Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Drinkerofales:
4.33/5 rDev +24.8%
Definitely a family place in the restaurant, the bar is more beer focused. Don't go on USC football day, as it get crowded and loud.
The selections and food are always good, a bit standard, but what else are you expecting?
Service is spotty, sometimes good, sometimes bad. The friday night bartender never smiles, but the rest of the staff while meaning well, can take some time.
It's a brew pub, pizza, wings, wraps, salads, burgers, sandwiches, lots of different brews, and some house brews as well.
The food is big and good tasting once you get it, one of my favorite places to go.
Pricing is good, especially during happy hour, appetizer at 1/2 price, along with the house beers(their IPA is quite tasty). The pizza dough is only excelled by the local Zito's and choices are quite extensive.
12-16-2011 08:02:23 | More by Drinkerofales
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4.3/5 rDev +23.9%
Much better then other Oggi's i have been to.
Beer was all good, but it is all contract brewed so I expect that. The Pale Ales were the best, the stout was very good as well. The light crapola was, well, crapola.
Service was great, very responsive. Staff knew the beers and several of the beers from the other regional breweries. Very attentive and friendly.
Wings were awesome, and i am picky. Fresh, juicy, flavorful and sticky. Went twice, more for then wings then beer. The wings were steamy at delivery.
Only gripe is a CA gripe, as the whole state seems to love frosted glasses. The beers are already way cold, and then you freeze the beer in a frosted glass. Gotsta wait for 10 mins not to freeze you tongue.
06-26-2009 00:26:50 | More by moreyeel
2.85/5 rDev -17.9%
I went here with some friends Saturday night after trying to track down some things at like five different Best Buys in Orange County, had only been to the Corona location before this one and this stuck out as being worse, was looking forward to Hop Juice and of course it was their one beer they did not have while we were there, they had six of their own including Black Magic Stout, Torrey Pines IPA, Paradise Pale Ale, Sunset Amber, California Gold, and McGarvey's Scottish Ale, pints were around four dollars but that was probably because it was during happy hour, nobody was in the place, which is sad if you are located in an extremely busy mall, pretty plain inside and has an old sports bar feel, was not the cleanest and seemed a bit rundown to me, people working there were not exactly the friendliest either, pizza is decent but a bit overpriced, BJs and other brewpubs got it beat on the food side of things for sure, not the best stop but glad I went once, might be worth checking out
01-07-2009 06:26:56 | More by Floydster
3.43/5 rDev -1.2%
My first Oggi's visit was 11/29/08, to the Orange location.
Perfectly serviceable sports bar atmosphere - bazillions of flat screens, various college/pro football memorabilia. Small - not many tables.
Standard tap lineup - Pale, Amber, IPA, Scotch Ale, Hefe, and Stout, available in a sampler. (There was also a flavorless "Light Lager" in the sampler, but I don't think it had a writeup on the blackboard.) Of those, only the Black Magic Stout was above average and worth a follow-on pint.
Silliest thing was that Hop Juice was not posted, and when I asked the bartender, she said it's available in bottles only. Bartender said it hadn't been available on tap since they started bottling it earlier this year, and that BevMo's a better bet if you want to take a bottle home (half the price there).
But why have all your staff wearing shirts advertising your best-known beer, and not even carry it on tap or mention that you have it in bottles? Baffling business decision.
Beers nicely priced - $4/pint.
Menu just straightahead sports bar fare, not so reasonably priced. Excellent buffalo wings, but $12/dozen. They're known for their pizza, but I didn't try it.
Good vibe, but hardly a beer mecca. Comparable to BJ's, but BJ's seems to be a little more adventurous with the beer - they do seasonals, have interesting guest taps that I didn't see at the Oggi's in Orange.
11-30-2008 16:07:02 | More by Talisker
3.64/5 rDev +4.9%
In the interest of clarity, completeness, and other important stuff, this location is in The Mall of Orange AND it was on the Wal-Mart side at the intersection of Meats and Tustin Aves. Preciseness is so important to we beer travelers as time can be a precious commodity.
Another clarification, thanks to my brother - it is pronounced Oh, Jeez! vice Ah, Gheez! He may have been the only person ever to have made that mistake, but why allow others to potentially repeat it?
The entry was on the mall side, vice the parking lot side (another important time-saving distinction) and the m.d.s. was just inside the door. Straight ahead were a sea of booths and high tables and chairs, but to the left and headed aft was the snaking, laminate-topped bar with lots of monitors in the overhead. It was a sports bar with good beer, as others have said, so if that does not bother you, you will dig it. I dug the exposed ducting which gave it a semi-industrial feel.
Beer: My late uncle took us to the one in Mission Valley back in 2002 because he liked it so much. California Gold (4.5); Sweet Spot Hefeweizen (5.2); Paradise Pale Ale (4.8); McGarvey's Scottish Ale (5.0); Sunset Amber Ale (5.4); Torrey Pines IPA (6.8); and Black Magic Stout (7.0), mixed with Hop Juice (9.4). The latter uses hops extract, pellets and flowers but is only available seasonally and not on the occasion of my visit. Try, try again.
08-20-2008 20:36:01 | More by woodychandler
3.35/5 rDev -3.5%
I used to hit up Oggi's on a regular Sunday afternoon basis and still drop by occasionally. I would never go to Oggi's just to drink: In my opinion, it's first a restaurant, then a sports bar then a brewery. I've had quite a few of their brews and none of them really stood out. The Scottish ale wasn't bad. Their Russian Imperial Stout that made my toes curl, I swear my fork would have stood straight up in the glass.
The food and beer is priced well. If you are looking for somewhere to relax and watch 30 sporting events simultaneously, have a beer and pizza for a few hours, Oggi's is your place.
04-14-2008 20:08:15 | More by kbm
Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Co. in Orange, CA
83 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.