Review: Ecco Pizza Shoppe – Anaheim CA

During four trips to Anaheim over 3 years, I discovered that the town offers very little interesting dining options, at least in the Disney area. You can get a good-to-excellent but pricey meal at almost any Disney restaurant (which you can enter without going into the park), but the rest of that part of town is a dreary assortment of chains and fast food.

On my first two visits, I couldn’t find one pizza place worth trying. On my third visit, I found a terrific Neapolitan pizza at La Brea Bakery Cafe right in Downtown Disney. On this visit, I traveled two miles away from the Convention Center area to visit Ecco Pizza Shoppe.

Ecco joins the growing number of small regional and national chains that offer reasonably authentic “fast-casual” build-your-own Neapolitan pizzas. It may be premature to call Ecco a chain, because there are just two locations now (Anaheim and Costa Mesa) with one coming in Irvine.

The courtyard at Anaheim Packing House

Other pizzeria chains in this “Chipotle of Pizza” market include:

Inside the Packing House

I’ve enjoyed these Neapolitans at MOD, ZAZA, Snap, and Sauce; they ranged from good to very good. None are quite the real deal, but all are miles …read more

Source:: Pizza Quixote