Stories about Filomena's

Review: The 20 best pizzas still available in Orange County during the coronavirus pandemic

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • April 23, 2020

/SCNG) Filomena’s It’s hard to categorize the pizza style here. It’s not quite New York, not quite sourdough, but it’s got the best elements of both. The pepperoni is wickedly spicy. Takeout: Yes, curbside pickup. Delivery: Doordash. 2400 Newport Blvd

., Costa Mesa, 949-642-3810, Pepperoni pizza at Filomena’s in Costa Mesa (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register/SCNG) Folks The naturally leavened dough here combines the best traits of both Neapolitan and sourdough styles. Get

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Top 5 Italian restaurants: OC’s Best Places to Eat 2020

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • October 8, 2020

Capellini with late-season cherry tomatoes and olive oil at Ciao Pasta in San Juan Capistrano (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register/SCNG) 5. Filomena’s Chef Linda Johnsen embraces the lessons passed along from her nonna to create some of the

finest East Coast style (or, more specifically Philly style) Italian cooking in O.C. Nobody makes a Sunday sauce that can best Filomena’s. And the bolognese here is as good as any you’ll ever come across. The pepperoni pizza is unapologetically spicy

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Review: With quirks and charm aplenty, Trenta channels Italy on Costa Mesa’s west side

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • March 21, 2019

pushed and retrieved.   The pizzas are good, but if I’m being honest they’ve got nothing on the pizzas at 2145, Il Dolce, Pitfire or Filomena’s, each roughly a mile in various directions. Although the toppings are first-rate, the dough, the crust, just