New Pitfire Pizza Location to Open in Orange County, Calif.

The godfathers of artisanal pizza add a seventh restaurant to their anti-chain pizza chain

Paul Hibler and David Sanfield, owners of the popular Los Angeles-based Pitfire Artisan Pizza restaurants, are the innovators behind the city’s artisanal pizza boom. Now, the masterminds are adding a sixth shop to their lineup. Pitfire Pizza Costa Mesa, which will open in Orange County this fall, is expected to bring the same much-loved pizza and service to customers in this neighborhood.

“We are incredibly excited to expand to Orange County,” said owner Hibler in a statement this morning. “Its family-focused, tight-knit community makes it the perfect fit for us. We hope to see everyone unplugging, interacting with the space, and just enjoying a great meal.”

The anti-chain restaurant is known for its crispy-crusted pizzas, all of which are cooked at 630 degrees in a wood-fire oven. Guests can choose from a wide selection of pizzas, from the all-time favorite Burrata Pizza (made with fresh burrata, wild arugula, caramelized onions, and hazelnuts, topped with tomato sauce and crushed pesto sauce) to the Green Eggs and Ham Pizza (made with braised rapini, farm egg, and Prosciutto). Diners can also be their own pizza artists and create made-to-order pies with their favorite ingredients.

The new Pitfire Pizza location will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, and will be located on 17th Street. There will be both indoor and outdoor seating with lots of open spaces, large booths, and communal tables, so guests can enjoy their pizza and a sense of community, too.