March 6th 2023: A longtime Costa Mesa fixture Nick’s Pizza Ristorante Italiano or as its known to many Nick’s Pizza has closed maybe for good. The family owned restaurant has been a Costa Mesa tradition since 1968 and, its current location is at Harbor & Wilson.
No official announcement has been made although it has remained closed when its normally open and an eviction notice recently placed on the door isn’t a good sign. Yes a deal could be worked out but for the moment it looks like a Costa Mesa longtime restaurant could be closed for good.
Nick’s Pizza was known for its thick really good pizza as well as classic Italian dishes on its extensive menu. Many of the employees as well as family members had been working there lots of years so we wish them luck in the future if the restaurant doesn’t reopen.
Right now with high inflation and, raising wages the razor thin margins restaurants operate on are even smaller. Also as prices have been raising consumers are more price sensitive which means they might pick fast casual restaurants instead of sit down restaurants more often.
Restaurants come and go all the time but its sad to see a possible long time fixture of Costa Mesa maybe no longer in business. If the family wants to reach out to me with more information for the customers they can sent an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.