964 N. Batavia St.
Orange, CA 92867

Amanda DeFrancis


  • Mon-Sat 10am-3pm
  • $$
  • Takeout, Wifi Access
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Cortina’s in Orange is an Italian restaurant. Try the sausage sandwich, in which fat, subtly spiced homemade links are split in half lengthwise and layered four slices thick with more of those near-liquefied sweet peppers. It’s the kind of messy, overstuffed sandwich that disintegrates if you hold it wrong. Order it anyway. Also try the Fireball. It has a wad of spicy cured capicolla harboring a low-frequency hotness, as well as a not-insignificant amount of whole peperoncinis. The hotness layered itself one on top of the other.

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