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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 314 Reviews Yelp

My son loves coming to Gina's for the awesome antipasto salad and I love their pizza and sandwiches. We came down for lunch after running errands in the... More

This is literally the biggest joke of a place I've ever dealt with in my life of ordering food. I ordered online one Medium Gluten Free Roasted Veggie pizza... More

Okay...We were hungry. We got an extra large pepperoni pizza - this giant pizza fed 6 people and we had two smallish slices left over. The crust was on... More

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