This Italian restaurant and pizzeria brings authentic, Italian pizza to the heart of south OC. This charming center is in a prime location, and is anchored by a major supermarket, pharmacy, Starbucks and the usual assortment of small businesses and restaurants.
Their menu celebrates traditional fine Italian dining pizzas with an array of bistro dishes and carefully curated wines. They are so serious about authenticity, that their menu is even internationally certified! The restaurant is a full service casual sit-down style, with plenty of indoor seating and a patio with a beautiful view. The food is outstanding: the restaurant has won multiple awards for its food. It has excellent goodwill and a great reputation for fantastic food.
This restaurant is a classic case of absentee owner neglect. The business previously grossed well over double current sales, and the reviews show it. Every review raves about the food (the menu and recipes are clearly a winner) however, the service needs to be brought back up to par.
A new owner that has the time, passion and energy to dedicate to this business can polish this gem to profitability. There is lot of room to grow revenues. Open for lunch; they are currently only open for dinner. Current owner does no marketing; no business survives without advertising, and in today's world, social media. They don't offer any delivery services such as UberEats, GrubHub, etc.; these services are critical for a pizza / Italian establishment.
There are two ways to purchase this restaurant. Pick it up as an asset sale for $99K, which excludes the menu and recipes, or for $125K it includes recipes, menu and owner training. If you're a serious restaurateur, this is the opportunity for you.