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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 290 Reviews Yelp

I'm a pizza snob, at least if I'm writing it up on here. I'll walk by pizza in my office and unless I'm dying, I keep moving because I know it's trash. If... More

As far back as i can remember, there has always been something quintessential about having pizza by the beach. That could be because as far back as I can... More

Great pizza and very friendly and helpful staff! I love the Godfather pizza which is essentially a meat lovers pizza that includes pieces of their... More