Centro Collective is a a taco and pizza restaurant in Lake Forest. The coolest thing about Centro Collective is not just that it hits the sweet spot between those trendy food halls and the workaday food courts, but it’s also the first time the term “chef-driven” restaurant actually means something. It’s chef/co-owner Chad Urata who takes your payment, and it’s chef/co-owner Brent Omeste who makes your tacos and offers refills on the chips for your guacamole—the creamiest thing ever made from an avocado.
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Go out for hip Italian in OC, and chances are you'll eat Naples-style pizza: thin crust, circular, the edges blistered in a super-hot oven. Roman-style pie, on the other hand, is rarer around these parts. And the difference between ...