Best Italian Restaurant Orange County 2010 - Cortina's Italian Market
2175 W. Orange Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92804
Other Italian restaurants make rarer dishes or use finer cooking techniques. But the overall mangia mangia experience of big-screen televisions, voluble chefs and wise-guy and -gal servers reaches a hearty climax at Cortina's, which has satiated Anaheim's palates for nearly 50 years. It's most famous for subs, edible Louisville sluggers with fresh cuts and sauces, including a meatball sandwich featuring orbs as big as golf balls. But their pastas come in massive bowls, and the pizza counter does brisk takeout. Even better, Cortina's also offers an Italian market, where the finicky consumer can buy everything from imported Parmesan to Italian chocolates and mints for your wonderful garlic breath.