Pizza e Vino serves up wood-fired Neapolitan pizza and other Italian favorites to the sleepy, bedroom community. 

Pizza e Vino opened in Rancho Santa Margarita in 2008, right on the lake. It became the first pizzeria in Orange County to be certified by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, an international body dedicated to preserving the authenticity and quality of Neapolitan pizzas around the world. Yes, this spot takes its pizza seriously.

The pizza is made in a giant brick oven in the corner of the dining room, which is usually set at 850 degrees and might burst out in flames in front of your eyes. The pizza here is wood-fired, which results in a charred dough.

Check out what you can expect when you have dinner at Pizza e Vino.

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Dough is here is prepared daily in house, which ensures the best flavor and texture

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Don’t forget it’s Pizza e Vino. Lots of wine to choose from here.

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This is a starter on the menu, the roasted bone marrow. It’s served with slow roasted gilroy garlic, maldon sea salt and crostinis.

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Another starter on the menu is the wild gulf shrimp creole. This is pan-seared with spicy creole rub, house chili oil, lemon and micro basil.

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On to the pizza! This is a Pizza Burrata. It’s surely different than any other pizzas you’d find at your neighborhood pizza spot. This has fire roasted grape tomato, balsamic reduction and micro basil.

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This is the Fra’ Mani Sopressata, which has hot capocollo, wild boar sausage

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And what would a classic Italian meal be without finishing off with a cannoli? A tasty treat for sure.

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Pizza e Vino is at 31441 Santa Margarita Parkway, Suite M in Rancho Santa Margarita. (949) 713-1500,

Originally posted 2016-04-12 21:55:24.

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