ECCO Restaurant
2937 Bristol
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 444-3226
Cross Streets: Baker St. & Bristol St.
Parking:  Self
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta
Ecco is tucked deep inside one of Costa Mesa's bohemian retail centers, The Camp. "The pizza is wood-fired and made with Caputo flour, and the result is top-notch. The Ecco pizza mixes crushed San Marzano tomatoes, small bits of squash, red onion and tender squash blossoms with luxurious burrata. It's a fine recipe, but the crust is what matters — chewy yet crackly, it's one of Orange County's better pies!

Orecchiette Salsiccia-a big bowl of delicate ear-shaped pasta with crumbles of sausage, grana padano, Swiss chard and basil. Olive oil combines with juices from the pork and mushrooms to form a savory broth.

Best of all might be the half-chicken served with braised kale and cannellini beans. The boneless cut is marinated in all sorts of herbs, then grilled above charcoal and wood, imparting a wicked caramelization.

All of this is served by youthful staffers who combine casual chit-chat with proper service, quickly changing out used plates and utensils and re-folding napkins if diners step away for a moment.

Ecco, by the way, is a word used colloquially Italian to mean, "Here it is." And I have to say, it is very good!"
Need to know details about this restaurant
Dress Code
Meals Served
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant Style
Casual Dining
Catering, Delivery, Private Dining, Reservations, Takeout

Good to know details about this restaurant
Full Bar, Hand Crafted Beers
Ambiance & Style
Romantic, Outdoor Seating
Payment Methods
American Express, Cash, Diner's Card, Discover, Visa
Price Range
$$$$ ($26-$30)