food. Great service. Really hit the spot for that Italian sausage sandwich
Seriously delicious pizza. Great topping choices. Great flavor. It's our new "Go To" for pizza take out. Probably wouldn't want to go here for romantic Italian dinner, but for game night pizza it's one of the best in the area. Give it a try!!!!
I had a superb at this restaurant. We liked the amazing vibes and the menu. The staff members are super friendly. I’m happy we ultimately managed to try this place.
Here I found a favorite cheese tortellini dish (ham, mushroom and peas) I hadn't found in years. I've gone twice in a week. Looking forward to dining inside when available.
Tried this place already with a friend and I am hooked ever since. I enjoyed the good mood and flavorful food and drinks. Highly recommended.
This spot sure knows how to take care of their customers. Regularly with a kind mindset. The food is reasonably priced, always tasty and clean.
A while back at AAA they had discounts for this place, so I went to check it out and it is a local place to me, they have personal pizza and large pizza they are delicious. I tried they pesto calzone it is so yummy...
Amazing food and service. Worth every penny. Recommend!
I celebrated my PhD last night in this excellent restaurant. Well we enjoyed a awesome evening and the restaurant was evidently the reason for that happy evening. The stuff collaborated in a splendid style, the food was very good and my buddies were very thrilled. We shall no dout return for more events. thanks very much.
I just enjoyed their dishes. I always get great customer service there. The place is clean and the cashiers are always nice. Will visit here again.
Excellent food, very welcoming staff members, consistently fantastic atmosphere. They charge fair pricing and the food quality is good. Keep it up.
I always come by grabbing some food in this place. I loved the speedy customer service and well cooked food. Keep up the good work.
It's an amazing place serving delicious food!
The service at Italian Express is excellent and friendly. We love all the eats there especially the Chicken Fettuccine and Pizza! I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for an authentic affordable Italian food. This is the spot to check out!
Grazie di coure
Pasta was cooked perfectly. Cannolis were the only thing we enjoy. Tiramisu was light and delicious. Doesn't look like much in the window of shopping center but go inside, it's really cozy and friendly!
Service was excellent, prices fair, and food was absolutely delicious! Great lil place to go for a quick lunch or nice dinner. Family owned and operated and you can tell they care about their customers and the food they serve.
the cutest little bathroom you've ever seen!!
you've just got to to.
Note: very small restaurant, long wait, but, definitely worth it.
Conveniently located right off of Newport on Irvine Boulevard, the well-established Italian Express restaurant offers an extensive Italian menu of pastas, pizzas, salads and deserts. Seating is simple but ample and the prices are reasonable for the portion size you get which is usually just enough to fill you without feeling stuffed. Parking is shared with other stores but they have a couple of dedicated 10 minute pickup spots reserved for those ordering take-out.
I tried this spot before with my friend and I am obsessed ever since. I enjoyed the good vibes and tasty food and beverages. I recommend this place.
Love this place. Been going here for years. Very large pizza for a great price! Can get thin crust which we love.
Absolutely awesome lunch menu. Loved the spaghetti with meat sauce. Love the salad bar.
The menu and service were ahead of my expectations. I truly liked the atmosphere of this restaurant. Wonderful restaurant to take the family out for lunch.
The place offers a great variety of fresh food. I enjoyed dining here. Employees are always kind, rates are reasonable and the spot is always well organised.
Wonderful family-friendly place with great food at reasonable prices!
Been coming here for a long time and am not going to stop any time soon, love it! Great food and people!
I enjoyed my pizza! Simple setting, pleasant atmosphere, and good music... chill place to bring your family or even a casual date
Been going there over 15yrs great people and food is the best.
My son wanted Italian food after his basketball tournament game (that he won) and this one was rated highly. We were very happy with our food: fettuccine chicken Alfredo, angel hair strings with garlic and tomato, spaghetti with marinara, a side of meatballs, a ton of garlic bread and chicken parmesan sandwiches. Delicious! Simple goodness. The marinara sauce was fresh. Good tomatoes. Fresh cut parsley. I was impressed especially with how little it cost for good food.
They always do great food
This is probably my favorite pizza in town we are from CA and every time we come to San Francisco we have to stop by Golden Boy Pizza my favorite is the clam pizza I love it.
Food was really great! Loved the cheese rolls. Very courteous owners and you always love when food is served with love, taste and a smile on face.
I would definitely recommend this.
Decent Italian food place. Good for lunch and quick food service and free salad with lunch combo. Price is really good.
Great New York style pizza (try the garlic and cheese). Their garlic cheese rolls are very good and the owners are always super nice.
A little homestyle restaurant serving pasta, pizza, calzones and subs. The Mamamia pasta (home's favorite) has a creamy marinara sauce that is finger licking good. Pizzas are also good with a great variety of toppings to chose from. Friendly staff and good service. Definitely good good for a budget price.