Balboa Peninsula

Gina’s Pizza – Balboa Peninsula


Near Palermo, Sicily, where Gina Adamo grew up, slow cooking was the only kind of cooking. Delicious food wasn’t just a part of life, it was life. Family meals at the kitchen table were much more than a time to eat, they were a time to celebrate.

In the 1950s, Gina met Giovanni Costa in Brooklyn, NY, where they married and started a family, and Gina continued her family’s tradition of home-cooking. The sound of laughter and tempting aromas coming from their small kitchen transformed their home into a neighborhood gathering place.

Some years later, settled in California with her boys almost grown, Gina fulfilled a lifelong dream when she opened the first Gina’s Pizza & Pastaria. The Corona Del Mar restaurant enabled her to share her passion with an entire neighborhood.

  • Casual Dining
  • Fast Food
  • Has TV
  • Kid Friendly
  • Take Out
  • Vegan
Yelp Based on 269 Reviews Yelp

this is easily my favorite spot in Newport Beach! every-time we come down here with the family, we all grab Gina's and take it down to the beach for a... More

The balls are amazing! Gina's fried ricotta balls are better than mozzarella sticks hands down. I'd recommend the balls to start followed by any one of... More

Last time I was here -- pretty good! But goodness, I wonder what happened? Ordered the bruschetta and a large pizza with mushrooms. I'm not sure if I've... More