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2121 W Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4335
+1 949-673-1451
10:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Tue 10:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I have enjoyed many a slice there and enjoyed the atmosphere which is unique and beachy . Especially great after you get out of the water. 1980Ironman

Thank robert j
Riverside, California
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138 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Very good pizza and the place is always busy. About 100 feet from the sand. Parking is a little tough during the summer.

Thank Huskerlaw
Las Vegas, Nevada
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214 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We found this place while walking off the beaten bath. It's a block away from the beach. Small joint with no AC with delicious smells. We ordered two large pizzas and ate them both. Note : they only accept cash and there is an ATM inside. Owner: Accept credit cards in the future!

Thank jasontraci2006
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

We were disappointed with the food at Original Pizza. We are pizza lovers and didn't love our experience. The customer service was ok. They were making fun of a man who complained about his pizza order. Sad to see that! We ordered a medium pizza, half cheese for the kids, half Hawaiian. Didn't look appetizing and not at all worth... More 

Thank Lhenman
Medicine Hat, Canada
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Love a great hole in the wall Pizza place. The Pizza was incredible. Prices were not cheap, but it was certainly worth it. The building was certainly not updated, but the Pizza made up for it.

Thank TylerKingIT
Newport Beach, California
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192 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

My tip is to order your pizza with light amount of sauce, and well done. Otherwise it is a bit sloppy

Thank DrCICS
Sacramento, California
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110 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

After waiting to be seated at another restraunt we decided to leave and get something we could eat back at the house. We walked past this pizza place and decided to order some pizzas. The pizza is good, although a bit pricey. The inside is very hot from the ovens and has no AC. The girl taking orders wasn't the... More 

Thank wahlflower
Gilbert, Arizona
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267 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

I used to frequent this restaurant during my college days (1990's). So when I made a trip out to So Cal this weekend, I had to hang out in Newport Beach before catching my flight home. As soon as I found a place to park, I was on a mission to see if Original Pizza was still there. I was... More 

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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

We were driving through Newport Beach on a family vacation and we were starving. We found this pizza joint and figured based on its location in a nice place like Newport Beach, it must be half way decent. We were wrong! As the pizza touched my mouth for the first bite, I thought it tasted awfully salty but I didn't... More 

Thank Skiz77
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83 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015

I'm confused as to how others who reviewed this place thought it was good. I'm not kidding. This pizza was terrible! It was swimming in grease and sauce to where you can't even pick up a slice. You have to just kind of slide it on to your plate. Doing that though makes all the cheese along with the toppings... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2121 W Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4335
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-673-1451

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?